MIAMI (March 17, 2014) - Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Kevin Packman, a partner in the firm's Miami office, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Holland & Knight has more Fellows in ACTEC than any other law firm in the United States. The firm has 21 Fellows nationally, including past president Bruce Ross and past regents, Christine Albright and Edward Koren.
ACTEC is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. One of the organization's central purposes is to study and improve trust, estate and tax laws, procedures and professional responsibility.
Mr. Packman is a member of Holland & Knight's International Estate Planning Group and chairs the firm's Offshore Compliance Team. His practice includes tax controversies, estate planning (domestic and international) and creditor protection planning. He is also recognized as a national leader in the area of foreign bank and financial accounts reporting.
Mr. Packman has lectured for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Bar Association (ABA), New York University, University of Miami, The Florida Bar and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a prolific writer with articles appearing in a number of publications, including The Florida Bar Journal, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Taxation, Estate Planning, Practical Tax Strategies, The Jerusalem Post and his Tax Compliance blog. He is frequently quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Accounting Today.
Mr. Packman is recognized as a leading estate planning and tax lawyer by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is also currently a member of AICPA's International Tax Technical Resource Panel's Foreign Trust (Form 3520) Task Force and its Financial Accounts Reporting (FBAR) Task Force.
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