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   3David R. HodgmanChicago(312) 258-5714dhodgman@schiffhardin.comdhodgman@schiffhardin.comSchiff Hardin LLPwww.schiffhardin.comwww.schiffhardin.comhodgemand.jpgTax Law: BusinessTax Law: IndividualTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawEstate Administration
David R.
Schiff Hardin LLP
233 S Wacker Dr Ste 6600
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 258-5714 Fx.(312) 258-5600Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Tax Law: Business    Estate Administration
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
David R. Hodgman leads our Estate Planning and Administration Group. He has represented numerous corporate and individual fiduciaries with respect to federal and state income and estate tax disputes as well as other, non-tax matters including fiduciary liability litigation. A significant amount of his work also involves estate, gift and income tax planning for families and individuals including tax planning for closely held family businesses and distributions under IRAs and company retirement plans. He has published in professional journals and delivered papers to other practicing lawyers and accountants on the subjects of federal estate tax valuation and audit procedures, income taxation of trusts and estates, handling closely held family business interests in estates, retirement benefits, treatment of terminally ill patients, and sophisticated estate planning techniques for high net worth individuals.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Tax Court

Date of Birth:  1947

Law School:  Yale Law School, J.D., 1974
Undergraduate School:  Grinnell College, B.A., 1969

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Illinois State Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

The Best Lawyers In America -- 2006 Edition

Published Legal Writing:  
"Trust Severances and Other Planning Under the New Final and Proposed GST Regulations," Estate Planning (January 2008)

"Planning with Grantor Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts," Estate Planning (August 2006)

"The Kindest Cut of All - Proposed Regulations For Making Qualified GST Severances," Estate Planning (March 2005)

"Practical Solutions for PHCs and C Corporation Investment Companies," Estate Planning (September 2004)

"Judicial Reformation of Trusts: The Last Chance to Change a Trust," Trusts & Investments (November/December 2003)

"IRS Rulings Provide Guidance on Early Termination of CRUT's," Estate Planning (January 2003)

"Private Foundations: Maintaining Donor Control," Estate Planning Studies, Harris Bank (April 2002)

"Carryover Basis: Planning and Drafting Issue," Estate Planning (December 2001)

"Judicial Reformation of Trusts - The Drafting Tool of Last Resort," Estate Planning (June 2001)

"Can Incentive Trust Encourage Children to Behave Responsibly?" Estate Planning (December 2000)

"New Proposed Regulations Explain Permitted Changes to GST Grandfathered Trusts," Estate Planning (March/April 2000)

"Final Regulations Offer Guidance and Opportunities for CRTs," Estate Planning (May 1999)

"Designing Private Foundations - Avoid the Cookie-Cutter Approach," Estate Planning (December 1998)

"Drafting for the Marital Deduction in Light of the New Family-Owned Business Exclusion," Estate Planning (June 1998)

"Drafting Flexible Irrevocable Trusts," Estate Planning (June 1996)

"The 'Double-Skip' Trust - A Valuable GST Tax Planning Tool," Estate Planning (September/October 1995)

"Qualified Personal Residence Trusts Yield Tax Savings," Estate Planning (July/August 1995)

"Analyzing GRATS: Does the Emperor Have Any Clothes?" Trusts and Estates (May 1995)

"Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts and S Corporation Stock," Trusts and Estates (December 1993)

"Fiduciary Problems with Insurance Trusts," ACTEC Notes (Winter 1992)

Legal Lectures:  
Mr. Hodgman is a frequent speaker and member of the planning committees for numerous seminars conducted by groups, such as the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), the Chicago Bar Association, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in the areas of probate and estate planning.

Firm Description:  
Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm representing clients across the United States and around the world. It has nearly 400 attorneys in offices located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco and Washington. Our attorneys are strong advocates and trusted advisers - roles that contribute to many lasting client relationships.

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