Who we are, how we got here, and why this is really all about you
It all started with these guys.
That’s Robert Armstrong and Sanford Fisch, our original founders and the leaders of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Over 25 years ago, the pair were working together at one of the most successful estate planning law firms in the country: Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, APLC.
But they had a problem – the best one a lawyer can have: too many great clients.
Over their careers, they’d learned, tested and proven systems to streamline their law practice – from management and marketing to client care.
They saw an opportunity to help other attorneys apply what they’d already found success with.
And so, in 1993 the Academy was born as a way to make these time-tested, quality-oriented systems available to others in a highly-accessible way.
Since then, we’ve grown to serve attorneys in over 130 geographic areas in more than 45 states, with Members that include some of the most widely recognized experts in the field.
But this isn’t really about us – it’s about you.
We believe life’s too short to be a burned-out, unhappy lawyer, and we’re guessing that you believe the same thing.
We exist to help attorneys start, transition into or grow a successful estate planning law practice – and we’ve got a proven track record of doing so.
Our goal is to equip you to reach yours, with the tools, systems and support you need to build a practice and a lifestyle you love.
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