• Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years
  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years
  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years
  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years

    Our Real Estate Attorneys speak the language of investment banking, securitized financing, preferred equity, and mezzanine debt. Whether you are acquiring, selling, developing, or rehabilitating, consider allowing us to become a part of your team. Learn More

  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years

    Our Estate Planning Attorneys handle all aspects of estate planning including client specific and tax effective wealth planning, protection, structured passage of assets, probate and estate plan defense. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your planning needs. Learn More

  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years

    Our Business Attorneys are extensions of our clients’ management team who are often called upon to provide general counsel in our clients’ business operations. We guide our clients through all phases in the life of a business, including formation of the business entity, hiring and firing employees, contract negotiations, borrowing, acquisitions, and sales of businesses. Learn More

  • Creating Relationships and Solutions for 25 years

    Our Litigation Attorneys bring a wealth of experience to addressing clients’ litigation and dispute resolution needs.  Should you find yourself in litigation, having to file suit, or simply in need of help in resolving a personal or business problem or dispute, we are ready to use our many years of broad-based experience in such matters to assist you and find the best way forward. Learn More

Creating Relationships and Solutions for Over 25 Years

Experienced. Efficient. Evolving.

Strauss Malk & Feder LLP was established in 1994 with a commitment to our clients to provide top quality legal services. We are now fifteen attorneys and eight legal assistants and we provide legal services to our clients in a variety of areas. See our Practice Areas page for a description of our services. We are an efficiently structured firm of experienced attorneys, with state of the art computer technology and electronic library services. We take pride in delivering prompt and cost-effective services to our clients.

Attorney Spotlight

Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning; probate, trust and estate administration; estate and gift tax compliance; tax law; and charitable planning. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar…
Julia concentrates her practice on designing and implementing estate plans and leveraged wealth transfer techniques for individuals and family groups. She counsels clients on all aspects of estate and business succession planning. Julia’s dedicated…
William C. Weinsheimer (pronounced Weins-heimer) practices estate planning and estate and trust law. He focuses on tax and succession planning for owners of closely held businesses, key executives, and other wealthy individuals. He also advises clien…
Brad concentrates his practice in the area of litigation and has experience in such matters as: breach of contract claims; business tort claims; trust and estate controversies; fraud and misrepresentation suits; shareholder remedy actions; partnershi…
Ben concentrates his practice in the areas of sophisticated estate and gift tax planning, asset protection planning, guardianship matters, charitable planning, and estate and trust administration. Ben also devotes a significant portion of his practic…
Mary concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning; asset protection planning; business succession planning; tax planning and charitable gifting; as well as estate and trust administration; and decedent’s and guardianship probate estate…
Ken concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, probate and estate planning, litigation, and business planning matters. He takes pride in the long relationships he has established with his clients, some of which have spanned 40 years. With h…
Ben concentrates his practice in: estate and trust planning, including asset protection, tax reduction, estate administration and estate and trust controversies; business transactions, including partnership, LLC and corporate matters, business transf…
David concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and domestic relations. He has experience in such matters as: contract disputes, real estate and construction litigation, personal injury, family law matters, trust and estate controversies,…
Mark concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, asset protection planning, probate practice, federal taxation, and real estate/business transactions. He is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Lake Forest-Lake…
Jay concentrates his practice in business and real estate transactions and their financing, tax law, employee benefits and estate planning. Jay assists clients in corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters, including negotiating and…
Arnie concentrates his practice in business and transactional matters, providing tax consulting, negotiating, structuring and documenting services for: corporations and their owners; persons engaged in sophisticated real estate transactions; health c…
Joyce concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate, individual and partnership taxation, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is a graduate of Yale University and Vanderbilt University School of Law, where she was an editor of…
Mike concentrates his practice in estate and trust planning, including estate tax reduction; asset protection; wealth succession; probate and estate administration; business transactions and real estate; and technology licensing and contracting. Mike…

News & Articles

Benjamin will present on the topic of “Promissory Notes – Everybody is Doing Them, But are They Doing Them Correctly? Opportunities to Maximize Related Planning Benefits and Minimize Corresponding Risks.” Location: Live Webcast – Regi… Read More
Very proud of Benjamin N. Feder and Rebecca A. Levin for the great work they did on their article regarding No Contest Provisions. Check out the article HERE Read More
When transactions (either gifts or sales) between family members, or trusts for the benefit of family members, are entered into the government requires a minimum interest rate to avoid treating the interest component of the transaction as a gift (oft… Read More

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