In Appreciation – June 2011

June 30, 2011
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This is the end of my 11th month of blogging.  At the end of every month, I like to take a post to thank those people who have been greatly supportive and helpful in the development of my practice and this blog.

This month, I start off by listing three prominent estate planning bloggers.  If you like this area of law, you could do worse than to subscribe to these three sources.  I find it quite interesting how their three differing styles are all effective ways to communicate some valuable points to the reader.

So without further ado, I would like to express my gratitude to the following people for their acts of consideration and help (and also for their patience for indulging my continual gushing):

Joel A. Schoenmeyer, Esq. – Mr. Schoenmeyer is an estate planning practitioner out of Chicago, IL.  He is also the author of the outstanding “Death and Taxes” blog.  What I like in particular about his blog is that his posts reflect his passion and that he has a fine ability to write an opinion post based on thoughtful analysis and without “ranting”.  Earlier this month, I specifically pointed out one of his excellent posts, and he has been quite appreciative and congenial ever since – it’s nice to see that a highly-regarded person can also be a good guy, too.  Thank you so much, Joel!

Julie Garber, Esq. – Ms. Garber is a Florida estate planning attorney and author of “Julie’s Wills & Estate Planning Blog” on, who I have mentioned on this site numerous times.  Since I began writing “Last Week in Estate Planning” posts, I have naturally cited several of her blog entries each week because she is one of the few bloggers who consistently writes about estate planning developments in every state.  She responded with some wonderful comments about my writings as well.  Earlier this year, Lexis-Nexis named its top Estate Planning and Elder Law blogs, but Ms. Garber’s blog was not even listed among the nominees – that is an oversight that I won’t let happen again.  Thank you again, Julie!

Hani Sarji, Esq. – I have also referenced Mr. Sarji here many times, as he is a frequent contributor to in his “Estate of Confusion” blog.  He is also quite generous about sharing others’ works in his blogs, and I can’t help but think that this is a main reason for his blog’s popularity and influence.  A few weeks ago, he cited one of my posts as a “Hani’s Headline Grab”, and once again, my site got an unprecedented amount of visits immediately thereafter.  Congratulations for the LLM, my friend, and thank you for your continued largesse!

Strafford Publications (especially Sue Varon, Esq.) – Earlier this week, Strafford Publications, an Atlanta-based producer of online continuing education courses sponsored a webinar on “Estate Planning for the Family Owned Business”, and I was one of the panelists.  My excitement to participate seemed to get the best of me that day, as I pressed a wrong button or two, exceeded my time allotment, and also tried to answer some attendees’ questions while my phone was on mute.  Fortunately, the three other panelists handled their presentations flawlessly, and I thought their efforts made the webinar an overall success.  Scott Nelson, CPA & J.D. of Minneapolis, MN, Brian M. Annino, Esq. of Marietta, GA, and Martin S. Varon, CPA, CVA, JD, CFF of Atlanta, GA were true experts and a pleasure to work with.  Thank you, gentlemen, for your patience with my mishaps, and also a big thank you to Ms. Varon, who originally sought me out and gave me the opportunity.

Christine Prucker – My close-friend-who-is-like-a-sister, paralegal-extraordinaire, and notary public who made some personal sacrifices to help me get a client’s estate planning documents executed one evening without a hitch.  Thank you so very, very much, Christine!

Andrea Zucker – Beloved wife, proofreader and caregiver!

Benjamin and Samantha Zucker – My wonderfully fun children.

Syma Zucker – My mother is quite the fighter.

Carl K. Zucker, Esq. (1934-2002).

 In Appreciation – June 2011
 In Appreciation – June 2011


Scott R. Zucker, Esq. is the owner of The Zucker Law Firm PLLC, located just outside the Capital Beltway in Annandale, within five miles of the City of Fairfax, the county seat of beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. The firm focuses mainly on estate planning services for Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania clientele, and seeks to do so in an affordable and approachable way. People interested in learning more can contact Scott by phone or email.

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