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Mary Moers Wenig Legal Essay Competition Winner “Over My Dead Body: Preventing and Resolving Disputes Regarding the Disposition of the Dead”

Oregon School of Law student Shawn Walker wins ACTEC’s Mary Moers Wenig Writing Competition for his paper in the area of trust and estates.

Legal Essay Competition Winner

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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.


Call For Papers

The University of Iowa College of Law and The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s Legal Education Committee are organizing the 7th academic symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective was held at the University of Iowa College of Law on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Call For Papers


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.


Photos of Team ACTEC’s (led by Bob Temmerman) 2016 Bike Ride Fundraiser.

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To support Team ACTEC on their 383 mile bicycle journey to Las Vegas, make a donation of one billable hour and note “Bike Ride” in the Special Comments field.

 


MARY MOERS WENIG STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION 

Submissions for the 2016 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition recently closed on June 15, 2016. Law students were invited to submit original, unpublished papers examining a broad range of topics in the trust and estates and related taxation areas. Please see the official rules for the competition.

2015 MARY MOERS WENIG STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

  • FIRST PLACE WINNER:

DAVID BERKE, “Family Values: An Evaluation of Internal Revenue Code Sections 2703 and 2704(b)” (Yale Law School)

  • SECOND PLACE WINNER:

CHRISTOPHER WEEG, “The Private Trust Company – A DIY for the Über Wealthy” (University of Florida Levin College of Law)

  • HONORABLE MENTIONS:

BETH J. KERWIN, “President Obama’s Proposal to Tax Capital Gains at Death – What Happens in Canada Stays in Canada?” (New York University School of Law)

CHARLES E. MCWILLIAMS, JR. “Constitutional Challenges to State Taxation of Non-Grantor Trusts” (Georgetown University Law Center)

GURNEY PEARSALL, “Presumed Abuse: Restoring Elder Justice in the 21st Century by Enacting a Presumption of Abuse and Disinheriting Abusers (University of Colorado Law School)


ACTEC FOUNDATION AND NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE

The ACTEC Foundation, through a grant to The National Judicial College (NJC), is supporting an innovative project: Probate Matters: Education for Judicial Officers. The National Judicial College’s Judicial Edge e-magazine for April provides an update on this project, on track to be completed by the end of the year.