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About Me

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

Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  4. Trusts: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • James Brian Sarnoff

    Lindsey is a phenomenal attorney. I have referred her to numerous people who all agree that she is the best in her field. I highly recommend her services.


    James Sarnoff Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Glen Kotten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

30 South Wacker Drive 26th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60606

Chuhak & Tecson PC
30 S Wacker Dr Ste 2600
Chicago, Illinois, 606067512



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015
FLAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising StarLaw and Politics Magazine2014
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Women Making an Impact in the LawLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2013
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2012
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to WatchLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2012
Double Chai in the Chi - 36 under 36Oy! Chicago! and JUF2012
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2006
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2006
Publication NameTitleDate
Tails, Inc.Pet Trust Checklist: Issues to Consider When Creating a Pet Trust and Providing Instructions for the Care of Your Furry Friends2009
Tails, Inc.Pet Trusts: Long Term Planning for Your Animal Companion2009
Chief Learning OfficerWhy Smart People Do Dumb Things2006
Tails pet magazineTrust Laws Offer Pet Guardians Peace of Mind2006
Experience Magazine, ABA Senior Lawyers DivisionBalancing the Legal Mind2004
Published by Dearborn PressRetrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Brandeis UniversityInternational Economics and FinanceMA - Masters1998
Brandeis UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Day LiveEstate Planning Webcast2011
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney - Women's Breakfast SeriesEstate Tax Planning - What Every Woman Should Know2010
Investing with 2020 Vision: Creating your Personal Wealth Management Strategy for the Next Decade and BeyondPersonal Wealth Management Strategy2010
Fall 2010 Business of Medicine Consortium for Residents and FellowsThe Keys to Personal Finance & Wealth Management - What Every Resident & Physician Should Know About Estate Planning and Asset Protection2010
Chicago Bar Association - Asset Protection CommitteeNot All Charging Orders Are Created Equal2010
The Basics of Estate Planning and Asset Protection that Every Periodontist Should KnowEstate Planning / Asset Protection2009
How an Estate Plan Puts You in ControlEstate Planning2009
Rui'an Delegation - Visit to IllinoisLegal Aspects of Doing Business in Illinois2008
US-China ForumPanel Mediator on Representation Issues for CHINA companies in the U.S. and American companies in China2007
Estate Planning / Asset Protection for PhysiciansEstate Planning / Asset Protection for Physicians2007
Cracking the Code: The Science of Financial Planning and Estate PlanningEstate PlanningN/A