James C. “Jim” Purnell V, an attorney with White & Allen, PA, has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Southeast Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.
Jim graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He obtained his law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law and received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law. Jim's practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning and administration, corporate law and tax planning.
The Southeast Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field from across the U.S. 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.