Overview


Peter B. Allport focuses his practice on representing clients in trust and estate litigation, other fiduciary litigation, as well as other complex commercial litigation.

Peter represents trustees, executors, and other fiduciaries in cases involving allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty, will contests, trust contests, and other types of trust and estate litigation. Peter has also represented trust beneficiaries in cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty as well as will and trust construction and reformation suits.

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Results


  • Represented trustees in appealing and successfully obtaining the reversal of a lower court’s decision to invalidate the in terrorem clause in a client’s trust instrument
  • Represented estate representatives, for an estate valued at nearly $1 billion, in will contest and trust contest that resulted in favorable settlements
  • Represented an estate representative and beneficiary in a case involving allegations of tortious interference with a prospective inheritance, which resulted in a favorable settlement
  • Represented the adopted child of a beneficiary of two multi-million dollar trusts in a trust construction and reformation action that resulted in a favorable settlement

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Credentials


Education
Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 2008
Tulane University, MA, 2004
Tulane University, BA, 2003

Admissions
Illinois

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Peter B. Allport

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / September 18 - 19, 2019

Bermuda / Speaking Engagements / 5-7 June, 2019

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / September 27, 2018

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