Melissa Osorio Dibble Elected Fellow to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Archer is pleased to announce that Melissa Osorio Dibble has been elected by the Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) as a Fellow. The honor of becoming a Fellow is one that is earned. 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. It is their aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility. A partner in the firm’s Estate & Trust Litigation Group, Melissa’s character and experience in the field speaks to her passion for helping others, through serving clients and sharing valuable thought leadership. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group, her clients, and her profession.

Melissa handles all varieties of probate, general equity, and Orphans’ Court matters, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty actions, trust modifications, and matters involving the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and the Slayer Statute. She has represented a variety of institutions and individuals, including banks, universities, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, and intestate heirs. Melissa regularly speaks on recent developments in estate and trust litigation and has published articles on the doctrine of writings intended as wills and the Uniform Trust Code.

Melissa is the immediate past president of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey, as well as the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. She is a graduate of the Inaugural Class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.