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   3Richard B. ThiesChicago(312) 650-8620thies@htl-law.comthies@htl-law.comHamilton Thies & Lorch LLPwww.htl-law.comwww.htl-law.comthiesrichard.jpgTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawHigh-Net-Worth ClientsAsset SegregationProbate Administration & GuardianshipsLitigation: Trusts, Estates, Trustee Issues
Richard B.
Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP
200 S Wacker Dr Ste 3800
Chicago IL 60606-5868
Ph.(312) 650-8620 Fx.(312) 650-8651
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law    High-Net-Worth Clients
    Asset Segregation
    Probate Administration & Guardianships
    Litigation: Trusts, Estates, Trustee Issues
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Richard B. Thies concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration. He has represented many Chicago financial institutions with respect to complex estate and trust administration issues, and he has worked extensively with individuals and closely held businesses.

Formerly Mr. Thies served as chairman of the estate planning, probate and family law practice of Chicago law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP and previously as head of that practice at Isham, Lincoln & Beale, a Chicago law firm.

Mr. Thies is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the American Bar Association. He is named as one of the Leading Illinois Attorneys and an Illinois Super Lawyer. He frequently lectures about professional and educational matters to attorneys and other groups in the financial planning profession. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University in Chicago in 1974 and his bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio.

He is active with Steppenwolf Theater.

Hourly Rate:  $401-$500

Retainer:  Varies by case

Year of Birth:  1943

Law School:  Loyola University, JD, 1974
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Undergraduate School:  Miami University of Ohio

Employment History:  
Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP, 2005-present
Wildman, Harold, Allen & Dixon, LLP, 1988-2005
Isham, Lincoln and Beale, 1978-1988
Wilson & McIlvaine, 1974-1978
Northern Trust Company, 1970-1974

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
  Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Chicago Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement:  
Steppenwolf Theatre
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

Legal Lectures:  
Frequent lecturer about professional and educational matters to attorneys and other groups in the financial planning profession

Firm Description:  
Hamilton Thies Lorch & Hagnell LLP is a law firm concentrating in estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration and related services for individuals, families and closely held businesses. We provide extraordinary technical expertise acquired through our years of practice, particularly in avoiding unnecessary income and estate taxes.

Practice Group Description:  
Our sole focus in on estate and tax planning. Every attorney in the firm is solely committed to this practice area.

Married to Anita Thies for many years; two children in Chicago: Emily, a special education teacher, and Richard, an economist with a major bank.
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