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ACTEC Elects 27 New Fellows to the College


Contact: Suzy Shaw, 202-684-6460

Washington, DC, October 25, 2021:  The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is pleased to welcome 27 new Fellows, elected by the Board of Regents on October 10 at ACTEC’s Virtual Fall Meeting. Four of the newly elected Fellows are International Fellows, in Canada, France, India and Portugal; one is a Fiduciary Counsel Fellow; and 22 are Fellows. Two of the Fellows participated in the Florida Fellows Institute and one in the Heart of America Fellows Institute.

“The past year and a half have illustrated how important it is to be part of such a supportive, collaborative and professional organization,” said ACTEC President Ann B. Burns. “ACTEC is excited to welcome this impressive and diverse class of accomplished professionals to the College!”

To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no fewer than ten years’ experience in the active practice of trust and estate law, as fiduciary counsel with a fiduciary services company, or a combination thereof, or be a full-time teacher of law at a duly accredited law school with a specialty of teaching T & E law and have at least ten years’ cumulative experience as a lawyer in active private T & E practice or as a teacher of T & E law, or a combination thereof.

ACTEC Fellows

About the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.

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