John Luchristt is an associate in Chapman’s Trusts and Estates Department. John’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals, families, and institutions in traditional and complex planning matters, including drafting various estate planning documents such as revocable trusts, wills, and powers of attorney; preparing estate and business planning instruments; advising fiduciaries regarding trust and estate construction and administration issues; and administering probate matters.

John started his career in Chapman’s Corporate Finance Department, where he focused on the representation of insurance companies, banks, and other institutional investors in connection with the private placement of corporate securities, as well as on real-estate-related issues in credit tenant loans, project finance, and health care infrastructure finance.

While in law school, John worked as a legal intern at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and as a student attorney for the Janet Spragens Federal Tax Clinic, providing legal representation to low-income clients in matters against the IRS.

Before law school, John worked as a personal banker for a large national bank in Newport Beach, California and later as a trust administrator for the bank’s Wealth Management Group in Long Beach, California.




American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013

American University, Kogod School of Business, M.B.A, 2013

Rutgers University, B.A., Economics and Sociology, 2006

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