Emanuel “Emil” Kallina

Mr. Kallina focuses his practice on estate planning and charitable giving, as well as tax exempt organizations. Over the years, he has practiced extensively in the related fields of business law, corporate tax law, partnerships, and real estate.

Mr. Kallina earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College, his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Maryland and D.C., and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Kallina is the founder of www.CharitablePlanning.com, a website devoted to daily commentary, research, and calculations on charitable estate and financial planning matters. He is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Planned Giving Design Center, a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), former Chairman of the Government Relations Committee of the NCPG, a co-founder and former board member of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council, Chairman of the Board and President of The James Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of Search Ministries, a former member of the Board of Directors of Educational Media Foundation (Klove and Air1), and a member of the boards of trustees or directors of a number of other non-profits. He is frequently an expert witness on estate planning and charitable matters.

Mr. Kallina is a nationally recognized speaker and author on estate planning and charitable giving, has testified on a number of occasions before the Internal Revenue Service on pending matters and over the years, and has worked extensively with the staff of the various Congressional committees regarding charitable legislation.