The fact that Timothy Ferges has to reckon with technology in his legal practice is easy to see.
Ferges deals with estates. And, as he explained, fewer of the 21st century individual’s possessions are things you can touch.
“Pictures online are replacing traditional photographs,” he said. “E-books are replacing regular books; music on the internet is replacing older music collections; we’re maintaining blogs instead of journals; writing emails instead of handwritten letters and even virtual currencies like Bitcoin are becoming more commonplace and replacing traditional currency.”
As a trust and estates attorney at McCarter & English LLP, Ferges has to assist in helping figure out how property will be managed on death or incapacitation — even if that property is a Facebook page.
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