Gordon B. Wright
Gordon Wright is past Chair of the Firm’s Estate Planning Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, employee benefits and taxation.Show More
J.D., Stanford University, 1982
B.A., Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude; 1979
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
- Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Trusts & Estates and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2006-2021
- Best Lawyers® 2012 and 2020 Louisville Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year”
- Recognized among Kentucky Super Lawyers® in the areas of Estate & Probate and Employee Benefits Law
- Recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the areas of employee benefits law and trusts, wills & estates law by Louisville Magazine, March 2012
- Louisville Bar Association Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer Award
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Employee Benefits Committee and Fiduciary Income Tax Committee
- Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations
- Louisville Estate Planning Council, Member, Executive Committee
- Louisville Employee Benefits Council, Past President and Member, Executive Committee
- Louisville Deferred Compensation Practitioners
- Central Presbyterian Church, Elder
- AIDS Interfaith Ministries, Board of Directors
- St. William Neighborhood Center, Financial Committee
- Panelist, “Getting Inside Obergefell: Marriage Equality’s Implications for Kentucky Law,” University of Louisville School of Law, January 2016
- “Basics of Estate Planning for Retirement Assets,” Kentucky Bar Association, June 2011.
- “Notable Tax Developments of Interest to Estate Planners,” Tenth Annual Vincennes University Wills, Trusts, and Ethics Institute, December 2008.
- “Publicity `Tests´ and (Dis)agreements: Evaluating Risks and Rewards of Testamentary and Revocable Trust Planning,” 35th Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, July 2008.
- “Post-Mortem Estate Planning and Income Tax Savings Strategies,” Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, January 2008.
- “Notable Tax Developments of Interest to Estate Planners,” Vincennes University Estate Planning Institute, December 2007.
- “Non-Tax Aspects of Family Business Succession Planning,” Louisville Bar Association, September 2007.
- “Dealing with the Other Tax: Income Tax Problems In Estate Administration,” 34th Annual Mid-West/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, July 2007.
- “How to Correct Planning Errors Discovered After Death,” Moderator, WebCredenza, Inc. National Teleseminar, July 2005.
- “Estate Planning and the New Bankruptcy Law,” Louisville Bar Association, April 2005.