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Bleyer and Lane Accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute of ACTEC

Andrew Bleyer and Lana Lane, associates in the Private Client Group, St. Louis, Missouri, have been accepted into the inaugural class of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  The Heart of America Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each filed from across the U.S.  The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process.  The program begins in November 2018 and concludes in May 2019.

Aretha Franklin: The Future of Another Musical Icon’s Estate Left Uncertain

Please enjoy our first cross-Atlantic blog post since the merger of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner.  Caroline Ferrigan is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s London office.  Stephanie Moll is a Private Client Partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Denver and St Louis offices.

 

The music world was left mourning the death of another legend recently with the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  A woman with a voice full of power and emotion, her death leaves a musical landscape with few (if any) who can emulate someone rated by Rolling Stone as the greatest singer of all time.  However, as well as leaving a gaping hole in the music industry, Aretha Franklin’s death may also leave an estate administration headache, as

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