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Russell A. Adkins is a Shareholder, focusing his practice on individuals and business owners who are in need of advanced tax planning, business succession planning, family limited partnerships, LLCs or irrevocable trusts. Russ also handles various aspects of tax planning and filings for these entities, as well as trust administration and probate. Russ has worked extensively on developing and managing Huck Bouma’s Life and Legacy Planning Group, which handles all aspects of estate planning and administration, special needs planning and elder law. The Life and Legacy Planning Group consists of a team of a dozen attorneys, 5 paralegals and CPAs, and supporting staff.
Russ began his legal career as an associate attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago, and subsequently joined the firm of Rooks, Pitts & Poust. Russ successfully completed the CPA exam in 1989, and prior to beginning his legal career, worked in the tax department of a large public company, USG Corporation. He joined the Wheaton law firm of Huck Bouma, PC in 2000 and became a partner and shareholder of the firm in 2006.
Russ has resided in Wheaton with his wife, Sue, who is also an attorney with Huck Bouma, PC, since 1995. Russ and Sue met in law school, and they now balance work with raising three boys in the Wheaton community. Russ enjoys music, running and biking, golf and the always exciting challenge of being a father to three boys.