Attorney Robert Hodges Elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

BrownWinick is proud to congratulate attorney Robert Hodges for his recent election into the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The ACTEC recently welcomed 35 new Active Fellows to membership in the College this year.    

ACTEC President Kurt A. Sommer stated, “On behalf of ACTEC, I welcome this group of accomplished trust and estate professionals as they join the College. We anticipate and appreciate the valuable contributions they will bring to ACTEC.”   

To qualify for an ACTEC membership, a lawyer must have at least ten years of experience in the active practice of trust and estate law, as fiduciary counsel with a fiduciary services company, or a combination thereof, or be a full-time teacher of law at a duly accredited law school, specialize in teaching trust and estate law, and have at least ten years cumulative experience as a lawyer in active private trust and estate practice or as a teacher of trust and estate law, or a combination thereof. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities. It is their aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility. 

About Robert Hodges: 

Robert is a member of BrownWinick and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. Robert was raised in small-town Iowa and is proud to call Iowa home. His education, training, and experiences, however, have taken him all over the United States and the world. Some of the experiences that influence the way he sees the world and practice law include being involved in a (non-legal) family business since childhood; owning cattle that grazed on my grandparents' farm through law school; and deploying overseas multiple times as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army. Robert’s unique and varied background allows him to attack legal problems from a distinct, sophisticated and yet practical perspective.   

Learn more about Bob here.  

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.