James H. Cundiff advises clients on family wealth and business planning, federal estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, and estate and trust administration. James represents entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and other business leaders and wealthy individuals on estate and tax planning matters.
Counseling closely held businesses and family members, James is actively engaged in the structuring of family businesses as well as business control and succession planning, multi-generational wealth transfer planning, and estate plan design and implementation. James works with several single-family offices on the creation and administration of private investment pools and private trust companies. As a certified public accountant, James bridges the gaps between financial, tax and legal issues. James frequently writes and speaks on a variety of tax and estate planning subjects.
- Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2023
- Leading Lawyers Network, 2009 – Present
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), Fellow
- American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
Southern Illinois University School of Law, JD / MAcc, 1995
Southern Illinois University, BS, magna cum laude, 1992