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Cristy Tackett-Hunt

Member/Partner
Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Trust Administration & Probate, Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate

Cristy Tackett-Hunt helps families and business owners preserve, protect and transfer their wealth by developing tax-efficient estate plans and business structures that both accomplish client goals and minimize risk.

As part of her estate planning practice, Cristy counsels individuals and families with modest to substantial assets, professionals in all stages of of their careers and business owners. She cooperates with each client’s trusted advisors to understand their particular needs and objectives and, then employs a variety of tools to design the appropriate estate and asset protection plans, including simple and sophisticated revocable (living) and irrevocable trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. Cristy also assists individual clients with pre- and post-marital agreements, business clients with issues relating to succession planning including buy-sell agreements and fiduciaries (trustees and executors) on matters relating to trust and estate administration. She is a member of WealthCounsel, a national organization of top estate planning attorneys, financial advisors and insurance professionals.

In her business law practice, Cristy assists clients in identifying and forming an appropriate entity – whether that is a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership – or constructing a more sophisticated organizational structure. She further advises clients on issues relating to owner agreements, organizational governance, business transactions and dissolutions.

Cristy has been in private practice since 2006 and in June, 2012 founded the Law Offices of Cristy Tackett-Hunt PLLC. Cristy has also served as in-house counsel to a private trust company and personal legal counsel to its high net-worth clients, as a tax consultant and senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP, an international accounting firm and as an adjunct faculty member teaching “Law for Accounts” offered through the Master of Accounting program at St. Ambrose University.

Education
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa B.A. (economics) 1990
Northern Illinois College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, J.D., cum laude, 1997

Admissions
Iowa, 2011
Illinois, 1997

Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Scott County Bar Association
Rock Island County Bar Association
Quad City Estate Planning Council
Wealth Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Family Resources, Director & Executive Committee Member
  • The Women’s Connection, Director & Vice President
  • Junior League of the Quad Cities (Past President)
  • Wine, Women & Wealth (Co-Creator)
  • Project Lead the Way Advisory Council
  • University of Iowa NEW Leadership: Faculty in Residence (2013)
  • Community Foundation of the Great River Bend:
    • Emerging Issues Committee (2012 – 2013)
    • WOW Giving Circle (2009 –  2013)
  • 50/50 in 2020 – Community Partner Representative for JLQC (2011 – 2013)
  • Rivermont Collegiate Annual Dinner & Auction (Past Chair)
  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland (2005 – 2011: classroom volunteer)
  • yogaGala Planning Committee (2010 – 2011)
  • Davenport Dad’s Club – youth soccer coach (2002 – 2010)
  • Emeis Little League – nominations committee (2008 – 2010)

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