McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Carol A Harrington

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Carol advises clients on a variety of matters, including estate, gift and generation-skipping tax issues, closely held businesses and succession planning, family office structures and issues, private trust companies, private foundations, trust and estate administration, and contested trust and tax matters. Carol is the former global head of McDermott's Private Client Practice. As a national authority on the federal generation-skipping tax, Carol has advised attorneys, tax professionals, executors, trustees and other nationwide on this issue.

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Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Estate Planning Council

Advisory Committee for the Heckerling (Miami) Institute of Estate Planning

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow and member of Estate and Gift Tax Committee


Co-author of a tax treatise, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax (Harrington, Kwon & Zaritsky), the author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, and has published many articles on the federal generation-skipping tax.