Gardner, John A.

John A Gardner
John A. Gardner

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
(317) 569-9600
john.gardner@faegreBD.com
Firm Website: http://www.faegrebd.com/

The estate planning aspects of John Gardner’s practice focus on addressing his client’s family and business financial concerns in an increasingly complex federal tax environment. He also represents individual and corporate executors and trustees in the settlement of estates and the administration of trusts.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (business editor) (1986)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington B.S. (1983)
Certifications

  • Indiana Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Estate Planning Probate, since its first publication in 2004 to 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Trusts and Estates, 1999-2014
  • 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager (SM)

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Estate Planning Section (Executive Committee Chair, 2002-03)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis

Civic Activities

  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis — Board of Trustees, 2000-present (Secretary, 2007-10)
  • Jameson Camp, Inc. — Board of Directors, 1989-98 (President, 1993-95)

Presentations

  • Applying the Pension Protection Act of 2006
    ICLEF, 2007
  • Charitable Giving
    ICLEF, 2002
  • Discount Strategies
    ICLEF, 2002
  • Indiana Prudent Investor Act
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2001
  • The Basics of Trusts
    ICLEF, 2001
  • Indiana Prudent Investor Act
    ICLEF, 2000
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts as Retirement Planning Vehicles
    ICLEF, 1999
  • Generation-Skipping Planning: Estate Tax Inclusion Period
    ICLEF, 1998
  • Family Limited Partnerships
    ICLEF, 1996
  • Estate Planning With Retirement Benefits
    Indiana Pension Conference, 1995
  • The Encyclopedia of Indiana Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Forms
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 1994
  • Unsupervised Administration
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 1993
  • Estate Planning Workshop
    ICLEF, 1993
  • Elder Law
    ICLEF, 1993
  • Indiana Probate: Beyond the Basics
    NBI, 1991
  • Probate Litigation
    ICLEF, 1990
  • Indiana’s New Guardianship Law: An Update
    ICLEF, 1989
  • Estate Planning for a Subsequent Marriage
    ICLEF, 1987