National news magazine quotes Fishkind on estate planning issues

National news magazine quotes Fishkind on estate planning issues
Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini
July 16, 2013
U.S. News & World Report

Russell Fishkind, a partner in the Personal Wealth, Estates and Trusts Practice and vice chair of the Family Business Practice, is featured in this story about estate planning lessons people can learn from the experiences of families of celebrities including James Gandolfini, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.

Fishkind explained the importance of choosing age-appropriate guardians, avoiding appointing an executor with a conflict of interest and keeping estate plans updated especially following a divorce and the birth of children. He also stressed the importance of organizing financial accounts, taking steps to minimize estate taxes and avoiding litigation.

“The lesson: ‘Plan, plan, plan,’” Fishkind said in the article.