Overview


M. Read Moore provides legal counsel on all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax controversy, and privately owned business governance and succession planning. He has considerable experience in the international aspects of the private client practice, including inbound investment and wealth transfers to the United States, the US tax and legal aspects of non-US private company and wealth management structures, and US tax compliance for clients with global investments and assets.

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Results


  • Coordinated the prosecution and settlement of a ten-year, multibillion-dollar multi-jurisdictional trust termination action for the benefit of a US family
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive corporate governance and business succession plan for substantial privately owned US-based global business
  • Coordinated the preparation of a federal estate tax return for a substantial US estate and then managed the multi-year estate tax examination and claim for refund

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Recognition


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012 to 2019, Trusts and Estates, including Chicago Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 and 2018
  • Chambers USA 2012 to 2016, Wealth Management
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2016 to 2018, Northern California, Private Wealth Law and USA, Private Wealth: Western Region

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Community


  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, and member of the International Estate Planning Committee and Program Committee
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Academician
  • Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Advisory Committee

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Credentials


Education
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1990, Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
Rice University, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 1987

Admissions
California
Illinois
Oregon
Washington

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