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Liza Weiman Hanks

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Liza Hanks practices estate planning at Finch Montgomery Wright LLP, in Palo Alto, where she specializes in creating affordable estate plans for families of all ages. She's also the author of The Busy Family's Guide to Estate Planning, published by Nolo Press and The Mom's Guide to Wills and Estate Planning. She taught Estate Planning and Taxation at Santa Clara University Law School from 2003-2006. She is a 1996 graduate of Stanford Law School, a former magazine editor, and the mother of two children. In 2001, she left a large Silicon Valley law firm to start a practice that makes a positive difference...

Wendy Lesser

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Wendy Lesser was born in 1952 in California, where she grew up. She attended Harvard University, Cambridge University, and UC Berkeley, earning a PhD in English from Berkeley in 1982. Though she has taught on occasion (at UC Santa Cruz, Princeton University, and Hunter College, among other places) , she has mainly supported herself over the years as a writer, editor, and consultant. From 1976 to 1980 she and her friend Katharine Ogden worked as public policy consultants through their firm Lesser & Ogden Associates. In 1980 Lesser founded The Threepenny Review, which she still edits; it has become one of the most...