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Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation

For Husch Blackwell, it's a matter of trust.

Our Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation team combines deep legal knowledge with decades of litigation experience to resolve high-stakes trust, estate and fiduciary duty matters through mediation, arbitration or trial.

Husch Blackwell's trust, estate and fiduciary litigation attorneys counsel clients on best practices for administering trusts and estates to minimize risk, avoid litigation and effectively settle disputes without court intervention. But when estate and fiduciary litigation is unavoidable, our attorneys are zealous advocates for the banks, trust companies, trustees, executors, personal representatives, beneficiaries, heirs, creditors and tax-exempt organizations that we represent.

Our guidance to clients in the sector of trusts, estates and fiduciary litigation includes:

  • Beneficiaries’ rights
  • Best practices
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Construction and reformation of estate planning documents
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Identification and recovery of trust and estate assets
  • Income, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax issues
  • Marital property rights
  • Will and trust contests
Podcast | January 23, 2019
AAIDA Beltway Talk: Death and Taxes
Articles | September 17, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Get on board with basic estate planning

Jared Dodd draws on the example of Aretha Franklin in an article on the importance of proper estate planning.

News Releases | December 20, 2019
Samantha Lunn Selected for Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

The TBA Leadership Law program equips Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | May 13, 2019
Jill Palmquist Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

“Jill’s arrival further demonstrates our firm’s commitment to growing this practice with high-quality practitioners who share our client-service ethic,” said Eric Ess, the head of Husch Blackwell’s Private Wealth practice group.

News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

News Releases | November 08, 2018
Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Thomson Reuters' Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has nine attorneys in the 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Testimonial Chambers USA 2019

“The firm has substantial trial experience, which is essential to be effective in litigation, and has the confidence to take matters to trial."

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