CHICAGO, September 20, 2023 – Harrison LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Madsen will serve as the firm’s Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s newly created Board of Executives effective September 12, 2023. Additionally, Tiffany McKenzie and Jason Ornduff will serve on the Board of Executives.
“With much gratitude and appreciation, we thank the previous members of the Executive Committee for their leadership and service,” said Louis Harrison, a founding partner and Chair Emeritus of Harrison LLP. “We welcome the new members to the Board of Executives and look forward to their continued guidance and leadership.”
Madsen is a widely respected attorney who previously served on Harrison’s Executive Committee and as the Office Managing Partner in St. Louis. With more than 25 years of experience, Madsen advises high-net-worth individuals and families on a wide range of matters relating to their needs, including complex estate and wealth transfer planning strategies, as well as the structuring of charitable organizations and sophisticated charitable gifts. Madsen is a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a frequent speaker and prolific author, having published several articles on estate planning and charitable giving. He has been named among The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008 and has been ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide from 2020-2023. In addition to his thriving estate planning practice, Madsen has served in a variety of leadership roles for numerous charitable organizations in the St. Louis community.
McKenzie is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. A prominent and highly regarded estate planning attorney, McKenzie’s practice focuses on estate planning and administration, family wealth transfer tax planning, succession planning, and fiduciary litigation. In addition to representing clients with pre-death estate planning and wealth preservation, she helps clients advance their charitable intentions by creating charitable trusts and foundations. She has handled several high-profile matters and enjoys working with clients on the issues that matter most to them. McKenzie was ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide from 2020-2022, named a Georgia Rising Star from 2017-2020, and recognized by Georgia Trend Legal Elite in 2019. Active in the community, McKenzie is the incoming President of the Alumnae Board of Agnes Scott College, past President of the Out of State Division of the Florida Bar and a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. In 2016, she was selected to be part of the exclusive LEAD Atlanta Class by Leadership Atlanta and is an ACTEC Fellow.
Ornduff is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office and he previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee for many years. A well-respected attorney with more than 25 years of experience, he advises high-net-worth families, business owners, executives, professionals, and celebrities on state and federal laws regarding wealth transfer to the next generation, including estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and gift tax issues. He is a past president of the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, serves on the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Estate Planning Short Course planning board, is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, and is a Fellow with ACTEC.
“On behalf of the entire firm, I extend profound gratitude for the wisdom, vision, and leadership provided by Chair Emeritus and founding partner Louis Harrison,” said Madsen. “I, along with the Board of Executives, look forward to carrying forward his commitment to client service and legal excellence.”
About Harrison LLP
Harrison LLP is a national law firm focused on providing sophisticated legal advice, exceptional client service, and innovative solutions. Harrison LLP provides holistic legal representation on the full range of personal and business legal matters. The firm’s international estate and trust planning practice advises fiduciaries, international families, and family offices on the international aspects of U.S. tax matters and international asset structuring and succession planning. Visit our website at https://www.harrisonllp.com.