Joshua Rubenstein, a partner in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice, authored an article in Estate Planning on the ability to control the disposition of one’s remains, the use of one’s body parts, posthumous conception, inheritance by posthumously conceived individuals and posthumous paternity testing. “This is clearly an area where developments in medicine have far outpaced developments in law,” Mr. Rubenstein writes. “Jurisdictions need to consider these issues closely and enact remedial legislation.” In the meantime, he says, estate planners should do what they can to make sure that contracts and documents reflect their clients’ wishes. (“Posthumous Control Over One's Remains and Use of Genetic Material,” March 2010)