Jonathan Blattmachr is chosen as winner of 2017 Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award
Melbourne, FL- The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) has honored Jonathan G. Blattmachr as the 2017 recipient of the Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award. The award was presented at the 54th Annual Conference of the Association on November 17, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award was created in 2004 to honor those outstanding individuals who have been highly active in the estate planning community and exemplary in their service to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. This annual award was named in honor of the “heart” of the NAEPC, Hartman Axley.
NAEPC, the multi-disciplinary association of choice for estate planners, has over 200 affiliated local estate planning councils with estimated combined memberships of nearly 29,000 throughout the United States.
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.
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