CHICAGO – January 27, 2012 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Christine Albright has joined the firm's Chicago office as a partner in the Private Wealth Services Group.
Holland & Knight has the country’s largest and most diverse private wealth services practices, with more than 80 professionals. Albright is the third high-profile partner to join the firm's Chicago private wealth practice in less than a year. Jenny Johnson joined in June 2011 as co-chair of the Tax Controversy and Tax Litigation team, and Susan Drewke became a member of the firm's Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Dispute Resolution Team in April 2011.
"We are thrilled to have Christine join our growing team in Chicago," said Edward Koren, leader of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group. "She is an extremely accomplished and nationally recognized lawyer who can offer first-rate counsel to our clients, particularly to our high net worth clients."
Albright's practice concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxation, income taxation of estates and trusts, and succession planning for closely held and family businesses. She is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and currently serves as a representative from the section to the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was a past member of the college’s Board of Regents.
Albright is consistently recognized as a leading trusts and estates attorney, including being named one of "The Best Lawyers in America," "Who’s Who in American Law" and a “Top 50 Illinois Super Lawyer." The Leading Lawyers Network has consistently placed her in its Illinois lists for “Top 100 Consumer Lawyers,” "Top 50 Women Lawyers," "Top 10 Women Consumer Lawyers," and "Top 10 Trust, Will and Estate Lawyers."
In the community, Albright is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange, Chicago Estate Planning Council, Steppenwolf Theatre Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Professional Advisors Committee of the Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Advisory Council, Goodman Theatre Spotlight Advisory Council, Art Institute of Chicago Gift Planning Advisory Committee, and Children’s Memorial Foundation Professional Advisors Council.
Albright received both her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she was a partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn, LLP.
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