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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Elects 43 New Fellows to the College

The below is from an ACTEC Press Release dated March 31, 2021:

The Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) convened during the College’s Virtual Annual Meeting to consider nominations for a new class of Fellows. The College is pleased to announce that 43 individuals were elected. The select group spans the US and includes seven international Fellows representing Buenos Aires, Argentina; Hamilton, Bermuda; London, England; Paris, France; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Caracas, Venezuela; and Zurich, Switzerland; as well as two Academic Fellows.

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 our outstanding new class of ACTEC Fellows from around the world,” said ACTEC President Ann B. Burns. “I look forward to working with this expansive group of professionals whose exceptional abilities and commitment to the field of trusts and estates will help enhance and further key objectives of the College.” 

ACTEC New Fellows

·        Jerome Assouline of Sekri Valentin Zerrouk, Paris, France

·        Robert Barton, Esq. of Holland & Knight LLP, Los Angeles, CA

·        Alberto I. Benshimol Bello of D'Empaire, Caracas, Venezuela

·        Julie A. Berkowitz, Esq. of the Law Office of Julie Berkowitz, Saint Louis, MO

·        Darren  T. Case, Esq. of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., Phoenix, AZ

·        Toby M. Eisenberg, Esq. of Lindquist Eisenberg LLP, Plano, TX

·        Josie M. Faix, Esq. of Balson Faix & McVey LLP, Centennial, CO

·        Matthew M. Farley, Esq. of Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild PLC, Richmond, VA

·        John R. Fitzpatrick, Esq. of Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold, L.L.P, Phoenix, AZ

·        Jessica Lynn Foss, Esq. of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Fargo, ND

·        Johannes Gasser of Gasser Partners Attorneys at Law, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

·        Jennifer DiVeterano Gayle, Esq. of Mannion Prior, LLP, King Of Prussia, PA

·        Elizabeth R. Glasgow, Esq. of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Los Angeles, CA

·        Chasity Grice of Peppel, Grice & Palazzolo, P.C., Memphis, TN

·        Kristen Frances Hager, Esq. of McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, VA

·        Loretta A. Ippolito, Esq. of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York, NY

·        Emily B. Kile, Esq. of Kile & Kupiszerski Law Firm LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

·        Dennis I. Leonard, Esq. of Ramsbacher Prokey LLP, San Jose, CA

·        Renat V. Lumpau, Esq. of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston, MA

·        Craig MacIntyre of Conyers Dill & Pearman, Hamilton, Bermuda

·        Nicolas Malumian of Malumian & Associates, Buenos Aires, Argentina

·        Steven Frank Mattoon, Esq. of Matzke, Mattoon, Martens & Stromen, L.L.C., Sidney, NE

·        Samantha Rayburn Moore, Esq. of Butler Snow LLP, Ridgeland, MS

·        Stephen W. Murphy, Esq. of McGuireWoods LLP, Charlottesville, VA

·        William G. Newsome III, Esq. of Newsome Law, P.A., Columbia, SC

·        J. Steve Nys, Esq. of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., Duluth, MN

·        Maureen L. O'Leary, Esq. of O’Leary-Guth Law Office, S.C., Thiensville, WI

·        Pamela Epp Olsen, Esq. of Pamela Epp Olsen Law, PC, LLO, Scottsbluff, NE

·        Louisa M. Ritsick, Esq. of Bryant Ritsick Symons & Ratner LLC, Denver, CO

·        Jenna G. Rubin, Esq. of Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton, FL

·        Toni M. Sandin, Esq. of Sandin Law, Ltd., Fargo, ND

·        Victor J. Schultz, Esq. of Prairie Trust, Waukesha, WI

·        Lisa A. Shearman, Esq. of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, P.C, Lansdale, PA

·        Alfred J. Stashis Jr., Esq. of Dunwody White & Landon, P.A., Naples, FL

·        David E. Stutzman, Esq. of Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY

·        Professor Phyllis Taite of Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, FL

·        Mary E. Vandenack, Esq. of Vandenack Weaver LLC, Omaha, NE

·        Christine S. Wakeman, Esq. of Winstead P.C., Dallas, TX

·        Emma-Jane Weider of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, London, England

·        Professor Reid Kress Weisbord of Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ

·        Kinga Maria Weiss of Walder Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland

·        Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq. of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC, Clifton Park, NY

·        Andrew Zabronsky, Esq. of Hartog I Baer I Hand, Orinda, CA

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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