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About The Founder

As the husband of a trust beneficiary for over thirty-five years, Standish Smith has had first hand experience with bank administration of personal trusts. In 1991, he co-founded the Heirs® organization which today serves as a resource to both benefactors and beneficiaries searching for better trust/estate administration. He is the author of Onshore vs. Offshore; Where Should My Personal Trust Be Located, which appeared in Private Wealth (Institutional Investor, Inc., 1999). Excerpts from The Heirs Personal Trust Handbook have been reprinted in Managing Family Trusts, (John Wiley & Sons, 1999). A monograph entitled Reforming the Corporate Administration of Personal Trusts - The Problem and A Plan was published in the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. In 1998, he was named an Observer to the Drafting Committee for the Revised Uniform Trust Code at the behest of the Uniform State Commissioners. Mr. Smith has addressed the Fiduciary Examiners (auspices of the Comptroller of the Currency), the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia, the Resourceful Women organization (San Francisco, CA), the New Jersey Bankers Association (Princeton, NJ), and the Retirement Industry Trust Association (Chicago, IL). He has lectured on behalf of the ‘Learning in Retirement’ program sponsored by Widener University. Most recently he addressed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Mr. Smith has also appeared on national/local television and radio. The activities of Heirs® have been mentioned in over 150 newspaper/magazine articles to date. He holds a BA degree from Kenyon College and has pursued graduate studies in mathematics, statistics, and psychology.

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