Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is proud to announce that Mary O’Reilly, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates practice group, has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). With less than 3,000 Fellows worldwide, Mary joins an elite group of trust and estate attorneys and law professors elected by other Fellows based on outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field. Mary is one of 23 individuals elected to join the 2023 class of Fellows.
Mary joins Meltzer Lippe attorney’s Stephen M. Breitstone, Jeffrey A. Galant, Jerome M. Hesch and Avi Z. Kestenbaum as an ACTEC Fellow.
ACTEC Fellows are recognized as being among the most skilled trust & estate attorneys and law professors in the country, with significant experience in wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates. To be inducted as a Fellow, nominees must have at least ten years of experience in these areas, and be elected by their peers for their outstanding reputations, legal talent and acumen, and substantial contributions in the field.
“It is a tremendous honor to be elected by my peers to ACTEC. I am truly humbled to be a part of this incredible organization,” said Mary O’Reilly.
“Mary’s well deserved election by her peers as an ACTEC Fellow is a testament not only to her estate planning knowledge and prowess but also a recognition of her second to none client relation skills. Mary’s joining Steve, Jeff, Jerry and Avi as ACTEC Fellows speaks volumes as to the Firm’s stature in the Trust and Estates field,” said Managing Partner David Heymann.
“On behalf of ACTEC, we welcome these experienced trust and estate lawyers to the College, and we are looking forward to their contributions.” stated ACTEC President Kurt A. Sommer.
About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.
About Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Mineola, Manhattan and Boca Raton, FL. The firm’s 70-plus attorneys represent businesses and individuals in 14 practices, including Real Estate Law, Business & Real Estate Taxation, Corporate, Labor & Employment, Commercial and Estate Litigation, Trusts & Estates, Construction and Bankruptcy, among others.