Smith, Pearson G. Jr.

G. Pearson Smith
G. Pearson Smith Jr.

Practice Areas:
Business Succession Planning, Disability and Retirement Planning, Estate Administration, Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning, Estate Planning, Federal Estate and Gift Tax, Financial Institutions

Firm: Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
111 Monument Circle, Suite 2700 Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 684-5118
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Pearson Smith is a partner in the Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning Group, the Business Services Group and the Financial Institutions Group. For more than 40 years, Mr. Smith has assisted clients and lectured in the areas of trusts and estates, wealth transfer planning, retirement plan distribution planning, private foundations and charitable planned giving. He is a Board Certified Indiana Trust & Estate Lawyer, certified by the Trust & Estate Specialty Board. Mr. Smith is past chairperson of the Indianapolis Bar Association Section on Taxation. Mr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is a graduate of Yale Law School where he was on the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. He joined Bose McKinney & Evans in 1964.

Undergraduate School

  • Yale University (B.A.)
  • Graduated in 1961

Law School

  • Yale Law School (L.L.B.)
  • Graduated in 1964

Professional Associations:

  • Indianapolis (Tax Section, Past Chairperson)
  • Estate Planning and Administration Section (Past Executive Council Member)
  • Pension & Benefit Law (Committee Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Associations (Probate Review Committee)
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, (Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-2014)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® (2004-2008, 2010-2013 -Estate Planning & Probate)
  • AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Community Involvement:

  • Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Indianapolis Community Tennis Association, Inc. (director, treasurer)
  • Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund, Inc. (director, secretary)