WealthCounsel(R) Appoints Thomas J. Ray, Jr. Executive Editor for WealthDocx(TM) Drafting System

Veteran Estate Planning Attorney to Streamline Editorial Review Processes for Five-Star Rated Estate Planning Software

Jan 19, 2010, 09:15 ET from WealthCounsel

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthCounsel, a nationwide organization of estate planning attorneys and publisher of industry-leading document drafting software, today appointed Thomas J. Ray, Jr. as Executive Editor of the WealthDocx™ document drafting system. Ray is a founder and principal of WealthCounsel, LLC and author of the ABA bestselling deskbook Charitable Gift Planning: A Practical Guide for the Estate Planner.

Ray will be responsible for managing all collaborative content of WealthDocx™, streamlining the flow of user feedback and legal updates and ensuring the most accurate, current, comprehensive and easily-understood documents.

"We are fortunate to have Tom, a veteran estate planning attorney, focus on enhancing the language of our cutting-edge document drafting system," said Matthew T. McClintock, CEO of WealthCounsel. "WealthDocx™ is built from the collective knowledge of thousands of attorneys nationwide and recognized as a Five-Star rated industry leading document drafting software. Tom will provide the consistency and continuity we need to continually improve."

Ray, a practicing attorney for 23 years, is a leading authority on charitable planning and the founder and principal attorney for Ray Law Offices, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. He has an extensive background in lecturing and publishing for attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, charitable development officers and donors throughout the United States. Ray is a member of the Missouri and Oklahoma Bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax and Supreme Courts.

"As a principal of WealthCounsel for the past 12 years, I have been intimately involved in the evolution of WealthDocx™ and am excited to take a more hands-on approach," said Ray. "WealthCounsel is an incredible organization, providing tremendous value to estate planning attorneys throughout the country."

About WealthCounsel

WealthCounsel® is a registered trademark of WealthCounsel, LLC headquartered in Madison WI. As the creator of the WealthDocx estate planning drafting software, WealthCounsel is a membership-based organization of nearly 2,000 attorneys nationwide whose mission is to help estate planning attorneys practice with greater confidence, efficiency and profitability. The WealthDocx system earned a five-star rating in a product review published by Trusts & Estates in November 2009. WealthCounsel shares ownership in ElderCounsel, LLC, and The Advisors Forum, LLC. For more information, visit www.wealthcounsel.com.

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