Margaret W. Scott, partner in Alston & Bird’s Wealth Planning Group, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Scott’s practice focuses on estate planning and settlement, trust administration, charitable planning and exempt organizations. In addition to regularly advising individuals, families, institutional and individual trustees on tax issues and estate planning strategies, she also helps clients resolve a broad range of estate and trust disputes.
Scott is active with numerous community and professional organizations. She is a member of the board of directors for the Chastain Park Conservancy as well as the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, an executive committee member of both the Fiduciary Law and Nonprofit Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, among others. She also serves as secretary of The Charles Loridans Foundation and secretary/treasurer of The Vasser Woolley Foundation.
Scott founded Alston & Bird’s Wills Program, a pro bono program that provides wills, estate planning and powers of attorney for Atlanta emergency services personnel and indigent residents. The program also provides annual trainings for volunteer attorneys.
Scott joins several other Alston & Bird Wealth Planning lawyers who have been selected for this prestigious honor, including partners John Sawyer, Benjamin White, Mark Williamson, senior counsel Robert Edge and counsel Marshall Sanders.
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is an honorary professional and educational association of trust and estate professionals. Fellows of the College include trust and estate lawyers and law professors, all of whom have been elected for membership by their peers for having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law.