Joshua Rubenstein, national head of the firm's Private Wealth practice, was recently quoted in the Financial Advisor IQ on the rise of litigation involving family estates and trusts. Josh stated, "We've all seen huge uptick in intra-family fighting. Ten years ago, 20 percent of my matters were contentious and now maybe two thirds are." He indicated that there are several factors in play regarding this trend, including attorneys accepting these types of cases on contingency, the increase in life expectancy and cultural shifts in what constitutes a family. ("T. Boone Pickens Lawsuit Shows Worrying Trend," January 20, 2016)