Partner Jennifer L.J. Koenig honored as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Schell Bray is pleased to announce that Jennifer L.J. Koenig, a partner in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, was recently elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Ms. Koenig’s practice focuses on issues ranging from simple wills and powers of attorney to very complex estate planning and wealth preservation techniques, including GRATs (grantor retained annuity trusts), limited liability companies (LLCs), complex charitable planning, and succession planning for family-owned businesses.
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest levels of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Membership in ACTEC is reserved to attorneys who have practiced for a minimum of ten years and have made significant contributions to the profession through speaking, writing, and leadership.
Schell Bray PLLC has received a Tier 1 ranking in seven practice areas in the Greensboro metropolitan market by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in its 2014 rankings of "Best Law Firms," the fourth edition of this national survey.
Schell Bray practice areas ranked as "Tier One" in the Greensboro market include:
- Corporate Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities / Capital Markets Law
- Securities Regulation
- Tax Law
- Trusts & Estates Law
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Wiggen is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in the subject of Elder Law. Ms. Wiggen serves on the council for the Elder and Special Needs Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and as an officer with the board of the NC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Appalachian State University and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Jennifer Koenig, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke on September 27, 2013 at the NC Bar Association’s 2013 Estate Planning & Probate Law Survey Course, which was presented live and via webcast. Ms. Koenig’s topic was “Gift Tax”.
Jennifer Koenig regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of estate planning, estate administration, and charitable giving issues. Ms. Koenig is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She received her A.B. degree with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1997.
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