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Smith Moore Leatherwood's Tod Hyche Named ACTEC Fellow

October 29, 2009

Greenville attorney elected for contributions to field of trusts and estates law

GREENVILLE, SC — Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Tod Hyche has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Hyche is one of only 31 attorneys in South Carolina named as a Fellow.

ACTEC is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Members are also selected on the basis of professional reputation and having made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities.

Hyche is a certified specialist in estate planning and probate law by the South Carolina Supreme Court, a member of the Tax Law Section Council of the South Carolina Bar Association, and past president of the Greenville Estate Planning Council. The third member of the Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Greenville office to be elected as an ACTEC member, joining Bill Dennis and David Quattlebaum, Hyche's practice involves the areas of wealth transfer planning, trusts and estates, tax, and business transactions.

Hyche's work in trusts and estates, tax, estate planning and probate law has earned him listings in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America and in Law & Politics ranking of South Carolina Super Lawyers. He holds an undergraduate degree from Furman University, a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23

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