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Clark Hill Attorneys Ray J. Koenig III and Mary C. Downie to Present at the 56th Annual IICLE® Estate Planning Short Course

April 25, 2013


Clark Hill Attorneys Ray J. Koenig III and Mary C. Downie are both involved with the prestigious two-day seminar offered by IICLE®. The seminar will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23-24, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago and Thursday & Friday, May 2-3, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign.

Koenig will be a speaker at the two-day seminar (Beneficiary Issues – as a co -presenter) and will discuss issues arising when representing beneficiaries of trusts and estates including such things as advancements v. gifts, squatters in the decedent’s residence, disputes in tangible personal property, and citations to discover & recover.

Downie will also be speaking at the seminar (Embracing your A.D.D.: Approach, Design and Drafting for Reciprocal Trust Doctrine, Defined Value Clauses, and – I forgot what else we needed, oh yeah – Flexibility – as a co-presenter) and will discuss the reciprocal trust doctrine, best drafting practices for new irremovable estate planning strategies, best funding strategies for assets that are difficult to value, and flexibility.

IICLE® is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of Illinois attorneys through Illinois-focused practice guidance and offers over 100 live courses each year on important practice topics.

Koenig is the Managing Member of Clark Hill’s Chicago office and a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning, and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. Koenig has represented individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions, and governmental organizations in all areas of his practice. Koenig has extensive trial, appellate and mediation experience in state and federal courts.

Downie is a Member in Clark Hill’s Personal Legal Services practice group, working in the firm’s Chicago office. She concentrates her practice in sophisticated estate and tax planning, complex estate and trust administration, advising owners of closely held businesses, tax controversy matters, and estate and trust litigation. Downie is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, the preeminent organization of trust & estate planning attorneys in the country.

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