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Richard M. Horwood Partner
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rhorwood@hmblaw.com
Richard M. Horwood

Richard is the founding partner of HMB and a partner in the firm’s Private Client, Trusts & Estates Group. He focuses his practice on business, financial and tax planning matters.

He represents a wide range of clients throughout the country including privately-held companies, corporations, family offices and high-net worth individuals. Richard helps his clients navigate complex planning issues related to income, gift and estate taxation, as well as charitable giving and business succession.

In the area of art law, Richard advises collectors and their other advisors regarding authentication, provenance, collection management, tax matters, disposition, charitable arrangements, museum options, and family gifting. As collector’s counsel, his focus is on enhancing the value of a collection by positioning exhibitions and working with dealers, auction houses, family foundations, and museums.

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Strategic Planning for Businesses and Families

With a wealth of experience providing strategic business and personal planning with tax efficient results, clients appreciate his approach working with the unique needs in various family and business situations.

Experience

  • Internal Revenue Service’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Staff Member
  • Recognized with the IRS Outstanding Performance Award

Education

  • George Washington University, LL.M. in Taxation
  • American University, M.B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, LL.B.
  • Colgate University, B.A.

Admissions

Illinois

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2018
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council, Austin Fleming Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-2019
  • Worth Magazine, Top 100 Attorneys (multiple years)

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Planned Giving Advisory Board
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Acquisition Committee on Asian Art
  • Bloomberg BNA, Estates, Gifts, & Trusts Advisory Board
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Meals on Wheels, Chicago, Past President
  • Society of Trust and Estate Professionals, Member
  • Expo Chicago, Civic Committee

News

  • Richard Horwood Quoted in Bloomberg BNAOctober 16, 2017

    Below is an excerpt from the original post by Allyson Versprille. Permanent estate tax repeal would allow private art collectors to hold onto their artwork longer, giving them more time to reap its full value, attorneys told Bloomberg BNA. Today, some private collectors may choose to bequeath their art to charities, museums, or universities at death because they can get an…

Events

  • Collectors in Conversation: Charles Mottier with Richard M. HorwoodMay 4, 2017

    Asian Art Council, Art Institute of Chicago, May 4, 2017 Mr. Horwood is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Group of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered and advises collectors regarding key issues such as authentication; provenance; collection management; tax matters; disposition and charitable, museum, and family gifting. Mr. Mottier is a collector who, over the course of three decades,…

  • Collectors in Conversation: Charles Mottier and Richard M. Horwood, Asian Art Council, Art Institute of Chicago, May 4, 2017May 4, 2017

    Mr. Horwood is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Group of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered and advises collectors regarding key issues such as authentication; provenance; collection management; tax matters; disposition and charitable, museum, and family gifting. Mr. Mottier is a collector who, over the course of three decades, acquired one of the most comprehensive collections of 20th-century Japanese…

Education
  • George Washington University, LL.M. in Taxation
  • American University, M.B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, LL.B.
  • Colgate University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Illinois
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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