Kissel, Richard O. II

Richard O. Kissel II
Richard O. Kissel II

Practice Areas:
Private Client, Business & Finance, Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning, Estates, Trusts and Fiduciary Litigation, Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, Probate & Trust Administration

Firm: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
#3500 One Indiana Square Indianapolis, IN 46204-2023
(317) 713-3500
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RICHARD O. KISSEL II has been practicing in the field of estate planning for over 27 years. He focuses his practice on the areas of estate and charitable planning and gifting as well business succession, tax, corporate transactions, buy-sell agreements, employee benefits and other matters affecting closely-held businesses. Rick has advised corporate executives, owners of closely-held businesses, and other individuals on a variety of domestic and international tax issues. He has also been involved in the creation of numerous publicly supported charities and private foundations. Rick has been certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association.

Rick has been involved in projects that include the recapitalization of closely-held businesses, disputes among trust beneficiaries and trust and will contests. He has also prepared required trust language and represented corporate trustees in numerous situations.

Undergraduate School

  • Indiana University (B.S.)
  • Graduated in 1981

Law School

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D.)
  • Graduated in 1985

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana Cancer Research Foundation (Board Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Trust and Estate Planning Divisions)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Estate Planning and Administration Specialization Certification
  • Awarded AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell)

Community Involvement:

  • Simon Youth Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member)
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation (President-Elect, Professional Advisors Leadership Council)
  • Dramatic Club, Inc. (Board Member)