Bradley Partner Elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley Arant is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Bradley W. Lard has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Fellows are selected based on their experience, professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates, and also based on their contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.

“It is an honor and privilege to be selected by my colleagues as a Fellow of this esteemed organization,” Mr. Lard said. “I strive to uphold the highest ethical and integral values, and look forward to expanding upon my perspective and abilities among such dedicated peers.”

ACTEC, established in 1949, is comprised of lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Individual lawyers meeting criteria for membership are nominated by Fellows of the College, and are subjected to careful review by both state and national membership selection committees prior to consideration by the regents of the College.

Mr. Lard is a member of Bradley Arant’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. His practice involves estate and trust planning and administration, with an emphasis on related income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. In addition, Mr. Lard represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in administering and litigating estate and trust matters. He has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in an array of estate and tax planning matters, including working with numerous closely-held business owners in the disposition of ownership interests to family members, particularly through lifetime gifting.

Mr. Lard earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama and his B.S. (cum laude) from the University of North Alabama. He serves as a member of the Birmingham Estate Planning Council, , and on a steering committee of the Alabama and Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also served as a member of the Alabama Law Institute drafting committee for the Alabama Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities and the Alabama Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act.

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