Steven K. Mignogna, Chair of the Estate & Trust Litigation Group at the law firm of Archer P.C., accepted an invitation to speak to the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (PEPC). Mr. Mignogna presented the seminar, Gifts Gone Awry, on May 17, 2012, at the offices of BNY Mellon in Philadelphia.
Mr. Mignogna provided information about the variety of reasons that can cause donative transfers to go awry, such as drafting problems as to the terms, impractical restrictions, changed circumstances, and economic pressures. An increasing number of cases – often prominent – have spiked the need for awareness of these problems and options for solving them. Mr. Mignogna presented a survey of these problems and solutions, as well as the concepts that apply when disputes arise, and elucidated on the procedural and substantive challenges unique to this area of litigation.
Based in Archer’s headquarters in Haddonfield, N.J., Mr. Mignogna specializes in commercial litigation, with a concentration on litigation involving probate matters, estates, trusts, gifts, fiduciaries, guardianships, and real estate. He has lectured and published locally and nationally. A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Mr. Mignogna is a member of ACTEC’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee, and its Subcommittee on Fiduciary Surcharge and Damages/Remedies. He serves as Vice Chair of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.
Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.
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