RALEIGH, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Elie Foy has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Foy is a board-certified specialist in estate planning and probate law with 15 years of experience. She assists clients in a broad range estate planning matters, including wealth transfer strategies, business succession planning and charitable planning. In addition, she regularly counsels both public charities and private foundations on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.

Foy is a frequent speaker and author on trust and estate topics, and recently completed a term as president of the Wake County Estate Planning Council.

To qualify for as an ACTEC Fellow, a lawyer must have no less than 10 years' experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities.

Established in 1949, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers peer-elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors.