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Thomas G. Hamill

Thomas G. Hamill counsels clients on estate planning, probate and trust administration, gifting strategies, and business succession planning.

Tom’s practice focuses on the implementation of estate plans to address family needs and minimize estate taxes, the administration of wills and trusts including the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, and the succession of family-owned businesses.

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1990

Organizations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council

Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Awards & Honors

    Speeches & Publications

      Frequent lecturer at professional education seminars
    • “Initial Steps in Advising the Family,” a chapter in Illinois Estate Administration
    • “Closely Held Business Interests,” a chapter in Advanced Issues in Estate Administration
    • “First Steps Post-Mortem,” a chapter in Illinois Estate Administration — Preventing Problems in Probate
    • Generation Skipping Taxes – How it Really Works,” a chapter in Advanced Issues in Estate Tax Planning, IICLE
    • “Amending, Revoking or Otherwise Modifying the Irrevocable Trust,” a chapter in 53rd Annual Estate Planning Short Course
    • “Illinois Estate Tax and Generation Skipping - Converting Real Property in More than One State,” a chapter in Illinois Estate Administration
    • “Trust Protectors and Special Fiduciaries,” a chapter in the 49th Annual Estate Planning Short Course
    • “2032A- Dealing with Increasing Costs/Value” a chapter in the 52nd Annual Estate Planning Short Course
    • “Planning Issues for Closely Held Businesses”, a chapter in the 48th Annual Estate Planning Short Course
    • “Special Use Valuation Update” a chapter in the 46th Annual Estate Planning Short Course
    • “Addressing Unbalanced Wealth Issues: Creative Solutions for Inflexible Clients,” a chapter in Advising Farmers and Agribusinesses
    • “Estate and Probate Basics,” for the Illinois State Bar Association
    • “Estate Planning Techniques for Farmers” to the Indiana Bankers Association
    • Co-authored “Other Estate Planning Techniques Uniquely Applicable to Small Businesses,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    • Co-authored “Trust Administration in Illinois,” Lorman Education Services
    • “Elder Law Essentials in Illinois,” National Business Institute
    • Co-authored “Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important,” National Business Institute
    • “Probate Practice: The Essential Basics,” National Business Institute
    • “Probate Boot Camp-Ethics,” "Probate Boot Camp-Post-Mortem Planning, Trust Administration, and Tax Hurdles,” National Business Institute
    • “Recent Developments in Federal Estate and Income Taxation”
    • “Death Bed Planning” presented to the Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council
    • “Planning for the Heirs/Beneficiaries,” a chapter in National Business Institute
    • “Estate Planning for Farms,” a chapter in National Business Institute

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