Estate Planning

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Careful planning is key to ensuring your family’s wealth, assets and legacy endures. Regardless of your situation, we help you prepare for whatever the future holds. We employ a strategic and multidisciplinary approach involving all aspects of tax, corporate, real estate and family law.

We work to ensure your wealth is passed to the next generation in the most streamlined and tax-efficient manner, in ways that stay true to your values and personal goals. This includes preparing wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and other related estate-planning needs.

Business interests are frequently intertwined with the other aspects of your personal net worth. We develop and implement business succession strategies for closely-held businesses, including multigenerational estate plans with LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements and shareholder buy-sell agreements.

We focus on reducing your taxes through sophisticated planning strategies, including dynasty trusts, intra-family sale agreements, family limited partnerships, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, self-canceling installment notes, private annuities and college savings plans. We also help you maximize estate, gift and generation-skipping tax exemptions.

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Christin A. HandaPartner | Board of Directors
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Joseph M. TamburelloManager - Client Tax Services
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John R. WiktorChair | Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group
Client Success: HMB Represents Spraoi in Sale to Global Market Leader in Core Systems for Life, Accident and Health InsuranceMay 13, 2021

HMB would like to congratulate DigIn Technologies, LLC d/b/a Spraoi, a leading provider of machine learning capabilities for the Group Life and Employee Benefits industry, and its Co-Founders Karan Mishra, Matthew O’Mara and Santoash Rajaram, on a successful sale to FINEOS Corporation, a global market leader in core systems for life, accident and health insurance. Spraoi is an insurance technology…

SLAT’s: An Old Idea with New UrgencyOctober 8, 2020

Client calls are coming in droves regarding the need to engage in estate planning if Joe Biden wins the White House and the Democrats have a majority in the Senate.  And for good reason. There is every reason to think that the currently high estate tax exemptions will be substantially reduced as part of a tax overhaul relatively early in…

Directed Trusts: Who’s the Boss? Liability in Directed Trusts & Administrative Dilemmas, Chicago Bar Association, 11/7/17November 7, 2017

Grant Hendricks and Adam Novak of The Northern Trust Company presented to the CBA on 11/7/2017.  They discussed the Illinois directed trust statue and its underlying complications.…

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