The Importance of Trust and Estate Litigation

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Experience Matters

Karen MacKay and Gerry Ring have represented corporate and individual executors and trustees in proceedings to construe wills and trusts, will contests based on lack of capacity and undue influence, suits to reform a will or trust due to a scrivener’s error, and citations to recover assets.  Karen, whose background is complex estate planning, provides the will and trust expertise, while Gerry, as a member of the firm's litigation practice and former trial advocacy faculty advisor, provides the litigation and negotiation strategy. Karen's extensive experience with estate tax matters provides clients an additional benefit, particularly with negotiated settlements.

Based on their experience over the past two decades, Karen and Gerry understand that trust and estate litigation often involves complicated family dynamics that, if ignored, can prolong and intensify the underlying dispute. Karen and Gerry identify and consider such dynamics when planning for litigation or settlement, and endeavor to move litigation swiftly through court to facilitate an early resolution or settlement, and reduce expense.

If you would like Burke, Warren, MacKay and Serritella, P. C. to guide you in Trust and Estate Litigation please contact Karen MacKay at 312-840-7009 ( or Gerry Ring at 312-840-7014 (

Here are some cases Karen and Gerry have worked on over the years:

Trust Construction Actions

Reformation Actions

Trust Administrative Actions-Citations-Supplemental Proceeding-Fiduciary Litigation

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