Harrison LLP

Jad G. Elchahal


T 312.345.2001
Chicago, IL
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Jad Elchahal concentrates his practice on representing clients in estate planning, trust administration, and probate. His expertise includes both simple and complex estate planning, charitable giving, tax planning, and succession planning. He also represents fiduciaries administering trusts as well as clients involved in litigation, federal tax litigation, and federal tax controversies, including audits and appeals. He most enjoys assisting individuals, families, and entities craft legal solutions that meet their unique goals and needs—including tax minimization, credit sheltering, and preservation of wealth.

During law school, Jad worked as an Articles Editor on Volume 107 of the Iowa Law Review. In the classroom, he earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to the student with the highest grade, in both Estate & Gift Tax and State & Local Tax. He earned the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to the student with the second highest grade, in his ERISA class. Outside of the classroom, Jad served as a legal intern at a boutique estate planning firm in Atlanta, participated in the University of Iowa’s Estate Planning Clinic, and served as a research assistant to an American College Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC) Fellow.

When Jad isn’t helping clients, he enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, reading novels, and spending time with his family. Jad is fluent in French and is learning to speak Arabic.

Illinois (pending)


U.S. Tax Court

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.

Creighton University, B.A., cum laude

  • Represented a California County in their Tax Court dispute over an alleged $12.2 million in unpaid employment taxes.
  • Advised publicly traded Everi Holdings Inc. in its recent $6.2 transaction with publicly traded International Game Technology PLC. In the deal, IGT will separate its Global Gaming and PlayDigital businesses by way of a taxable spin-off to IGT shareholders and then immediately combine such businesses with Everi.
  • Advised leading location data and technology company Foursquare Labs, Inc. in its merger with Factual Inc. The combined Foursquare and Factual generate more than $150 million in revenue in more than 20 global markets.
  • Advised Fera Pets, Inc., a vet-founded pet supplement company, in its recent acquisition by General Mills, including equity negotiations with shareholders regarding the terms of a long term incentive plan with payments of up to 100% of closing price. Fera Pets will become part of General Mills’ new growth equity fund.

Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Estate & Gift Tax

Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in State & Local Tax

Faculty Award for Academic Excellence in ERISA

Iowa Law Review, Articles Editor

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