Kristin G. Bagull, J.D., LL.M.

Advanced Planning & Family Office Group Chicago, Illinois

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Kristin G. Bagull is a partner in the Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group at Handler Thayer.  She focuses her legal practice on assisting both individuals and corporate fiduciaries with complex trusts, estates and taxation issues. 

Ms. Bagull works closely with her clients to develop tailored and effective asset protection strategies and business succession plans. She has drafted numerous sophisticated estate plans on behalf of clients, which have included lifetime qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trusts, generation-skipping trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, private foundations and prenuptial agreements. 

Ms. Bagull also has extensive experience preparing complex trust accountings, estate tax returns, gift tax returns and income tax returns. She also works with clients in handling and resolving tax controversies at both the state and federal levels. In addition to her estate planning and administration work, Ms. Bagull also regularly represents clients in trust-related litigation, estate contests and guardianship litigation matters.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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Chicago Office

191 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 2300

Chicago, Illinois 60606-1633

Naples Office

3050 North Horseshoe Drive, Ste. 154

Naples, Florida 34104-7911

Telephone: (312) 641-2100