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About Our Bequest
Management Practice

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD has a dedicated team of attorneys and professionals focused entirely on Bequest Management. Our team understands the importance of planned giving to non-profits and charities and is dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of your donors while maximizing your gifts and minimizing administrative costs and burdens.

We Work as a Team to Advance Your Work

Established in June 2017, CCK’s Bequest Management practice is dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of charitable donors while maximizing gifts and minimizing administrative costs and burdens for non-profit organizations and charities nationwide.  CCK is committed to delivering high-quality service on behalf of the charities and non-profit organizations we serve.

CCK’s Bequest Management group works to ensure prompt and full distribution of intended testamentary gifts to charities and non-profit organizations while also respecting and following the intentions of donors.

Our Bequest Team

Scott Kilpatrick

J. Scott Kilpatrick

Mr. Kilpatrick (Scott) is an experienced trial attorney, having tried dozens of jury cases to verdicts, and hundreds of other bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He is a founding partner of the firm, serves as its Managing Partner, and directly oversees the firm’s Bequest Management Practice.

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Lindy Nash

Linden K. Nash

Lindy serves as a Supervising Attorney in the Bequest Management practice of the firm. Her practice focuses on representing national charities and non-profit organizations in fulfilling the wishes of their charitable donors while maximizing gifts and minimizing any administrative burden. She supervises a skilled team of attorneys and paralegals who advocate for nonprofit institutions as beneficiaries of matured bequests.

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Chris Clay

Christopher J. Clay

Christopher J. Clay, J.D., Ph.D. joined CCK in November of 2020 as Of Counsel. Chris brings a unique skill set and breadth of experience to the Bequest Management team. As General Counsel of a major charity for two decades, Chris supervised the settlement of over 5000 estates involving charitable gifts. For much of his tenure, he also served as the Director of Gift Planning. In that role, he focused heavily, and successfully, on expanding bequest cultivation. Chris’ understanding of the full spectrum of the gift planning life cycle has proven beneficial to CCK’s bequest management clients.

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Samantha Corso

Samantha M. Corso

Samantha joined CCK in May 2019 and is a Senior Trusts & Estates Case Manager. With over 10 years of experience in estate planning and probate administration, Samantha helps to collect, organize, and analyze documents relating to estates and trusts to facilitate bequest management solutions for clients.

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Mallory Pletzer

Mallory R. Pletzer

Mallory joined CCK in September 2021 as a Trusts & Estates Case Manager in the Bequest Management practice where she monitors the progress of trusts and estates administrations, ensures donors’ wishes are honored, and accelerates the distribution of their gifts.

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Molly Rogers

Molly A. Rogers

Molly joined CCK in January 2022 as a Trusts & Estates Case Manager in the Bequest Management practice where she monitors the progress of trusts and estates administrations, ensures, donors’ wishes are honored, and accelerates the distribution of their gifts.

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Christian McTarnaghan

Christian A. McTarnaghan

Christian joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick as an Associate Appellate Attorney in 2014, was named Managing Attorney in September of 2019, and now serves as a Partner.  His practice focuses on representing disabled veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and Bequests Management.

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