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Lawyer Who Plundered Millions From Estates Gets Prison Time, Times Union

New York attorneys, Thomas Lagan and Richard Sherwood, were designated fiduciaries for a handful of family trusts. Instead of overseeing the assets, the attorneys plundered millions and were sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison. Lagan and Sherwood’s $9 million scheme serves as a cautionary tale of choosing a fiduciary. Read more about the case in The Times Union.

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Kate Ryan
Woman’s Gift to Block Island Police at Center of Dispute, Providence Journal

Before Violette M. Connolly died in 2010, she directed in her will that part of her property be made available at reduced rent to local police officers. Now, nearly a decade later, the town is facing two lawsuits: one filed by six police officers, and another last spring by a lifelong resident who says the town is not honoring Connolly’s intentions. Read more from the Providence Journal.

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Kate Ryan
How to Create a Living Trust in Pennsylvania, SmartAsset

Estate planning allows you to take steps to ensure your assets are protected after your death or incapacitation. One of the most common elements of estate plans is living trusts, which allow you to transfer control of your assets to a trustee, who then transfers ownership of those assets to your selected beneficiaries. SmartAsset explains how to create a living trust in Pennsylvania.

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Kate Ryan
The Bitter Battle for Bonnet House: A Greedy Grab for Profit, Power, and Property, Florida Politics

Fort Lauderdale’s beloved landmark and major tourist attraction, Bonnet House, is currently ground zero in a nasty feud for control of its property and purse strings. The dispute is about to break open statewide because it involves the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, which is supposed to protect the historical site but instead, has taken on the role of a pirate and plunderer. Florida Politics has the story.

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Kate Ryan