Quin R. Frazer

quin.frazer dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1342 (312) 569-1342
Fax: (312) 569-3342


Quin R. Frazer assists individuals in all areas of estate planning, including representing wealthy individuals and their families, family businesses and foundations. He also works closely with the firm’s Litigation Practice Group 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.

Quin is a frequent lecturer and writer on estate planning and charitable giving matters and speaks nationally on the fiduciary duties and liabilities of directors of nonprofit corporations and the trustees of charitable trusts.

Quin was an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago Law School.


Quin’s more than 40 years of experience have included work for individuals and families involving:

  • Sophisticated estate planning design and drafting
  • Asset protection planning
  • Succession planning for family businesses and family foundations
  • 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
  • Family foundations and supporting organizations
  • Estate and trust taxation and administration
  • Representation of personal representatives, trustees, guardians and other fiduciaries


Best Lawyers®, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates (2020)

Leading Lawyers Illinois: Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law (2003-2016)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1975
  • Mount St. Paul College, B.A., 1968

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Chicago Commons Association, Associate Director (Past Chair)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee (Past Chair)