About the College

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a national organization of more than 2,400 lawyers and law professors peer-elected to membership. Our members, who are called "Fellows," are the best and brightest in the trust and estate practice, with years of experience representing and advising families. 

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The ACTEC Fellow Difference

Why choose an ACTEC Fellow to serve as your attorney? ACTEC Fellows are a group of highly talented estate and trust lawyers. Their goals are serving clients, helping the profession, and informing the public and to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

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Membership in ACTEC

Gain insight into the process of nomination and election to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and learn what the requirements are for election as a Fellow, an Academic Fellow or an International Fellow.                                                                                                    

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Governmental Relations

ACTEC studies, advises and improves trust, estate and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility in the United States. ACTEC and its Fellows file amicus briefs in appropriate cases, testify before Congress, provide in-depth analysis of administrative positions to the Internal Revenue Service, assist in the development of best practices for trust and estate lawyers.

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