Legal Guidance for Life

Landon Wilson


Landon Wilson, J.D.

Landon Wilson helps individuals, families, and owners of closely-held businesses navigate estate planning, tax, and corporate issues in the United States and abroad. Landon’s experience in working with tax issues in foreign countries makes him particularly well-suited for planning and administering international estates and trusts. He also has a strong interest in planning for families with special needs because he has seen first-hand the importance that clear information provides for the caretakers of his own relatives, and enjoys giving his clients the same comfort and understanding when handling their own unique situations.

Before joining Prather Ebner LLP in 2012, Landon worked at Baker & McKenzie, LLP, where he helped clients create and reorganize corporations in the United States, with an eye toward maximum tax efficiency at the federal, state, and local levels. He counseled clients about multi-million dollar international transactions involving the transfer of property in foreign jurisdictions. He also advised clients in contentious proceedings with the IRS, which involved helping clients settle tax controversies before the U.S. Tax Court, and submitting briefs on complex tax issues to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Landon is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners which focuses on international issues in family inheritance and succession planning.

He also frequently writes and speaks on domestic and international estate and tax planning issues, including:

“Business Succession Planning for the Next Generation” –  NextGen Family Business Summit, April 1, 2016

“Working With US Beneficiaries of Foreign Trusts,” ABA Section of Real Property and Trust & Estate Law eReport, December 2013

“Retirement Accounts with Foreign Beneficiaries,” Trusts and Estates Journal, July 2013

“Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Light of Windsor and Perry” – Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee, October 14, 2013

“Estate Planning for Professionals” – Continuing Legal Education presented at various Chicago law firms.

Landon uses his education and experience to better his community, and has volunteered with Ladder Up, assisting low-income taxpayers with the preparation of federal and state income tax filings, as well as helping form and maintain various 501(c)(3) organizations on a pro bono basis.

Landon received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with degrees in political science and business administration in 2005.