Inside the ALI: A. James Casner

A. James Casner was a vital Reporter and Adviser to the Institute for more than half a century in the fields of property, taxation of trusts and estates, and estate planning. In this interview, Casner discusses his development of the first-ever comprehensive course on estate planning as well as ALI’s influence on the development of American jurisprudence.

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Published: 2019


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