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Leonard F. Bittner, J.D., CFO and managing partner of Magellan Planning Group  
len@magellanlegal.com

Len is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting.  He was president of the Olympic Club while on campus.  Len also graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he earned Order of the Coif by graduating second in his class.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review his senior year and was the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity Graduate of the Year. 

Len has been practicing law for over thirty years with a primary focus in trust and estate law, and was one of the first attorneys in Georgia to recognize the special needs of our aging population by becoming involved in a newly recognized area of the law known as Elder Law.  He was one of the early members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia State Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.  In addition, Len is a member of the Cobb County Estate Planning Council, the Georgia Elder Care Network and the Cobb Justice Foundation. Len also serves on the Professional Advisory Board of “Operation Homefront,” which is dedicated to providing assistance to the families of deployed service members fighting the war on terrorism.

On the personal side, Len is a Viet Nam veteran, serving in the U. S. Army until honorably discharged in 1968.  Len has one daughter, Cody, who graduated from the University of Georgia and earned a graduate degree at the University of Colorado.  She is a schoolteacher in Asheville, North Carolina, and made Len a grandfather for the first time in February of ‘07.  Len and his wife Anita, who recently retired after thirty years with BellSouth, live in Indian Hills in Marietta.

J. Kevin Meaders
J. Kevin Meaders, J.D., CFP®, ChFC, CLU, CEO, founder and managing partner of Magellan Planning Group and a Registered Principal with Voya Financial Advisors.
kevin@magellanlegal.com

An Atlanta native, Kevin's family settled in Georgia in the late 1780's and is widely known for Meaders Pottery, which has some pieces proudly displayed in the Smithsonian.  Kevin graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a double B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science.  While at Oglethorpe, Kevin served as class president three out of four years and interned under then Secretary of State Max Cleland and also under then Governor Zell Miller.  Immediately after graduation, Kevin accepted an invitation from the University of Moscow in Russia to pursue further study in post-Cold War Eastern European economic integration.

Kevin graduated from Georgia State University College of Law, focusing on estate planning and trust law.  In addition, upon completion of required studies and a national two-day board examination, he earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).   Kevin has continued his life-long process of education and has also earned the designations of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Kevin has passed all required exams, and kept up required continuing education classes to hold General Securities Principal and Investment Advisor representative registration with Voya Financial Advisors (member SIPC). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia State Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.

On a personal note, Kevin has played drums since age 5, picked up trumpet at age 13, and guitar at age 33.  An avid animal lover, Kevin donates some of his time and money to the Atlanta Humane Society, Noah’s Wish, PAWS, and Fur-Kids.  He also currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Oglethorpe University, and is active in Oglethorpe’s Alumni committees.  Kevin served as a presenter at Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning, has been published in national financial magazines, and seen on TV’s “Atlanta & Co.”

Kevin and his wife Gui, a native of Brazil, live in Brookhaven.

Jennifer L. Shoemaker
Jennifer L. Shoemaker, Paralegal
jennifer@magellanlegal.com

Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing. In the fall of 2011, Jennifer completed the paralegal studies program at the Emory University School of Continuing Education, earning a Paralegal Certificate.

Jennifer also handles all of the marketing efforts for Magellan Planning Group and Magellan Legal, whether to the general public or to our own family of clients. This includes event planning, website development and maintenance, newsletters, and overall client satisfaction. Jennifer lives with her family in Avondale Estates.



Legal services provided by Magellan Legal, LLC, an independent law firm, not affiliated with Voya Financial Advisors. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Voya Financial Advisors, member SIPC. Magellan Legal, LLC is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Voya Financial Advisors.