Jennifer Rawson elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

May 23, 2016

Eckert Seamans is proud to announce that Jennifer L. Rawson, a member of the firm’s Estates & Trusts Group, has been elected to the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The Board of Regents approved Rawson’s nomination and inaugurated her as a Fellow during its annual meeting. The official announcement from the College is available on its website.

Rawson has advised individuals with respect to their estate planning since 1993 and has represented individual and corporate clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration. She also handles various proceedings in the Orphans’ Court, including will contests, will and trust construction, and reformation proceedings and contested accountings. In addition to her estates and trusts practice, she has considerable experience in advising and representing nonprofit organizations regarding the process of organizing and obtaining tax-exempt status as well as ongoing operational matters.

She is a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning and trust and estate administration issues to professionals as well as continuing legal education programs. Rawson was recently elected Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section. She is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Exempt Organizations Committee. Rawson earned her J.D., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1992, her L.L.M. from Capital University School of Law in 1993, and her B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Ohio University in 1989.

Eckert Seamans’ Estates & Trusts Group provides a full array of estate planning and administration services to individuals, entrepreneurs, owners of family businesses, fiduciaries, charitable foundations and other nonprofit organizations. The group strives to meet client needs by preserving current income and assets, minimizing income and transfer tax consequences and optimizing the financial benefit to present and future generations. Eckert Seamans members Raymond C. Vogliano and John F. Meck are also ACTEC Fellows.

About the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
The College is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 2,700 trust and estate lawyers and law professors who have been elected by their peers in recognition of having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law. Membership in ACTEC is by election of the Regents of the College. Individual lawyers meeting the criteria for membership are nominated by Fellows of the College, and subjected to extensive vetting by state and national membership selection committees. Fellows must meet rigorous eligibility requirements including demonstrated skill and significant contributions to the field of trust and estate law, no less than 10 years’ experience in the active practice, and substantial contributions to the field through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities, among other criteria.

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