Michael Morden concentrates his practice on trust and estate planning, administration, and dispute resolution. 

  • Counsels families and closely held businesses on wealth preservation and succession planning
  • Advises U.S. and non-U.S. persons on tax and reporting obligations regarding transfers of property in and out of the country
  • Represents taxpayers in connection with examinations by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Guides clients on all aspects of trust and estate planning, administration, and dispute resolution


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

  • Dentons US LLP, Partner, 2005-2016






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024
    • Recognized in practice areas of Nonprofit/ Charities Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates

Professional & Community Involvement

Poverty Alleviation Chicago, Board Member

Futures Foundation, Board Member

Northwestern University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (Estate Planning), 2011-2017

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