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James M. Trapp, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Federal Tax, Trusts and Estates.

Background

Trapp, James McCreery was born on August 11, 1934 in Macomb, Illinois, United States.

Education

Knox College (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). University of Michigan (Juris Doctor, 1961).

Career

Worked at McDermott, Will & Emery (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in General Practice (including Corporate, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, Health, Litigation and Tax Law). Admitted to the bar, 1961, Illinois. Chairman, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1978-1979.

Director, 1980-1986 and President, 1984-1985, Chicago Estate Planning Council. Member: Chicago (Chairman, Trust Law Committee, 1972-1973. Member, Committee on Committees, 1972-1974), Illinois State and American Bar Assns.

American Law Institute. Academician and Member, Executive Committee, 1997-2000, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Consultant: American Law Institute Subchapter J Project on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, 1980-1984.

American Bar Foundation. Illinois Bar Foundation. Fellow: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Illinois Chairman, 1980-1983.

National Regent, 1983—. Treasurer, 1989-1990. Secretary, 1990-1991.

Vice President, 1991-1992. President-Elect, 1992-1993. President, 1993-1994.

Immediate Past President, 1994-1995). Military: First lieutenant, Counter Intelligence Corps, United States. Army, 1956-1958

McDermott, Will & Emery is an international law firm founded in 1934.

Originally a Chicago tax law practice, the firm has established a full-service presence in seven domestic and three international offices with more than 600 attorneys. Clients include large corporations and individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The firm represents a wide range of industrial, financial and commercial enterprises, both publicly and privately held.

Firm attorneys represent clients in every state as well as numerous foreign jurisdictions.

Membership

Member: Chicago (Chairman, Trust Law Committee, 1972-1973. Member, Committee on Committees, 1972-1974), Illinois State and American Bar Assns. American Law Institute.

Academician and Member, Executive Committee, 1997-2000, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Consultant: American Law Institute Subchapter J Project on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, 1980-1984. American Bar Foundation.

Illinois Bar Foundation. Fellow: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Illinois Chairman, 1980-1983. National Regent, 1983—.

Treasurer, 1989-1990. Secretary, 1990-1991. Vice President, 1991-1992.

President-Elect, 1992-1993. President, 1993-1994. Immediate Past President, 1994-1995).

Military: First lieutenant, Counter Intelligence Corps, United States. Army, 1956-1958.