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To Live and Die in New York

A review of the recent New York tax law changes affecting estate planning and trusts

On April 1, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law as part of the New York State Executive Budget what might appear at first blush to constitute sweeping changes affecting estate planning and trusts.  The new law, however, falls far short of achieving the laudable objective that Governor Cuomo had specified in his State of the State address of keeping wealthy New Yorkers in the Empire State during their golden years.  Although the new law does


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