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Melissa Blanton and Nadine Doolittle Elected to Schnader’s Executive Committee

On April 2, 2019 by Schnader in News

Melissa S. Blanton was recently re-elected and Nadine Doolittle was elected by the partners of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP to the firm’s governing body, the Executive Committee.

Blanton also chairs the Finance Practice Group and is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. She represents financial institutions in various types of residential, retail, and office development projects, in syndicated secured real estate credit facilities, and in the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of workout and forbearance agreements. She also represents investors and institutional clients in complex real estate sales and acquisitions.

Doolittle also chairs the Tax and Wealth Management Department, focusing her practice in the area of trusts and estates. She has experience drafting complex estate planning documents including wills, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In addition, she handles estate and trust administration, including probate, post-mortem planning, accountings, and tax returns.

George H. Kalikman, the managing partner of the San Francisco office, has stepped down from the Executive Committee after two three-year terms. The firm thanks him for his dedicated and unwavering service.

Schnader is proud of the diversity of our firm and its leadership. Women now hold a majority of seats on the Executive Committee and chair or co-chair the Business Services Department, Litigation Services Department, and Tax and Wealth Management Department. This reflects our core values and mission for “The Higher Calling of the Law.”