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Welcome from our new Editor

Eido M. Walny, Atty, AEP®, EPLS
Walny Legal Group LLC
Milwaukee, WI

I hope this note finds you happy, healthy, and off to a good start in 2022.

My name is Eido Walny, and I am the new editor-in-chief of the NAEPC Journal.  I first want to thank my friends and predecessors, Ryan Laughlin, Susan Rounds, and Charlie Douglas, who have dutifully guided this Journal for over a decade.  Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the field of estate planning was apparent in every issue you received over the years.  I am inheriting a Journal with a record of success, credibility, and truly commendable click-rate statistics.

Rather than rest on our laurels, however, I am intent to make this Journal even better.

With a commitment to serving a unique, multi-disciplinary audience, I am committed to providing top-quality articles for our members.  Regardless of if you are an attorney, CPA, financial advisor, insurance agent, or serve another role in the estate planning landscape, I want the Jounal to be a place you can reliably find content that will enhance your practice.

I also want to provide our readers with more original content.  Whether you are an experienced author or looking to publish for the first time, I want the NAEPC Journal to be a resource you consider when thinking about where to publish your article or white paper.  Our vast audience and online exposure offers authors a distinctive opportunity to get exposure rarely available elsewhere.  We want to embrace our authors and be more of a go-to place for publication opportunity.

To enhance the experience of our readers and authors, I am also in the throws of completely reorganizing our editorial methods internally.  In law school, I worked on a law journal run by students with little outside oversight.  I never ceased to be amazed by how efficient the staff was, how high the quality of our product was, and how resilient the organization was despite whole classes graduating year after year.  I am now bringing that experience to this Journal.  The result will be a higher quality product for our readers and an incredible editorial and publication experience for our authors.

Much of this effort will fall on my shoulders.  I have but two requests from you:

First, if ever the Journal does not meet your expectations, or if you think we could do something better, please let me know.  The goal of this Journal is to provide value to our readers.  Anything we can do to enhance your experience is something I want to know about.

Second, if you are an author or aspire to be an author, consider the NAEPC Journal for publication.  It does not matter whether you have a polished article, a rough draft, or a glimmer of an idea, our staff is here to support you.  We can provide a home for your writing, help you edit, or connect you with experienced authors who can help show you the ropes.

I am proud to be the first editor-in-chief of the NAEPC Journal.  I hope you enjoy what’s to come.

Email me at with your comments and suggestions.