Press Release

Burns & Levinson Partner Brian Bixby Named Co-Chair of ACTEC Will/Trust Contest Subcommittee

March 13, 2023


Boston, MA, March 13, 2023 – Burns & Levinson announced today that partner Brian Bixby has been named Co-Chair of the Will/Trust Contest Subcommittee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Bixby has been an ACTEC Fellow for many years and also serves as a member of the organization’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee.

Throughout his career, Bixby has earned the reputation as the go-to lawyer for some of the most challenging probate and trust cases. His practice is focused on all aspects of estate planning, fiduciary administration, probate court litigation, and family law, and he often serves as an expert witness at trials. He chaired Burns & Levinson’s Private Client Group for 25 years and served for many years as head of the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Department.

Bixby serves as a Board Member for the Family Firm Institute, New England Chapter. He was a past President of the American Inns of Probate and Family Court. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and his A.B. from Brown University.

About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): 

Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected since professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards.

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