Lathrop GPM Partner Alison Zinn Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel


DENVER -- Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased to announce that Alison Zinn, a partner in the firm’s Denver office, has been accepted to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) as a Fellow, effective November 7, 2022.

ACTEC, established in 1949, is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,500 lawyers and law professors elected by their peers on the basis of professional reputation and experience in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The association aims to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

To qualify as a Fellow with ACTEC, a lawyer must be nominated by an attorney, not in their own firm, and pass through a careful review by both state and national membership selection committees. Additionally, at least 10 years of experience in trust and estate law is required, demonstrating an overall high-level of performance in the profession, as well as a proven track record of giving back to the community by teaching, speaking, and writing.

“I’m honored to join ACTEC as a Fellow, and I’m excited to start engaging in the important work that the College does at a state and national level,” said Zinn. “I’m also looking forward to the relationships I’ll build at ACTEC in the years to come, in addition to working with my colleagues at Lathrop GPM who have helped prepare me for this new chapter.”

Zinn, who has practiced in the areas of trust and estate litigation and elder law since 2010, handles disputes concerning wills, trusts, probate fiduciaries, beneficiaries, guardianships, and conservatorships. She joins 9 other attorneys from Lathrop GPM who have previously received the distinguished recognition of being named an ACTEC Fellow, including partner Ann Burns, who served as President of ACTEC last year.

In addition to Zinn, Lathrop GPM is proud to have 10 total ACTEC Fellows at the firm. Zinn is the second in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office. The full list of Fellows includes: Ann Burns (Minneapolis), Jim Betterman (Overland Park / Kansas City), Peter Brown (Overland Park / Kansas City), Scott Malin (St. Louis), Jim Lamm (Minneapolis), Marya Robben (Minneapolis), Tom Rodriguez (Denver), Nancy Roush (Kansas City), Matt Shea (Minneapolis), Alison Zinn (Denver).


About Lathrop GPM’s Trusts, Estates & Legacy Planning Team

Chambers High Net Worth-ranked in three states, with one of the largest and most established Trusts, Estates & Legacy Planning groups west of the Mississippi River, Lathrop GPM offers comprehensive estate and wealth planning strategies for individuals and multigenerational families with significant wealth (and the advisors who support them), nonprofit foundations and family offices.  In addition, the Trusts, Estates & Legacy Planning group offers litigation expertise should disputes in this area arise.