Nutter Partner William Kirchick Elected President of the National Association of Estate Planners & CouncilsPrint PDF
William D. Kirchick, a partner in Nutter’s Private Client Department, was elected President of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). NAEPC is a national organization of professional estate planners and 275 affiliated local estate planning councils dedicated to excellence in estate planning by serving estate planning councils and their 29,000 credentialed members, delivering exceptional resources and unsurpassed education, and recognizing those members within who hold the Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation and Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) certification.
Kirchick was elected at NAEPC’s virtual annual meeting on November 10, 2020. He will assume this role on January 1, 2021. Kirchick is currently serving as president-elect of NAEPC. A dedicated member of the organization, he has served on the board since 2010 and has also held the roles of treasurer and secretary. Additionally, Kirchick has co-chaired the Accredited Estate Planner® Designation Committee.
“It is with a great deal of excitement that I turn the presidency over to Bill Kirchick on January 1,” said current NAEPC President Jack Garniewski. “Having served alongside him for many years and witnessing his dedication to NAEPC and its members and mission each day, I am confident he will continue to lead NAEPC into a new era of member service and enthusiastically support Bill as president.”
Kirchick advises owners of closely held businesses, corporate executives, self-employed professionals, and families with inherited wealth in all aspects of estates, trusts, and business succession planning. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning and taxation, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax-planning, as well as probate and trust administration. A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Kirchick is a past President of the Boston Estate Planning Council and the 2004 recipient of its Estate Planner of the Year Award. A sought-after speaker, he lectures on a wide variety of estate and business planning topics for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc., the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Federal Tax Institute of New England Inc., and numerous other local estate planning councils in Massachusetts.
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