Steve Brand Named Life Fellow of the American Bar Association

March 20, 2002

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 2002) -- The American Bar Foundation has named Twin Cities attorney, Steve A. Brand, a Life Fellow. Brand is a partner with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration.

The American Bar Foundation is the preeminent research center for the empirical study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes in society. The Fellows is an honorary organization of practicing attorneys, judges and law teachers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Only the top one-third of one percent in the legal profession is eligible for nomination as a Fellow.

Brand has been a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education programs on probate, estate planning and fiduciary income taxation in Minnesota and for estate planning programs for the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where he has served on the organization's Board of Regents, as Minnesota State Chair and as the editor of the ACTEC Journal. Brand is the treasurer of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and reporter for the Advisory Committee on Probate Rules at the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was also the president of the Ramsey County Bar Foundation.

Brand received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he also served on the Board of the University of Chicago Law Review. He serves on the Board of Overseers for Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and was the president of the Sholom Foundation.

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