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Christin A. Handa Partner
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chanda@hmblaw.com
Christin A. Handa
“Everyone’s situation is unique. I meet people where they’re at with the intention to grow with them.”

Christin is a partner in HMB’s Private Client, Trusts & Estates group. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset protection, premarital agreements, estate and trust administration and consulting with divorce attorneys and professionals.

Christin works with individuals and families—particularly those involving multiple marriages and mixed family situations—to plan their estates and draft premarital/postnuptial agreements to protect and pass on wealth and navigate through times of change. Her past experience as a family law practitioner complements her current estate planning practice, especially with the negotiation and drafting of premarital and postnuptial agreements and developing creative solutions to estate planning issues that arise in pending divorces.

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Meeting Clients Where They’re At, Growing With Them

When meeting people, Christin invests her time to really learn their situation with the mind to grow with them, so that when they turn to her, she can provide better, highly-tailored advice.

Clients recognize and appreciate that Christin’s advice goes beyond a black and white reading of the law. She provides the individualized, resourceful and practical approach that helps them accomplish the long-term estate planning and family protection objectives that are unique to their situations.

Education

Loyola University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Ohio State University, B.A. in History and Spanish, magna cum laude

Admissions

Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Member

Community Involvement

Associate board member for Sarah’s Inn, an Oak Park non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Articles

“Planning in Contemplation of Divorce Under the New Tax Law,” Journal of Taxation of Investments, Winter 2019

“Avoiding Risks in Art Investments,” Family Foundation Advisor, September/October 2018

“Wherefore Art Now: The New Tax Law and Private Foundations,” Family Foundation Advisor, March/April 2018

“Key Issues for Collectors: Buyer Beware,” Family Foundation Advisor, May/June 2017

“How to Connect with the Next Generation of Philanthropists,” Family Foundation Advisor, January/February 2017

Publications

  • HMB's John Wiktor and Christin Handa are Published in Family Foundation Advisor's Jan/Feb 2017 IssueFebruary 1, 2017

    Family Foundation Advisor is a publication of the Civic Research Institute, offering guidance for effective foundation management, development and grant-making. Family Foundation Advisor is devoted exclusively to helping family foundation administrators and their professional advisors. In How to Connect With the Next Generation of Philanthropists, John and Christin discuss the changing landscape of philanthropy with respect to millennials joining the…

News

  • Horwood Marcus & Berk Elevates Three Attorneys to PartnerFebruary 8, 2019

    CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk (HMB), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, state and local taxes, trusts and estates, litigation, real estate and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights announced that three attorneys were elevated to partner. Christin A. Handa Christin is a member of HMB's Trusts and Estates Group. She concentrates her practice…

Education
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Ohio State University, B.A. in History and Spanish, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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