Matthew S. Phillips

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Matthew S. Phillips

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Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning; probate, trust and estate administration; estate and gift tax compliance; tax law; and charitable planning. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association and the Lake County Estate Planning Council.

Matt graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before joining Strauss Malk & Feder LLP, Matt worked as a CPA with national accounting firms.

Matt authored "Estate Planning for International Clients," and "Coordinating Charitable Trusts and Private Foundations for the Business Owner: Complying with UBIT and Self-Dealing Rules," in The Tax Adviser Magazine.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. (2009)
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, B.B.A. Accounting & Finance (2006), cum laude

Licensed to Practice

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Lake County Estate Planning Council

Publications

"Estate Planning for International Clients," The Tax Adviser Magazine (April 2012).

"Coordinating Charitable Trusts and Private Foundations for the Business Owner: Complying with UBIT and Self-Dealing Rules," The Tax Adviser Magazine (April 2014).

News & Articles

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