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   3Richard A. CampbellChicago(312) 701-7111rcampbell@mayerbrown.comrcampbell@mayerbrown.comMayer Brown LLPwww.mayerbrown.comwww.mayerbrown.comcampbellrichard.jpgTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawWealth Management
Richard A.
Mayer Brown LLP
71 S Wacker Dr
Chicago IL 60606-4637
Ph.(312) 701-7111 Fx.(312) 706-8746Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law    Wealth Management
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Campbell is a partner in the Wealth Management Group in the Chicago office of the international law firm of Mayer Brown, LLP.

He focuses his practice on estate planning for high net worth clients, probate and trust administration law, contested estate and trust matters, representation of not-for-profit organizations and private foundations, and representation of closely-held businesses.

Mr. Campbell has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, sales to defective grantor trusts, generation-skipping tax and dynasty trust planning, charitable remainder trusts and insurance trusts. In addition, he drafts buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements and premarital agreements. He also provides estate planning for non-U.S. citizens and trusts and international estate planning. When necessary, he has represented clients in estate and gift tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Campbell has authored a number of articles on estate planning topics, including an article on Chapter 14 of the Internal Revenue Code which was published in the Illinois Bar Journal and a booklet titled How to Use a Residence Trust to Save Estate Taxes that is published by the Illinois State Bar Association. He also authored an article on the new Illinois statute on the Rule Against Perpetuities and a two-part article on the 2001 Tax Act that were published in the Illinois Bar Journal. Mr. Campbell co-authored a chapter on Claims Against the Estate for the IICLE Multi-Volume handbook on Illinois Estate Administration.

Mr. Campbell is a frequent lecturer to estate planning professionals and to the general public on estate planning matters, estate administration, contested estate matters and ownership succession issues. He is a regular lecturer for the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the RSM McGladrey National Tax Conference, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago-Kent Federal Tax Institute and the American College of Surgeons.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983

Year of Birth:  1956

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Served as an editor of University of Illinois Law Review.

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., mathematics, 1978
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet

Representative Clients:  
Represents a major Chicago-based family-owned company in a significant corporate/business succession plan.

Represents major Chicago banks in trust construction/reformatioi cases.

Represents the largest national poetry organization.

Represented minor children of a prominent Chicago business family in a multibillion dollar trust conversion case.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Illinois State Bar Association
  Trust and Estate Section Counsel
    Past president
Chicago Estate Planning Council
South Suburban Estate Planning Council
  Past president

Teaching Experience:
Mr. Campbell is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent Law School, where he teaches a class in estate and gift taxes in the LL.M. graduate tax program.

Community Involvement:  
The Chicago Community Trust, Professional Advisory Committee

Prairie State College Foundation

Orland Youth Association volunteer

Published Legal Writing:  
"Claims Against the Estate," IICLE - Illinois Estate Administration Handbook

"The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001: What Does it Mean for Estate Planners?" Illinois Bar Journal, Part 1, January,2002; Part 2, February, 2002

"Marking the Most of the New Illinois Rule Against Perpetuities," Illinois Bar Journal, November 1999

American College of Surgeons Development Newsletter, Charitable Giving Column 1996-1999

"Brief Summary of IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998," ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, September 1998

"How to Use a Residence Trust to Save Estate Taxes," ISBA Booklet, Published January 1996, revised January 1998

"Explanation of TRA 1997," ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, September 1997

"Use of Family Limited Partnership in Estate Planning," ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, September 1994

"New Section 2036(c) of Internal Revenue Code," Illinois Bar Journal, October 1991

Mr. Campbell resides in Orland Park, Illinois with his wife Diana and their four children.
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