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We are pleased to announce that Shyla Buckner of Sprouse Shrader Smith has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust Estate Council (ACTEC).

ACTEC is an organization of more than 2,600 trust and estate lawyers and law professors who have been elected by their peers in recognition of having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law. The College brings together top lawyers in the profession to maintain a high quality of trust and estate legal services through mutual education, to create and foster networking among those lawyers based on the highest order of trust and confidence, and to contribute to the improvement of the areas of law in which trust and estate lawyers practice.

The substantive area of expertise and experience represented in the College include estate planning, probate and estate and trust administration, protective intervention and guardianship administration, transfer tax laws, income tax laws that affect individuals and trusts, elder law, charitable planning, employee benefit planning and fiduciary litigation.

With her recent appointment to the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Council for the Texas State Bar along with her ACTEC Fellowship, Ms. Buckner has gained both state and national recognition for her expertise and reputation. Ms. Buckner is Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Her hard work over the past several has justly brought her recognition among trust and estate practitioners locally and nationally.

You can find more information on the ACTEC at: www.actec.org and REPTL at: http://www.reptl.org/