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Richard A. Kuenster is a tax and trust attorney and financial planning consultant, concentrating in tax, trust planning, business, estate planning and financial consulting for over 35 years.  He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1973).  His law degree (J.D. 1978) and his master's degree in tax law (LL.M. 1982) from The John Marshall Law School.  He has been quoted in the following newspapersWall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and USA Today.  He has done extensive speaking in his area of expertise to attorneys, accountants and other professionals.

Prior Experience:

!     Attorney with the Trust Counsel/Group of First National Bank of Chicago, 1978-1982.
!     Estate Planning and Tax Attorney, Firm of Friedman & Koven, 1982-1984.
!     Director of the Personal Financial Counseling Group of the National CPA Firm of Laventhol & Horvath, Chicago Office, 1984-1987.
!     Director of the Personal Financial Services Group for the National Accounting Firm of Coopers & Lybrand, Chicago Office, 1987-1989.
!     Senior Partner in Richard A. Kuenster & Associates, Ltd. 1989 to present.


!     The John Marshall Law School: 1978 J.D. (Juris Doctorate), 1982: LL.M. (Masters in Tax Law)
!     University of Notre Dame:  1973
!     Quigley South Prep Seminary: 1969

 Faculty Memberships:

!     Northwestern University Professor: Certified Financial Planning Estate Planning Course
!     Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Association (Sections:  Trust Law, Estate Tax).
!     Certified Continuing Professional Education Instructor for Illinois Accountants


!     APractical Estate Planning Under the New Tax Laws,@ Journal of the DuPage Bar Association, 2002

!     "Retirement Alternatives," Best's Review, 1992

!     "Estate Planning for Family Businesses After a Divorce," Fairshare, 1991.

!     "Perk Up Your Executives," Best's Review, 1990.

!     "Self-Employed Versus Corporation Plans," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Employee Benefits Law, Chapter 5, 1990.

!     "Estate Planning After Divorce," The Handbook of Financial Planning for Divorce and Separation, Chapter 23, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ind., 1990.

!     "The Retirement Insurance Package," Best's Review, 1989.

!     "Personal Financial Planning for Company Executives--The Perk of the Future," Observer, 1989.

!     "Have You Named the Right Beneficiary?", Observer, 1988.

!     "Post-Mortem Planning," The Handbook of Estate Planning, Chapter 25, published by Dow-Jones-Irwin, 1988.

!     "Business Succession Simplified," Best's Review, 1988.

!     "Basic Estate Planning, The 1986 Illinois CPA Society Midwest Accounting Show."

!     "Handing Down the Family Business," Office Products Dealers, 1987.

!     "Financial Responsibility of Parents & Guardians Under the Illinois Mental Health & Development Disabilities Act," The John Marshall Law School Guardianship Project Report, 1981.

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