Kevin W. Blanton
Associate Counsel, John Hancock Insurance
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.