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Ronald Aucutt, McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons Corner, VA • A former president of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Washington, D.C., Attorney Aucutt was recognized as one of Washington D.C.’s 31 “Best Lawyers” in Dec. 2011 edition of Washingtonian. He holds a Chambers USA’s “Band 1” ranking for Wealth Management and a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner designation of the National Association of Estate Planners and Council.
Susan T. Bart, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL • A regent of ACTEC, Attorney Bart was named the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Chicago Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year and one of the top ten women attorneys in Illinois for Trusts, Wills & Estate Planning by Leading Lawyers Magazine in 2012. She is writes a column for Morningstar Advisor.com’s Web site entitled “529 Advisor.”
Frank S. Berall, Copp & Berall LLP, Hartford • As chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) The Federal Tax Institute of New England, New Britain, and senior tax consultant to Andros Floyd & Miller PC, Hartford, Attorney Berall is currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of Leiden, Netherlands. He is a fellow, American College of Tax Counsel, Washington, D.C.; life member, American Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA; and a senior editor of the CBA’s Connecticut Bar Journal. He is a former co-chair of Notre Dame's Tax & Estate Planning Institute; former regent of ACTEC; past vice president, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, San Francisco, CA; and former part-time faculty member of the Yale Law School, New Haven, and University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford.
Lawrence Brody, Bryan Cave LLP, St. Louis, MO • Attorney Brody is an adjunct professor at both the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, and the Miami University School of Law, Coral Gables, FL. He has authored many articles and books on life insurance, and is currently on the Advisory Committee, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Miami University School of Law.
Henry Christensen III, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, New York, NY. • As past president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL), San Francisco, CA, and a former regent and chair of the International Committee of ACTEC, Attorney Christensen is the author of International Estate Planning, 2nd edition, a treatise updated annually by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.
Richard G. Convicer, Convicer Percy & Green LLP, Glastonbury • Attorney Convicer is a former IRS trial lawyer now devoting a substantial part of his practice to federal civil and criminal tax matters. He is a co-author of the Connecticut Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual; fellow, ACTEC; and The Federal Tax Institute of New England’s 2012 recipient of its Achievement Award.
George L. Cushing, McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton PA, Woburn, MA • Attorney Cushing, who is also senior counsel to his firm, received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (1970) and B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College (1965). His practice focuses on estate planning and administration.
Steven M. Fast, Day Pitney LLP, West Hartford • As a fellow, ACTEC, and former chair of the CBA's Estates and Probate Section, Attorney Fast has taught estates and trusts at Yale Law School, New Haven, and speaks at many American Law Institute programs.
Gary L. Flotron, MBA, CLU. ChFC, AEP, G.L. Flotron & Associates • Flotron is an adjunct faculty member, Missouri College of Business Administration and American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition, he is past president, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), Cleveland, OH; and served as past president of NAECP’s Education Foundation and past chair of its Accredited Estate Planner® Designation Committee.
Charles (Skip) D. Fox, IV, McGuire Woods LLP, Charlottesville, VA • As a partner, Attorney Fox heads his law firm’s Private Wealth Services Industry Group. He also serves as an adjunct professor at University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA. In addition, he was formerly an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL. Attorney Fox has authored or co-authored six books on estate planning, and is a past regent of ACTEC.
Brad Gallant, Day Pitney LLP, New Haven • As a partner in his law firm’s Individual Clients Department, Attorney Gallant’s practice involves trust and estate planning for same-sex couples and their families, as well as incapacity and probate litigation. He is past president of the CBA (2011–2012); a former member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates; and is a fellow of ACTEC. Since 2006, Worth magazine lists him as the top 100 lawyers serving individual clients, while Connecticut Magazine lists him as one of "the top ten" Connecticut lawyers.
T. Randolph Harris, McLaughlin & Stern LLP, New York City, NY • As a partner in his law firm, Attorney Harris is also an adjunct law professor of law at New York University where he teaches estate planning in its Graduate Tax Program. He is a former regent of the ACTEC, where he served as an executive committee member and chair if its Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. He is also a former chair of the ABA’s Tax Section’s Fiduciary Income Tax Committee.
Jerome M. Hesch, Berger Singerman LLP, Miami, FL; Oshins & Associates, Las Vegas, NV • As counsel to two law firms, Attorney Hesch is also director of the Tax and Estate Planning Institute at Notre Dame. He is also a member of Estates Gifts & Trusts Advisory Board at Tax Management, Inc., Osterville, MA; and is a fellow of ACTEC. In addition, he is co-author of The Individual Tax Base: Cases, Problems, and Policies in Federal Taxation (West Group).
Rebecca A. Iannantuoni, Day Pitney LLP, New Haven • As counsel to her firm, Attorney Iannantuoni represents fiduciaries, advising on all aspects of estate and elder law and planning for people with special needs. She received a B.A. from Manhattanville College with Departmental Honors and a J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Robert C. Lawrence III, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, New York City, NY • As chair of his firm’s Private Client Department, Attorney Lawrence is a leading authority in international and domestic tax, trust, succession, and personal planning matters. He is a past president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL), San Francisco, CA; and is a member of both ACTEC and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, London, UK.
John J. Lombard, Jr., McCarter & English LLP, Philadelphia, PA • As a special counsel to his firm, Attorney Lombard, Jr.’s practice involves sophisticated estate and trust matters and litigation; with concentration in museum and art law. He is vice president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, San Francisco, CA, and is chair of its Art Law Committee. In addition, he is former chair of the ABA’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section; former regent and executive committee member of ACTEC, and former resident of its Foundation.
Kelley Galica Peck, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford • As counsel to her firm, Attorney Galica Peck is also adjunct professor of law at Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA, in its Masters of Law (LLM) program. She is also the author of Revocable Trusts, Line By Line (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2008).
Laura E. Pisarello, Convicer Percy & Green LLP, Glastonbury • As an associate with her firm, Attorney Pisarello deals with tax controversies and also does pro bono work as a Spanish language translator for the University of Connecticut School of Law’s Tax Clinic.
Deborah J. Tedford, Tedford Law Firm PC, Mystic • Attorney Tedford is vice chair of The Federal Tax Institute of New England; a past President of the CBA; a former chair of its Estates & Probate Section; a regent of ACTEC; and vice chair of its Elder Law Committee.
Barbara A. Sloan, McLaughlin & Stern LLP, New York City, NY • As partner in her firm, Attorney Sloan is also an adjunct law professor in New York University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program, teaching estate planning. She is also ACTEC’s Downstate New York chair and former chair of its Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. Attorney Sloan has served as supervisory council member of the ABA’s Real Property and Trust & Estate Section, and is a former chair of the ABA’s Tax Section and Estate & Gift Tax Committee.
Bruce Stone, Goldman Felcoski & Stone PA, Coral Gables, FL • As a shareholder of his firm, Attorney Stone is vice president of ACTEC and a member of its Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami’s School of Law, and a member, advisory committee, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.
Diana S.C. Zeydel, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Miami, FL • As a shareholder of her firm, Attorney Zeydel is a regent of ACTEC and former chair of its Estates and Gift Tax Committee. She frequently lectures on many estate planning topics.