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William D. McEachern, JD, LLM

William D. McEachern, JD, LLM PhotoWilliam D. McEachern, JD, LLM
ExpertiseFederal gift and estate taxes, trusts and estates; Board Certified (FL) Probate Law
Current OrganizationShutts & Bowen LLP
Type of OrganizationLaw firm
Major ProductLegal services
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeJ.D., Fordham University, New York, 1977; LL.M., New York University, 1981
BornJanuary 3, 1950, New York, New York
Honors & AwardsListed, Who's Who Worldwide, 1992-93, Platinum Edition; Who's Who, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003; Distinguished Senior Member of the Fordham Moot Court Board in 1977; Florida Bar Journal First Place Section Column Award, 1983; Florida Bar and Florida Bankers Association Award of Distinction, 1985; Florida Bar Meritorious Public Service Award, 1995; American Cancer Volunteer Award, 1998; Gold Medalist, Community Leader, Palm Beach School District, 2003
Published WorksAuthor of "Florida Probate" and "Florida Keystone", Bisel Co.; Author of "Estate Planning in Florida", Lawyers Cooperative
AffiliationsAmerican Bar Assoc.; New York Bar Assoc.; Florida Bar Assoc.; Palm Beach County Bar Assoc.
Hobbies & SportsAvid Civil War buff, astronomy, stamp and coin collecting
Career AccomplishmentsDrafted the American Bar Association model forms for the Qualified Domestic Trust; testified before the Internal Revenue Service regarding the proposed Regulations concerning the Qualified Domestic Trust; served as President of the Foundation for the Center for Family Services; President of the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County, FL; Chair of Middle School of Arts Foundation, Inc.; Chairman of the Liaison with Corporate Fiduciaries Committee of the Florida Bar; Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association drafting for the Marital Deduction; Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee regarding legislation for the Marital Deduction
Work HistoryChemical Bank, New York, Trust Administrator, 1972-74; United Americas Bank, New York, Vice President & Trust Officer, Head of Trust Dept., 1977-79; Bankers Trust Co., New York, Trust Officer, 1979-80; Gunster, Yoakley, Criser & Stewart, 1981-87; Finley, Kumble, Wagner, et al, 1987-88; Quarles & Brady, 1988-96; Holland & Knight LLP, 1996-98; Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, 1998-2001; Shutts & Bowen LLP, 2001 to present
ChildrenElizabeth, 18; James, 14; Mary, 13
SpouseKathleen B. Muller
MarriedApril 16, 1978
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