Maslon is pleased to announce that Michael Sampson, partner in Maslon's Estate Planning Group, has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.
To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no less than 10 years' experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar activities.
Michael's legal practice focuses on high-end estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, and business succession planning. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and has served as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. He is also very active in the Minnesota State Bar Association, currently serving as a member of the Probate and Trust Law Section Council and as a past chair of the Section's Legislation Committee.