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 Kent D. Schenkel

Kent D. Schenkel

Professor of Law

(617) 422 7393

B.A. Stetson University
J.D. Florida State University College of Law
LL.M. University of Florida College of Law

Professor Schenkel teaches Estate and Gift Tax; Estate Planning; and Wills, Estates, and Trusts. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2006, he was a solo practitioner in North Carolina, providing legal and tax planning services with a specialty in estate planning and administration. Before that, he practiced in Florida. He also served as an assistant professor of business law at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, teaching Legal Environment of Business; Commercial Law; Federal Taxation of Gifts, Estates, and Trusts; and Law and Society. He has published articles on business law and estates and trusts law.

Professor Schenkel has a blog!

 Selected Publications

The Trust-as-Will Portmanteau: Trill or Spork?, 27 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 40 (2013)
Social Science Research Network

Exposing the Hocus Pocus of Trusts, 45 Akron L. Rev. 61 (2012)
Social Science Research Network

Planning and Drafting Basics Under the New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, 16 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 535 (2011)
Social Science Research Network

Trust Law and the Title-Split: A Beneficial Perspective, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 181 (2009)
Social Science Research Network

Testamentary Fragmentation and the Diminishing Role of the Will: An Argument for Revival, 41 Creighton L. Rev. 155 (2008)
Social Science Research Network

Will a Crummey Beneficial Interest Qualify for an Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?, in Tax Adviser, AICPA Magazine of Planning, Trends & Techniques (June 1997)

Putting Valuation in Context: Pitfalls and Opportunities in the Current Environment, in Trusts & Estates: The Journal of Estate Planning (August1996)

Up the Stream without an Exemption? IRS Chief Counsel Reconsiders Hospital Physician "Revenue Stream" Joint Ventures, in Fla. Bar J. (April 1992)

Professor Schenkel can comment on the following subjects:

  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Estate Law
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Wills