Wyatt is pleased to announce that Turney P. Berry has been elected into the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Hall of Fame. Mr. Berry is one of only five estate planning professionals nationwide to receive this prestigious award in 2015, which is given annually in recognition of lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the practice and profession of estate planning within the professional disciplines of accounting, insurance and financial planning, legal services, trust services and academia.
NAEPC President Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP®, stated “We are honored to elect Turney as a member of the Estate Planning Hall of Fame® Class of 2015. Each member has excelled in not only his own professional discipline, but is also recognized as an elite estate planning professional by other members encompassing all areas of the estate planning community. In addition to their own practice expertise, these honorees share their knowledge with others nationally, through their writings in professional publications and speaking engagements. We are all grateful for the exemplary leadership they have exhibited throughout their careers.”
Franklin Jelsma, Wyatt’s Managing Partner, said “Thank you to the NAEPC for recognizing Turney’s significant contributions to his field. This honor is very well deserved. Turney is one of the premier estate planning lawyers in the nation; he provides truly exceptional advice to those fortunate enough to be his clients.”
NAEPC is a national organization of professional estate planners and affiliated local estate planning councils dedicated to establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards. It awards and administers the Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation, the only multi-disciplinary graduate level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning.
Mr. Berry concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and business planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable giving. He is a Past Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Past President of the ACTEC Foundation, and currently serves as State Chair for Kentucky and member and Vice Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee for the organization. Mr. Berry also serves on several committees for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, as well as the Advisory Board for Trusts & Estates. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, and serves as Vice Chair of Charitable Planning for the American Bar Association’s Taxation and Real Property, and Probate & Trust Law Sections. Mr. Berry is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Trusts & Estates and Litigation – Trusts & Estates for the past 20 years, and was named Best Lawyers® Trusts & Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Louisville for 2014. Mr. Berry earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis, with honors, and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.