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InterActive Legal Welcomes Vanessa L. Kanaga, J.D.

InterActive Legal proudly announces that Vanessa L. Kanaga, J.D. has joined the company to further the development of their legal innovations.

Vanessa L. Kanaga, J.D.

Melbourne, FL
June 05, 2013

InterActive Legal proudly announces that Vanessa L. Kanaga, J.D. has joined the company to further the development of their legal innovations. Vanessa comes with exemplary credentials, having graduated from Cornell Law School with honors, and is licensed to practice in the states of New York and Kansas.

Vanessa received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, Magna Cum Laude, where she was an Editor for the International Law Journal from 2005-2006, and a Teaching Assistant for Terrorism and the Law in 2006. Additionally, she proudly served as a Legal Intern in the City Attorney’s Office in Ithaca, New York during the Summer of 2004. In 2011, Vanessa received an Advanced Professional Certificate from New York University School of Law.

Previously, Vanessa attended Wichita State University and graduated, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Music. An accomplished flutist, Vanessa was very involved with the school’s Concert Band. She also served a term as President of the Wichita State University Philosophy Society.

Following law school, Vanessa practiced in New York for several years before returning to her home town of Wichita, Kansas. Before joining InterActive Legal, Vanessa was an associate attorney in the estate planning and probate practice group at Hinkle Law Firm, LLC, located in Wichita, Kansas. Previously, she was with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, and then Moses & Singer, LLP, both located in New York, New York.

She is the co-author of LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2040 (Vanessa Kanaga and Austin Bramwell on PLR 201243004, December 2012), and The Section 2519 Portability Solution (Trust & Estates, June 2012.)

Vanessa currently resides in Kansas with her husband, Mark, who is also an attorney. They enjoy spending time with their son, Wesley, and relaxing with their cat, Cordelia. Vanessa also loves to cook, go for runs, watch movies and attend wine-tastings in her spare time.

Michael L. Graham, CEO, shared, "Vanessa is an intellectually creative trust and estate attorney who will be an integral part of the company’s Content Development team." We welcome Vanessa and are confident that she will play a key role in providing and implementing quality solutions for InterActive Legal Subscribers.

Events

Valuations and Estate Planning - Impact of Covid

What are the valuation implications of the current economic environment brought about by the economic implications and stock market’s reaction to the COVID-19 crisis? The program will discuss the practical ramifications to valuations and the implications to estate planning transactions. A number of factors may have aligned for what is potentially a unique opportunity to maximize the efficient use of exclusion amounts and transfer significant wealth at a relatively lower cost. The program will provide technical but practical valuation insights that practitioners will need to understand in guiding clients planning in the last half of 2020.

Secure Act and CRT’s BDIT’s and QSST’s.

The Secure Act changed how many clients should plan for and name beneficiaries of retirement assets. This webinar will set the foundation of why tax free compounding over a long period of time is so critical to maximizing wealth and how those concepts apply to IRAs and retirement plans, how the Secure Act changed the planning environment, and what creative techniques planners might consider. The use of Charitable Remainder Trusts (“CRTs”) as beneficiaries, Beneficiary Defective Irrevocable Trusts (“BDITs”) and Qualified Subchapter S Corporations (“QSSTs”) might all be named as beneficiaries..

SLATs - How To Plan and Draft One of the Most Useful Documents for Married Clients

Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (“SLATs”) planning can provide tremendous planning benefits for many married clients. They may well be the most popular technique to plan for married clients (and others) in 2020. Every practitioner needs to be comfortable and knowledgable of how to best use SLATs.


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