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John Stephen Terry

Estate planning Attorney at Carmel, IN

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 8 years
    Indiana - IN 25 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Simple and complex estate planning, Gun Trusts, Wills and Trusts. Living Trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Mom & Pop Wills, Credit Shelter Trusts, Zero Grats, Asset Protection Planning, and Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts

    26 years

  2. Business
    25%
    LLC's, S-corps, Agriculture Law, Buy-sells, Redemption Agreements, Employment Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Severance Agreements, Consultation Agreements, Sales Agreements, Broker Agreements, Trade Secrets, Mergers, Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, Intellectual Property and Trademarks, Asset Protection Planning, and ESOPs

    26 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    Probate Administration, Adoption, Estate Tax, Trust Administration, Will Contests, Family Settlement Agreements, Disclaimers, Post Death Tax Planning, Gun Trusts, and Name Changes

    26 years

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Agriculture Law, Buyers, Sellers and Landlords. 1031 Exchanges, Liquidating Trustee (of 303 tillable Acres and 18 Rental Units), Sales Agreements and Leases, Options, Land Contracts, and Seller Financing

    26 years

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Location

Terry & Gookins LLC
301 Carmel Drive
Suite C300
Carmel, IN, 46032

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Reviews

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Posted by Rachel | April 29, 2015
Awesome!!!
Mr. Terry drew up all of my Estate Planning documents including my Last Will and Testament and General Durable Power of Attorney. He was very helpful and willing to answer any questions that I might have had. Mr. Terry makes this easy and helps you understand the process before you sign your name to the documents.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-345 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Terry & Gookins LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP
  • 1998 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Wabash College
  • A.B.
  • 1995

Associations

  • Actors Theatre of Indiana
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present
  • Actors Theater of Indiana
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Friends of Hamilton County Parks
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Carmel Dad's Club
  • Travel Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Past Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Carmel Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV - Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV - Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Paul Harris +2
  • Rotary Foundation
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Active Participation
  • Heartland Pro Bono Council
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds
  • Structuring Wills and Trust
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Young Professionals Group
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2014
  • 120 Hot Tips in Probate and Estate Planning Law
  • 5 Tips for Same Sex Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Probate Judges Roundtable
  • Probate
  • 2011
  • Annual Meeting
  • Chair
  • 2011
  • Annual Meeting
  • Chair
  • 2010
  • 120 Hot Tips in Probate Practice
  • Probate
  • 2009
  • Practice Skills Summit
  • Probate
  • 2006
  • Representing the Small Business - What you Need to Know
  • Business
  • 2005
  • Practice Skills Summit
  • Probate
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse John
Probate Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sometimes attorneys have to ask other attorneys for advise. John assisted me with a probate situation and I would not hesitate to refer clients with probate cases to him."
Business Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recently had a chance to spend some time with John and his wife, who is also a lawyer. I was very impressed and would not hesitate to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John possesses a fine legal mind. I have worked with him on Estate Litigation in the past and trust his skill and knowledge of this often difficult area of law. John is someone I trust and highly recommend."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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Carmel Estate planning Lawyer John Stephen Terry
John Stephen Terry
Estate planning Attorney
Carmel, IN
Licensed for 25 years