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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.

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California Proposition 19 – What Estate Planners Need to Know

As estate planners consider potential tax law changes that might occur at the federal level this year, one state is also dealing with a new property tax issue that could impact many clients owning real property in California. California Prop. 13, which was enacted in 1978, created a situation in which the assessed value of California real property for property tax purposes is often far less than the market value of such property, making it not unusual for a property to have an assessed value that is less than 20% of the fair market value. If the property tax value is reassessed (which would occur if the property is sold, or in some cases upon death of the owner), the property taxes owed can increase significantly.

Clients have a very small window of time to consider whether to take steps – and to actually take them – to preserve the potential property tax savings conferred by Prop. 13. Tune into this webinar for the latest.

GA Runoff Elections Concluded: Anticipated Tax Changes Affecting Estate Planning for This and Future Years

The tax world is likely to change (yet again!) and if so, that will have far reaching economic effects. You and your clients need be prepared... not later this year, not later this month, but NOW. Although we cannot know what will be proposed by the Biden Administration, we have plenty to consider. And it is likely that Biden administration tax proposals can be enacted under a Budget Reconciliation Act, which cannot be filibustered. This webinar will discuss what the most likely and most consequential tax proposals are likely to be, and how you can help your clients prepare for them now.

Post-Election Estate Planning What to Do For Clients In November and December of 2020

Speakers: Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq., Robert Keebler, CPA, and Martin M. Shenkman, Esq.

The 2020 election demonstrated that the projected Democratic sweep did not occur. Former Vice President Biden won the Presidency, but that is still being challenged. The Republicans have control of the Senate it appears, but two runoff elections in Georgia in January 2021 may provide the Democrats a chance to pick up two additional seats making the Senate evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. What does this all mean to clients that were engaged in planning in anticipation of the Blue Wave that did not happen?


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