Freeborn Associate Jessica Coutré Chosen by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Foundation as a Dennis I. Belcher Young Leader

CHICAGO Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica Coutré, an Associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, has been chosen for the prestigious 2020 – 2022 Class of Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 

The two year Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders Program was created to foster scholarship and education in Trust and Estate matters, promote diversity and inclusivity, and encourage the development of potential ACTEC Fellows. 

“We are extremely proud of Jessica, she will be a strong addition to the ACTEC’s Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders program,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “Jessica is a hardworking and strategic up and coming attorney, her acceptance into this competitive program is very well-deserved.”

Jessica Coutré concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration and controversy, and related gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, their families, and their businesses. Jessica advises clients on the structuring and implementation of advanced estate planning strategies, supplemental needs trusts for disabled loved ones, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and charitable planning through the creation of private foundations, public charities, and charitable trusts. She works closely with clients to advise them regarding asset protection planning, business succession planning, and fiduciary income and estate and gift tax issues. Jessica received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she was on the Dean’s Honor List and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Transfer Tax. 

To learn more about the ACTEC Foundation’s Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders Program, read the organization’s press release here