Overview

Christine R. W. Quigley advises affluent individuals and families in wealth transfer planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. Her clients include principals of private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital firms; owners of closely-held businesses; and executives of public corporations.

Christine’s practice focuses on the complex estate and personal planning needs of her clients. She regularly represents entrepreneurial clients who have built significant wealth from the ground up.

A conscientious and responsive adviser, Christine translates clients' priorities and family dynamics into successful long term plans. Whether planning for an initial public offering, private sale of a business, transition to a younger generation, or ongoing governance and growth, Christine guides her clients in meeting their social and philanthropic goals and in educating younger generations on the stewardship of wealth. She has successfully implemented family constitutions and governance structures connecting trusts, family foundations, and family enterprises in a way that mentors and maintains a cohesive social vision.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2006, summa cum laude
      (Certificate in Tax Law)
    • Dartmouth College, B.A., Economics, 1996

    Bar Admissions

    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • New York

            Professional Memberships

            • American Bar Association
                        Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
                        Business Investment Entities, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations Committee, Vice Chair
            • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
            • Chicago Community Trust, Professional Advisory Council
            • Chicago Estate Planning Council
            • Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council
          • Insights

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            News Release

            2020 Best Lawyers in America Lists Recognizes 63 Attorneys, Three “Lawyers of the Year”

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 63 attorneys have been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with three attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice.

            News Release

            2019 Leading Lawyers Lists Recognize 95 Schiff Attorneys

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 95 attorneys named to the 2019 Leading Lawyers list.

            News Release

            Super Lawyers Names 39 Schiff Attorneys to 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

            Two partners were recognized among “best of the best” on 2019 Illinois Top Lists

            Event

            Platinum Adventures Tax Seminar

            Wintrust Community Banks

            Location:
            Lake Forest, Ill.
            Event

            Please, Don’t Put It There: Navigating the Prohibited Transaction and Minimum Distribution Rules in IRAs

            61st Annual Estate Planning Short Course, IICLE

            Location:
            Champaign, Ill.
            News Release

            95 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2018 Leading Lawyers Lists

            Ninety-six Schiff Hardin lawyers have been named to the 2018 Leading Lawyers lists for Illinois and Michigan.

            Event

            Basics of Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax

            Chicago Estate Planning Council: 2018 Basics Course

            Location:
            Chicago, Ill.
            Alert

            Employer-Sponsored Charities May Allow Businesses to Help Employees Affected by Recent Disasters

            The destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in California have led to an outpouring of charitable gifts and donations.

            News Release

            Sixth Schiff Hardin Attorney Elected ACTEC Fellow

            Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that Christine R. W. Quigley has been elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

            News Release

            99 Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named to 2017 Leading Lawyers List

            Ninety-nine Schiff Hardin lawyers have been named to the 2017 Leading Lawyers list for Illinois and Michigan.

            Other Publications

            • “The Rising Tide Carry CLAT:  Help for Hedge Fund Principals” (co-author), Trusts & Estates (Oct. 2016)
            • “Help for Control Freaks: Navigating IRC Section 2036(a)(2) in Family Limited Partnerships,” (co-author) WealthManagement.com (Oct. 23, 2014)
            • “Code Section 2701: A Transfer Lurking Around Every Corner,” (chapter author) Westlaw Estate, Tax and Personal Financial Planning (Dec. 2013, Jan. 2014)
            • “Installment Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts: A Journey into the Great Unknown,” Westlaw Estate, Tax and Personal Financial Planning (Jul. 2011)
            • “Defining 'Descendants': Science Outpaces Traditional Heirship,” (co-author) Estate Planning Journal, Vol. 38 No. 4 (Apr. 1, 2011)
            • “Knowing When to Walk Away: Abandoning a Partnership Interest,” ABA Trusts and Investments (Mar./Apr. 2010)

