Richard (Dick) A. Lang delivers the Firm’s wide array of legal services to many of the wealthiest individuals and families in the United States. He concentrates on wealth transfer and income tax planning for venture capital and entrepreneurial clients, as well as counseling for family offices.
Dick has extensive experience fashioning customized trusts and navigating the many issues that arise in “decanting” old, irrevocable trusts into new trusts that better reflect clients’ current goals. Additional areas of experience include charitable planning and planning for owners of art. His decades of work helping high-net-worth individuals and families address their myriad personal and tax issues have placed him on a national short list of practitioners with the experience and judgment suitable for the most demanding private clients.
Dick maintains an office in the Firm’s Chicago office and is a frequent visitor to the Firm’s Silicon Valley and New York offices, enabling him to provide efficient and effective counsel almost everywhere his clients have financial, professional and personal interests. He lectures frequently on a variety of estate planning subjects and was an early contributor to the development of zCalc™, an Excel add-in that delivers sophisticated spreadsheet functions for estate planners.
Do not send any information or documents that you want to have treated as secret or confidential. Providing information to McDermott via email links on this website or other introductory email communications will not create an attorney-client relationship; will not preclude McDermott from representing any other person or firm in any matter; and will not obligate McDermott to keep confidential the information you provide. McDermott cannot enter into an attorney-client relationship with you until McDermott has determined that doing so will not create a conflict of interest and until you and McDermott have entered into a written agreement or engagement letter that sets forth the terms of our relationship.