June 01, 2017

Profiles in Membership

Carol G. Kroch

Carol G. KrochCarol is administrative vice-president and national director of philanthropic planning for Wilmington Trust. She also leads its Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Thought Leadership Team, a team of wealth strategists who focus on trust and estate, financial, philanthropic planning, and planning for business owners.

Carol has been an active member of the RPTE Section for over 25 years. Currently she is co-chair of the Art and Collectibles Committee of the Income and Transfer Tax Group and a member of the Planning Committee and the Special Committee on In-House Counsel. She is a past RPTE Council member and served as the supervisory council member for the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group. Carol was the ABA Advisor to the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and was an ABA Advisor for the Model Entity Transactions Act Drafting Committee. Through RPTE she developed a network of lawyers across the country and works collaboratively on tax policy and education. "RPTE has enhanced my career in ways I could not have imagined when I first became a committee vice-chair."

Carol holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In June 2016 and May 2015, Private Asset Management magazine named Carol one of the 50 most influential women in private wealth.

Carol enjoys international travel, Italian and French cooking, and hiking with her family, most recently in the Lake District of England. On weekends, she can be found at the Philadelphia Orchestra or at a movie theatre enjoying contemporary and classic world films with her movie discussion group, followed by late evenings of fine wines!

Nancy N. Grekin

Nancy N. GrekinNancy is now a solo practitioner in Honolulu, Hawaii. A big-firm veteran, she decided four years ago that she wanted to practice law with a style of her own. She has practiced in every area of commercial real estate, including the representation of purchasers and sellers of real estate and related businesses, condominium, and subdivision development, commercial leasing, representing landlords and tenants, and Section 1031 exchanges. She is the author of Like-Kind Exchanges Under Code Section 1031, published by CCH, and has written and spoken extensively on these areas of the law in which she practices to lawyers, accountants, and realtors. She likes to say that she knows a whole lot about very little.

Nancy began her active RPTE participation when a colleague encouraged her to speak on technology topics at an Annual RPTE Spring Symposium. Soon she became an active committee member and rose to chair the Economics, Technology and Practice Methods Committee and then eventually the Law Practice Management Group. She is now a member of the Publications and the Marketing and Social Media Committees.

Nancy started down the path to becoming a real estate attorney with a technology edge when, as a first-time mother, she determined that with the fax she could practice law and be a mother simultaneously. She taught herself WordPerfect and then moved on to learn more and more applications. She taught herself to program in HotDocs and went on to develop a paperless practice. She has been a presenter for a number of years at the ABA TechShow on topics such as HotDocs, the Paperless Office, and Microsoft Word.

After growing up in California and venturing off to attend the University of Michigan for both undergraduate and law degrees, Nancy loves living in Hawaii where real estate is as interesting as it is limited and unique. The fine weather enables her to exercise. Her practice-law-while-parenting-with-the-use-of-technology plan allowed her to raise and be the proud mother of three successful children. She tries to use her right brain when gourmet cooking and making jewelry.

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