We, at Strauss & Malk, LLP, strive to be a premier multi-disciplinary law firm. I am... more
We, at Strauss & Malk, LLP, strive to be a premier multi-disciplinary law firm. I am part of the Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation group, but we also have a business and corporation group, a litigation group and a real estate group. As Counsel in the Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation group, I perform a variety of tasks including: · Advising clients and drafting and i... view profile
I am the past president of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and... more
I am the past president of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. I authored chapters on guardianship litigation and will contests for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and my firm was hired by the city of Chicago's Department on Aging to re-write the elder abuse and neglect act. I have been chosen as an Illinois Sup... view profile
Ronald E. Webb practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and... more
Ronald E. Webb practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and business law. He drafts wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. His practice commonly involves asset protection, probate, real estate, business succession planning, general corporate law, and business transactions, including partnerships and limited liability companies. He also organizes family limited p... view profile
A power of attorney is a document you sign to give someone else the right to make legal decisions for you. Unlike a guardianship, you determine the decision makers' authority by the language used in the power of attorney form; you can limit it to health matters, financial issues, or any combination of powers that suits your needs. For example, if you are having heart surgery, you might consider appointing a family member with power of attorney over your health care, in case decisions need to be made and you aren't able to make them. Lawyers with expertise drafting power of attorney forms make sure the decision-making authority you are giving someone matches what you have in mind.