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The President's Blog

As Fellows of the Academy, we are all constantly striving for ways to increase our professional knowledge in order to better serve clients in our daily practices.  As a result, I strongly encourage you to look into attending the upcoming AICPA/AAML National Conference.  It will be taking place at the Sheraton New Orleans next month from Thursday, May 19th to Friday, May 20th. I have had... Read more

It was really special seeing so many of you at the Mid-Year Meeting.  Hopefully, the experiences you shared with your family members more than lived up to the popular slogan, “It’s Better in the Bahamas!”  In addition to the wonderful weather and picturesque tropical setting provided by the Atlantis Resort, I am very pleased to report that a number of important Academy... Read more

I am pleased to report that the Executive Committee had a very productive gathering during the weekend of January 22nd in fabulous Memphis, Tennessee. The details of our Saturday morning meeting during this session will be shared in the approved minutes, soon to be posted on the AAML website. Our hosts for this stay in “The Volunteer State” were Fellow Amy Amundsen and her spouse, Judge Robert... Read more

We are pleased to welcome our wonderful sponsors for our March Midyear Meeting at the spectacular Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.  BNY Mellon is sponsoring the President’s Reception as the Gold Sponsor. The North Carolina State AAML Chapter is sponsoring our Welcome Reception as the Silver Sponsor and AAML Fellow David Hofstein’s firm, Hofstein Weiner &... Read more

I hope that you and your family had a most wonderful New Year. In keeping with this celebratory spirit, I would like to share additional details about the Academy’s upcoming 2016 Mid-Year Meeting, which will be held in warm, beautiful Nassau, Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort from March 14th – March 18th. Please click on the following link to view this special message: click here.   Read more

I would like to wish you and your families a most joyous holiday season. As we gather with loved ones to exchange gifts and reminisce, we also look forward with great anticipation to another New Year.  While the AAML has achieved an impressive range of benchmarks and milestones in the past, the future holds limitless potential for all of us to help further strengthen and contribute to the... Read more

The United States Supreme Court issued a stay yesterday, blocking an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that refused to recognize a lesbian mother’s Georgia adoption of her three non-biological children that she had with her ex-partner. Known on court documents by the initials “V.L.”, the mother’s lawyers have stated that Alabama violated the “full faith and credit clause” of the Constitution in... Read more

Following is a guest blog written by the AAML Sales Committee. Dear Fellows of the Academy: It is that time of year for gift giving and year end planning. What better way to do both than purchasing merchandise available through the Academy. Your clients will benefit from several of our publications such as Step Away From Anger, What to Tell the Children, Navigating the Divorce Process When... Read more

While my previous blog focused on the qualities of value, service, and reward - this week’s holiday offers all of us an opportunity to express gratitude for the people in our lives who have and continue to make a difference. All too often, we become set in our daily routines and overlook chances to recognize the positive impact that family, friends, and co-workers consistently provide. I... Read more

It was a real pleasure to see so many of you at our annual meeting in Chicago this past week.  As we prepare for a new year together, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some thoughts on what I believe the Academy represents and some traits that I will aspire to uphold and highlight during my tenure as president. Overall, there are three powerful words that always resonate with me... Read more

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