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.