Brant O. Gardner



In an increasingly complex federal tax environment, Brant Gardner addresses clients’ financial concerns through strategic estate planning. He analyzes and develops estate plans for high net worth individuals and prepares wills, trust agreements and related documents to implement such plans.

Brant builds estate plans that focus on multigenerational planning and designs trusts to reduce transfer taxes and also optimize beneficiaries’ interests based on individual circumstances. He often advises on charitable techniques to achieve clients’ intentions.

Brant also develops and implements succession plans for closely held businesses. He represents individual and corporate executors and trustees in estate settlement and administration of trusts and guardianships, including the preparation of federal and state tax forms.

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Bar Admissions



Indiana Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist


University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Virginia Law Review (editorial board) (1988)

Wheaton College
B.A. with highest honors (1985)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Zoological Society — Planned Giving Committee
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation — Professional Advisors Leadership Council
  • Wills for Heroes — Indiana


  • Best Lawyers® — Trusts and Estates, 2024
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager ® (By Crescendo Business Services)
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