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  • Thursday, March 07, 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    The Philadelphia Estate Planning Council will present its 2018 Distinguished Estate Planner Award to Mark S. Blaskey at the March 19, 2019 luncheon meeting at The Union League of Philadelphia. The purpose of this annual award is to honor an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning.

    Mark S. Blaskey is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in the Tax and Estates Practice Group, and chair of the Trusts and Estates practice, resident in the Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice on estate planning and business and succession planning.

    Mr. Blaskey is active in several civic and charitable organizations. He currently is the treasurer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Endowments Corporation. He formerly chaired Temple University’s Planned Giving Advisory Council and now serves on the Kimmel Center Planned Giving Council. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey, and a member of AIPAC Greater Philadelphia Leadership Council, and the Philadelphia Scholars Advisory Committee. He is a past president of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Blaskey was the recipient of the 2011 Edward N. Polisher award presented to a distinguished estate planning professional who also provides distinguished service to the Jewish Federation and its endowment program.

    He has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and on the Council of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Blaskey has been a frequent lecturer, course planner and moderator at meetings and seminars sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other professional and civic groups.

    Previous PEPC Distinguished Estate Planner award winners include: (2017) Cliff Schlesigner; (2016) Nina Stryker; (2015) John A. Terrill, II; (2014) Daniel B. Evans, Evans Law Office; (2013) Charles K. Plotnick, Plotnick & Ellis, P.C.; (2012) Robert J. Weinberg, Pepper Hamilton LLP; (2011) Martin A. Heckscher; (2010) Beverly R. Budin, Esq. - Ballard Spahr LLP ; (2009) Francis J. Mirabello - Morgan Lewis; (2008) Edward M. Watters, III - Pepper Hamilton LLP; (2007) Joseph E. ("Jeb") Bell, Jr., MBA, LLM (Tax), (2006) Eugene H. Gillin, Esq., Harkins and Harkins; (2005) Albert E. Gibbons, CLU, ChFC, AEP - AEG Financial Services; (2004) Samuel N. Rabinowitz, Esq. - Blank Rome LLP; (2003) Matthew H. Kamens, Esq. - Wolf Block; (2002) John J. Lombard, Jr. - McCarter & English LLP; (2001) Selwyn A. Horvitz, Esq. - Horvitz PC; (2000) Martin J. Satinsky, CPA/PFS - Smart and Associates, LLP; (1999) Robert L. Freedman, Esq. - Dechert LLP; (1998) Pam H. Schneider, Esq. - Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP; (1997) Morey S. Rosenbloom, Esq. - Blank Rome LLP; (1996) Paul C. Heintz, Esq. - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; (1995) Stephan R. Leimberg, Esq. - Leimberg Information Services, Inc.; (1994) J. Thomas Dunlevy - The Glenmede Trust Company; (1993) William T. Walsh - Equitable Life Assurance Society; (1992) Edward N. Polisher, Esq. - Cozen & O'Connor; (1991) M. Paul Smith, Esq. - Smith Aker Grossman & Hollinger; and (1990) Davis W. Gregg - Boettner Institute.

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    In an effort to introduce more estate planning professionals to our council and allow them to experience one of our high-quality luncheon programs, current PEPC members are invited to bring a NON-MEMBER guest to the February luncheon program at NO CHARGE. We encourage all members to bring a colleague who would be a potential new member of the PEPC. Please take advantage of this opportunity to add to the pool of estate planning professionals that make up PEPC's membership. When registering for the meeting through the PEPC website, you will have the option to add a guest to your registration at no charge.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    The Council is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Estate Planner. The award will be presented at a future luncheon meeting at the Union League.

    The purpose of the Distinguished Estate Planner Award is to honor an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning in the Delaware Valley area. The recipient must be an attorney, an accountant, an insurance professional, trust officer or related professional engaged in, or retired from, the practice or teaching of estate planning. The recipient must have been involved in the field of estate planning for a minimum of 15 years.

    Criteria for the award include creativity (new services or products and solutions to estate planning problems), service (teaching and encouragement of others, promotion of the estate planning team, authorship of books/articles or public speaking) or leadership in estate planning related activities.

    Click here to download the nomination form.

  • Friday, October 12, 2018 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Click here to download the October 2018 Current Events Report.


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