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Robert Bersch Joins U.Va. Planned Giving Council

June 22, 1999 -- Robert S. "Bob" Bersch, founder and managing attorney of the Roanoke law firm of Bersch & Rhodes, P.C., has joined the University of Virginia's Planned Giving Council. The council advises the University's Office of Planned Giving, which solicits and administers deferred gifts to the University such as bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities and pooled income gifts.

Bersch, who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a law degree from the University of Virginia, has practiced for 37 years in the areas of estate and tax planning, probate, and estate and trust administration. A former tax attorney in the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel who served as a tax litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., Bersch has written numerous articles on tax and estate planning and speaks frequently on the topic in seminars and on radio and television talk shows.

Awarded the Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils, Bersch is a fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel and past president of the Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council. In 1996 he was voted "Best Local Lawyer" by the readers of Roanoker magazine. An active Kiwanian, he is also a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner and Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the Commandery in York Rite Masonry.

For more information, contact Robert S. "Bob" Bersch at (540) 345-7353.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298.

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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