About the Author


Patrick Hicks, @PatrickHicks

Head of Legal, Trust & Will

Patrick 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 — 5 min read

September is Emergency Preparedness Month: Here’s How to Create the Ultimate Emergency Plan

Trusts — 10 min read

Should I Have a Joint Trust or Separate Trust with My Spouse?

Trusts — 6 min read

Charitable Remainder Trust - What You Need to Know

Estate Planning — 3 min read

A Guide to Generation Skipping Tax (GSTT)

Trusts — 4 min read

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Trustee

Wills — 4 min read

Different Types of Bequests in a Will

Trusts — 4 min read

A Guide to Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trusts (QTIP Trusts)

Trusts — 3 min read

Totten Trust: Using POD Designations to Avoid Probate

Trusts — 3 min read

A Guide to Credit Shelter Trusts