WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC), a multi-disciplinary community of planning professionals, last night held its Annual Gala where more than 500 attendees celebrated a successful year for the organization and honored Melissa Langa of Brookline, principal of the Boston law firm of Bove & Langa, as the 2014 Estate Planner of the Year.
The newly elected officers of the organization were also introduced to the membership, including: Deirdre Prescott as president; Timothy McBride as vice president; Daniel Flanagan as treasurer and Michael Orentlich as secretary. Current President Judith Saxe was acknowledged for her leadership during the past year.
The Estate Planner of the Year award recognized Melissa Langa for her significant contribution to the estate planning profession. In her practice, Melissa Langa, a past president of BEPC, guides individuals, families, businesses, and charitable entities in designing and implementing customized tax-efficient structures to meet their particular estate planning, business, and charitable goals. She is adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law's Graduate Tax Program, where she teaches estate planning. Her full biography is available on the BEPC website.
Gala attendees enjoyed a number of events throughout the evening, including a pre-event networking cocktail reception, the dinner featuring the Estate Planner of the Year Award ceremony, and a dessert reception – all opportunities for attendees to engage with colleagues and to make new connections among the guests.
The evening's activities were underwritten by BEPC's sponsors -- BNY Mellon at the Gold level, Siharum Advisors at the Silver level, and Welch & Forbes LLC at the Bronze level – and by Events Sponsors Atlantic Trust; DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP; and Rothstein & Kass; as well as by Events Supporters Bingham McCutchen LLP; Charles Schwab; Christiana Trust; McLane Law Firm; Mintz Levin; Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.; and Wells Fargo.
The Boston Estate Planning Council provides educational programs and networking opportunities to help its members build and strengthen relationships, learn about ideas and strategies, and share thought leadership.
The Boston Estate Planning Council is one of the oldest and largest interdisciplinary estate planning councils in the country, tracing its roots back to 1930. The Council includes a diverse array of professionals working in the greater Boston area, including attorneys, accountants, bank and trust officers, wealth managers and advisors, financial planners, insurance agents, appraisers, planned giving specialists, and other allied professionals. The members are committed to expanding their estate planning knowledge and expertise, growing professional contacts and relationships, and ultimately enhancing the community by facilitating superior client service. The Boston Estate Planning Council is an active affiliate of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).
More information is available at http://www.bepc.org.
EDITORS' NOTE: Pictures of Melissa Langa receiving the award and other photos from the Gala are available from Peggy Connolly, firstname.lastname@example.org.