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Jonathan G. Blattmachr

Editor-in-Chief & Co-Author of Wealth Transfer Planning™

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Jonathan G. Blattmachr

Mr. Blattmachr is a Principal in InterActive Legal, serving as its Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author of its cornerstone products, Wealth Transfer Planning™ and Elder Law Planning™.

A retired Partner in, and former leader of the Trusts, Estates, and Exempt Organizations section of, the New York law firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP—Mr. Blattmachr is recognized as one of the most creative trusts and estates lawyers in the country and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

He has written and lectured extensively on estate and trust taxation and charitable giving. Mr. Blattmachr is also widely respected for his dedication to always sharing his expertise and ideas with other lawyers, as well as mentoring less seasoned lawyers. These contributions are recognized in his receiving the Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award and the Bloomberg Tax & Accounting's Leonard L. Silverstein Award.

Mr. Blattmachr graduated from Columbia University School of Law cum laude, where he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received his A.B. degree from Bucknell University, majoring in mathematics. He has served as a lecturer-in-law for the Columbia University School of Law and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School for its Masters in Tax Program (LLM). He is a former chairperson of the Trusts & Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and of several committees of the American Bar Association. Mr. Blattmachr is a Fellow and a former Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and past chair of its Estate and Gift Tax Committee. He is author or co-author of eight books and more than 500 articles on estate planning and tax topics.

His professional activities, include having served as an Advisor on The American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Trusts 3rd; and as a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Foundation.

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.


Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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