Austin focuses his practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and general corporate and business law.
His trusts and estates experience includes advising individuals and families on how to achieve their estate planning goals through tax planning, gifting, asset protection, and business succession planning. He has also advised families and trustees in the administration of decedents’ estates and trusts.
Austin’s corporate experience has involved working with closely held businesses on matters throughout the business lifecycle, including business formation, contract negotiation, divestitures, ownership restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He has helped business clients achieve successful acquisitions and sales by guiding them through the closing and post-closing process, preparing purchase agreements, ancillary closing and corporate documents, providing legal due diligence, and handling administrative filings and requirements – all in compliance with the governing law of the applicable jurisdiction.
Prior to joining MPS, Austin worked as an associate at a mid-size west suburban law firm where his practice areas included estate planning, corporate and business law, and mergers and acquisitions.