Christopher M. Floss

Christopher M. Floss Lake Forest Estate Attorney ArentFox Schiff
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Professional Biography

Christopher Floss focuses his practice in the following areas: estate planning; estate and trust administration; income, gift, and estate tax planning; and business succession planning.

Chris helps clients discern their wealth transfer objectives and implement structures that fit those objectives.

Chris also advises clients in the post-death administration of estates and trusts, and enjoys forming long-term relationships with his clients as a trusted advisor who is available for counsel during life’s transitions.

In addition to his career in private practice, Chris gained experience in the administration of high-net-worth trusts while serving as a senior trust officer of a major national corporate fiduciary.

A prolific writer, Chris founded and manages “Planning Your Future,” a blog that covers tax and estate planning news and trends. As a graduate student in Rome, he served in the United States Air Force Reserve’s Chaplain Candidate Program.

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The National Law Review recognizes Christopher M. Floss and Stephen Liss of Schiff Hardin as 2021 Go To Thought leaders for their contributions regarding the Estate and Trust Law implications of the Build Back Better Act and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  NLR readers value Mr. Floss' and Mr. Liss' extensive, gift and income tax experience which they use to break down the tax implications of the complicated and extensive pandemic-related legislation.  Their insightful analysis of topics ranging from temporary changes to the gift and estate tax exemption, to state and local tax deduction changes and the valuation of non-business assets, provides practical information and strategies readers can use.



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