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Balch and Bingham is honored to announce the election of Amy Davis Adams, partner in the Birmingham office, as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the highest professional honor for an estate planning attorney. Adams is the first Balch attorney to be selected for this prestigious College.

ACTEC is a nonprofit association established in 1949 and comprised of 2,600 leading trust and estate attorneys in the United States. Members of the College demonstrate the highest level of integrity, a thorough commitment to the profession, outstanding competence and extensive experience as trust and estate counselors. Nominated fellows must meet a rigorous set of criteria that includes, but is not limited to, demonstration of skill and significant contributions to the field of trust and estate law, and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the active private practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. This select group of attorneys is nominated for membership by fellow peers and carefully reviewed by both state and national membership selection committees prior to final consideration by the regents of ACTEC.

“We congratulate Amy on her induction and her significant accomplishments that have earned her such a prestigious recognition,” said Alan T. Rogers, managing partner of Balch. “This is a well-deserved honor for Amy, as well as a tremendous honor for the Balch team.

Adams’ practice is concentrated on estate planning, specifically on young entrepreneurs, professionals and high net-worth individuals. Her experience includes drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents; sophisticated estate and gift tax planning; charitable planning; family business and succession planning; family limited liability companies; estate administration and post death tax planning and guardianship and conservatorship matters. Adams represents corporate trustees and individuals in various litigation matters including breach of fiduciary liability claims and will contests. In addition, she was rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.