Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD is an attorney in private practice in Paramus, New Jersey and New York City. His practice concentrates on estate and tax planning, planning for closely held businesses, and estate administration. Mr. Shenkman has written 42 books and more than 800 articles. He has received a host of professional awards including the 1994 Probate and Property Excellence in Writing Award, the Alfred C. Clapp Award presented by the 2007 New Jersey Bar Association and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Worth Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys (2008), CPA Magazine Top 50 IRS Tax Practitioners (April/May 2008), and the 2012 recipient of the AICPA Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education. Marty 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. Mr. Shenkman is active in many charitable causes and founded ChronicIllnessPlanning.org, which educates professional advisers on planning for clients with chronic illness and disability. He has written books for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the COPD Foundation. He lectures around the country on this topic for professional organizations, charities, and others. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wharton School, with a concentration in accounting and economics, MBA from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in tax and finance, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Shenkman is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. He is a CPA in New Jersey, Michigan, and New York and is also a Registered Investment Adviser.