National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Estate Planning Hall of Fame®

The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils is proud to recognize the individuals below who have been elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame® and awarded the Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished) designation. The award is given in recognition of distinguished service to the field of estate planning. The honor is awarded on a yearly basis beginning with the Annual Conference in November 2004. 

2016 Recipients

Dave L. Cornfeld
Law Offices of Richard S. Cornfeld
Award received November, 2016
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Jeffrey Schoenblum
Vanderbilt University Law School
Award received November, 2016
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Diana S.C. Zeydel
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Award received November, 2016
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Recipients from Previous Years

Byrle M. Abbin
Wealth and Tax Advisory Services
Award received November, 2004
 
Roy M. Adams
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Award received November, 2006
 
Steve R. Akers
Bessemer Trust
Award received November, 2006
 
Ronald D. Aucutt
McGuireWoods, LLP
Award received November, 2009
 
P. Thomas Austin
Ziegler, Metzger & Miller
Award received November, 2008
 
Guy E. Baker 
BTA Advisory Group
Award received September, 2005
 
Ben G. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin Financial Systems, Inc.
Award received November, 2004
 
Bernard Barnett
Posthumous
Award received November, 2008
 
Dennis I. Belcher
McGuireWoods LLP
Award received November, 2010
 
Frank S. Berall
Copp & Berall, LLP
Award received November, 2013
 
Turney P. Berry
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Award received November, 2015
 
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Award received November, 2015
 
Jonathan G. Blattmachr
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Award received November, 2004
 
Alexander A. Bove, Jr.
Bove & Langa, P.C.
Award received November, 2014
 
Lawrence Brody
Bryan Cave LLP
Award received November, 2004
 
Dennis A. Calfee
University of Florida
Award received November, 2007
 
Regis W. Campfield
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Award received November, 2007
 
Ewing Carruthers, Jr.
Mass Mutual
Award received November, 2010
 
A. James Casner
Posthumous
Award received November, 2009
 
Herbert Chasman
AXA Advisors, LLC
Award received November, 2012
 
Natalie B. Choate
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Award received November, 2004
 
Gail E. Cohen
Fiduciary Trust Company
Award received November, 2013
 
Virginia F. Coleman
Ropes & Gray LLP
Award received November, 2009
 
Thomas F. Commito
Lincoln Financial Distributors
Award received November, 2006
 
Colin "Ben" Coombs
Petra Financial Advisors, Inc.
Award received November, 2012
 
Richard B. Covey
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Award received November, 2006
 
John DeBruyn
DeBruyn Law Offices
Award received November, 2015
 
Arthur J. Dixon
Posthumous
Award received November, 2014
 
Samuel A. Donaldson
Georgia State University College of Law
Award received November, 2011
 
Fred J. Dopheide
Media, Pennsylvania
Award received November, 2008
 
Jeremiah W. Doyle, IV
BYN Mellon Private Wealth Management
Award received November, 2012
 
S. Stacy Eastland
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Award received November, 2004
 
Jo Ann Engelhardt
Bessemer Trust
Award received November, 2008
 
Constance J. Fontaine
The American College
Award received November, 2009
 
Curtis B. Ford
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Award received November, 2011
 
Thomas M. Forrest
U.S. Trust Company of Delaware
Award received September, 2005
 
Charles D. Fox, IV
McGuireWoods LLP
Award received November, 2008
 
Robert P. Gatewood
Posthumous
Award received November, 2008
 
Terri Getman
Insurance
Award received November, 2010
 
Albert E. Gibbons
AEG Financial Services
Award received November, 2013
 
L. Henry Gissel, Jr.
Wilmington Trust Company
Award received November, 2011
 
Donald Ray Haas
Registered Financial Gerontologist
Award received September, 2005
 
Edward C. Halbach, Jr.
University of California Berkeley School of Law
Award received November, 2009
 
Michael W. Halloran
Northwestern Mutual
Award received November, 2015
 
David A. Handler
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Award received November, 2012
 
