Lathrop GPM Partner James Lamm Elected to American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Executive Committee


MINNEAPOLIS (March 12, 2024) — Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased to announce that James D. Lamm, a partner in the firm's Minneapolis office, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) as a Member at Large effective March 10, 2024.

Lamm is a third-generation Minnesota estate planning attorney, and his practice focuses on estate planning, tax planning, family business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and charitable giving. He was elected as an ACTEC Fellow in 2009 and has served on ACTEC's Board of Regents since 2021. Lamm's previous roles with ACTEC include Chair of its Technology in the Practice Committee and Chair of its Digital Property Committee, and Co-Chair of its Artificial Intelligence Task Force.

"I've been fortunate enough to be actively involved with ACTEC for 15 years, and it's an honor to join the Executive Committee," Lamm said. "I look forward to collaborating with the staff and leadership team and deepening my contributions to ACTEC's mission to continually improve the practice of trusts and estates law."

Lamm is one of 10 ACTEC Fellows at Lathrop GPM, including Ann Burns (Minneapolis; also former ACTEC President, 2021), Jim Betterman (Kansas City), Peter Brown (Overland Park / Kansas City), Scott Malin (St. Louis), Marya Robben (Minneapolis), Tom Rodriguez (Denver), Matt Shea (Minneapolis), Edward Tully (Minneapolis) and Alison Zinn (Denver).

Established in 1949, ACTEC is a national, nonprofit association of more than 2,400 lawyers and law professors elected by their peers with a strong professional reputation and experience in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. ACTEC aims to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

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.