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Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective to be held at the University of Iowa College of Law on September 8, 2017

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President's Message

Martin Hall

by Martin Hall, ACTEC Foundation President

As we approach the end of the year and a time of seasonal giving, I invite you to join me in contributing to the ACTEC Foundation’s Annual All College Campaign.

2017 Silent Auction

Get ready to bid on your favorite items at the 2017 Silent Auction, which will be held at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ACTEC’s Annual Meeting. Click below to see the Catalog of Auction items, including tickets to a Kansas City Royals game as well as tickets to the Boston Red Sox Patriot’s Day game; beach and ski stays and hotel accommodations around the country (and stays in Mexico and the Bahamas!); and a visit to the Houston Grand opera with a tour of Houston provided by ACTEC’s own Henry Gissel.

ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide

The ACTEC Foundation is proud to sponsor the video series “ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide”

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) & the ACTEC Foundation, recently launched the first two in a series of YouTube videos briefs created to offer people insight into the fundamentals of wills and trusts essential to protecting the financial interests of families.

The videos feature 10-minute talks presented by ACTEC Fellows who speak to a live audience highlighting common questions and worse case scenarios that illustrate the value of preparing an estate plan customized to the needs of a family. The speakers offer insights targeted to help families plan and protect their assets and personal well-being and explain terms to help viewers engage in an informed discussion with their lawyer or advisor.

The Boston College Law Review / ACTEC Symposium

Issue now available On Line

Our Impact

"The Supreme Court in the Age of Obama"

ACTEC Foundation was proud to support the Lloyd Leva Plaine Distinguished Lecture Series Presentation by Jeffrey Toobin. Summary prepared by ACTEC Fellow Steve R. Akers.




Mission and Vision

The ACTEC Foundation promotes: (a) scholarship and education in trust, estate, tax, and related areas of the law by supporting scholarship to improve the law and by encouraging teaching, careers and life-long learning in the area; and (b) civic engagement of individual Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel through programs and activities which serve the general community, including those who are at risk and underserved.


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