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Boston Estate Planning Council to Honor Melissa Langa at May 22 Annual Gala

April 28, 2014

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC), a multi-disciplinary community of over 800 estate and wealth planning professionals, has selected Melissa Langa of Brookline, principal of the Boston law firm of Bove & Langa, as its 2014 Estate Planner of the Year. This award recognizes her significant contributions to the estate planning profession, and it is the highest honor that BEPC can bestow upon a member of the estate planning community.

Ms. Langa will be honored at the association's Annual Gala, which will take place on May 22 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The event will be hosted by Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy Award-winning local broadcaster. Both BEPC members and non-members may register to attend. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are available.

In her practice, Melissa Langa, a past president of BEPC, guides individuals, families, businesses, and charitable entities in designing and implementing customized tax-efficient structures to meet their particular estate planning, business, and charitable goals. She is adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law's Graduate Tax Program, where she teaches estate planning. Prior to Bove & Langa, her legal experience included advocating for civil rights on behalf of the United States in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court -- specifically protecting the employment rights of minorities, women, the disabled, and the aged.

Her civic activities have included leading a women's rights political action committee, spearheading the funding and building of a new elementary school playground, and serving as a Town Meeting Member in Brookline. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and she has been recognized by her peers as a top practitioner both nationally and locally. Her full biography is available on the BEPC website.

Gala attendees will enjoy a number of events throughout the evening, including a pre-event networking cocktail reception, the dinner featuring the Estate Planner of the Year Award ceremony, and a dessert reception all are opportunities to engage with colleagues and to make new connections among the guests.

The evening's activities are underwritten by BEPC's generous Premium sponsors -- BNY Mellon at the Gold level, Siharum Advisors at the Silver level, and Welch & Forbes LLC at the Bronze level and by Events Sponsors Atlantic Trust; DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP; and Rothstein & Kass; as well as by Events Supporters Bingham McCutchen LLP; Charles Schwab; Christiana Trust; McLane Law Firm; Mintz Levin; Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.; and Wells Fargo.

About BEPC

The Boston Estate Planning Council provides educational programs and networking opportunities to help its members build and strengthen relationships, learn about ideas and strategies, and share thought leadership.

The Boston Estate Planning Council is one of the oldest and largest interdisciplinary estate planning councils in the country, tracing its roots back to 1930. The Council includes a diverse array of professionals working in the greater Boston area, including attorneys, accountants, bank and trust officers, wealth managers and advisors, financial planners, insurance agents, appraisers, planned giving specialists, and other allied professionals. The members are committed to expanding their estate planning knowledge and expertise, growing professional contacts and relationships, and ultimately enhancing the community by facilitating superior client service. The Boston Estate Planning Council is an active affiliate of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).

More information is available at

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Source: Boston Estate Planning Council

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