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Vanessa L. Kanaga, Esq.

President, Director of Content Development

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Vanessa L. Kanaga

Vanessa Kanaga joined InterActive Legal in 2013, and serves as President and Director of Content Development. In her role, Vanessa oversees the development of InterActive Legal program content, in addition to working with CEO, Michael L. Graham, to guide the company in its future direction, and manage day-to-day operations.

Vanessa received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, Magna Cum Laude, in 2006, and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Wichita State University, with a minor in Music, as well as an Advanced Professional Certificate from New York University School of Law. Following law school, Vanessa practiced in New York for several years, at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, and then Moses & Singer, LLP. In 2012, she returned to her home town of Wichita, Kansas, where she was an associate attorney in the estate planning and probate practice group at Hinkle Law Firm, LLC, before joining InterActive Legal.

Events

A Disruption in Trust Taxation - Kaestner and Paula Cases Reviewed

Join us for a complimentary in-depth discussion of two recent court opinions of great importance, both of which should be considered in trust planning and in trust administration. Three leading experts, Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Mark Lobb, and Aaron Hegji will discuss the Kaestner and Paula cases, and provide explicit recommendations on structuring and administering trusts to avoid state tax on trust income, in light of the holdings.

Snap, Crackle, Swap—More on the Substitution Power in Grantor Trusts

In late May, Paul Hood was joined on a webinar by Jonathan Blattmachr and Professor Mitchell Gans to extensively analyze the power to swap or substitute assets with a grantor trust. That presentation included more information than could be covered in the planned ninety minutes, so we are pleased to bring back the same panel to continue their discussion.

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.


Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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