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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

Charitable Giving Webinar

This webinar covers:

  • The intersection of charitable giving and estate planning including income tax and state estate tax reduction.
  • How one can obtain the full benefit of a significant charitable donation without having to give up on the new higher standard deductions.
  • When it is best to use a charitable lead trust and whether it should be a grantor trust or not. New concepts will be presented.

199A Proposed Regulations—A First Look

Proposed regulations regarding Internal Revenue Code 199A have been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication and are currently pending placement on public display at the OFR and publication in the Federal Register. While the final proposed regulations may vary from the document released on August 8, 2018 (editorial changes may be made during the OFR process) this allows us the opportunity to review how the IRS has tackled numerous issues and questions regarding IRC 199A. Join us for a first look at the proposed regulations, including significant regulations regarding IRC 643(f), which affect multiple trusts and every practitioner must know.

For more information, visit EstatePlanning2018.com

Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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Retirement Benefits Planning

For more information, visit RetirementBenefitsPlanning.net

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