2020 Trust Litigation Update



  • Available Until 5/21/2022
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 05202020
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $89.00


Baby Boomers are retiring with more wealth – and more complicated family situations – than earlier generations.This wealth and demographic complexity are generating more ever more trust litigation. This litigation includes the extent to which trust interests are reachable in divorce proceedings; fiduciary investment decisions, the handling of concentrated positions in closely held companies, and arguably tortious interference with trust interests. These and many other significant developments trends will be discussed. This program will provide you with a practical guide to significant developments in trust and estate litigation.

  • Tortious interference with inheritance interests
  • Handling concentrated positions in closely held companies
  • Disputes involving operation of family businesses in trusts
  • Trust interests in divorce
  • Counseling clients when fiduciary litigation involves family animosity
  • Modifying trust interests through litigation



Steven B. Malech is partner in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana, LLP, where he is chair of the firm’s probate litigation practice group.  He is represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries and creditors in disputes involving alleged violations of the Prudent Investor Act and its predecessors, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, disputed accountings, and will contests. He represents clients in cutting edge probate litigation matters involving trusts and estates with assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Malech received his B.A., with special honors, from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the Connecticut School of Law.