Quin R. Frazer

Senior Counsel


Quin Frazer has more than 40 years of experience guiding individuals, their families, family businesses and foundations in all areas of estate planning. He is an authority on estate planning, the legal aspects of charitable giving, and the fiduciary duties and liabilities of nonprofit corporation directors and trustees of charitable trusts.

Trusts and Estates

Working closely with clients, Quin designs sophisticated estate plans for wealthy clients, guiding them in asset protection and succession planning for family businesses and foundations. He helps clients understand and establish appropriate trusts, including:

  • Insurance trusts
  • Dynasty trusts and sales to grantor trusts
  • Grantor-retained annuity trusts
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts and wealth replacement trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Quin is valued for his ability to advise clients on establishing public charities, private foundations (both operating and nonoperating foundations) and supporting organizations. He manages estate and trust taxation and administration issues and represents personal representatives, trustees, guardians and other fiduciaries.

Will and Trust Disputes and Construction

Quin works closely with the firm’s litigation practice to represent individuals and charitable organizations as beneficiaries in will and trust disputes, as well as individual and corporate fiduciaries in will and trust construction matters.

Faculty Positions

  • Loyola University Chicago Law School — Adjunct Professor, 1980-81

Personal Interests

  • Comic book, stamp and sports card collecting


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court


Mount St. Paul College
B.A. (1968)

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (1975)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Cook County Probate Court Assistance Program
  • Leader of BreakFree, an anti-sex-trafficking group

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association — Probate Practice Committee, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Chicago Commons Association — Associate Director, Past Chair
  • Member of Selah Freedom Advisory Council


  • Best Lawyers® — Nonprofit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates, 2020-24 (Lawyer of the Year - Nonprofit/Charities Law, 2021) 
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021 
  • Illinois Super Lawyers — 2006-19
  • Selah Freedom — Champion Defender Award, 2018
  • Leading Lawyers, Illinois — Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2003-19
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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