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...provides work of a caliber one would expect from costly downtown law firms--and we do it at competitive suburban attorney rates.  We also pride ourselves on using advanced computer and communication systems.  We concentrate our practice in:

  • Revocable Trusts and Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • Estate and Gift Tax Matters
  • Planning for Retirement Accounts
  • Charitable Giving
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Advanced Planning
  • Corporate and Real Estate work as an adjunct to estate planning

We have extensive experience in estate and gift tax planning for individuals, entrepreneurs, executives, and owners of closely-held family enterprises.  We also counsel bank trust departments and charitable organizations, as well as advise fiduciaries regarding estate and trust administration.

We can also advise you on advanced planning options, such as:

  • GRATs
  • QPRTs
  • CRTs
  • CLATs
  • IDGTs
  • SCINs
  • ILETs

And other types of trust and non-trust arrangements.

The firm holds Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating--the highest possible rating, based on feedback from other attorneys and judges, and our managing partner was recently honored with the Addis Hull Award from the Illinois Institute for Continuing Education for commitment to providing education and guidance to fellow members of the Illinois bar.

Free Planning Package
We offer a package of information which provides basic information and some worksheets to get you started.You can
download this package as a PDF* document, or contact us and we'll send you one free of charge.  (*Viewing a PDF document requires PDF viewing software; you can download it here for free.)