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Susan Talley Elected Secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

New Orleans, August 12, 2008 - Susan Talley has been elected secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Talley is a member of Stone Pigman and concentrates her practice in commercial real estate law. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the Tulane University School of Law.

Among her activities at the ABA, Talley serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Publications Oversight, an ABA presidential appointment; the editor of RPTE eReport, the electronic publication of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; and as a member of the section's Planning Committee. In addition to her work with the ABA, Talley is one of two United States voting governors of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute. A founding member of New Orleans CREW, she currently serves on its board of directors. She is a member of the Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Bankers Association and is an active member of a number of legal and real estate industry organizations, including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; the American College of Mortgage Attorneys; the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, for which she currently chairs the Nominations and Membership Committee; and the International Council of Shopping Centers. A frequent speaker and writer on real estate topics, Talley has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal--The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and The Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America.

Among her civic and charitable endeavors, Talley is a member of the Advisory Board for WWNO, an NPR affiliate radio station, and serves as the vice chancellor for real estate of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.

The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, with more than 30,000 members, is the leading national forum for lawyers practicing in these fields. The Trust and Estate Division is concerned with all aspects of trusts, estate planning, tax planning for estates, employee benefits, insurance, probate and trust litigation, and related issues. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of the ownership, use, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposition of real estate.

With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Founded in 1929, Stone Pigman has earned its reputation representing national, regional and local businesses in a full range of litigation and business matters, including corporate, securities, real estate, intellectual property, health care, tax and estate planning.

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