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Gary Roger Waitzman

Gary Roger Waitzman

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Business, Probate

About Me

I am passionate about helping families solve the problems that keep them up at night.  I have a wonderful wife Katie, three adult children, three beautiful grandchildren and one more on the way.  I live in Riverwoods with Katie and our dog Buster who we rescued from the Anti Cruelty Society in 2007.


I love studying history and World War 2 is a huge part of my life.  I have visited Normandy France five times and took a group of seven friends as a private tour in 2012 and am planning another in October of 2014. 


I love pets and have helped many of my clients provide for their people and pet loved ones as well.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    35 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    35 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    15 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    35 years
  5. Business: 10%
    35 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Matthew Lyle Willens

    I endorse this lawyer. When anyone I know needs estate planning, I do not hesitate to recommend Gary Waitzman. I know that Gary will provide exceptional services at a reasonable price.


    Matthew Willens Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William A. Deitch

    Gary brings a a great combination of professional skills, experience and compassion to every case I have had the pleasure of collaberating with him on. As an Attorney and a CPA, Gary's perspective is broader and more far reaching than most other practitioners. Gary also brings a warmth and sense of humanity to his clients. I strongly endorse Gary Waitzman.


    William Deitch Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

250 Parkway Drive Suite 130
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069-4340


WIGood Standing201303/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/CPALaw Offices of Gary R Waitzman LLC2006 - Present
PartnerMora, Baugh, Waitzman & Unger LLC2001 - 2006
Managing PartnerKovitz, Shifrin & Waitzman1983 - 2001
CPABlackman, Kallick and Company1973 - 1983

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Financial Planning AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2005 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysAttorney2003 - Present
InknowvisionAttorney Member2003 - Present
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsAttorney/CPA2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney1980 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney1980 - Present
Illinois CPA SocietyCPA/Attorney1976 - Present
American Institue of CPA'sAttorney/CPA1976 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Client with serious illness and getting divorcedClient was thrilled with options we helped implement to address his main concerns.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of IllinoisPolitical ScienceJD - Juris Doctor1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tranel Financial7 Threats to your Family2014
Retirement WorkshopAsset Protection Strategies2014
FPA of IllinoisAsset Protection Strategies2014