Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Scott E. Adams, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been elected to the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a non-profit association of lawyers who have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities.
ACTEC members are nominated by fellows of the College and are elected by the organization’s regents. Members must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience. Part of ACTEC’s mission is to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, as well as procedures and standards of professional responsibility.
Adams joins Bradley Arant Boult Cummings attorneys William L. Hinds, Jr., Robert D. Thorington, John N. Wrinkle and Ralph H. Yeilding as members of ACTEC. In total, 36 of the firm’s attorneys are members of various American colleges in their respective practices.
“Membership as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a great privilege for an attorney and we are proud of Scott for achieving this recognition,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Scott’s knowledge and experience in this area of law, as well as the respect he has earned from his clients and colleagues, make him an outstanding representative.”
A member of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Trusts and Estates and Tax practice groups, Adams focuses his practice on advising clients on estate planning strategies and opportunities, including drafting wills and trusts designed to achieve significant tax savings. He also has significant experience in advising clients with respect to the administration of trusts and estates, and handling trust and estate litigation matters. Adams recently was named to the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession, in the area of Trusts and Estates.
Adams holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.S., summa cum laude, from Florida State University.