Domingo P. Such  III - Perkins Coie LLP

Domingo P. Such III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Domingo Such is a partner in the firm's Personal
Planning practice. He focuses his practice on financial, estate and tax planning
matters as they relate to ownership in various forms. This area of focus
provides him with particularly broad legal perspectives in counseling
family-owned and/or privately held businesses, as well as the family members and
owners involved in these businesses. He represents wealthy families and
individuals concerning significant and complex estates and trusts, advising on
gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, charitable giving,
and planning for succession of ownership during life and at death. His ability
to serve such clients is further complemented and enhanced by his practical
business experience and graduate business degree.

Domingo’s experience includes transfer tax,
income tax, business planning, executive compensation planning for private and
public companies, charitable organizations and probate administration, and
corporate transactions, including structuring, negotiating and documenting
corporate formations, corporate governance, due diligence, mergers, acquisitions
and securities issuance. He has worked on corporate transactions for large
publicly owned clients, family investment funds, as well as closely held
emerging enterprises, and has represented family offices as well as fiduciaries
in contested and transactional matters. Domingo advises clients on the use and
administration of ESOPs for succession planning and management buy-outs, and
serves as the lead partner for one of the largest Chicago area ESOP-owned
manufacturers.  Domingo also serves as outside general counsel to closely held
businesses across major industries including retailers and
wholesalers, construction and medical devices.  In addition, he successfully
represents taxpayers on contested tax matters through federal and state audits,
administrative appeals and litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District

Domingo has been quoted in Business Week,
The Wall Street Journal,  Worth  magazine, Crain’s  Chicago
Business, Private Wealth, Bloomberg Wealth magazine,
Financial Advisor, Tax Notes Today,  and  Stages  (a Fidelity
Investment magazine).  He has published articles in the ACTEC Law
Journal, Trusts & Estates magazine, Estate Planning
magazine,  Distribution Advisor (a panel publication of Aspen
Publishers), CCH Incorporated’s Journal of Practical Estate Planning  and
Journal of Retirement Planning,  Wealth Briefing, Financial Advisor,
The Family Business Succession Handbook, Private Wealth, Advance Planning
Services  and in publications for the Family Firm Institute, Willamette
Management Associates, William Blair, Fidelity and ALI-ABA. He has served as a
director of closely held companies and not-for-profit corporations, and is a
member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Chicago Community Trust,
Loyola University Medical Center, the Body of Knowledge Committee of the Board
of Directors of the Family Firm Institute and the Asian Art Council of the Art
Institute of Chicago. Domingo is also active with the Loyola University Chicago
Family Business Center and serves on the faculty for the Family Firm Institute
and lectures for classes at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and
Graduate School of Business. He is a past chairman, vice-chair and former
legislative liaison for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Trust Law Committee, a
past chairman, vice-chair and legislative liaison of the CBA Probate Practice
Committee, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar
Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council. He also lectures nationally
on business and estate planning.

Domingo was selected for inclusion in the 2011
“Citywealth Leading Lawyers” list as a leading lawyer in North America by global
peers, clients and charitable organizations. The American College of Trust and
Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an association of distinguished trust and estate
attorneys, elected him to be a Fellow in 2009 on the basis of his professional
reputation, his ability in the fields of trusts and estates, and his substantial
contributions to the profession through lectures, writing, teaching and bar
activities. Worth  magazine previously selected him as one of the
nation’s top 100 estate planning attorneys in the United States.

Domingo earned an advanced certificate in Family
Business Advising with Fellow status from the Family Firm Institute.  He was
elected to the Leading Lawyers Network of Illinois by Law Bulletin Publishing
Company, was selected as one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers by Law &
Politics (each honor is given to only the top 5% of all attorneys licensed
in Illinois since 2006) and was awarded a top Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis
Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Best Lawyers in
America. Domingo was also selected for the 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor &
Employment, which reflects his experience, integrity and overall professional

Washington University in St. LouisBA Washington University in St. LouisMBA Loyola University Chicago School of LawJ.D.
Chicago Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationAsian American Bar AssociationChicago Estate Planning CouncilAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Client Comments

"Domingo Such is one of the few Trust and Estate attorneys that I work with who truly understands the needs of both the family and the business. Very few attorneys have this level of sophistication and sensitivity."

-Andrew D. Keyt
Executive Director
The Family Business Center, Loyola University Chicago

Office Location

131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates