The Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law welcomes our new class of young lawyer fellows. They are Jasleen Kaur Anand of Valley Stream, New York; Suzanne Luna of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Tanya D. Marsh of Indianapolis, Indiana; Rana H. Salti of Chicago, Illinois; and Michael A. Spielman of Cleveland, Ohio. The Section has designed the fellows program to encourage a diverse participation in the Section by providing that at least two of the fellowships will be for minorities. Funds have been allocated by the Section to cover expenses for the fellows to attend meetings of the Section during their fellowships.

Each fellow is assigned a “committee chair”of a RPPT substantive committee who will expose the fellow to opportunities to do substantive committee work, including writing materials for CLE programs and/or to be submitted to Section publications. Each fellow also has a mentor to suggest ways the fellow can maximize opportunities for participation and professional development within the Section and help introduce the fellow to other Section leaders.

Four two-year positions are filled each year. To be considered for selection, a person must have practiced in the probate (including trusts and estates) or real property area for at least one year and be younger than 36 years of age or have been admitted to the bar less than 10 years and have demonstrated leadership at the state or local bar level or in the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

For more information about the fellows program or nominations for next year’s fellows class, please contact Steve Gorin at (314) 552-6151 or, or contact the Section’s marketing and communications manager, Amy Cianci, at (312) 988-5590 or Visit the Section web site at


Section Nominations Committee

Pursuant to Section Bylaw § 6.1(f), following are the names of the Section 2006–07 Nominations Committee and the Section officer and council positions to be elected at the 2007 Section Annual Meeting. Any Section member wishing to suggest a nomination should send it to one of the Nominations Committee members listed below.

Nominations Committee

Chair: Edward F. Koren, Holland & Knight LLP, 100 N. Tampa Street, Suite 4100, Tampa, FL 33602-2644,

Vice-Chair: Kevin L. Shepherd, Venable LLP, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1800, Baltimore, MD 21201,

Members: Dianne S. Coscarelli, Thompson Hine LLP, 3900 Key Ctr., 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114-1221,; Jo Ann Engelhardt, Bessemer Trust Co., 222 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480-4394,; Edward M. Manigault, Jones Day, 1420 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30309-3052,


Positions to be Elected, August 2007

Position Incumbent Eligible for Renomination?


Chair-Elect Kathleen M. Martin No, automatic ascension to Section Chair

PT Vice-Chair Steve R. Akers Eligible to become Chair-Elect

RP Vice-Chair Roger D. Winston Yes

Finance & Corporate Sponsorship Officer Gideon Rothschild Yes

Secretary Tina Hestrom Portuondo Yes

Section Delegate Leopold Z. Sher Yes


Council Members

Real Property

Sidney G. Saltz No

Andrew F. Palmieri Yes

Michael D. Goler No

Barry B. Nekritz Yes


Probate & Trust

David J. Dietrich Yes

Bernard V. Kearse Yes

Linda B. Hirschson No

John W. Porter Yes


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