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Blank Rome’s Sean R. Weissbart Named Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Blank Rome LLP Partner Sean R. Weissbart has been named a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), a nonprofit organization of the leading trust and estate attorneys and law professors throughout the United States, Canada, and other foreign countries.

Fellows must have no less than 10 years of experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning, and are elected by their peers based on their “outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field” by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar activities, with the goal of improving and reforming probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

“I am honored to be elected as a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel,” said Sean. “To join such an impressive group of attorneys and professors who are dedicated to trust law and estate planning is a privilege, and I look forward to collaborating with other fellows on advancing education and laws in the field.”

Established in Los Angeles in 1949, ACTEC brings together top attorneys in the profession to maintain a high quality of trust and estate legal services through mutual education, to create and foster networking among those attorneys based on the highest order of trust and confidence, and to contribute to the improvement of the areas of law in which trust and estate lawyers practice. To learn more, visit

Sean is based in Blank Rome’s New York office and focuses his trusts and estates practice on domestic and international estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, and the representation of beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters in Surrogate’s Court. He also counsels tax-exempt organizations on matters ranging from formation and obtaining of tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service to complying with state and federal tax-exemption laws and the avoidance of excise taxes and the unrelated business income tax.

In addition to his legal practice, Sean serves as an adjunct professor of law at both New York University School of Law, where he teaches Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates and International Estate Planning, and Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches Trusts and Estates Drafting. He is a co-author of the law school textbook, The Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, and routinely publishes scholarly and practice-driven articles in leading journals. Sean also is a regular faculty member of leading trusts and estates conferences throughout the country.