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The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Elects 42 New Fellows


Contact: Pamela Goldsmith

Washington, DC, November 18, 2019: The Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) convened during the College’s Fall Meeting in Philadelphia, PA to consider nominations for a new class of Fellows. The College is pleased to announce that 42 individuals were elected. This select group spans the US and includes four international Fellows representing Toronto, Montreal, London and Tel Aviv.

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, specialize in 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 aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility.

“On behalf of ACTEC’s Executive Committee, I am very pleased to congratulate and welcome this extraordinary and diverse new class of ACTEC Fellows from around the world,” said ACTEC President John A. Terrill, II. “These 42 individuals were selected for their excellent professional reputation, for what they have already demonstrated by way of enhancing the field of trusts and estates and for what we know will be their ongoing contributions to the important work of the College. I and the rest of the Fellows look forward to meeting these new Fellows and helping them find ways to be involved with ACTEC in the coming years.”

ACTEC New Fellows

About the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel:  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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