Douglas A. Bozell

Member
Louisville
T 502.568.0208
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Doug concentrates his practice in estate planning, charitable planning, taxation and general business law.  He prepares wills and trusts, supervises the administration of estates and trusts, represents various parties in guardianships and contested will or trust litigation, and provides gift tax and estate planning advice to professionals and business owners in the larger context of business succession planning.  Doug regularly lectures to attorneys and other estate planning professionals on a variety of estate planning and tax topics.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates, 2010-2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2010-2014
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association, 1994
  • Illinois Bar Association, 1997
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1998
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 2001
  • Louisville Bar Association, Probate Section - 2009 Vice Chair, 2010 Chair
  • Estate Planning Council of Metro Louisville - 2013 President

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • WHAS Crusade for Children Foundation

Non-FBT Publications and Events

37th Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, Impact of Post-Death/Post-Valuation Date Events on Valuation of Assets/Deductions for Federal Estate Tax Purposes (Section 2053 Final Regulations), July 23, 2010, sponsored by the Office of Continuing Legal Education of the University of Kentucky College of Law

A Practical Guide for Using Disclaimer Trusts in Indiana, January 9, 2007, sponsored by the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council

33rd Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute - You're Not Rich Enough, But We've Got Something For You Anyway, July 14, 2006, sponsored by the Office of Continuing Legal Education of the University of Kentucky College of Law

Panel Discussion on Update on FLP's and LLC's and Current Developments on Valuation Related Issues, June 14, 2006, sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association

Panel Discussion on Recent Case Law Concerning Family Limited Partnerships and LLC's, November 17, 2005, sponsored by the Estate Planning Council of Louisville

32nd Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute - To Disclaim or Not to Disclaim: Effective Use of Disclaimers in Estate Planning (with John T. Bondurant), July 22, 2005, sponsored by the Office of Continuing Legal Education of the University of Kentucky College of Law

Eighth Annual Estate Planning Institute - Recent Developments in the Use of FLPs and LLCs in Estate Planning, April 29, 2005, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law of the University of Louisville

2004 Tax and Wealth Transfer Planning Update - Recent Developments Regarding Wealth Transfer Planning Using FLPs and LLCs, December 7, 2004, sponsored by Louisville Bar Association

31st Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute – The Initial Contact with the Client, July 15, 2004, sponsored by the Office of Continuing Legal Education of the University of Kentucky College of Law

Panel Discussion on FLPs and LLCs: Valuation Issues from the Appraiser's Perspective, April 20, 2004, sponsored by Louisville Bar Association

A Primer on S Corporations in Kentucky - Wealth Transfer Planning With S Corporation Stock, September 24, 2003, sponsored by Lorman Education Services

LLC's: Advising Closely-Held Companies in Kentucky - Family Wealth Transfer Planning Using LLC's, June 4, 2003, sponsored by Lorman Education Services

2003 KBA Mid-Year Convention at Orlando, Florida – Recent Developments in the Use of Family Limited Liability Companies and Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning, April 9, 2003, sponsored by Kentucky Bar Association

Family Limited Partnerships in Kentucky, January 14, 2003, sponsored by National Business Institute

Estate Planning in Kentucky – Family Business and Succession Planning; Using Insurance to Fund Buy-Sell Agreements, Taxation of Equity Split-Dollar Life Insurance Agreements, Recent Developments in the Use of Family Limited Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies, May 22, 2003, sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Sixth Annual Estate Planning Institute - Use of Family LLCs and Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning, April 25, 2003, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law of the University of Louisville

FLP's and LLC's from Start to Finish, February 14, 2002, sponsored by Louisville Bar Association

Estate Planning in Kentucky – Family Business and Succession Planning: Buy-Sell Agreements, Split-Dollar Life Insurance Agreements, Family Limited Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies, May 11, 2001, sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Organizing and Managing the Family Limited Partnership and the Family Limited Liability Company, January 23, 2001, sponsored by Louisville Bar Association

"Disclaimer Trusts: A Flexible Choice for Many Couples", Kentucky Bar Association - Bench and Bar, January 2006

"Is Kentucky's statutory form Living Will Directive adequate to address end-of-life decisions made for me by my Health Care Surrogate?", Ask the Legal Professional, May 2005

"How does Kentucky's newly revised Principal and Income Act affect the administration of my trust or estate?", Ask the Legal Professional, May 2004

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Jeannie Stiller
Email
T 502.779.8605
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