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Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. is pleased to announce the publication of the book "Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Drafting a Flexible Plan, Protecting the Clients Assets, and Leveraging Tax Strategies," published by Aspatore Books, a Thompson Reuters business.

Founding partner John M. Hemenway authored the chapter of this book entitled "Adapting to the Changing Concerns of Trusts and Estates Clients in the Current Planning Environment." Mr. Hemenway’s chapter discusses practical planning issues for modest estates, the role of trusts following the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and recent trends facing estate planning attorneys.

The book, “Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates,” provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on helping clients develop appropriate estate plans in light of recent trends and new legislation, such as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Experienced partners from law firms across the nation guide the reader through changes to gift taxes, new portability rules, and types of trusts in estate planning. These top lawyers offer specific advice on helping clients choose a trustor and trustee, utilizing mediation to address potential issues, and updating strategies to comply with changes in legislation, and address topics ranging from avoiding probate to dealing with the familial and financial needs of the client.

For more information about Bivins & Hemenway, please visit the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

John M. Hemenway co-authors new book with seven attorneys from leading law firms – Press Release