Wilmington, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood is proud to announce that Jill L. Peters has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Peters is one of only 59 Fellows in North Carolina, of which only 14 are women.
ACTEC is a professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Individual lawyers meeting the 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. Fellows are selected on the basis of experience, 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.
"I am honored to be selected as a Fellow by the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and look forward to the opportunity to serve the organization," said Peters.
Peters joins three other Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys as a Fellow of ACTEC, G.P. Diminich, Tod Hyche and Bill Dennis.
Peters is a member of the Trusts and Estates Team in the firm's Wilmington office. She assists clients in drafting and executing comprehensive estate plans, with specific emphasis on estate tax, gift tax and charitable gift planning. She also assists fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, on matters involving estate and trust administration.
Peters received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University and earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
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