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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.

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

Estate Planning Roadmap—Part 1

While no one can predict the 2020 election, there is a possibility of a shift of control in Washington to consider. In addition, changes in demographic trends, and increasing elder financial abuse, the challenges to estate planners have become ever more complex. This Webinar will explore various planning strategies that practitioners may employ to help clients capitalize on the estate tax environment created by the 2017 tax act, with consideration of these newer developments and trends affecting income tax planning, asset protection planning, drafting conventions and more.

Are You a Sitting Duck in Your Law Practice? An In-Depth Look at ADA Accessible Websites

Do law firms fall under the ADA website accessibility and compliance rules, standards, and case law? What about small law firms – those with fewer than 15 employees? Is this even a topic we should spend our valuable (billable) time on? Don’t miss this in-depth look at an issue that many attorneys may not yet realize is important to consider.

Wills in the Cloud – The Pros, Cons, and Inevitability of Electronic Wills

Four states now permit (or will in 2020) some version of an “electronic will,” and the Uniform Electronic Wills Act drafted earlier this year is likely to bring the concept to other states sooner rather than later. It appears inevitable that we as estate planners will need to address the issue of electronic wills and perhaps incorporate them into our practices, even if we may be reluctant to do so. To embrace this challenge, InterActive Legal has put together a panel of experts on the subject, moderated by our president, Vanessa Kanaga, to debate the pros and cons, and highlight important issues involved with electronic wills and the various electronic will laws.


Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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