Nicholas A. Chamis

Senior Counsel


Nicholas Chamis is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP's Dallas office. His practice focuses on estate planning, transfer tax planning, estate and trust administration, and other wealth planning issues. He is a member of the firm’s Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning Practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas was an associate at a Chicago-based law firm, where he managed complex tax compliance for clients, including the preparation of individual, gift, trust, estate, and entity tax returns. He was also a tax analyst for The Ayco Company, where he prepared complex tax returns for wealthy executives.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for:
    • Tax Law (2021-2022)
    • Trusts and Estates (2021-2023)


  • J.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, College of Law, (2013)
  • B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, (2010)
    • Economics
  • B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, (2010)
    • Political Science


  • Illinois (2013)
  • Texas (2018)