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  • Supreme Court Rules in Trust Tax Case Following Amicus Brief Filed by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

    The United States Supreme Court today ruled in a unanimous opinion against North Carolina in a trust tax case. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) filed an influential amicus brief in March, The North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. The Supreme Court decision determined that a trust beneficiary’s residence in a state does not establish a necessary connection for the state to tax the trust.

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    Florida Fellows Institute Recognizes Class IV Graduates

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 24, 2019) – The Florida Fellows Institute of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, recently recognized 29 graduates of the program’s fourth class.

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  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Elects 40 New Fellows to the College

    Apr 10, 2019 02:11 PM

    The Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) met March 24 at the 2019 Annual Meeting in La Quinta, CA to review nominations for a new class of Fellows. We are proud to announce that 40 individuals have been peer-elected to the College. This group of new Fellows spans the US, including three Fiduciary Counsel Fellows, as well as five International Fellows representing Belgium, Canada, China, and Italy.

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    John A. Terrill, II is the new President of ACTEC

    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is proud to announce that John A. (“Jack”) Terrill, II became President. The official “Passing of the Gavel” ceremony took place Saturday, March 23, 2019, at ACTEC’s Annual Meeting in La Quinta, California. Terrill, a partner at Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C. in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania succeeded ACTEC Fellow Charles D. “Skip” Fox, IV from Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • ACTEC Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

    An amicus brief in The North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust was filed on March 1, 2019, with the Supreme Court by ACTEC. This is an important case dealing with the ability of a state to tax the income of an irrevocable nongrantor trust.

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  • ACTEC Elects 38 New Fellows to the College

    The Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) met October 28 at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington, DC to review nominations for a new class of Fellows. We are proud to announce that 38 individuals have been peer-elected to the College. This group of new Fellows spans the US, including one academic Fellow and four Fiduciary Counsel, and also an International Fellow representing France.

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    ACTEC Offers Opinion in Sveen v. Melin

    ACTEC and its Fellows researched and offered opinion to Supreme Court in Sveen v. Melin. The decision was 8-1 in favor of the position taken by ACTEC as amicus curiae with only Justice Gorsuch dissenting. ACTEC supported the position that revocation upon divorce statutes, applied retroactively to life insurance beneficiary designations, do not violate the Contracts Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Elects 32 New Fellows to the College

    Apr 09, 2018 06:30 AM

    The Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) met in March at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio to review nominations for a new class of Fellows. We are proud to announce that 32 individuals have been peer-elected. This group of new Fellows spans the US and also includes four International lawyers representing Canada, Austria, and Spain.

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    36 New Fellows have been elected to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is proud to announce this year’s second class of New Fellows. ACTEC is an organization of peer-elected lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure; and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.

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