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Heckerling Themes and Takeaways:  Reviewing the Most Important Topics Discussed at the 2023 Institute

January 31, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm EST

Jonathan G. Blattmachr Esq., Abigail E. O'Connor Esq. and Martin M. Shenkman Esq.
57th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

The 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. 

Following the 57th Annual Institute held on January 9-13, 2023, InterActive Legal will bring to you our annual review and analysis of the week-long proceedings.  This year’s review will be presented by Jonathan Blattmachr, Abigail O’Connor, and Martin Shenkman, who will provide a 90-minute analysis and valuable materials summarizing the presentations from the Institute.

Topics at the Institute included:

  • recent statutory and regulatory developments (including pending legislation);
  • recent important cases; trust jurisdiction selection, planning for the “middle-rich;”
  • trends in special needs and elder law planning;
  • installment obligations;
  • split dollar planning;
  • charitable gifts;
  • anti-abuse doctrines;
  • changing trustees;
  • inbound US investments;
  • estate planning for retirement benefits (including the SECURE Act proposed regulations);
  • and so much more.

Join us for a recap of the main takeaways from this important Institute. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

This presentation is not produced in conjunction with or endorsed by the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, and the Heckerling Institute is not responsible for its content. For information about the Heckerling Institute, including the 2023 conference, visit www.law.miami.edu/heckerling.

Continuing Education Credits

InterActive Legal is not an approved Continuing Education (CE) Sponsor. However, several states and regulatory agencies for a variety of professionals that participate on our teleconferences may still receive continuing education credit for their participation. If a participant wishes to receive CE credit for their participation in these teleconferences, they must apply to receive credit on their own and through their individual states and regulatory authorities. It is the responsibility of the participant to file for CE credit and is not guaranteed by the webinar sponsors.


Mr. Blattmachr is a Principal in ILS Management, LLC and a retired member of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, NY and of the Alaska, California and New York Bars. He 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.
O'Connor, Abigail
Abigail O’Connor is a trust and estates attorney in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. Her practice focuses on estate planning and trust administration. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Vice President of the Alaska Trust and Estate Professionals, Member of the Executive Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and Past President of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council.
Martin Shenkman
Martin M. Shenkman is an attorney in private practice in Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City.  His practice concentrates on estate and tax planning, planning for closely held business, and estate administration.  Mr. Shenkman is an author of over 42 books and more than 1,000 articles.  He is an editorial board member of Trusts & Estates Magazine and the Matrimonial Strategist, and an advisor for InterActive Legal.  He is the recipient of many awards including being a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Accredited Estate Planners (Distinguished) award from the National Association of Estate Planning Counsels.  Mr. Shenkman was named Financial Planning Magazine 2012 Pro-Bono Financial Planner of the Year for his efforts on behalf of those living with chronic illness and disability.  Investment Adviser Magazine featured him on the cover of its April 2013 issue naming as the lead of their “all-star lineup of tax experts.”

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