Jeanette Suarez Hunter advises high-net-worth individuals, families and business owners on a wide range of tax, wealth-transfer and charitable-giving matters. She has extensive experience in structuring and implementing simple to highly technical estate-planning techniques, and works closely with her clients and their advisers to develop plans that are tailored to the client’s goals. Jeanette regularly advises family offices on a wide range of business, real estate, trust and tax matters. In addition, Jeanette works with individual and corporate fiduciaries, families and trust beneficiaries in complex estate and trust administration matters.


  • Prepared straightforward and complex estate plans for individuals with net worth ranging from five million to multiple hundred million dollars
  • Represented families in the creation and implementation of a private trust company and transition of family trusts to the new private trust company
  • Used decanting and non-judicial settlement agreements to alter multiple trusts created by multiple family members to address changed family circumstances and estate planning goals

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 and 2019 – Trusts and Estates
  • Selected by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division for 2015, 2016 and 2017 Lists of Emerging Lawyers Under Age 40 in the area of Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2004
University of Georgia, BBA, magna cum laude and with honors, 2001



Jeanette Suarez Hunter

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019

Trust Administration - 2019 Edition / March 21, 2019

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017