Julian Zebot, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, has authored an article on Dual-Track Jurisdiction for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Probate & Trust Law Section November 2015 e-newsletter. The article, titled "Dual-Track Jurisdiction for Trust Litigation Proceedings under the new UTC," discusses one of the more noteworthy changes brought about by the new statute—the addition of an in personam jurisdiction option in trust litigation proceedings. Prior to the UTC's passage, Minnesota had been one of the few states that used in rem jurisdiction exclusively in such proceedings. Julian explains some of the drawbacks and positives of each option, noting that the choice between proceeding in rem or proceeding in personam "may well depend on the nature of the subject trust and the interests of the parties."
Julian focuses his practice on fiduciary and trust litigation as well as commercial litigation involving claims of unfair business competition, including lawsuits involving sales representatives and sales practices. He has broad litigation experience involving fiduciary duties, trusts, probate, business torts, the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act ("MTSRA"), Lanham Act claims, class actions, and other complex commercial litigation, including litigation involving banks, other financial service businesses, manufacturers and companies with sales forces, and closely held companies.
To read the full article, go to: "Dual-Track Jurisdiction for Trust Litigation Proceedings under the new UTC."