Form and Substance: Estate of Paul H. Liljestrand v. Commissioner

Form and substance are equally important which, while having specific application to the failed family limited partnership discussed in the article linked below, has broader philosophical application in life. But that is the subject of another blog.

Estate planners must assure that both form and substance are implemented thoroughly so that plans work the way intended.  Question: do the attorneys in this case have some fiduciary exposure?

Family Limited Partnerships Require Good Planning and Execution

About Steve Masterson

Court-appointed Trustee and Personal Representative, providing neutral, third-party, administration of Trusts and Estates; estate planning consultant to families, attorneys, and fiduciaries; and expert witness for trust and estate litigation matters. See my website at
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