There’s more to estate planning than simply trying to minimize taxes under the provisions of a will and various trusts, as criticism over the will of the late James Gandolfini attests. A number of estate experts have weighed in the provisions of the will, which was filed last week in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.

They point out the fact that there will be a rather large “hit”—to the tune of some $30 million, a large part of which could have been avoided, they say, with proper planning (see Gandolfini’s Will Leaves Family Exposed to Heavy Estate Taxes).

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