October Council Meeting

  • 10/24/2017
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Georgian Club
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                October Council Meeting:

        "From the Bazaar to the Bizarre" 

     Planning for and Administering Unusual Assets in Estates and Trusts        


Date:        Tuesday, October 24 , 2017

Location:  The Georgian Club 

Time:        Networking from 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

                 Program speaker from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  

Cost:         FREE for members / $50.00 for non-members

Speakers:  Melissa P. Walker, P.C.-Melissa P. Walker Estate Planning & 

                  Allen L. Venet, Senior VP, SunTrust Bank

1 hr. CE credit with GA Insurance, CFP Board and GA Bar applied for - CPE self reporting.


Melissa has practiced exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, charitable planning, actions in probate and superior courts and estate and gift tax her entire career.  She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1985) and Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988).

Melissa was a founding partner of Salo and Walker and practiced with the firm from 1995 until Ann Salo’s retirement in 2017. Melissa previously practiced with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco and Long, Aldridge & Norman and Grenwald & Salo in Atlanta.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the American Bar Association (member, Real Property, Probate & Trust section), the Atlanta Bar Association (member, Estate Planning and Probate Section, member, Board of Directors 2000-2002), the State Bar of Georgia (Fiduciary Section, Chair, 2004-2005, Chair, Legislation Committee, 1999-2002, Chair, Rule Against Perpetuities Study Committee, 1999-2000), the State Bar of California (inactive), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council (member, Board of Directors, 2000-2002, 2010-2012), and the Decatur-DeKalb Estate Planning Council.  Melissa has been selected by her peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of Estate Planning and Probate by Atlanta Magazine every year since 2004. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Paideia School, Atlanta, Georgia.

Allen L. Venet is a Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta where he acts as a senior Estate and Trust Advisor, handling relationships ranging from less than $500,000 to more than $200 million, and chairs the SunTrust Bank Will and Trust formbook committee.  He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University in 1980, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1983.  Before joining SunTrust in 1995, he practiced law and later acted as a trust officer at The Northern Trust in Chicago.  He has been a regular speaker at continuing education programs, in Illinois, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.

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