Joint Meeting with South Dakota State Bar
About the Speaker
M. Read Moore is a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and provides legal counsel on all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax controversy, and privately owned business governance and succession planning. Read works with clients across the United States and around the world on innovative planning and tax and nontax controversies for private companies, domestic and foreign trusts, and wealthy family groups. He has considerable experience in the international aspects of the private client practice, including inbound investment and wealth transfers to the United States, the U.S. tax and legal aspects of non-U.S. private company and wealth management structures, and U.S. tax compliance for clients with global investments and assets.
Read is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Read is listed in Best Lawyers in America, which named him 2012 and 2018 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for Chicago and 2021 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for San Francisco. Read is one of only three lawyers in Northern California ranked in Band 1 for Private Wealth Law by Chambers & Partners. Read is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Read is an active member of the bars in Illinois, California, Oregon, and Washington.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Read received his B.A. magna cum laude from Rice University in 1987, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Read received his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review.