Worth magazine, in its December 2006 edition, has named Schiff Hardin LLP partner David R. Hodgman to its prestigious and second-annual list of Top 100 Attorneys. This honor recognizes lawyers with imagination, experience, and a keen sense of service to affluent individuals. Mr. Hodgman also was named one of the "four most insightful members of [the] top 100 to address the particularly vexing topics," and he bylined an article on "Global Strategies" for this edition of Worth.
Mr. Hodgman leads Schiff Hardin's nationally respected Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Group, and he is resident in our firm's Chicago office. He also serves on our firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Hodgman has represented numerous corporate and individual fiduciaries with respect to federal and state income and estate tax disputes as well as other, non-tax matters including fiduciary liability litigation. A significant amount of his work also involves estate, gift, and income tax planning for families and individuals including tax planning for closely held family businesses. He has published in professional journals and delivered papers to other practicing lawyers and accountants on the subjects of federal estate tax valuation and audit procedures, income taxation of trusts and estates, closely held family business interests, retirement benefits, treatment of terminally ill patients, private foundations, charitable lead and remainder trusts and other sophisticated estate planning techniques for high net worth individuals.
About Worth and How Worth Magazine's List Was Chosen
Worth focuses on readers with substantial personal wealth. Worth covers the philanthropic, personal finance, business, and lifestyle issues faced by individuals whose focus has shifted from obtaining wealth to the challenges of managing it.
Worth's editorial staff surveyed financial advisers, family office executives, accountants, and academics to identify and nominate attorneys for this recognition. Candidates then completed a detailed questionnaire that detailed education credentials, professional memberships, publications, and client references. Worth then "vetted the nominations to find attorneys who combine exceptional legal expertise with outstanding interpersonal skills and great tact" to arrive at its Top 100 list.