The History of Interactive Legal

ILS Management, LLC (d/b/a InterActive Legal) is a Texas limited liability company with headquarters in Melbourne, FL. It was co-founded in 2003 by renowned Trusts & Estates attorneys Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Michael L. Graham.

Nationally recognized as creative strategists and estate planners of the highest caliber, our founders are trailblazers in the profession. Both highly respected by colleagues nationwide for their innovation and leadership, these farsighted attorneys came together to create a software solution that is so robust and dynamic that it can handle the highly sophisticated needs of 21st century estate planners and elder law attorneys.

 

This company, developed for like-minded professionals, works with an impressive advisory group— men and women with deep expertise and decades of planning and elder law experience who understand that a sophisticated solution is needed for the new age.

 

Today, the planning and drafting system that is so robust and sophisticated, it helps attorneys in all 50 states tackle even the most complicated planning challenges with utmost confidence.

 

InterActive Legal is part of InterActive Legal group of companies, which is comprised of three companies including:

 

InterActive Planning – offers intuitive technological resources for governmental benefits and estate planning. The company provides seniors, and those who care for them and/or serve them, a single source of truth for questions and answers involving estate and elder law issues, including estate planning, laws and rules relating to payment for housing and care, Medicare choices, and more.

 

InterActive Drafting Services – offers an avenue for the busy practitioner to outsource the preparation of legal documents commonly associated with estate planning and elder law. The company provides quality estate planning documents that enhance the attorney’s practice at a reasonable price.

Our Core Philosophy

Our primary objective is to empower Estate and Elder Law practitioners with the same practice techniques and knowledge as the best lawyers in the country.

We believe in using technology to make ideas, techniques, and synergies between bright people better than would otherwise be possible. By collaborating with some of the nation’s most renowned estate planning and elder law experts, we provide our subscribers with the most sophisticated knowledge-based system including breakthrough planning strategies, information, and ongoing professional development.

These foundation principles enable us to build upon our innovative edge while ensuring that new products and features meet the ever-growing needs of industry professionals, delivering a long-term solution rather than a short-term fix.

Meet the Team

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Principals
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Michael L. Graham

Chairman and CEO

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Jonathan G. Blattmachr

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author

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Staff
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Teresa L. Bush

Attorney and Content Leader

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Vanessa L. Kanaga

Attorney and Content Developer

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Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA

Elder Law Community Liason

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Advisory Board

InterActive Legal is committed to offering best of breed estate and elder law planning products and services. Our software content is authored by some of the most important and influential names in the industry.

Our products undergo continual review by our State Advisory Board, which is comprised of highly skilled practitioners in key states. Members are responsible for providing an additional level of content review as well as current information on state-specific issues affecting our products. State Advisory Board members are an integral part of our product development program and we appreciate their contributions and continuing support.

If you are interested in being considered for a position on our State Advisory Board, please contact us.

Alaska

BethAnn B Chapman

Faulkner Banfield PC
1 Sealaska Plaza Ste 202
Juneau, AK 99801
907-586-2210
bchapman@faulknerbanfield.com

California

Martha Jo Patterson

Geisler Patterson Law
21550 Oxnard St., Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA  91367
855-353-3777
martha@marthapatterson.com

Connecticut

Deborah J. Tedford

Tedford & Ceddia PC
11 Mason’s Island Rd.
Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-4707
dtedford@mysticlaw.com

 

Florida

Alan S. Gassman

Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.
1245 Court Street, Suite 102
Clearwater, FL  33756
727-442-1200
alan@gassmanpa.com

Masschusetts

Natalie B. Choate, Esq.

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
155 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210-2604
617-439-2995
nataliechoate@cs.com

New Jersey

Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD

Martin M. Shenkman PC
Parker Plaza, 12th Floor
400 Kelby Street
Fort Lee, NJ  07024
201-845-8400
shenkman@shenkmanlaw.com

New York

Bernard A. Krooks

Littman Krooks, LLP
655 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017
212-490-2020
bkrooks@littmankrooks.com

New York

Timothy O’Rourke

O’Rourke Seaman LLP
6800 Jericho Tpke Ste 200AW
Syosset, NY 11773
516-822-2980
tco@orourkeseaman.com

New York

Gideon Rothschild

Moses & Singer LLP
405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10174-1299
212-554-7806
grothschild@mosessinger.com

New York

Stephen J. Silverberg

Law Offices of Stephen J Silverberg PC
185 Roslyn Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516-229-2366
stephen@sjslawpc.com

North Carolina

Robert A. Mason

Mason Law PC
842 S. Cox St.
Asheboro, NC 27203
336.610.6000
ram@masonlawpc.com

North Carolina

Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA

Hook Law Center
P. O. Box 3370
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-722-2890
lmcdowell@hooklawcenter.com

Texas

Sean P. Healy

Healy Law Office, P.C.
113 E. Houston Street
Tyler, TX 75702
903-592-7566
genghis@healylaw.com

Virginia

Andrew H. Hook

Hook Law Center
295 Bendix Road, Suite 170
Virginia Beach, VA  23452
757-399-7506
hook@hooklawcenter.com

Virginia

Howard M. Zaritsky

22283 Clarks Mountain Road
Rapidan, VA 22733
540-854-8453
howard@howardzaritsky.com

 

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