Blackburn, Maloney & Schuppert, LLC Announces Addition of New Attorney
The attorneys of Blackburn. Maloney & Schuppert, LLC are pleased to announce that Scott W. Faulkner has joined the firm. Faulkner is a 1996 graduate of Stanford University and a 2001 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. At the University of Alabama, he was a Dean Harrison Scholar and a Hugo Black Scholar and was admitted to the Order of the Coif honorary society.
In 2010 Faulkner received his Master of Laws (in Taxation) from New York University, where he was an editor of the Tax Law Review. In 2013 he received a Masters in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also undertook graduate studies in history at Yale University from 2002-2003. In 2014 he received his certification as a Certified Public Accountant. Faulkner brings additional experience to the firm in several areas, including federal and state taxation, commercial and business transactions, trust and estates, and foundations and non-profit organizations.
Paralegal Honored for 40 Years of Excellence
Blackburn. Maloney & Schuppert, LLC takes pride in celebrating tax paralegal Karen Truitt who has been with the firm for forty years. She is a valuable part of the firm and has provided the firm’s clients with exceptional service over these forty years. Over the years Mrs. Truitt has developed expertise in creating, maintaining, and expanding, as necessary, financial records appropriate for tax reporting and information gathering. Her particular concentration has been the preparation of gift and estate tax returns for the firm’s clients. Mrs. Truitt also serves as President of the Melvin and Virginia Hutson Foundation.
Blackburn, Maloney & Schuppert, LLC Recognized for 60 Years of Commitment to the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Blackburn, Maloney & Schuppert was recently recognized by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce during its 2016 Small Business Luncheon for 60 years of membership and service to the Decatur and Morgan County business community. Since its beginning the firm has recognized the importance of being a part of the business community. Over the past 60 years the firm has been involved in numerous efforts to make Morgan County Alabama a better place to do business and raise a family. Members of the firm have served as members of the Board of Directors, chaired or been part of numerous committees and planning groups, and as Vice-Presidents for the Chamber.
Maloney Selected as Fellow in in America College of Estate & Probate Counsel
The law firm of Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert of Decatur is proud to announce that Gay Blackburn Maloney has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). ACTEC is a professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Individual lawyers meeting the criteria for membership are nominated by Fellows of the College, and are subjected to careful review by both state and national membership selection committees prior to consideration by the regents of the College. Fellows are selected on the basis of experience, professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields though lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.
Maloney Recognized by Morgan County Bar
Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert member attorney Mark Daniel Maloney has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Albert P. Brewer Award for Distinguished Public Service awarded by the Morgan County Bar Association. In presenting the award at the association’s annual meeting, President Carl Cole noted Maloney’s service to Rotary International as a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International, a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, and other positions as well as his service to the local community and his church, Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church. The award is named for Albert P. Brewer, a Morgan County attorney who served as Governor of Alabama in 1968-71 and as Distinguished Professor of Law and Government at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
Schuppert Elected Vice-Chairman & Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr. was elected as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in June 2016. He took office on July 1, 2016, and in September 2016 he was elected as Vice Chairman of the Foundation. As a Trustee, he will help oversee the Foundation which receives and distributes in excess of $300 million per year in support of Rotary International’s humanitarian and educational activities worldwide. Schuppert has previously served as a member of the Rotary International board of directors. He and his wife Lynn, also a member of the firm, are members of the Decatur Rotary Club.
Sasser to Serve as Faculty Member for SmartStart® Business 101
Steve Sasser has been selected to serve as faculty member for fall session of the SMART START® Business 101 class presented by the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center. Sasser will the teach on the selection and legal requirements of a business entity and intellectual property basics for small businesses. Sasser has served as faculty member since the inception of the course in 2013. He is also a founding member, past Chairman of the Board and current Board member of the Center. The Decatur- Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center provides individuals and small businesses with startup help and continued counseling and advice.