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SOURCE American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an elite association of highly-credentialed trust and estate lawyers, elected Duncan E. Osborne as president for the 2013-2014 year and inaugurated new officers and Fellows during its annual meeting in Maui, Hawaii, last week.
Mr. Osborne is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, L.L.P., in Austin, Texas. His core practice is domestic and international estate planning with an emphasis on asset protection planning. One of the pioneers in the field of asset protection, Mr. Osborne conceived and was the original editor and a contributing author of the four-volume treatise, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics (West Group, 1995.)
Mr. Osborne is an ACTEC Regent, Chair of the FATF Task Force, and serves on the Asset Protection, International Estate Planning, International Membership, and Sponsorship Advisory Committees. He is also a Director of the ACTEC Foundation.
Mr. Osborne is an Academician and Vice President of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; a Member of the Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Committee for the American Bar Association (Section of Taxation), a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and Former Member of the Advisory Board for the Asset Protection Journal.
ACTEC's Board of Regents confirmed the election of the 2013-2014 officers, including;
The Regents approved the 2013 annual meeting nominations of the following Fellows:
AZ: Victoria Elizabeth Blair (Tucson)
CA: S. Andrew Pharies (San Diego), Vivian Lee Thoreen (Los Angeles)
CO: Kelley Dickson Cooper (Denver), Gregory T. Densen (Denver)
CT: Danielle P. Ferrucci (Hartford), Edward F. Krzanowski (Hartford), Kelley Galica Peck (Hartford)
FL: George D. Karibjanian (Boca Raton), John C. Moran (West Palm Beach)
IL: Ryan Harding (Chicago)
IA: Wayne E. Reames (Des Moines)
LA: Sheila L. Moragas (New Orleans)
MD: Anne W. Coventry (Bethesda)
MA: Melissa Langa (Boston)
MN: Patrick K. Costello (Lakefield), Peter S. Hatinen (Minneapolis), Robert W. Mairs (Minneapolis)
NB: Lisa M. Line (Omaha)
OH: Susan E. Wheatley (Cincinnati)
SD: Thomas E. Simmons (Rapid City)
UT: Thomas A. Mecham (Salt Lake City)
VA: Richard H. Howard-Smith (Charlottesville), Martha Leary Sotelo (Vienna)
WI: John F. Callan (Milwaukee)
Academic Fellows include John K. Eason (Seattle, WA) and Lynn Foster (Little Rock, AK). Bernadette Carey (Sydney, Australia) was elected as an International Fellow.
Candidates for election to the College must meet rigorous eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, demonstrated skill and significant contributions to the field of trust and estate law and no less than 10 years experience in the active private practice of probate and trust law or estate planning.
For more information on the newly-elected Fellows or on ACTEC, visit www.actec.org.
ACTEC Communications Director
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