Richard A. Campbell: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Richard A. Campbell

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7111

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  • Wealth Management
    Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7111
    Fax: +1 312 706 8746
    University University of Illinois, B.S., Mathematics, summa cum laude, 1978
    Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1983
    Admitted1983, Illinois


    The Chicago Community Trust, Professional Advisory Committee

    Prairie State College Foundation

    Orland Youth Association Volunteer

    Illinois State Bar Association (Past President, Trust and Estate Section Council)

    Chicago Estate Planning Council

    South Suburban Estate Planning Council (Past President)

    Chicago-Kent Federal Tax Institute Advisory Board

    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


    Richard Campbell is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and leads the Wealth Management practice. He focuses on estate planning for high net worth clients, probate and trust administration law, and contested estate and trust matters. He also emphasizes representation of not-for-profit organizations and private foundations, and represents closely held businesses. Richard has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, sales to defective grantor trusts, generation-skipping tax and dynasty trust planning, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In addition, he drafts buy-sell agreements, shareholders agreements, and premarital agreements. He also provides estate planning for non-US citizens and trusts, and handles international estate planning. When necessary, Richard has represented clients in estate and gift tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

    Richard is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. His professional honors also include listing in The Best Lawyers in America for estate planning, selection as one of the Top 100 SuperLawyers in the state of Illinois, and selection as one of the top 5 percent of lawyers in Illinois for estate planning by the Leading Lawyers of America Network. Richard formerly was an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent Law School, where he tought a class in estate and gift taxes as part of the LLM graduate tax program. He became a member of Mayer Brown in 2003 after previously practicing with two other national firms.

    Richard is a frequent lecturer to estate planning professionals and to the general public on estate planning matters, estate administration, contested estate matters, and ownership succession issues. He has presented before the RMS McGladrey National Tax Conference, the Chicago-Kent Federal Tax Institute, the American Bankers Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.


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    Richard A. Campbell

    71 S. Wacker Drive
    ChicagoIL 60606


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