J. Allison Archbold, a shareholder in the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has been accepted into Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.
The Florida Fellows Institute was created by Florida ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trusts and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field from across the U.S. The institute includes three two-day sessions for lawyers who were nominated by a Florida ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The program begins in November 2016 and concludes in May 2017.
Archbold is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in wills, trusts, and estates, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from the attorney rating site Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available for an attorney’s legal ability and professional ethics. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate from 1998 to 2006.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota County Bar Association, where she is also a member and former Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section’s Steering Committee. She serves on numerous committees of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, including the Executive Council; and she is a member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
About Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. – Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has provided legal support to clients for 40 years. Founded in 1976, it is a full service law firm concentrating in the areas of federal taxation, wills, trusts and estates, guardianships, civil, trial, business, and real estate law. All ten shareholders at the firm are certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in their areas of expertise. The Florida Bar’s certification process is rigorous, requiring years of legal experience, extensive peer review, and passage of a comprehensive written examination. The firm is located at 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida; telephone 941-957-1900. For information, visit www.fergesonskipper.com.