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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

Henry Gissel

by L. Henry Gissel, Jr., ACTEC Foundation President

I am honored to assume my role as the new President of the ACTEC Foundation. First, I would like to thank Martin Hall for his three years of service as President of the Foundation. It is our hope to build on and expand what was accomplished during his tenure. The work of the ACTEC Foundation is guided by its mission: to promote 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 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. During my tenure as the ACTEC Foundation’s President, I look forward to honoring the mission of the Foundation.

Symposium on Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective

On September 8, 2017, the University of Iowa College of Law, in conjunction with The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, will sponsor a symposium titled Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective.

The conference will consist of a keynote address by Professor Lionel Smith of McGill University and King’s College London, as well as presentations by leading national and international scholars who will present their papers on three panels.

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

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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.




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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.