Date: January 29, 2009
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Attorney David Gollin Elected to Prestigious National Trust and Estate Organization
Minneapolis, MN January 29, 2009 – – Fredrikson & Byron shareholder David B. Gollin has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), one of the premier legal organizations in the estate planning area. ACTEC is a national professional organization of 2,600 lawyers nationwide who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law.
David Gollin is a member of Fredrikson & Byron’s Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Litigation groups. With over seventeen years of experience of counseling individuals and families on wealth transfer and tax planning matters, his areas of expertise include estate and gift tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. A significant part of David’s practice includes negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. David’s practice also includes advising clients regarding asset protection matters, the formation of ownership entities, charitable planning, and the resolution of estate and gift tax controversies and intra-family disputes. David is a frequent lecturer and author on various trust and estate planning legal issues.
ACTEC’s mission is to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility. Prospective members (Fellows) are nominated by members in their geographic area and are evaluated on the basis of professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates, and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities. Members of the public may obtain the names of ACTEC members in their geographic area on the ACTEC website at www.actec.org.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 240 attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. We’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s primary areas of practice include banking, corporate, employment, energy, renewable energy, franchise, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, securities, and tax. We serve a broad range of clients, including multinational corporations, public companies, privately-held businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and family businesses. Fredrikson & Byron’s attorneys also work with individuals on estate planning, family law, and immigration matters. We are the exclusive Minnesota law firm member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of professional service providers. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com.