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “Platinum Adventures Tax Seminar,” Wintrust Community Banks, Lake Forest, Ill.  (Oct. 30, 2018)
            • “Please, Don’t Put It There: Navigating the Prohibited Transaction and Minimum Distribution Rules in IRAs,” 61st Annual Estate Planning Short Course, IICLE, Champaign, Ill. (May 15, 2018)
            • “Basics of Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax,” Chicago Estate Planning Council: 2018 Basics Course, Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 17, 2018)
            • “Challenges in Trust and Estate Valuation,” Lorman Education Services Webinar (Sep. 28, 2017)
            • “Duties and Powers of the Trustee” and “Distribution Provisions: Understanding the Issues and Options,” (co-presenter) Family Office Exchange (FOX), Atlanta, Ga. (Jun. 20, 2017)
            • “Estate Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Principals,” Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants 2017 Georgia Federal Tax Conference, Atlanta, Ga. (Jun. 8, 2017)
            • “Current Developments – and Time Tested Principles – of Planning with Valuation Discounts,” (co-presenter) Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 60th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago, Ill. (May 9, 2017) (May 25, 2017)
            • “Basics of Drafting Estate Planning Instruments,” Chicago Estate Planning Council: Estate Planning Fundamentals Training Program (Jan. 18, 2017)
            • Testified on behalf of the American Bar Association Real Property Probate & Trust Law Committee in the hearing before representatives from the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy and the Internal Revenue Service on proposed valuation regulation under Section 2704 (Dec. 1, 2016)
            • “Proposed 2704 Regulations:  What Led Up to This, What They Mean, and What People Are Saying,” Chicago Bar Association, Trust Law Committee, Chicago, Ill. (Oct. 11, 2016)
            • “Ethical Obligations in Representing Incompetent, Unavailable and Deceased Clients” and “They’re Finally Here!  Unpacking the Proposed Regulations under Section 2704(b),” ABA Section of Taxation & ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Division, Boston, Mass. (Sep. 30, 2016)
            • “New Code Section 2704 Regulations:  Revolutionary or Revolting?,” ABA Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates, Spring Symposia, Boston, Mass. (May 13, 2016)
            • “Unpacking the Myths and Mysteries of Chapter 14,” ABA Section of Taxation, Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2016)
            • “Pre and Post Sale Planning for You, Your Company, and Your Family,” A Conference for Business Owners: M&A Solutions for Privately Held Companies, Chicago, Ill.
              (May 4, 2016)
            • “Keep What You Reap,” Chicago Private Equity Forum, Chicago, Ill. (May 4, 2016)
            • “Novel Tax and Estate Planning Ideas,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law 2015 Spring Symposia CLE Meeting, (Apr. 30-May 1, 2015)
            • “Drafting Basic Estate Planning Instruments,” Chicago Estate Planning Council, Estate Planning Fundamentals Training Program, (Jan. 21, 2015)
            • “Business Succession Planning:  Keeping It in the Family,” 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (Jan. 12­16, 2015)
            • “Tarnish­Proof Your Plan: Avoiding the Whipsaw of Valuation Mis­Matches in Entity Planning,” ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Webinar and Spring Symposia (Oct. 7, 2014 and May 1-2, 2014)
            • “Tax Traps Involved in Related Party Transactions with Family or Closely Held Businesses,” (panelist) ABA Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting (Sep. 19, 2014)
            • “Best Practices for Marital Deduction Planning and Administration Post­ ATRA,” Greater North Shore Estate & Financial Planning Council (Sep. 17, 2014)
            • “Tricks and Traps for Trusts Owning Stock in S Corporations,” ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law webinar (Apr. 1, 2014)
            • “Transfer Tax Planning with Carried Interests in Hedge and Private Equity Funds,” ABA Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Trust and Estate Division, 2013 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. (Sep. 2013)

          Contentious Estate Transfer Rules May Remain Under Trump

          Partner Christine Quigley joined others representing professional organizations, family-owned businesses, S-corporations and franchises to deliver testimony to the Department of the Treasury. MORE