Wynne A. Whitman will be our featured speaker on Wednesday, April 10th at 1:00 pm at the Fortnightly Club of Summit monthly meeting, open to the general public.  ‘Smart Women Know What To Do’, a discussion of the responsibilities of fiduciaries and what women can do to prepare themselves if they are called upon to act as a Power of Attorney Agent, Health Care Representative, Executor and/or Trustee.

Wynne A. Whitman is a partner with Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, Morristown, New Jersey and is a member of the firm’s Tax, Trust and Estate Department.  Her principal areas of practice are estate planning and administration, charitable trusts, and estate and tax planning and counseling.  Wynne is a member of the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.  Before joining Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP in March 1998, Ms. Whitman completed a Chancery Division judicial clerkship in Union County, New Jersey with the Honorable Frederick C. Kentz, Jr. and the Honorable John M. Boyle, and subsequently practiced law in Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  She has also served as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency prior to attending law school.  

Wynne is the co-author of Wants, Wishes, and Wills – A Medical and Legal Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family In Sickness and In Health (Financial Times Press, May 2007), which provides guidance to individuals preparing for the end of life. Wynne is also the co-author of Shacking Up – The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living in Sin Without Getting Burned (Broadway Books, March 2003).  Her latest book, Smart Women Protect Their Assets (Financial Times Press, December 2009), focuses on estate planning for women and their unique needs for end of life planning.  She has made appearances on CBS MarketWatch, News 4 You, and CNN, as well as local and national radio broadcasts including Jean Chatzky’s program on the Oprah Radio XM Channel.  Ms. Whitman has been featured in many publications, including msn.com, More, Cosmopolitan, Money, Gotham, InTouch Weekly, Shape, Bottom Line Personnel, Men’s Health, bankrate.com, USA Today, and the Daily Record

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A 1986 graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in Economics and Business and a minor in Art, Wynne is a dedicated volunteer having served as President of the Lafayette College Alumni Association and a member of the Council of Lafayette Women.  Ms. Whitman continued her business education at Fordham University where she earned an MBA in Corporate Finance in 1988.  She attended Seton Hall School of Law and graduated cum laude in 1993.  Ms. Whitman also holds an LL.M. degree, which she received in 1998 from Villanova University Law School’s Graduate Tax Program. 

The Fortnightly Club of Summit is a women’s group dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service and outreach.  For membership information, rentals or media inquiries, please visit http://www.historictwinmaples.org/ or contact info@JeanCrissMedia.com or call 908.247.8443.  All meetings are open to the general public and held at Historic Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue, Summit, New Jersey 07901.