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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

Life Insurance Planning Opportunities in Early 2020

How do the new fiduciary rules impact your life insurance recommendations? What is the role of life insurance in retirement planning after the SECURE Act? Which life insurance strategies make sense in the current low interest rate environment? What is the impact of the new regulation on reportable policy sales and transfer for value? The answers to these questins and more in our webinar, hosted by Martin Shenkman.

Estate Planning for Jewish Clients

Planning a Jewish client’s estate involves more than just the transfer of wealth. To draft a customized plan that achieves a client’s unique goals requires an understanding of the client’s Jewish values and convictions, and religious beliefs. This webinar will provide a practical survey of the many areas of estate and related planning that practitioners, including attorneys, CPAs, wealth advisors, and others, can address for Jewish clients' religious concerns.

Heckerling 2020 Roundup by Jonathan Blattmachr, Diana Zeydel, and Martin Shenkman

Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is the country’s largest and leading conference for estate planners, attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners, insurance advisors and wealth management professionals. Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq., Diana Zeydel, Esq., and Martin Shenkman, Esq. will provide a 90-minute analysis and review of the week-long proceedings along with valuable materials summarizing this year’s Institute.


Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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