Associate Counsel, Advanced Markets group, John Hancock Insurance
Caroline McKay, JD LLM (Tax), AVP & Counsel, is Associate Counsel at John Hancock Insurance in Boston, MA. As Associate Counsel for the Advanced Markets group at John Hancock Insurance, a Manulife company, Mr. Blanton provides support to John Hancock and to advisors of Hancock policyholders concerning tax planning and life insurance. Prior to joining John Hancock in 1998, Mr. Blanton practiced law in the private sector for many years in the Boston area, concentrating on estate planning, probate, business succession planning, corporate benefits, and charitable planning for high net worth individuals and companies. Mr. Blanton also provided tax compliance advice for several large national mutual fund companies as part of the Tax Department of Coopers & Lybrand in Boston and served as bond counsel for more than 100 New England municipalities and state agencies. Mr. Blanton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law.
Caroline is an Assistant Vice President and Counsel with the Advanced Markets group for John Hancock Insurance. In her current position, Caroline leads the Advanced Markets team and provides advanced tax, business and estate planning expertise and consultation to home office employees, insurance producers and financial professionals. Caroline is also a frequent speaker at insurance and estate planning events and conferences throughout the United States. Prior to joining John Hancock in 2009, Caroline worked in private practice where she specialized in estate and business succession planning for high-net worth clients. Caroline received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, and her Executive LLM degree in Taxation from NYU School of Law.