North Suburban office
(773) 286-3800

Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), by the National Elder Law FoundationCouncil of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), elected by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Illinois Super Lawyer for Elder Law, peer recognition, as featured in Chicago MagazineChicago’s Top Rated Lawyers for Elder Law, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and publications, by Martindale – Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)* and Board Member of the NAELA Chicago Chapter
  • Board of Directors, Greater North Shore Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors, Sauganash Chamber of Commerce
  • Founder and Former Chairman, Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee
  • Lecturer/Contributor for the National Business Institute (NBI), Lorman Educational Services, Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Holland America Cruise Lines, and various other business, educational and residential community forums and organizations, and media outlets; Awarded certificates for various contributions
    • Topics include:  What is Elder Law, Asset Protection, The Probate Process, Estate Planning, Living Trusts and Special Needs Trusts, Administration Procedures and Techniques, Meeting the Needs of the Elderly Clients, Trust Administration, Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Illinois, Medicare and Elder Law, Adult and Minor Guardianships, Will Contests and Litigation, Contested Guardianships, Ethical Issues in Elder Law
  • Member, Edgebrook Chamber of Commerce & Peterson/Pulaski Industrial Council; Elder Law Section Committee of  the Illinois Bar Association; Senior Citizens’ Will Program of Chicago Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Committee and Committees; Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s , Wills, Trust, Probate, and Elder Law Committee; and the NWSBA’s Probate Forms and Suburban Practice Committee
  • Guest Professor for Elder Law Classes at The John Marshall Law School
  • Appointed as Guardian Ad Litem in Cook County guardianship proceedings
  • Author of numerous articles and professional publications on Elder Law matters
  • Appeared on television and radio programs regarding the topics of estate planning and elder law
  • Former Vice Chairman, Illinois State Bar Association Business Advice and Financial Planning Committee, and Board of Governors
  • Former Chairman, Chicago Bar Association Elder Law Committee, and as Chair of the Asset Protections and Elder Law Committees
  • Former member, Illinois Department on Aging Elder Abuse and Neglect Program Multidisciplinary Team,  Lake County Apartment Owners Association; Industrial Council, Illinois Alliance for Aging and Ravinia Festival Community Relations Commission, Board of Directors of the Irene Josselyn Center for Mental Health, Advisory Board, and Northwest Community Mental Health Center
  • Former trust officer of the Exchange National Bank, and public accounting firm tax department member

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois, but I am still proud to have such a certification (CELA or CAP) designation.