Thompson Coburn LLP

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Phone: 314-552-6000
Locations: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Southern Illinois, St. Louis, Washington D.C
Practice Areas: Trust & Estate Litigation, Probate and Trust Administration, Full-Service Law Practice

The law firm of Thompson Coburn is a full-service law firm that serves its clients throughout the USA and abroad. They have 7 offices located in major centers of finance, litigation, and regulatory activities. As a modern firm, they are supported by state-of-the-art technology, allowing over 380 lawyers to serve their clients wherever they are and whenever they need them.

The firm’s values include Integrity, Passion for Excellent, Trust and Loyalty, Innovation, Creativity, and Diversity. They use these values to guide their behavior and set the expectations they have for all firm members.

Dealing with financial matters, especially between families, can often be an emotionally charged situation. Balancing the legal obligations involved with trusts and estates while trying to achieve your desired personal outcome requires the assistance of experienced, specialized legal guidance.

Thompson Coburn takes pride in its ability to develop cost-effective and creative solutions to the most challenging family and business disputes. They often see the best results from negotiated settlements that avoid the delay, expense, and stress of litigating matters at trial. Unfortunately, not every issue can be resolved in this way. Still, they have the experience you will require to successfully see your case through trial and appeal in state and federal courts.

While representing individuals and institutions, they can handle a wide variety of matters. Examples include:

  • Litigating claims for breach of fiduciary duty in the investment or administration of trusts or estate
  • Litigating disputes that arise following the death or incompetency of a family member
  • Litigating Will contests
  • Taking actions to clarify ambiguous trust language
  • Taking measures to remove trustees
  • Taking actions to set aside wills, trusts, or other transactions based on claims of undue influence

Highlights of the firm’s experience with these matters include:

  • The defense of a corporate trustee against claims that it breached its fiduciary duty.
  • The representation of the successor trustee of his father’s revocable trust.
  • The enforcement of a contract to make a will.
  • Saving a family’s farm from being sold to pay for the estate’s expenses.

This highly regarded firm has received 32 national and 74 regional rankings in various practice areas from the 2021 U.S. News Best Law Firms publication. This includes Tier 1 in Trusts & Estates Law nationally. You can count on them to listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and craft a practical solution.

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