About the Author

Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks, @PatrickHicks

Head of Legal, Trust & Will

Patrick, J.D., LL.M. is Head of Legal, serving as our General Counsel overseeing all attorney-related operations, including regulatory efforts and legal affairs. As a seasoned estate planning attorney, Patrick brings over a decade of knowledge and real-life taxation law experience to our service offerings. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College, a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and an LL.M in Taxation from the University of San Diego. Before joining Trust & Will, Patrick practiced law in the trusts and estates practice group of law firm Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. While attending undergrad, Patrick served as a firefighter for the Davidson Fire Department.

Articles from this author

Estate Planning — 6 min read

Life and Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

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What is Escheat? Definition & Examples

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Understanding the Escheatment Process

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Annexed Meaning in a Will: What You Need to Know

End of Life Planning — 7 min read

What to Expect From the Cremation Process

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Getting To Know The Four Types of Cremation Services

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Your 6-Step Cremation Planning Guide

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Breaking Down the Cost of Cremation

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LGBTQIA+ Estate Planning: Understanding Issues that Impact Employees & their Families