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Robert S. Held, a partner at Harrison & Held, LLP, is a litigator who represents corporate and individual fiduciaries – as well as beneficiaries – in complex estate and trust disputes. Rob’s published articles include “Temporary Guardians Are Not Always Temporary,” an article published by the Illinois State Bar Association which concerns an appellate court’s failure to exercise jurisdiction over guardians who are appointed temporarily but who serve substantially longer than the statutory limit of 120-days. Mr. Held is a board member for Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and is the Past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Federal Taxation Committee. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, his M.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University, and his J.D. from DePaul University.
Emily J. Kuo is a Partner with Harrison LLP in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on estate planning and estate administration. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. Ms. Kuo received her B.S. with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Terrence M. LaBant is Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Strategy at RMB Capital, in Chicago, for RMB’s Family Office Services and Wealth Management Practices. Mr. LaBant often speaks on various topics relating to his areas of expertise and trains professionals in the areas of estate planning and charitable planned giving. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from John Carroll University.
William J. Seitz, of The Law Offices of William J. Seitz, L.L.C., in Chicago, was previously a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Section of the Illinois Department of Revenue in Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association State and Local Taxation Section Council. Mr. Seitz earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois, his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Rebecca Wallenfelsz is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago, in the Trusts and Estates Department. She has extensive experience representing individuals and institutions in estate planning and trust and estate matters. She is an active speaker and writer for IICLE®, the Chicago Bar Association, and other professional organizations. In 2011, she was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” list of outstanding lawyers. In 2012, she was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She serves as the firm’s Co-Pro Bono Partner and manages the volunteer efforts of Chapman attorneys.
H. Randolph Williams is a Partner at Williams & Baerson, LLC, in Chicago, and focuses his practice on estate planning and tax. Mr. Williams is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Member of the Chicago Bar Association. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer from 2005 through 2019. Mr. Williams received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University and his LL.M. from New York University.
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