Event

It’s a Thriller! Lessons Learned from the Estate of Michael Jackson and the potential impact of New York’s new Post-Mortem Right of Publicity

New York City Bar, 2021 Mortimer H. Hess Memorial Lecture

Partner Tom Abendroth will participate in a panel to discuss the Michael Jackson Estate tax litigation and how its lessons may better inform front-end estate planning. The panel will explore the provisions of the newly enacted New York legislation and present a state survey to examine the status of post-mortem publicity rights across the country. Drawing on jurisdictions such as Illinois and California, which have long accorded post-mortem publicity rights, they will reveal techniques that New York practitioners should consider in planning with these new rights for their clients, including for actors, musicians, and athletes, to minimize transfer tax costs and maximize opportunities for heirs.

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