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Kenneth Mark Bloom

Kenneth Mark Bloom

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Corporate & Incorporation

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About Me

Kenneth M. Bloom, a founding member of Peck Bloom, LLC, is a
CPA and attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning and
administration, wills, trusts, probate, asset protection, real estate,
general corporate, and business transactional matters. 


 


Ken is the immediate past chair of the Asset Protection Committee of
the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). He continues to serve on the CBA's
Internal Finance Committee, where he was appointed in 1995 as its
youngest member in the 125-year history of the committee. Ken's
leadership positions and honors in the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of
the CBA include receiving the 1998 Milton H. Grey Award for Outstanding
Project Leadership and serving as the association's Treasurer, seven
year member of the Board of Directors, two-term chair of the Estate
Planning Committee and Senior Project Coordinator. Ken also belongs to
the CBA's Tax Law, Probate Practice, Federal Estate & Gift Taxation,
Trust Law (past member, Executive Board) and Elder Law Committees. He
is an esteemed member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the
Illinois State Bar Association Trust and Estate Section, the American
Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section, the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Certified Public
Accountants Society and the American Association of Attorney-Certified
Public Accountants.


 


Ken lectures extensively and is regularly published in several
journals including those published by the American Bar Association (ABA)
and the Chicago Bar Association, as well as the Chicago Tribune. Ken
also authors a bi-monthly column in LifeTimes, the BlueCross BlueShield
of Illinois newsletter. In addition, Ken has attended the Stetson
University Law School's Special Needs Trust Symposium for the last three
years and is active with the Special Needs Alliance, a national group
of attorneys dedicated to meeting the estate planning needs of the
disabled.


 


Ken was awarded an ABA grant to present a Hospice and Homebound
Elderly Pro Bono Legal Assistance program in Vancouver, British
Columbia, appeared on a Chicago television station's Law Week broadcast
as an estate planning panelist, and served as an Illinois delegate to
several ABA General Assemblies. Ken also had the honor of serving as
Leadership Fellow and is the current Chair of the Planned Giving
Committee for the American Technion Society.


 


Ken is rated among the top six percent of Illinois estate planning
attorneys as selected by his peers and the American Research
Corporation, and has received the highest rating of distinction by the
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. Ken is listed in the Who's Who in
American Law as well as the National Register of Who's Who in Executives
and Professionals. In addition, Ken was named to the exclusive roll of
2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Estate Planning: 65%
    27 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    27 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    27 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    27 years
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%
    27 years

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Contact Info

Peck Bloom, LLC

105 W Adams St
Chicago, IL, 60603

Peck Bloom, LLC

**By Appointment Only
2100 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL, 60062-6139

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPeck Bloom, LLC1998 - Present
PartnerMass & Miller, P.C.1992 - 1998
Tax SupervisorAltschuler, Melvoin & Glasser, CPA's1987 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Special Needs AllianceMarketing Committee Co-Chair2014 - Present
Special Needs AllianceMember2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationInternal Finance CommitteeN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationProbate Practice CommitteeN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationTrust & Estate SectionN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationAsset Protection CommitteeN/A
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A
Illinois Certified Public Accountants SocietyMemberN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A
Chicago Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Chicago Tribune'Marriage' benefits costly for gay couples2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJuris Doctorate1998
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountingBachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Skokie HospitalLessons Learned from End of Life Disputes: The Terri Schiavo Issues2014
Chicago Teachers Pension FundEstate Planning2014
Bernard Weinger JCCCelebrity Estate Battles2014
Belmont Village of Buffalo GroveCelebrity Estate Battles2014
The AbingtonThe Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste2013
Highland Park Public LibraryPowers of Attorney: What’s New and How it Affects You2013
Evanston Public LibraryThe New Normal2013
Wilbur Wright College of ChicagoEstate Planning 1012012
The New Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division Elder Law SeminarEstate Planning for a Person with a Guardian2012
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2012
Des Plaines Public LibraryFinancial Exploitation2012
CJBSSpecial Needs Trusts2012
Alden Estates of Barrington, Rehabilitation & Health Care CenterCelebrity Sized Problems2012
Weiss Memorial HospitalAsset Protection2011
The Arlington RehabHoarding in Older Adults: A Clinical & Legal Perspective2011
Park Ridge Senior CenterDon’t be the Victim: How to Protect Yourself From Financial Exploitation & Elder Abuse2011
National Association of Social WorkersEstate Planning2011
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2011
Money Smart WeekAsset Protection in 2011 and Beyond2011
Libertyville Lions ClubEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2011
Lake County Senior Coalition2011 Tax Updates2011
Japanese American Service CommitteeEstate Planning2011
IICLE Special Needs Planning SeriesWhat’s New? Legislative Case Law Update2011
IICLE Special Needs Planning SeriesWhat’s New? Legislative/Case Law Update2011
IICLE 7th Annual Elder Law Short CourseCivil Unions: Unmarried Elder Law Client Couples’ Long Term Care Planning Needs2011
Skokie HospitalGuardianship, Powers of Attorney, and the Health Care Surrogate Act2010
SedgebrookAvoiding Financial Exploitation2010
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning2010
Fall ConventionIllinois Council for Exceptional Children2010
Northwest Suburban Senior CoalitionTrust and Financial Issues Related to Protect our Parents and Clients2009
Northwest Suburban Senior CoalitionTrust and Financial Issues Related to Protect our Parents and Clients2009
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2009
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2009