Richard Naski is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office who focuses his practice on trust and estate planning, administration, and litigation.
Mr. Naski has experience designing and implementing estate plans to preserve and transfer wealth between generations. He regularly prepares wills, trusts, and other vehicles to help clients achieve their personal, business, and charitable planning objectives.
Mr. Naski also has administered estates and prepared and reviewed estate tax returns. He has handled probate court hearings for trust and conservatorship accountings and has advised fiduciaries on questions and disputes that arise in trust and estate administration.
Mr. Naski has represented taxpayers in successfully obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service to allow retroactive allocation of generation-skipping transfer ("GST") tax exemption to irrevocable trusts, and to confirm that a proposed trust reformation would not trigger adverse gift, estate, or GST tax consequences.
Mr. Naski received a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish in 2001 from the University of Michigan. In 2004, he earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Naski co-authored "Chapter 7: Representing Fiduciaries in Trust and Estate Litigation," in Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2009 Edition.
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