Carol A. Harrington
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Award received November, 2012
 
Ann W. Hartmann 
Hartmann & Associates
Award received November, 2006
 
Jerome M. Hesch
Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute
Award received November, 2012
 
Christopher R. Hoyt
University of Missouri School of Law
Award received November, 2012
 
Stanley M. Johanson
University of Texas School of Law
Award received November, 2008
 
Jerry A. Kasner
Posthumous
Award received November, 2008
 
Lawrence P. Katzenstein
Thompson Coburn LLP
Award received September, 2005
 
Robert S. Keebler
Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP
Award received November, 2007
 
Sidney Kess
Award received September, 2005
 
Stuart Kessler 
RSM McGladrey
Award received November, 2006
 
Al W. King, III
South Dakota Trust Company, LLC
Award received November, 2009
 
Tim Kochis
Kochis Global
Award received November, 2013
 
Edward F. Koren, Jr.
Holland & Knight
Award received November, 2009
 
Bernard A. Krooks
Littman & Krooks LLP
Award received November, 2014
 
Ted Kurlowicz
The American College
Award received November, 2008
 
Paul S. Lee
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Award received November, 2014
 
Stephan R. Leimberg
Leimberg & Associates
Award received November, 2004
 
Lloyd Leva Plaine
Posthumous
Award received November, 2011
 
Carlyn S. McCaffrey
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Award received November, 2008
 
Clark B. McCleary
McCleary & Associates
Award received November, 2006
 
Miles W. McNally
Posthumous
Award received November, 2011
 
Louis A. Mezzullo
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Award received November, 2012
 
Malcolm A. Moore
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Award received September, 2005
 
Michael D. Mulligan
Lewis Rice LLC
Award received November, 2015
 
Lawton "Mac" Nease, III
Nease, Lagana, Eden & Culley, Inc.
Award received November, 2013
 
Richard W. Nenno
Wilmington Trust Company
Award received November, 2007
 
Duncan E. Osborne
Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, L.L.P.
Award received November, 2013
 
Richard A. Oshins
Oshins & Associates, LLC
Award received November, 2007
 
Steven J. Oshins
Oshins & Associates, LLC
Award received November, 2011
 
Barry C. Picker
Picker & Auerbach
Award received November, 2012
 
John W. Porter
Baker Botts, LLP
Award received November, 2008
 
Susan Porter
US Trust Company of New York
Award received November, 2004
 
John R. Price
University of Washington School of Law
Award received November, 2010
 
Frank L. Rainaldi
The Kugler Company, LLC
Award received November, 2004
 
Charles L. Ratner
Ernst & Young LLP
Award received November, 2007
 
Lester A. Rosen
Posthumous
Award received November, 2009
 
Gideon Rothschild
Moses & Singer LLP
Award received November, 2007
 
Martin J. Satinsky
Smart and Associates, LLP
Award received November, 2006
 
Sanford J. Schlesinger
Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP
Award received November, 2009
 
Pam H. Schneider
Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP
Award received November, 2010
 
Martin M. Shenkman
Martin M. Shenkman, PC
Award received November, 2013
 
Lee J. Slavutin
Stern Slavutin 2, Inc.
Award received November, 2014
 
Edward A. Slott
E. Slott & Company
Award received September, 2005
 
Samuel H. Tannebaum
Posthumous
Award received November, 2012
 
Conrad Teitell
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Award received November, 2006
 
John A. Wallace
Wallace, Morrison & Casteel LLP
Award received November, 2014
 
Richard M. Weber
The Ethical Edge, Inc.
Award received November, 2009
 
E. Randolph Whitelaw
Trust Asset Consultants, LLC
Award received November, 2013
 
James H. Wilson
Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC
Award received November, 2006
 
Howard M. Zaritsky
Consulting Counsel
Award received November, 2007
 
Randy L. Zipse
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Award received November, 2014
 
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