Kristine Bouaichi chairs the Trusts and Estates Group. Her primary practice concentrations are in trust and estate planning and administration, wealth succession counseling, and charitable giving.

Kristine works with high-net-worth families, entrepreneurs, and other persons of influence in the community. She advises clients in a wide range of sophisticated trust and estate planning matters. Kristine consults with clients about integrating retirement plan benefits and other complex assets into their estate plans.

Kristine also counsels on a variety of collateral matters that relate to personal planning, including prenuptial agreements, real estate matters, and planning with closely-held entities.

Kristine's practice includes representing beneficiaries of estate and trusts, assisting with filing objections, reviewing accountings and helping them to understand the terms of trust and testamentary instruments. She advises corporate trustees and individual fiduciaries regarding their responsibilities and works to defend and settle beneficiaries' claims. When circumstances warrant, she guides clients through hearings and mediation.

Kristine works as the estate planning member of business succession teams to develop strategies that maximize the transfer of wealth to successive generations within a client's stated objectives.

Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Kristine attended Indiana University-Bloomington where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude.

Kristine is admitted to practice law in the states of Indiana and Florida.
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  • 10/18/17 - Indiana Lawyer, "Yet Another Call for Estate Tax Repeal"
Speaking Engagements
  • Ms. Bouaichi speaks on topics related to estate planning, including basic and advance planning, Indiana probate administration, integrating retirement plan benefits, and generation-skipping transfer tax.
  • "Trust Decanting," May 2, 2017, Indiana State Bar Association Probate, Trust and Real Property Section
  • "Business Succession Planning," October 23, 2014, NAWBO Meeting
  • "Same Sex Marriages: Recent Developments and Observations," March 18, 2014, Ice Miller Breakfast Exchange
  • "Delegation of Trustee Duties: Should I and How To," October 24, 2012, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • "Estate and Gift Tax Case Updates," February 16, 2012, Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council
  • "Farm Succession Planning in Uncertain Times," February 25, 2010, Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
  • "Taking Care of Some of the 'What Ifs' In Your Life," July 14, 2009, Dress for Success Professional Women's Group
  • "Estate Taxes and Succession Planning for Your Agriculture Operation," April 1, 2008, Purdue University Extension
  • "Minimizing Estate Administration Litigation Risks," February 12, 2008, Fifth Third Bank Trust Officers Conference
  • "Business Succession Planning," April 26, 2005, I Woman Conference
  • "Integrating Retirement Plans Into the Estate Planning Process in Indiana," November 4, 2004, Lorman Education Services
  • "Estate Planning: Helping Your Clients Achieve Their Objectives," December 5, 2001, Indiana CPA Society
  • "Estate & Tax Planning for Qualified Retirement Plans & IRAs in Indiana: Non Tax Considerations, Marital Property Issues, Transfer Taxes," December 5, 2000, National Business Institute
  • "Top Ten Tips for Young Lawyers, General Practitioners - Estate Planning Process in Indiana," November 30, 2000, Indiana State Bar Association
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