Gary J. Stern is an attorney at Stern Law Team, LLC who concentrates in estate planning, wealth transfer, asset protection, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, mergers and acquisitions, business law, international law, immigration law and contracts.
As part of his estate planning, wealth transfers, and asset protection, Gary has developed and copywritten various "wealth preservation" structures and arrangements designed to increase the level of asset protection for clients from unanticipated liabilities, litigation and creditors. As part of his international law and immigration law practices, he has developed the “Welcome to USA” program, a comprehensive program of services for Chinese corporations and high-net-worth persons interested in the United States. Gary also has significant experience in the areas of securities, employee benefits, real estate, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property issues, and secured lending.
Gary has presented speeches and seminars and authored numerous articles to a variety of audiences, including national conventions, on a variety of topics, principally in the areas of estate planning, wealth transfers, asset protection, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, international law and immigration law.
Gary travels extensively to China and has established a representative office in Shanghai.
Licensed since 1983
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1983||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2013|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2012|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2011|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2010|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2009|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2008|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2007|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2006|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2005|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2004|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2003|
|Managing Member||Stern Law Team, LLc||2013 - Present|
|Member||Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC||2010 - 2013|
|Principal||Chuhak & Tecson, PC||1996 - 2010|
|Principal||Fishman & Merrick||1994 - 1996|
|Owner||Gary J. Stern, P.C.||1992 - 1994|
|Partner||Levenfeld Eisenberg Janger Samotny & Halper||1983 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|United States-China Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Cornell University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)||1980|
|New Estate Tax Laws||Much To Do About Nothing-Estate Planning in Year 2010||2010|
|U.S. Investment and Immigration Forum 2009||EB-5 - Immigration to United States Through Investment||2009|