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Duncan Associates Attorneys and Counselors, P.C. is a Chicago law firm founded on January 1, 2000, to concentrate on the representation nationwide of private, boutique and traditional trust companies; family wealth management offices; and other wealth management firms.

Duncan Associates works with strategic families and their family offices to design and implement strategic multi-generational governance and succession structures and family office risk management programs.

John P.C. Duncan, our principal, has assisted in forming more than 40 trust companies in 15 states and wrote the CSBS Trust Company and Trust Modernization Act, the model for trust company acts adopted in whole or in part in almost one-half of the states, including Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Mr. Duncan and Michael R. Conway, Jr., counsel to the firm, were the principal authors of the New Hampshire Trust Modernization and Competitiveness Act of 2006, effective August 19, 2006.

We focus our practice on wealth management clients, including:

  1. Strategic families contemplating and implementing family strategic plans to pursue multigenerational family goals.

  2. Private trust companies formed or being formed by strategic families with exceptional wealth.

  3. Trust institutions dedicated to serving very wealthy families, family-owned private trust companies and family wealth management offices.

  4. Single and multiple family wealth management offices.

  5. Investment advisory firms and broker-dealers serving high-net-worth families, especially those expanding their trust, fiduciary and family office services.


Duncan Associates
Attorneys and Counselors, P.C.

180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3850, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone (312) 580-4949
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