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On the Cover: August 2017

Associate legal editor Anna Sulkin discusses this month's cover.

Our cover this month, Jean-Pierre Cassigneul’s Un Matin D’été (355/8 in. by 231/8 in.) sold for $43,750 at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale in New York City on May 17, 2017. The subject of this month’s cover is exactly the type of work that Cassigneul is known for—serene portraits of women in hats reminiscent of the French Post-Impressionist avant-garde.

A French painter, Cassigneul understands how to illustrate the elegance that Parisian women are typically known for. Not to mention, the beautiful locales in his portraits are sure to leave us longing for a late summer escape. I may or may not have been perusing the Internet for a last minute vacation deal when I wrote this column. 

Unlike the eternal beauty of the sea, change is a constant in estate planning. Modern complexities that affect our clients’ estate plans, such as the ongoing travel ban, the new wave of thinking for Millennials regarding their investment goals and the increased prevalence of divorce, sometimes throw us for a loop. Whether you’re taking in the last licks of summer on a well-deserved vacation (à la the woman on the cover) or going about business as usual, you may want to heed the advice in this month’s issue on how to deal with the aforesaid matters. Did I mention Trusts & Estates makes for an excellent beach read?

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