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Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro accepted into the Southeast Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Shannon A. Laymon-Pecoraro, CELA, and Shareholder at Hook Law Center, P.C., has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Southeast Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

The Southeast Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and state law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field from across the U.S. “It is truly an honor to be accepted into the Institute’s inaugural class,” Pecoraro said. “It’s a unique opportunity to dive deep into complexities of trust and estate law, and I know it will serve my clients at Hook Law Center well.” The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The program begins in September 2021 and concludes in May 2022.

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Laymon-Pecoraro earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with high distinction from Wilmington University in 2007, and then went on to receive her law degree with high distinction from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012. She joined Hook Law Center as an attorney in 2012, and practices in the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, financial planning, guardianships and conservatorships. In 2017 she was named as the firm’s first shareholder, and is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation. Laymon-Pecoraro was named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2017 – 2021, she is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NALEA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA).


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