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Mr. John S. Terry

Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC
Precinct Vice-Chair
Sustaining Member
301 E. Carmel Drive
Suite C300
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-564-0016
Fax: 317-564-0599
Web Site:

Law School: Indiana University - Bloomington (1998)

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John is a founding member of Cate, Terry & Gookins. He regularly advises men and women, their companies and families, through the day to day and long term challenges they may encounter. John prepares simple “mom and pop” wills and trusts as well as more complicated estate documents for those that need to develop a plan to avoid or mitigate the federal estate tax. For business owners, he provides advice regarding business formation and entity selection, contract preparation and review, asset and stock sales and acquisitions, and business succession planning. The touchstone of his practice is the lasting relationships he makes with his clients.
Community service is also an important hallmark of John’s non-professional life. He is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Hamilton County Parks and the Actors Theatre of Indiana. He can be found also coaching his children’s sports teams through the Carmel Dad’s Club.
John is a past president of the Hamilton County Bar Association. He holds a preeminent AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, is rated as a 10 out of 10 attorney by Avvo, and has been previously recognized as a Rising Star by the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. In 2015 he was a contributing author for a Thompson Reuters publication called Inside the Minds™ – Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates.
John is a life member of the Republican Party and the NRA. In his spare time he enjoys reading classic mysteries like Sherlock Holmes. He also writes poetry and literature and hopes one day to publish his own book of fiction.

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