Mark D. Anderson is a Partner in Coman & Anderson, P.C., in Lisle, where he concentrates his practice in federal taxation, estate planning, and corporate law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Federal Taxation Committee in 1998 – 1999, and the American Bar Association, serving as a member of the Section of Taxation. Mr. Anderson received his B.A. from Illinois State University, his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center
Lucy D. Bickford is a member of the Private Clients, Trusts, and Estates Group at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago. She counsels clients on lifetime gift and estate planning, estate administration and contested trust and estate matters, and charitable planning. Ms. Bickford received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of HealthConnect One and is a member of the Chicago Community Trust Young Professional Advisory Committee. Additionally, Ms. Bickford is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Association.
Kathleen Eggers Buchar is Senior Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel at The Northern Trust Company’s Chicago office, where she advises Northern Trust’s wealth advisory partners on issues concerning trusts and estates. She was previously a Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She has spoken on estate planning and tax topics at such venues as IICLE® and the Chicago Bar Association. She received her B.S. magna cum laude from Truman State University and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Theodore E. Froum currently practices with Froum & Garlovsky, LLC, which is based in Chicago and Evanston. Mr. Froum concentrates his practice in estate and tax planning, as well as probate estate, guardianship, and trust administration. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University, his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and his LL.M. in tax law from New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Florida, and Michigan. Mr. Froum is a frequent speaker and has presented at IICLE® continuing legal education programs, the Chicago Bar Association, an American Immigration Lawyers Association conference, and other professional and educational venues. His topics have included estate and tax planning for individuals with ties to several countries, asset protection, the U.S. estate and gift tax system, and basic estate planning.
Kaitlyn N. Jakubowski is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Department, Labor & Employment Law Department, and BT VentureTech Group. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois and a Leadership Advisory Board Member of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Ms. Jakubowski earned her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she received the BNA and ABA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law and served as Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Legislation.
Kim Kamin is the Principal and Chief Wealth Strategist Member at Gresham Partners, LLC, in Chicago. She leads the development and implementation of estate, wealth transfer, philanthropic, educational, and fiduciary planning activities. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Trusts and Estates Magazine, as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law where she was awarded the William M. Trumbull Lectureship, and as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Estate Planning Council. Ms. Kamin received her B.A. with distinction and departmental honors from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
James M. Lestikow is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in estate planning, business transactions, and commercial real estate. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has served on its Asset Protection Committee. He is the Vice Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of IICLE®. He is also a member of the American, Illinois State, and Sangamon County Bar Associations and the standing Advisory Committee to IICLE® for estate planning programming and publications. Mr. Lestikow received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Janet Rae Montgomery is a Partner/Member at Daluga Boland & Montgomery LLC in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on estate planning and administration. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an adjunct professor in the Northwestern LLM Tax Program. Ms. Montgomery received her B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
James E. Morgan is an attorney with Howard & Howard, in Chicago, where he focuses on creditors’ rights, helping clients navigate all legal issues raised by financially distressed companies. Mr. Morgan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He served for many years as an Associate Editor of Litigation News (an ABA Section of Litigation publication). While in law school, he served as Assistant Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Mr. Morgan was also an adjunct instructor of appellate advocacy at Ohio State University College of Law. Mr. Morgan received his B.S. with high distinction and departmental honors from Indiana University and his J.D. cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.
Ronald Schreiber is a Partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and concentrates his practice in all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Mr. Schreiber also has extensive experience with business succession planning, planning for disability, charitable planning, generation-skipping tax planning, prenuptial agreements, and guardianships for minors and disabled adults. He is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Chicago and New York State Bar Associations. Mr. Schreiber received his B.A. magna cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.