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ACTEC Elects 32 New Fellows to the College

Contact: Pamela Goldsmith

Washington, DC, April 17, 2020: The Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) convened during the College’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida to consider nominations for a new class of Fellows. The College is pleased to announce that 32 individuals were elected. This select group spans the US and includes six international Fellows representing Hamilton, Bermuda; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Milan, Italy; Zurich, Switzerland; and Tel Aviv, as well as one Academic Fellow.

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. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities. It is their intention to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility.

“I am pleased to congratulate and welcome the outstanding new class of ACTEC Fellows from around the globe,” said ACTEC President Stephen R. Akers. “I look forward to working with this diverse group of individuals selected for their exemplary professional reputation and demonstrated ability in the field of trusts and estates law and hope to help in facilitating their valuable contributions to advancing the mission of the College.”

ACTEC New 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 2,500 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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