William R. Franzen

William R. Franzen Chicago Estate Attorney ArentFox Schiff
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Professional Biography

William R. Franzen is an Counsel at ArentFox Schiff's Chicago office. He believes in the importance of client service, which is particularly important in representing clients on their personal estate and tax planning matters.

Bill’s strong commitment to personalized service is essential to his success in helping clients navigate delicate matters, including estate and tax planning, wealth preservation, and family business succession and tax strategies.

Clients look to Bill for his experience in counseling clients on the formation, structure, and control of family businesses. In addition, he assists with complex probate estate and trust administration, executive compensation planning, and charitable organization formation and administration matters.

Bill has written extensively on trust and estate planning issues for Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and American Bar Association publications. He has also given numerous presentations to family offices, investment advisers, and business groups to help them understand family business succession planning, as well as other current estate and tax planning matters.

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