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Ben Neiburger

Ben Neiburger

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Employee Benefits

About Me

Ben Alexander Neiburger is one of a select few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois who also hold a State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate. This makes Ben uniquely qualified to understand and counsel others on legal issues as they relate to financial concerns, especially for families with long-term care requirements and other special needs.


 


Ben is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the board of directors for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


 


He has also been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, membership in the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, Illinois State Bar Association, and Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce.


 


Ben is a highly respected attorney in Illinois, being named “Super Lawyer” in the Elder Law category for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.


 


Ben is a frequent speaker and writer to audiences of professionals in the legal, financial and healthcare fields.


 


How Ben can help you
As one of the few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois to also have a CPA, Ben brings a unique perspective and benefit to his clients as both a skilled estate planner, litigator and accountant.


 


Previously a senior associate in the Chicago office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Neiburger left the executive compensation and employee benefits practice group to start his own law firm.  Ben quickly became a recognized and respected attorney in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning, which includes expertise in Special Needs Trusts and Tax Planning.


 


Mr. Neiburger is an active member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and regular participant and speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) while in continuous pursuit of knowledge and insight to the laws and finances that affect families and senior citizens.


 


After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Finance, Mr. Neiburger added CPA to his name, received his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and passed the Illinois State Bar Exam. Ben was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent for four years and a top regional instructor for the Becker CPA Review course. During his tenure at Baker & McKenzie, Ben was also chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law Committee.


 


In addition to membership in the DuPage County Bar Association, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, Oak Park Senior Citizen’s Services Committee, and as a member of the Ray Graham Foundation Board of Directors, Mr. Neiburger is a frequent speaker and writer in his specialty areas of law. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    12 years, 250 cases
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    12 years, 500 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    12 years, 150 cases
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    12 years, 100 cases
  5. Employee Benefits: 5%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Robert Alan Cohen

    Some guys are the real deal and Ben is one of those guys. In this era where we are taught to self promote, self promote, self promote, I first met Ben through his quirky sense of humor. If a client asks you, "do you know anything about Elder Law?" -unless you really do, refer the client to Ben.

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    Robert Cohen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stuart Bradley Handelman

    When my father needed help with his estate plan, I took him to best elder care lawyer I could find. My father is extremely pleased with Ben's work and demeanor. I highly recommend Ben.

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    Stuart Handelman Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

747 N. Church Road, Suite B4b
Elmhurst, IL, 60126-1438

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerChicago Magazine2009
Husband of the Year AwardSpouse2008
Super LawyerChicago Magazine2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerNeiburger Law, Ltd.2003 - Present
Senior AssociateBaker & McKenzie, LLP1998 - 2003
Legal ManagerHPL&S, Inc.1994 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bensenville Home Society (LifeLink)Board Member2008 - 2009
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)Treasurer2007 - 2009
Ray Graham Association for People with DisabilitiesBoard Member2006 - 2009
Chicago Bar AssociationChair of the Employee Benefits Committee1998 - 1999

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Advising Elder Clients and Their FamiliesChapter 15 - Tax Planning for the Elderly2008
Special Needs TrustsChapter 16 - Special Needs Issues in Personal Injury and wrongful death cases2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFinance and AccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Speech to Social Workers for Adventist HospitalsThe Top Ten Documents Everyone Needs in Case of Disability2009
IICLE Annual Estate Planning Short CourseWill the Nursing Home Take it All?2009
Chicago Bar Association - Elder Lww CommitteeAdvising Your Cleints About Long Term Care and Medicaid Considerations without committing malpractice2009
IICLE Elder Law Short CourseProgram Moderator2008
NAELA Spring SymposiumTax Planning for the Elderly2007