Neil E. Cass
advises clients on a broad variety of estate planning and estate and trust administration matters, including family limited partnerships, grantor retained annuity trusts, personal residence trusts, private foundations, supporting organizations and developing ownership succession plans.
He has also advised a variety of charitable organizations and individual and corporate trustees on a broad range of trust administration issues. Mr. Cass is a member of the American, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland and District of Columbia bar associations and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
A certified public accountant, he is a 1980 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (LL.M., estate planning), a 1977 graduate of The University of Iowa College of Law, a 1977 graduate of The University of Iowa, where he received an MBA degree, and a 1974 graduate of the University of Puget Sound.
•Board of Trustees of Flossmoor, Illinois, 1985-1989
•Baccalaureate Trust Authority of the State of Illinois, 1988-1989
•Duane Morris LLP
• Partner, 2000-present
•Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois
• Partner, 1989-2000
•Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois
Honors & Awards
•Legal Leaders: Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers 2013
•Since 2006, named to Leading Lawyers list for Illinois, a statewide list of attorneys recommended by their peers
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker at numerous estate planning seminars and tax seminars
•Featured in, Navigating Clients Through Life and Estates and Trusts, Leading Lawyers Magazine, April 13, 2016
•Co-Author, New Internal Revenue Code Chapter Fourteen Replaces Section 2036(c), Illinois Bar Journal, October 1991
•Co-Author, A New Burden for Fiduciaries, Trust and Estates, August 1987
•A Primer on Estate Planning
(Also at Chicago, Illinois Office)