John Deckert

Partner

John Deckert began his career working with a full-service investment group, helping the company’s clients navigate the tax code, estate planning strategies, and business succession plans. Mr. Deckert then opened his own private wealth law firm serving as the firm’s principal shareholder.

Since co-founding Hansford & Deckert, Mr. Deckert heads the firm’s private wealth practice, representing high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses, and large institutions on a range of legal matters.

​Mr. Deckert has extensive experience advising on the taxation of corporations, partnerships, and large institutions. Mr. Deckert also advises high-net-worth individuals and families on estate planning matters, including the efficient transfer of assets, the taxation of trusts and estates, charitable giving, and international estate and tax matters. ​

Mr. Deckert leads the firm's private wealth practice.


PRACTICE FOCUS

Litigation
Estate & Probate Administration

Transactional
Business & Corporate Law | Domestic & International Taxation
Estate Planning | Real Estate
Risk Management | Business & Asset Valuation


Admissions
Illinois
​United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Languages
German
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EDUCATION

Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law - Symposium Editor

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, B.A.
​with Distinction
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Illinois Bar Association

Wealth Counsel

Education Justice Project
Advisory Board Member
Instructor - Finance & Small Business

Champaign Rotary Club