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Davis Brown Law Firm Senior Shareholder Margaret Van Houten elected to American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Board of Regents - June 17, 2015

Margaret Van Houten has been elected to the Board of Regents and will also serve as an at-large member of the executive committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).


ACTEC is the leading national trust and estate organization; the College and its members contribute to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching, and bar leadership activities. The organization is composed of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers.


The election is an honor for Margaret as recognition of her dedication to the college and her profession. She will work with ACTEC to further the mission of organization and promote integrity, competence and experience in the profession.


Margaret Van Houten is a leading trust and estate attorney in the state, working with individual clients and business owners on sophisticated wealth transfers to intended beneficiaries with the least amount of tax and administrative expense. She was instrumental in the recent passage of the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act and continues to work on legislation important to her clients. Margaret also maintains leadership roles with the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel.