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2019 Estate Planning & Elder Law for Immigrants

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study

Practice Area:
Elder |  General Practice |  Immigration |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Audio and Video
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Originally presented on: November 14, 2019

Fact: Estate & inheritance tax is more complicated for immigrants.

In this program, Ms. Mahadevan will talk about the general goals of estate planning and why it is important for immigrants to address it and get it done. Most immigrants are not aware of federal and state taxes, estate tax, and inheritance tax. The primary goal is to reduce and minimize taxes. This program will also discuss some relevant strategies along with the goals of probate avoidance and other issues of trust administration that may confront immigrants. 

Speaker: Nalini S. Mahadevan, MLO Law LLC, St. Louis  

Note: This program was originally produced as a webinar and is available on demand in streaming audio with streaming video PowerPoint. This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias, or Kansas credit.



Nalini Mahadevan's Profile

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Nalini S. Mahadevan is the Principal Attorney with MLO Law LLC and has been in practice since 2003, specializing in Immigration, Estate Planning, Special Needs and Elder Law. Her clientele includes both corporate and individuals. She is outside General Counsel for Phinix Group of Companies and Alderperson, City of Frontenac, Missouri. Nalini’s career started off as a corporate lawyer in India before relocating to the United States. She holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Mumbai, India, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel.


Nalini is passionate about community development and volunteers her time as an advisor to several local non-profits – The Arya Foundation, The Hindu Temple of St Louis, and South Asian Women Empowerment Regional Association St Louis (SAWERAA) to mention a few. A 2014 graduate of Leadership St. Louis, she also taught Law Practice Management and Immigration Law as an Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She was the Chair of the Missouri Bar Immigration Committee and one of the founding members of the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St Louis (SABA). She is a well-respected attorney with a great sense of humor making her a frequent speaker for the Missouri Bar and BAMSL. Nalini is no stranger to the world of social media - she blogs, tweets and has informational videos on YouTube talking on useful topics related to the areas of her law practice. Her book, ‘How to Start a Law Practice and Succeed’, a primer for new lawyers and those transitioning from a large law firm is based on her personal experience. This book is available on Amazon.

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