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Mary Large Hays Bio Image | Much Law

Vice chair of Much's Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer group, Mary provides clients with strategic advice regarding the full range of estate planning matters. She regularly counsels individuals and couples on trust and estate administration, as well as estate and gift tax returns and audits. Mary is also well-versed in sales to defective grantor trusts and the establishment of family limited partnerships and private foundations.

Mary has drafted and implemented estate plans for a variety of clients, from high-net-worth individuals and young couples to domestic partners and people with disabilities. She is experienced in the creation and administration of probate estates, including claims and will contests.

Mary is a certified public accountant who, prior to beginning her legal career, worked as a CPA in the tax department of a large Chicago accounting firm.

Much More Than My Work

I have served as a board member for the Lyons Township High School Booster Club and the Western Springs Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE).

I love watching Big Ten basketball and football, and with children at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan, I love attending games at Camp Randall and the Big House. I enjoy my husband’s cooking more than food from any restaurant, and I acknowledge my inability to cook. My favorite routine is to walk my dog, Fergus, with my husband, pick up our good friends on the walk, and grab coffee.

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