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Michael S. Strauss presents at the 62nd Annual IICLE Estate Planning Short Course (Chicago and Champaign)

Michael presented on the “Perils and Pitfall of Promissory Notes” Intra-family promissory notes: gifts caused by below AFR interest (Section 7872), income tax consequences if interest is not paid at least annually under the original issue discoun… Read More
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Arnold B. Malk featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Our own Arnold Malk is featured in the January 2019 Leading Lawyers Magazine – Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition. Click here to see the article Read More
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Benjamin N. Feder Presented at the IICLE 2019 Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce program on January 21, 2019

Benjamin co-presented “Top Ten Things that Estate Planning Attorneys Want Divorce Attorneys to Know – But They Often Don’t.” Location: Hilton Lisle/Naperville Date: 1/21/19 https://www.iicle.com/business-valuation-financial-tax-issues-in-divo… Read More
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A lot is changing at Strauss Malk & Feder LLP in 2019

With every New Year comes change and opportunity. Starting in 2019 the firm is changing its name to Strauss Malk & Feder LLP. Benjamin N. Feder has contributed immensely to the success of the firm and we are happy to elevate him to a Named Partne… Read More
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Benjamin N. Feder Presented at Investments & Wealth Institute - Wealth Advisor Forum - Oct. 9, 2018

Benjamin co-presented “Managing the Complex Dynamics of High-Net-Worth Families with Divorces and Multiple Marriages” at the Investments & Wealth Institute – Wealth Advisor Forum Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Date… Read More
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2018 Super Lawyers of Strauss Malk & Feder LLP

Strauss & Malk LLP would like to congratulate all its 2018 Super Lawyers! The distinction of “Super Lawyer” is earned through a rigorous selection process involving peer nominations, reviews, and independent research. The following at… Read More
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Strauss Malk & Feder LLP IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEWEST ACTEC FELLOW

Benjamin N. Feder has been named as a Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), which is the most highly recognized estate planning and trust organization in the country. Benjamin joins Benton Strauss, William Weinsheimer, a… Read More
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Estate Tax Repeal - The End of Estate Planning

There has been much discussion recently about potentially repealing the “death tax.” A bill introduced in the House on January 3, 2017 (H.R. 198) would repeal the gift, estate and GST (generation skipping transfer) taxes. A different bill introdu… Read More
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2017 Super Lawyers

Strauss & Malk LLP would like to congratulate all its 2017 Super Lawyers! The distinction of Super Lawyer is earned through a rigorous selection process involving peer nominations, reviews and independent research. The following attorneys can now… Read More
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Michael S. Strauss Contributed to the Journal of Taxation - May 2017

The Value of Worthlessness – Non-Business Bad Debt Deductions for Intra-Family Loans – To see the full article, please click the link below. The Value of Worthlessness – Non-Business Bad Debt Deductions for Intra-Family Loans Read More
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Attorney Spotlight

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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…