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Attorney, CPA

Shawn M. McCullough

Shawn M. McCullough is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant with the Trusts & Estates group at Harrison & Held, LLP. Shawn concentrates his practice in estate planning, trust administration, and probate. He advises clients on implementing estate plans to meet their legacy goals while minimizing their exposure to estate tax liability. In addition to estate planning, Shawn also advises fiduciaries in trust administration and represents executors in probate court.

Shawn started his career as a CPA prior to attending law school. As a CPA he advised clients on a range of issues including tax compliance, preparation of financial statements, preparation of fiduciary accountings, and representing clients before the IRS. Shawn’s accounting background remains a strong asset when advising clients on transfer tax planning and in preparation of gift and estate tax returns.

Shawn is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    1. J.D. - 2015
    2. Honors: Dean's List
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    1. B.S. - 2009
    2. Major: Accounting, Finance, and Operations Management

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016

Awards & Honors

Speeches & Publications

  • Introduction to the Illinois Electronic Wills Act, Lake County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Committee, October 2021
  • Co-author: Estate Planning During COVID-19: Current Law and Restrictions and Some Proposed Solutions, IICLE Estate Planning & Probate Law Flashpoints, April 2020

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