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rloprete@reedsmith.com

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Robert is a member of the firm's Wealth Planning Group.  His practice includes sophisticated estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts and related structures and entities.  He advises individual and corporate executors and trustees in all aspects of estate and trust administration.  He also organizes and advises charitable organizations.  Robert has experience with charitable gift planning through the use of private foundations, supporting organizations, public charities, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts.  Other areas of practice include reformation of defective charitable trusts to qualify for estate tax charitable deduction and preparation of private letter ruling requests on a variety of tax matters.  He also represents taxpayers in estate and gift tax audits.

Credentials

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1989, J.D., Cum Laude
  • DePauw University, 1986, B.A., Cum Laude

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Member, Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching in the estates and trusts area (2006)
  • Member, Heritage Society Ambassadors, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Member, Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Steppenwolf Theater
  • Lectures on estate planning matters and charitable organizations, including programs for the Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Illinois CPA Society
  • Board of Directors, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (1998-2006; President 2002-05)

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America - Trusts & Estates, 2015 - 2016
  • Recognized as Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2015
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer - Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law by Leading Lawyers Network, 2006 - 2016