Heckerling Themes and Takeaways: Reviewing the Most Important Topics Discussed at the 2024 Institute
The 58th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning was held in Orlando, Florida, on January 8-12, 2024. The Institute is the preeminent estate planning conference of the year and always has a week full of valuable seminar sessions covering a broad range of estate planning for all types of practitioners and all types of clients. Not only does the Institute inform practitioners of new developments from the past year and state of the art estate planning techniques, but it also includes an array of eclectic topics to broaden the knowledge and perspective of practitioners attending.
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.
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 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.”