Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Barbara R Grayson

Chicago, USA High Net Worth Guide 2020 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Private Wealth Law
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Private Wealth Law - Illinois

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Barbara Grayson advises affluent clients on estate and succession planning, as well as other wealth transfer matters. An interviewee enthuses: "She is an exceptional attorney that brings an enormous amount of expertise, knowledge, experience, creativity and stability to each and every client relationship." Other sources also praise her client service, with one saying: "She is very good with clients; she is easy to talk to when dealing with sensitive situations." Another source confirms: "She provides tremendous client service."
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Partner and Chair of Willkie’s Private Clients Group in Chicago. Represents high-net-worth individuals and families, family owned businesses, family offices and charitable organizations. Extensive estate planning experience, including structuring solutions for transferring wealth to younger generations and succession planning for complex family situations. Regularly counsels clients through a variety of major life events, such as establishing a family foundation, developing a business succession plan, negotiating premarital agreements, administering the estate of a deceased family member and establishing gift trusts for children or grandchildren. Tax planning experience is focused on gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Focuses on philanthropic matters, including the representation and advising of tax-exempt organizations and the representation of individuals with respect to charitable giving. Practice includes probate and trust administration, as well as litigation counseling on contested tax, trust and estate matters.


J.D., Harvard Law School, B.A., University of Missouri. See:

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Barbara R Grayson

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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