Overview


Neil T. Kawashima has a diverse practice, representing wealthy individuals and families on matters related to estate and gift planning, business succession, and estate and trust administration. Neil’s clients include owners of privately held businesses, beneficiaries of long-term trusts, fiduciaries and entrepreneurs.

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Results


  • Designed and implemented a $500 million intra-family transaction involving multiple charitable trusts
  • Advised and negotiated a $100 million charitable gift to a major charitable organization
  • Designed and implemented a $3 billion transaction intended to preserve family control over a company and related estate and gift planning

Recognition


  • Chambers USA
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2009-2019, Trusts and Estates
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2018, Illinois: Private Wealth

Community


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Community Trust, Professional Advisory Committee

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Credentials


Education
Cornell Law School, JD, 1996
University of Chicago, AB, 1993

Admissions
Illinois

Courts/Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois