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.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1994
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1994||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Chicago Magazine||2009|
|Husband of the Year Award||Spouse||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Chicago Magazine||2007|
|Founding Partner||Neiburger Law, Ltd.||2003 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Baker & McKenzie, LLP||1998 - 2003|
|Legal Manager||HPL&S, Inc.||1994 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bensenville Home Society (LifeLink)||Board Member||2008 - 2009|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)||Treasurer||2007 - 2009|
|Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities||Board Member||2006 - 2009|
|Chicago Bar Association||Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee||1998 - 1999|
|Advising Elder Clients and Their Families||Chapter 15 - Tax Planning for the Elderly||2008|
|Special Needs Trusts||Chapter 16 - Special Needs Issues in Personal Injury and wrongful death cases||2008|
|Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Finance and Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Speech to Social Workers for Adventist Hospitals||The Top Ten Documents Everyone Needs in Case of Disability||2009|
|IICLE Annual Estate Planning Short Course||Will the Nursing Home Take it All?||2009|
|Chicago Bar Association - Elder Lww Committee||Advising Your Cleints About Long Term Care and Medicaid Considerations without committing malpractice||2009|
|IICLE Elder Law Short Course||Program Moderator||2008|
|NAELA Spring Symposium||Tax Planning for the Elderly||2007|