Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security.
As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate.
Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working for several CPA firms, including Haskins & Sells and Friedman Eisenstein Fraemer & Schwartz in Chicago.
Ms. Gierach worked for the firm of Barnard & Barnard in Chicago for almost 10 years at the start of her legal career. For almost twenty years, she practiced as Gierach & Associates and recently founded The Gierach Law Firm to provide better service to her clients.
From the beginning of her legal career, Ms. Gierach provided legal services to individuals and small and mid-sized companies in the areas of business, estate planning, taxation, employment law, commercial real estate, succession planning. She continues to focus on these areas in her current practice.
Ms. Gierach is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Arizona State Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Arizona and practices before the Illinois circuit courts, Illinois Appellate Court, Federal Tax Court, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Business Ledger, a newspaper dedicated solely to the greater Chicago area, named Denice Gierach as one of twenty "Influential Women in Business" for 2008.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Ms. Gierach is a monthly contributor to the Dollars and Sense column of the Naperville Sun.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
As an active member of her community, Ms. Gierach is a past member of the Exchange Club and Director for the Heritage YMCA and is a present member of both the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Naperville. Ms. Gierach also acts as a Director for the Naperville Area Humane Society and as a Director for the DuPage Community Foundation.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1976
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1976||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Named One of Twenty "Influential Women in Business" -||The Business Ledger||2008|
|CPA||University of Illinois||1975|
|Principal||Gierach Law Firm||1990 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Committee Chairman||1999 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||N/A|
|Gierach Law Firm Blog||10 Things to Know about Appointing a Power of Attorney||2015|
|The Daily Herald Business Ledger||Who's Who in Business Law||2015|
|Naperville Sun||Life lessons remembered||2011|
|Beacon News||If something happens to you, is your house in order||2011|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||Using a trust to provide for long term care||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||How the law compensates family caregivers||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||Tidbits from the law||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||How to keep a business in the family - or not||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||Ask a tax professional before losing or walking away from your home||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||Why have share transfer restrictions for closely held corporations (or even LLC's)||2010|
|The Business Ledger||The importance of a team to the growth of your business||2010|
|The Business Ledger||Nursing home taken to task||2010|
|The Naperville Sun||The new ADA regs change the employment landscape||2010|
|The Business Ledger||The trend in non-competition agreements||2010|
|Gierach Law Firm Newsletter||Updates on changes to the federal estate taxes||2010|
|The Business Ledger||Tax planning for the year end||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Tidbits from the law (Nov '09)||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Some Medicare recipients will see a rise in premiums in 2010||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Taking care of mom and dad when they are elderly||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Should you buy a franchise?||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Is this a good time to transfer your wealth to your children?||2009|
|The Business Ledger||Tidbits from the law (Oct '09)||2009|
|The Business Ledger||So you are retired - now what?||2009|
|The Naperville Sun||Beware of advertisements on tax reductions||2009|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, Illinois||Accounting||C.P.A.||1975|
|Northwestern University||Management||MA - Masters||N/A|