T. John Costello, Jr., J.D. is a member of the fiduciary services team at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and has been accepted into Class VI of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).


The Florida Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by leading subject matter experts in each field from across the U.S. “We are so proud of John for being accepted into the Florida Fellows Institute,” said S. Albert D. Hanser, Founder and Chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. “We know this is a rare and prestigious opportunity in the legal profession and our company and clients will surely benefit from his participation.” The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The program begins in October 2023 and concludes in May 2024.


Costello earned his J.D. degree with honors from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA and his B.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. His memberships and admissions include the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar where he was a fellow from 2014 through 2016, the Collier County Bar Association, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and The Florida Bar.


The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. For more information, visit www.floridafellowsinstitute.org.


The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is an independent trust company with $3.6 billion in assets under management that provides Family Office and Wealth Management Services, including investment management, trust administration and financial counsel to high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and endowments. Founded in 2001 as a state-chartered independent trust company, the firm is focused on wealth management services that are absolute-return oriented and performance driven. Each portfolio is separately managed and customized specifically to the client’s yield and cash-flow requirements. The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company are divisions of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Offices in Sanibel-Captiva, Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Tampa, Belleair Bluffs and Tarpon Springs.  www.sancaptrustco.com