Oct 27, 2011, 08:00 ET
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) recently elected 29 Fellows to the College during its fall 2011 national meeting held in mid-October at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.
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Established in 1949, ACTEC is a nonprofit association of more than 2,600 trust and estate lawyers who practice throughout the United States, Canada and the world. Candidates for election as an ACTEC Fellow must meet rigorous eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, no less than 10 years experience in the active private practice of probate and trust law or estate planning.
"ACTEC includes the premier trust and estate practitioners and law professors and we welcome the fall 2011 Fellows who have demonstrated exceptional skill and made significant contributions to the field of trust and estate law," said ACTEC President, Mary F. Radford. "ACTEC offers an incomparable environment for practitioners and professors to engage with the best and the brightest on "hot topics" and presents state, regional and national opportunities for collegiality."
The new ACTEC Fellows include: Scott E. Adams (Birmingham, AL), Michelle M. Arruda (Concord, NH), MaryEllen Bishop (Indianapolis, IN), Kelli Elizabeth Brown (Bowling Green, KY), Mary D. Cascino (Chicago, IL), Darcy J. Chamberlin (Oak Brook, IL), Cheryl Cain Crabbe (Houston, TX), Jonathan D. Eisner (Baltimore, MD), Dennis R. Delaney (Boston, MA), Michael N. Gooen (Roseland, NJ), Bryon W. Harmon (Hartford, CT), Erika L. Haupt (Columbus, OH), Jeff R. Hawkins (Sullivan, IN), Keith A. Herman (St. Louis, MO), Susan E. Johnson-Drenth (Moorhead, MN), Brian C. Layman (Canton, OH), Julia B. Meister (Cincinnati, OH), Edward C. Radin (Rochester, NY), Rodney S. Retzner (Carmel, IN), Lisa M. Rico (Wellesley, MA), James Vincent Roberts (Dallas, TX), Marc L. Sallus (Encino, CA), Dina Kapur Sanna (New York, NY), Erik S. Schimmelbusch (Lake Oswego, OR), Todd J. Schneider (Chicago, IL), Matthew J. Shea (Minneapolis, MN), William A. Snyder (Davie, FL), and John Cogan Wade (Little Rock, AR).
One International ACTEC Fellow was elected, Tina Wustemann (Zurich, Switzerland).
Membership in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is by election of the Regents of the College. Individual lawyers and law professors who meet the membership criteria are nominated by fellows of the College, and subject to careful review by both state and national membership selection committees, prior to consideration by the Regents of the College.
Contact: Leah Weatherspoon, 202-688-0271, [email protected]
SOURCE American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
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