WACO— November 19, 2018
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) recently announced this year's class of Fellows and Wesley L. Bowers, J.D. ‘07, and Celeste C. Lawton, J.D. ‘01, were elected Fellows of the College. They join approximately ten Baylor Lawyers and ACTEC Academic Fellow and Professor of Law Tom Featherston as elected members of this prestigious organization.
“We are so proud of the contributions and accomplishments of Baylor Lawyers Celeste and Wes in the field of trust and estate law, and ACTEC will be blessed to have their insights borne of years of experience and dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession,” stated Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben.
ACTEC, founded in 1949, is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers peer-elected to membership with extensive experience in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure; and administration of trusts and estates. To qualify for membership, a lawyer or law professor must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the practice of probate and trust law and/or estate planning. Attorneys and law professors are elected by their peers to be Fellows based on their reputation, legal skills, and substantial contributions to the field. ACTEC studies and improves trust, estate and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility.
ACTEC Fellows regularly testify before Congress, file amicus briefs, provide professional analysis to government agencies like the IRS on specific administrative positions, and actively develops best practices for trust and estate lawyers.
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