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Canadians added to American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 5:35 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Two Canadian lawyers have been elected as fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Only lawyers with 10 years’ experience in the active practice of trust and estate law can qualify to join the the U.S.-based peer-elected organization. Fellows are elected based on their “outstanding reputation, exceptional skill and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities.”

This year, the new Canadians to join the ranks are Timothy Matthews and Greg P. Shannon.

Matthews is a partner with Stewart McKelvey in Halifax, where he advises individuals, executors, trustees, beneficiaries, foundations and charities about issues including estate and trust litigation, tax and estate planning and probate procedures.

Shannon is based in Calgary and is a partner in Gowling WLG’s capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity groups, as well as the tax and private client services groups. He specializes in assisting clients with cross-border transactions and the taxation of U.S. citizens residing in Canada or Canadian residents who own U.S. situs real property or are engaging in cross-border limited partnership and/or corporate M&A transactions.