Deborah V. Dunn
Firm: Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group LLP
Address: 250 S. 5th Street, Suite 660
Boise, ID 83702
Membership: Illinois State Bar Association.
University: University of Utah, B.A., 1988; Brigham Young University, M.A., 1991, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1995
Admitted: 1995, Illinois; 1998, Hawaii (inactive); U.S. Tax Court
Biography: Debbie joined Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group in 2012 and is actively engaged in all of ADLG’s practice areas. Debbie is a 1995 summa cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Prior to joining ADLG, she was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she had practiced in the Chicago office since 1995. During her more than 16 years as an estate planner, Debbie has concentrated her practice on multi-generational estate planning and administration for families of significant wealth, family offices and owners of closely-held businesses. She has represented taxpayers in complex estate and gift tax audits and appeals, executors in will contests and disputes with beneficiaries, trustees with respect to trust administration, and beneficiaries with respect to rights and claims in trust and estate administration.Of particular interest to Debbie is the design of sophisticated estate plans and creation of innovative techniques, involving life insurance, GRATs, Remainder Purchase Marital Trusts, remainder sales and the transfer of other assets to grantor trusts, and CLATs. She is the creator of several cutting-edge estate planning techniques and the author of numerous articles and publications in the estate planning field.After living in the flat lands of America’s Midwest for over 16 years, Debbie is happy to once again be near mountains. She and her family are looking forward to becoming involved in the Boise community. Debbie, however, would like to add as a disclaimer that she did not name her daughter, Kellan, after a certain local football legend.Professional Recognition: Listed: Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011. Named: Illinois Super Lawyer 2007, 2008. Member: Chicago Estate Planning Council 2011-2012. Professional and Civic Memberships: Gift Planning Advisory Committee for the Museum of Science and Industry, 2011-2012; Board Member of Foresight Design Initiative, 2004-2012. Publications: Co-author of Drafting the Estate Plan: Law and Forms, Volumes I and II (CCH) (first published 2003, updated annually); Co-author of chapter "Asset Freeze and Valuation Reduction Techniques" in Estate Planning for Illinois Attorneys: The Basics and Beyond, published by Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2005, 2008); Contributing Editor of the American Bankers Association Estate Planning Manual (1998-1999); Articles: Trusts & Estates Magazine: "Bypass the Bypass Trust?" (February 2011), "An Alternative to QPRTs" (April 2009), "Basis Boosting" (February 2007), "Zeroed-Out GRATs and the ETIP" (December 2004), "Coming to a Wal-Mart Near You: Tax-Free GRATs" (April 2001), "RPM Trusts: Turning the Table on Chapter 14" (July 2000), "A New Twist on Sec. 2503(e): Health and Education Exclusion Trust" (July 2000), "Retaining Testamentary Powers of Appointment" (January 2000); "Guaranteed GRATs: GRATs Without Mortality Risk" (December 1999); Estate Planning Magazine: "The Incomplete Equity Strategy May Bolster Sales for Grantor Trust" (February 2007), "The Reverse GRAT: Hoisting the IRS Upon Its Own Petard?" (January 2005), "The LPA LID: A New Way to 'Contain' Gift Revaluations" (June 2000); Tax Management Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal: "RPM Trusts: Reduction of Valuation Risks" (Vol. 33, No. 5, September-October, September 11, 2008), "Guaranteed GRATs and Private Insurance" (Vol. 31, No. 6, November 9, 2006), "Advantages to Back-Loading: An Analysis of Back-Loaded Annuity Payments from a CLAT or RPM Annuity Trust" (Vol. 29, No. 6, November-December, November 11, 2004). (Resident, Boise, Idaho Office)