May 9, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart expands its client capabilities with the addition of Kevin C. Lane who will help build the Wealth Planning and Administration Practice in Chicago. Lane, who is a certified public accountant and attorney, joined the firm as a shareholder. He represents high net-worth individuals on wealth planning, and his clients include businesses, corporate executives and professional athletes.

“I’m very excited to be joining one of the fastest growing law firms in the country,” said Lane. “The firm’s national platform was attractive to me and my clients and I look forward to helping establish a new practice area for the Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart.”

Lane’s experience includes designing and implementing wills, trusts, lifetime gift programs, premarital agreements and asset protection strategies. In addition to his trust work, Lane has handled family limited partnerships, corporate recapitalizations, private annuities, installment sales and other planning transactions.

“We are excited to be able to now have trusts and estates among our growing practice groups in Chicago,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “Kevin has significant experience in representing owners of closely held businesses, corporate executives and principals of venture capital and private equity funds. His work will complement our other practice areas and his experienced counsel will be a valuable resource for the firm.”

Lane has also advised clients in connection with litigation involving trust and tax matters and handles matters for charitable trusts, foundations and nonprofit organizations. He is a proactive planner, working closely with clients and their banking relationship managers, family office personnel and financial planners. He also consults with executors, administrators, guardians, and trustees in probate trust administration.

Lane earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and a B.A in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to working as a lawyer, he was a tax consultant and auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. Lane is a contributing author to “21st Century Estate Planning: Practical Applications,” an estate planning treatise used at major law schools nationwide.

Lane is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

• Wills, trusts and estates
• Estate planning issues
• Premarital agreements

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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