CHICAGO (January 25, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Jared R. Cloud has joined the Firm's Chicago office as a partner in the Trial Department. Mr. Cloud focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation.
"Jared will be an instrumental leader in the continued development of our Trust and Estate Controversy Practice Group," commented Jeffrey Stone, head of the Firm's Trial Department. "Jared has an array of experience that will be significant addition to our litigation practice."
Mr. Cloud represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in matters including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, trust construction and reformation, family business disputes and claims against probate estates. He has litigated trials involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and disputed guardianship issues. His experience also includes commercial, product liability, media defense, copyright and trademark litigation.
Advising clients for more than 25 years, McDermott’s trust and estate controversy lawyers represent fiduciaries and other parties involved in will contests, trust contests, will and trust construction and reformation suits, and other fiduciary litigation. Drawing on the resources of one of the world’s leading estate planning practices and a strong bench of first-chair lawyers, the Firm's trust and estate practice consistently achieves successful results on cases involving wills, trusts and guardianships, as well as charitable and exempt organization litigation. Our dedicated litigators apply deep understanding of oftentimes complex and multifaceted legal issues to develop strong case strategy.
Mr. Cloud earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and his A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. He currently serves as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program. Mr. Cloud serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation and the associate board of Gilda's Club Chicago.