Risk, April J.

April J. Risk
April J. Risk

Practice Areas:
Wealth Management, Estate Administration, Estate Planning & Trusts, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Family Owned Businesses

Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
Suite 600, 600 East 96th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: (317) 569-9600 / Fax: (317) 569-4800
Firm Website: www.faegrebd.com

April Risk concentrates her practice on developing family wealth transfer plans and business succession plans in a manner that minimizes gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes while achieving each family’s unique needs and goals. She also represents individual and corporate personal representatives in the administration of trusts and estates.

As a member of the Faegre Baker Daniels’ pro bono committee, April consults with firm leadership on the development of non-litigation pro bono programs. She compiled a comprehensive handbook of materials and conducted attorney training for the Wishard Health Services EMBRACE Clinic, which provides estate planning assistance to low-income cancer patients. April also participates with attorneys in the client interview and assessment process in the firm’s Elder Law Initiative, which offers estate planning assistance to low-income Indianapolis residents in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. In both programs, she continues to work with volunteer attorneys on an ongoing basis to answer client-specific questions, review wills and lifetime incapacity directives, and draft complex provisions for participants’ wills.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Undergraduate School

  • Indiana University, Bloomington (B.S. in Finance and International Studies, with high distinction, 1999)

Law School

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., magna cum laude 2002)

Professional Associations:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Estate Planning and Administration Section)
  • American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Indiana Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist

Community Involvement:

  • Lutheran High School of Indianapolis (Board of Directors, 2006-present; President, 2011-12; Secretary, 2008-11; Association Delegate, 2005-09)
  • Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Board of Trustees, 2009-present)
  • Dance Kaleidoscope (Board of Trustees, 2003-05)