If you’re an estate planner, it’s not unusual to get asked if the fees being proposed by trust company "X" are reasonable. We usually have a sense of what the going rate is in our market, but it’s mostly a "guesstimate." So I was glad to see an excellent piece of market research published on The Trust Advisor Blog. In a blog post entitled Who’s Charging What for Trust Services? trust advisor Jerry Cooper provides a comprehensive chart of the fee estimates he obtained from numerous well-established trust companies and an easy-to-understand explanation of how the various fees stack up. Good stuff to keep handy for the next time you’re asked about corporate trustee fees.