Hosts Adam Gaslowitz and Millie Baumbusch discuss “Financial and Estate Planning Issues Facing Women” with Emily Sanders from United Capital and Abbey Flaum with Cohen, Pollack, Merlin & Small.
Emily Sanders/United Capital
Emily C. Sanders, CPA, is a Managing Director of the United Capital Atlanta office. In 2009 she was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Wealth Management” in the U.S. by Wealth Manager magazine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA degree in International Economics and from New York University with an MBA in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Cash Manager (CCM), as well as Series 65 licensed. Ms. Sanders also received a Juris Master (JM) degree from Emory Law School.
Prior to founding the United Capital Atlanta office, formerly Sanders Financial Management, Inc., Ms. Sanders served as Assistant Treasurer at BellSouth Corporation for nine years where she managed $1 billion in corporate and pension fixed income investments, as well as the International Finance group handling foreign exchange, mergers and acquisitions and global banking. She has visited 40 countries and was an internal auditor in South Africa.
From 1977 to 1985, Ms. Sanders was employed in various financial management and budget capacities by The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and Charter Publishing Company in New York City, and was a financial consultant to The Home Depot in 1995. Ms. Sanders is steeped in a healthcare background as the daughter of a physician and a hospital administrator. Her interest in elder care issues led to the attainment of the Registered Financial Gerontologist (RFG) designation. Ms. Sanders is an international speaker and has been quoted in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Planning and more. Additionally, Ms. Sanders has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Worldwide Exchange and Closing Bell, and as a Guest Host on CNBC Europe TV.
Ms. Sanders serves on the Georgia Society of CPA’s Leadership Council where she received the Distinguished Committee Chair award for the Committee on Financial Literacy. She co-chairs United Capital’s Women’s Initiative and is a 1994 graduate of Leadership Atlanta. In her spare time she enjoys international travel, reading biographies, visiting art museums, and being involved with The Atlanta International School, previously as Treasurer of the Parent Organization. In 2017, Ms. Sanders was awarded Most Valuable Player (MVP) amongst United Capital’s Managing Directors nationwide.
Abbey Flaum/Cohen, Pollack, Merlin & Small
Abbey S. Flaum is a partner in the Family Wealth Planning Group of Cohen, Pollock, Merlin & Small, P.C. Her practice is devoted to family wealth planning, estate, tax and charitable planning, probate, trust and estate administration, premarital planning, and family business succession planning.
Ms. Flaum is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. She has been named a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend for the past five years and has received Super Lawyers’ under 40 top designation as a Rising Star for the past eight years. She frequently speaks to audiences on the topics of estate and tax planning, asset protection planning, philanthropy, complex gift planning structures, planning for the newly-single individual, planning for aging and longevity, planning
for modern family structures and the interplay of family law and estate planning.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Flaum works with a variety of organizations which promote solutions in planning for health, longevity and quality of life, and has received several awards for her community involvement. She currently serves as Vice Chair of Development on the Executive Board of Jewish Home Life Communities, a comprehensive, non-profit system of eight communities meeting the many needs of seniors and their families across the metropolitan Atlanta area. She chairs the Caring Outcomes Committee for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, with the purpose of making funding recommendations to community partners who provide services for the health, well-being and financial fitness of local and international aging
and disabled populations. Ms. Flaum also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Legacy Advisor, and an alumnus of the Philanthropic Advisory Leadership Institute (PALI), the Glass Leadership Institute, and the Jewish Federation’s Emerging Leadership Project.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Flaum has resided in Atlanta for the past twelve years. Her husband and two children put the importance of her work in perspective on a daily basis. Ms. Flaum received her Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Arizona State University, her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, and her Master of Laws in Taxation, Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law.
About Gaslowitz Frankel:
Gaslowitz Frankel is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation throughout Georgia and the Southeast. With a focus on representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in dispute involving wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, businesses, and securities law, their experienced and highly qualified litigation attorneys have tremendous credentials and a proven history of success.
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