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Gallanis Elected to American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

APRIL 7, 2008—Thomas P. Gallanis, professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The College is an organization of more than 2,500 trust and estate lawyers and law professors elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law.

Gallanis is active in trusts and estates law reform and also specializes in estate and gift taxation, property, elder law, and legal history. He is the co-author of Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts and Future Interests, now in its fourth edition, and the author of numerous law review articles.

He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on consultative groups for the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers and the Restatement (Third) of Trusts. He is assistant executive director of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts within the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and also serves as reporter for a proposed Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

A graduate of Yale University, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cambridge University, Gallanis practiced with the trusts and estates group at Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown LLP) in Chicago.

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