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James H. Cundiff

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

James H. Cundiff is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office.

As a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants and the Chicago and American bar associations, Jim frequently writes and speaks on a variety of tax and estate planning subjects. Jim’s practice focuses on family wealth and business planning; federal estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning; and estate and trust administration. Jim is actively engaged in the structuring of family business control and succession planning, multi-generational wealth transfer planning, and estate plan design and implementation. This provides Jim with a particularly broad perspective in counseling closely held businesses and family members.

In 1992, Jim earned a Bachelor’s degree and in 1995 his law degree and a Master’s degree in accountancy.

James is admitted to the Illinois and Wyoming bars.

Practice Areas & Industries 
  • Executive Compensation
  • Family Offices
  • Private Client
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D./M.Acc., 1995
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S., magna cum laude, with honors, 1992

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