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.
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
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 http://www.bepc.org.
Virtual, Inc. for Boston Estate Planning Council
Source: Boston Estate Planning Council