Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates, protect assets, transfer wealth, and minimize taxation. Lindsey works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, advise on business formation, wealth preservation and gift and estate taxation.
An associate with the law firm of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. since 2006, Lindsey received her J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Lindsey was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2006 and the Florida Bar in 2007. Founded in 1987, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. has over sixty attorneys who concentrate in a variety of areas which include estate planning, asset protection corporate transactions, secured lending, as well as civil and commercial litigation.
Lindsey’s early career in business and finance and clinically applied neuroscience and neuroeconomics gives her a unique perspective. She is comfortable with numbers and understands how her client’s needs are most effectively secured in our dynamic economic environment. Lindsey assesses how the law affects her clients, generates creative solutions to their complex situations, and carefully communicates these options.
In 1998, Lindsey earned her M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. Upon receiving her Masters Degree, Lindsey worked in the areas of finance and business development, where she structured joint ventures with domestic and international media conglomerates. Lindsey leverages her international studies and work experience with her work on the “Welcome to the United States” program – a comprehensive program of services for Chinese corporations and high net worth individuals.
Prior to attending law school, Lindsey studied cognitive restructuring training to maximize intelligence, a part of the evolving science of teachable intelligence. She participated in NASA's Critical Thinking Project from 2001-2004. Lindsey also co-authored Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition, published by Dearborn Press in 2003. Retrain Your Business Brain has also been published in China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. She also co-authored The Road Trip: A Parable About Where to Lead, When to Follow, and How to Get Out of the Way, published in 2008.
Lindsey graduated with honors from Brandeis University in 1997 with a B.A., cum laude, in Economics and minors in Spanish and Managerial Business. As part of her M.A. program, Lindsey studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She speaks Spanish and conversational Italian.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2006
Free Consultation (30 minutes)
It is with great pleasure that I share what an invaluable resource Lindsey has been for me and for my clients who have divorced and need to work on their estate plan. I have received incredibly strong feedback from everyone I have sent to her. I have also utilized Lindsey's expertise in negotiating terms of pre-nuptial agreements relative to Estate Planning and Probate. A truly remarkable attorney and woman.
Beth McCormack Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2006||05/14/2015|
|FL||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||2007||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star||Law and Politics Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Women Making an Impact in the Law||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2013|
|Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2012|
|Double Chai in the Chi - 36 under 36||Oy! Chicago! and JUF||2012|
|Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2006|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2006|
|Tails, Inc.||Pet Trust Checklist: Issues to Consider When Creating a Pet Trust and Providing Instructions for the Care of Your Furry Friends||2009|
|Tails, Inc.||Pet Trusts: Long Term Planning for Your Animal Companion||2009|
|Chief Learning Officer||Why Smart People Do Dumb Things||2006|
|Tails pet magazine||Trust Laws Offer Pet Guardians Peace of Mind||2006|
|Experience Magazine, ABA Senior Lawyers Division||Balancing the Legal Mind||2004|
|Published by Dearborn Press||Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition||2003|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Brandeis University||International Economics and Finance||MA - Masters||1998|
|Brandeis University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Law Day Live||Estate Planning Webcast||2011|
|Morgan Stanley Smith Barney - Women's Breakfast Series||Estate Tax Planning - What Every Woman Should Know||2010|
|Investing with 2020 Vision: Creating your Personal Wealth Management Strategy for the Next Decade and Beyond||Personal Wealth Management Strategy||2010|
|Fall 2010 Business of Medicine Consortium for Residents and Fellows||The Keys to Personal Finance & Wealth Management - What Every Resident & Physician Should Know About Estate Planning and Asset Protection||2010|
|Chicago Bar Association - Asset Protection Committee||Not All Charging Orders Are Created Equal||2010|
|The Basics of Estate Planning and Asset Protection that Every Periodontist Should Know||Estate Planning / Asset Protection||2009|
|How an Estate Plan Puts You in Control||Estate Planning||2009|
|Rui'an Delegation - Visit to Illinois||Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Illinois||2008|
|US-China Forum||Panel Mediator on Representation Issues for CHINA companies in the U.S. and American companies in China||2007|
|Estate Planning / Asset Protection for Physicians||Estate Planning / Asset Protection for Physicians||2007|
|Cracking the Code: The Science of Financial Planning and Estate Planning||Estate Planning||N/A|