Press Release
April 8, 2021

Holland & Knight’s Joshua Husbands Elected to Leadership Positions in American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Robert Barton Named ACTEC Fellow

LOS ANGELES/PORTLAND, Ore. (April 8, 2021) – Holland & Knight Partner Joshua Husbands has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He will serve an initial three-year term. Mr. Husbands also was appointed Oregon state chair and chair of the Western Region, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. In addition, Partner Robert Barton has been accepted to join ACTEC as a fellow.

Mr. Husbands is a member of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group. He often serves as outside general counsel for private companies and their owners, representing clients in an array of business, tax, business succession and estate planning matters, including business reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Husbands frequently writes and speaks on business, tax, life insurance and asset protection matters concerning businesses and high-net-worth individuals. He resides in the firm's Portland, Oregon, office.

Also a member of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group, Mr. Barton represents individuals, families, charitable institutions, corporate trustees and private professional fiduciaries in litigation involving complex trusts and estates. In addition, he provides guidance on trust and estate administration, conservatorship and guardianship matters, and claims involving elder abuse. He resides in the firm's Los Angeles office.

ACTEC is the professional association of preeminent trust and estate lawyers selected for membership by their peers and based upon their knowledge and experience. Holland & Knight has a dedicated relationship with ACTEC, having among the most Fellows of any law firm in the United States. They include some of the current and past committee chairs and members of the governing body of the College.

As the largest private wealth services practice in the United States, Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group represents high-net-worth individuals, substantial closely held and family businesses, charitable organizations, educational institutions, banks and trust companies. Holland & Knight has been honored as a leading firm for nationwide private wealth law by Chambers High Net Worth guide every year since 2016 and was named USA Private Client Team of the Year for the East Coast in 2020. It also has been recognized as a top-listed firm for trusts and estates, trust and estates litigation, and closely held companies and family business law since 2013 by Best Lawyers in America guides.

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