Gravel & Shea is proud to congratulate Shareholder Jeanne Blackmore on her election to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a non-profit association of lawyers and law professors focused on improving and reforming probate, trust, and estate laws and procedures. They are also committed to high levels of professional responsibility.
ACTEC has only 2500 fellows throughout the world. To become a fellow, a lawyer must be nominated and must have practiced probate and trust law or estate planning law for at least 10 years. When reviewing nominations, the ACTEC membership selection committee requires an outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar activities.
Jeanne was nominated for membership by colleague Willemien Dingemans Miller of Downs Rachlin Martin. “I have worked with Jeanne for years and was pleased to nominate her as an ACTEC Fellow,” says Willemien. “The College’s requirements are rigorous, and I was confident Jeanne would meet them. She’s a great addition to the College.”
Jeanne came to Gravel & Shea in 2009 after spending more than a decade in Ernst & Young’s National Office Tax Practice. Since joining the firm, Jeanne has given numerous presentations on best practices in trust and estate law and authored a chapter on fundamental estate planning in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Vermont while providing exceptional service to her clients.
“It’s such an honor to be invited to join ACTEC,” says Jeanne. “I really look forward to the educational and professional growth opportunities ACTEC membership affords. I’m also grateful for, and flattered by, the support of local ACTEC members such as Willemien.”
Jeanne is listed in New England Super Lawyers and Chambers High Net Worth Guide and has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.