It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Wendy Davis as Trusts & Estates' new senior editor. Wendy graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School cum laude in 1988. After working for nearly a decade at Legal Aid in New York City, she became a journalist. She's been a staff reporter at American Lawyer Media and has freelanced for a variety of publications, including Legal Affairs, The ABA Journal and The Boston Globe. Her email is All story tips are welcome.

I also want to remind readers that at the end of this month — on Oct. 20 — Trusts & Estates will be holding its 2003 Wealth Management Conference, featuring industry heavyweights Roy M. Adams, Natalie Choate, Edward J. Finley II, Christian Heilmann, Al W. King III, Carlyn McCaffrey, Ted Ridelhuber and Conrad Teitell. The one-day conference will be held in New York City at the Marriott East Side Hotel. Space is limited, but a few spots still may be available. To register, telephone 914-925-0544 or email I look forward to meeting you there.