Dead Celebrity

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Dead Celebrity – Episode 8 – Anthony Bourdain, Aretha Franklin and the Basics of Trusts
October 07, 2019

When celebrities with trusts pass away, we may never learn the full details of their estates. And that’s largely the point. But the benefits of using a trust don’t stop at privacy. In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at,

Dead Celebrity Ep 7 – Adam “MCA” Yauch: How to work with strong-willed clients — With Guest Jacqueline Bevilaqua
September 23, 2019

Do you have co-owned assets, similar to how the three members of Beastie Boys co-own their music? In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at, speaks with Jacqueline Bevilaqua, associate at Katsky Korins,

Episode 6 – Women and their Finances: Gloria Vanderbilt  — With Guest Michelle Smith, CDFA
August 27, 2019

A massive demographic shift is underway for women with money. As an advisor, are you equipped to help women take control of their finances?  In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at, speaks with Michelle Smith,

Episode 5 – Tom Petty’s Children and a Second Marriage — With Returning Guest Megan Gorman
July 25, 2019

When you’re creating or updating your estate planning documents, using clear language takes on a whole new level of importance. Your carefully crafted language can ensure that your wishes leave no room for interpretation.   In this episode,

Episode 4 – Joan Crawford’s Decision to Exclude Children From Her Estate — With Guest Dr. Stanley Teitelbaum, PsyD
July 17, 2019

Too many times we allow our emotions to get the better of us, leading us to make unfair or judgmental decisions. Will you use your estate plan to punish your heirs? Or will you choose to resolve issues before it’s too late? In this episode,

Episode 3 – Will Your Pets Become Heirs? A Look at Karl Lagerfeld and His Cat — With Guest Megan Gorman
June 19, 2019

Have you considered what would happen to your pet if something happened to you? Do you want to ensure that your family friend is taken care of after you’re gone?   This episode will open your mind to the options available to you and your pet.

Episode 2 –  Robin Williams Planned It Right — With Guest Avi Kestenbaum
June 05, 2019

You can have everything planned out, accounted for, and your family members will still find something to fight over once you are gone. In this episode of Dead Celebrity, by Informa, David Lenok and Avi Kestenbaum discuss the estate...

Episode 1 – The Bizarre Story of Casey Kasem — With Guest Jim Dougherty
May 31, 2019

Are you that person who thinks, “I don’t need to do that paperwork today. It can wait”?  Do you think it’s unnecessary to plan out your final wishes and make sure your estate plan is in order? In this inaugural episode of Dead Celebrity,