This is the end of my 10th month of blogging. At the end of every month, I like to take a post to thank those who have been very helpful to me and my law practice during the recent past. My hope is to remain humble, to point out the kindnesses of others, and to introduce any readers to some high-quality individuals. Much gratitude and thanks to the following:
Rania Combs, Esq. – This month, I lead off with Ms. Combs, a Texas estate planning attorney. She has one of the most successful virtual estate planning law practices (check her wonderful site here) from which she is able to provide a full set of services to her clients online. She is also quite active in social media, including twitter.com, where she consistently provides informative articles, friendly advice and frequent encouragement for colleagues. She has been very generous to me regarding some of my posts, and I greatly appreciate her supportive personal notes (yep, that’s plural) as well. Thank you Rania!
Bruce A. Falk, Esq. – Mr. Falk is a contract attorney with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown D.C., as well as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has also diligently served on various committees for the D.C. Bar, and has been involved in pro bono programs for people involved in the arts. I recently reunited with this childhood friend of mine through Facebook, and have since enjoyed his good humor and his uninhibited and genuinely happy demeanor, as well as bouncing some ideas off of him regarding my practice. Thanks for having me back, Bruce!
Dr. Erika Falk – Ms. Falk is a program director at Johns Hopkins University with a doctorate in communications from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to also teaching masters level courses, her extensive resume includes the recent publication of the second edition of her book, Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns. As most of my conversations nowadays involve estate planning, parenthood and children’s interests, it was wonderful for me to be able to discuss topics such as sexism, same-sex marriage and surrogacy with an obvious expert on the topic, and she made it quite easy to agree with her perspectives. I hope to apply these lessons in my future dealings. Thanks for triggering some deeper thinking in my mind, Erika!
Wendy Glavin – Speaking of catering to my delicate ego, my dear sister is in public relations at a renowned firm in New York City. She paid me the ultimate compliment by showing my blog to one of her clients as a good example of how to softly deliver a message and ideology. If that client is reading this, thank you so much for stopping by. My sister will work very hard and with a great deal of passion to get your project done the right way so that you’ll get the very best results – she has done so for me countless times in my life. Thanks again, Wen!
Andrea Zucker – My beloved wife.
Benjamin and Samantha Zucker – My two adorable children.
Syma Zucker – My mother is doing quite well lately. It is gratifying to see her face still light up with apparent joy when she first sees me enter the room.
Carl K. Zucker, Esq. (1934-2002).
- In Appreciation – April 2011 (estateplanninginfoblog.com)
- In Appreciation – March 2011 (estateplanninginfoblog.com)
- In Appreciation – February 2011 (estateplanninginfoblog.com)