Partner Elected Vice President of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
March 23, 2010
St. Louis Partner Kathleen Sherby was recently elected vice president of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Sherby’s election as vice president is an honor that recognizes her reputation as one of the country’s preeminent estate planning attorneys. Secretary is the first rung of the officer rotation, with the ladder next consisting of treasurer, vice president, president-elect, president and finally past president. Sherby will serve as president beginning in March 2014.
“I am extremely honored and pleased to accept this position with ACTEC, an amazing group of the best trust and estate lawyers in the country,” Sherby said. “The group’s members make substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities and I am proud to be a part of the leadership efforts.”
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. ACTEC members advise clients or teach in the following areas: planning for the orderly and tax efficient transfer of wealth during life and after death and preparing all related estate planning documents; administering trusts, decedents’ estates, guardianships, conservatorships and other family entities; planning for incapacity and elder concerns; planning for employee benefits; planning charitable gifts and advising exempt organizations; and handling tax controversy and fiduciary litigation.
Sherby heads up the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Team. Her practice involves representation of private individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including the implementation of sophisticated planning techniques involving grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited partnerships or limited liability companies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and other similar wealth transfer techniques. Sherby also has significant experience in tax and distribution issues surrounding estate planning for retirement benefits.