The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) recently named Husch Blackwell’s Kenneth W. Kingma a Fellow. Kingma received the honor during ACTEC’s 2012 Annual Meeting in early March.
A Partner in the firm’s St. Louis, Mo., office, Kingma has more than 25 years of experience working on sophisticated estate and business planning for high net worth clients, business and charitable entities, as well as on estate and trust administration and related litigation. He also handles complex domestic and international tax and transactional matters. Kingma has published numerous articles and speaks frequently on trusts and estates and tax matters. In addition to his induction into ACTEC, Kingma has been consistently named a Best Lawyer in America in the area of Trusts & Estates and a Top Lawyer in St. Louis in St. Louis Magazine.
Membership in the ACTEC is by invitation only. The elite national nonprofit association is composed of approximately 2,600 attorneys who demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. ACTEC members teach aspiring trusts and estates attorneys and work to improve and reform laws, procedures and standards affecting trusts and estates matters. Other Husch Blackwell ACTEC members include Alan Cates, Dave Cornfeld, Matt Perlow, Gary Powell and Mike Thiessen.
Husch Blackwell's Trusts & Estates group accomplishes clients' estate planning and business succession planning goals using the most effective and tax-advantaged planning methods. The firm's Trusts & Estates attorneys assist clients nationwide, with accounts ranging from moderate sized estates to high net worth families, as well as Fortune 500 companies, entertainers and sports figures. Husch Blackwell's team provides vital and effective estate planning, business planning, tax advice, trust and estate administration and charitable planning.