MADISON, Wis., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthCounsel® announced today the appointment of Jason E. Havens, J.D., LL.M. to Vice President, General Counsel, and Editor-in-Chief. In the newly created role, Havens will oversee the development and continuous improvement of all editorial content published by The WealthCounsel Companies through its education and various software offerings.
Havens's position was created in part to demonstrate WealthCounsel's commitment to maintaining WealthDocx® as the nation's most robust drafting software for estate planning attorneys. In addition, Havens's position will spotlight the increased demand in the marketplace for expanding WealthCounsel's innovative expertise in publishing legal software content and related drafting-based education curricula.
"Jason brings to WealthCounsel impeccable credentials as an estate planning practitioner and possesses an accomplished background in writing, publishing, and lecturing," said Chief Executive Officer Matthew T. McClintock, J.D. "We are excited to have Jason bring his extensive experience and expertise to WealthCounsel to serve in this incredibly important role," added McClintock.
Havens is founding co-member of the law firm of Havens & Miller, P.L.L.C. and is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Tennessee Bar, and the American Bar Association (ABA). He is board certified in both states where he is admitted: as a Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts, and Estates Law (Florida) and as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (Tennessee). He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He currently serves as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law and its impact on our society.
In 2007 Havens was profiled in Probate & Property magazine due to his leadership within the ABA's Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. In addition to having published numerous articles on estate planning, Havens has lectured at various programs on estate planning, including the 37th Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.
About The WealthCounsel Companies
The WealthCounsel Companies help estate and business planning attorneys and other wealth professionals serve clients more efficiently and more profitably. Established in 1997, WealthCounsel® is a membership-based organization of thousands of estate and business planning attorneys located in all 50 states. The company shares ownership in ElderCounsel and The Advisors Forum, and is the publisher of the WealthDocx® Trust and Estate Planning Software system, the nation's leading automated drafting system for trust and estate attorneys.