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Quarles & Brady Attorneys Graduate from Florida Fellows Institute

NAPLES, Fla. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady, LLP announced that Alicia L. Taylor, an attorney in the firm's Naples office, and Nicholas D. Gaffney, an attorney in the firm’s Tampa office, have graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

The Florida Fellows Institute was created by Florida ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by experts in each field from across the United States. The institute includes three, two-day sessions for lawyers who were nominated by a Florida ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process.

ACTEC is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.

Taylor joined Quarles & Brady in 2012 and is an Associate in the firm’s Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation Practice Group. She practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax planning. Taylor received both her Master’s degree in Taxation and Law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida.

Gaffney joined Quarles & Brady in 2014. He also is an Associate in the Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation Practice Group, practicing in the areas of estate planning and both administration and tax planning for estates and trusts. Gaffney earned his J.D. degree and LL.M in Taxation from the University of Florida and earned his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.