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Randall H. Borkus

Estate planning Attorney at Williston, ND

5.0   35 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

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About Randall

Learn Randall’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    55%
    An estate plan is a necessary step adults take to protect their families and manage their property due to illness and death. But more than that, it can also help you make sure your spouse and children are protected in the event of an emergency.

    20 years

  2. Trusts
    25%

    20 years

  3. Business
    10%

    20 years

  4. Probate
    10%

 

We help families protect what is most important to them—their loved ones. 866-696-1123

 

Get a copy of my new book on How to Sell or Transfer you Business: https://borkuslaw.com/sell-or-transfer-your-business/

 

Our practice has a special focus on advanced estate succession planning, estate planning, business exit planning, income tax planning and asset protection.  Our work revolves around a lifelong passion that is about helping people and taking the time to listen to them. 

 

We are fortunate to have the pleasure to work with closely held business owners, ranchers, farmers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, doctors, inheritors and former professional athletes.  

 

(Love, Land and Legacies)

We are grateful to be of service!

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Licensed for 21 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2022
Updated 09/26/2022
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/07/2022
State ND
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/22/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/11/2022
State NC
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/03/2022
State NE
Status Inactive
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Randall

Randall H. Borkus Attorney At Law
BorkusLaw Group, Ltd
1415 West 22nd street
Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL, 60523
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Reviews

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Posted by Kimberly | November 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not your customary "Lawyer"
Our family has worked with Randall over the past 5 years regarding the settlement of a extremely complicated estate my father left behind. He has covered all the bases, and oversees each issue thoroughly while patiently explaining the process to us. He is truly interested in the well being of our family, and the personal relationship he strives for has made us feel part of a "team effort" at this time of our lives. When there was a need for other professionals to be involved, he sought them out to make sure they were the right referral for our family in all ways. We would highly recommend Randall to help with estate planning well before, and after, it is needed.
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Posted by Paul | November 4, 2017
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Review for Randall Borkus
Very thorough. Explained everything in detail. He took accurate notes in our first meeting and everything was done with excellent quality. His staff is extremely competent and super friendly. Debbie responded to emails immediately and is super efficient.
Posted by Les | September 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Job!
We hired Randall to complete our estate plan that would carry over into generations to come. He was very responsive to any questions we had during the process. He never once failed to provide updates on any status changes throughout the process. Randall provided sound and informed advice the whole way through. I highly recommend Randall for any estate planning services you may need.
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Posted by Warren and Carol | September 25, 2022
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Man of his word
With the need for an Estate Attorney, we were introduced to Randall. After meeting with Randall, we were convinced that he was the man to put our Estate in order. Randall is very thorough with all explanations and upon completion, he did follow up with meetings to get us and keep us pointed in the right direction.
Posted by Carmine | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randall Borkus of Borkus Law Recommendation
Randall has a wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the table. He patiently guided me on this complex path of Estate Planning. I would highly recommend Randall.
Posted by Mary | December 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Mr Borkus helped us tremendously with our entire estate planning! He was very thorough and prepared all the necessary documents. He was patient, in helping us understand all the necessary documents in a very timely manner. We would most definitely recommend Mr Borkus.
Posted by Nicholas | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Working with Randall is an overall great experience. Randall knows his stuff, but more than that he makes sure to understand what you need as a family and explains things in a way you will understand. I would recommend Borkus Law for any of your estate planning.
Posted by Luther and Betty | February 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Luther and Betty
We retained Attorney Borkus to review and make an amendments to our Trust. He was very personable, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. He exceeded our expectations. Our requests were handled with ease, in a very timely manner. and stress free. I highly recommend Attorney Borkus and will retain him again if needed.
Posted by Debbie | June 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Highly Recommend
Attorney Randall H. Borkus guided us through our living trust with remarkable efficiency and professionalism. He handled every detail in a seamless manner from start to finish. Randall was insightful and patient answering all our questions, never making us feel rushed. He offered excellent advice and different situations that we would never have considered. Randall's level of service was exceptional and has exceeded all our expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Randall and his team were awesome to deal with. He made the process easy and as quick as possible. I rally appreciate everything that Randall and his team did for me.
Posted by Jeff | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great resource
Randall assisted us in establishing a NFP corporation and guided us through the process of filing for a NFP determination with IRS. Randall is knowledgeable, helpful and shows a real interest in facilitating our success.
Posted by Michael | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We have worked with Atty Borkus and his team for a few years now- on both a personal and family level. His dedication has been outstanding and I would give him my highest recommendation!
Posted by Rebekah Robertus | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Working with Randall & the team at Borkus Law has been so enjoyable and effortless. Randall explains everything so clearly and looks out for our best interest. We look forward to our meetings! Nate and I would highly recommend Borkus Law!
Posted by Jamie | June 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Experts Expert
I have known and worked with Randall for many years and have always found him to be extremely intelligent, through, and completely client centered. His expertise comes from many years of focused learning and application to sometimes extremely complex advanced estate planning and business succession matters. He is truly a master of his trade and a terrific people person on top of that.
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Posted by Marsha | June 17, 2019
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Help During My Time of Loss
Several years ago Randall Borkus set up trusts for both my husband Arthur and I . This past February my husband Arthur sadly passed away. I cannot stress how important it is to have an organized, thorough trust at the time of someone's death. Randall ensured that absolutely everything I needed was included and easy to find. Multiple people from hospital personnel, to accountants, to bank personnel indicated they had never seen a trust that was so well documented, organized and clear. When it came to making the hard decision related to taking my husband off of life support I had all the correct documentation. When it came to updating bank accounts I had everything I needed. When it came to ensuring Art's wishes were carried out including belongings as well as monetary issues everything was clearly documented in the trust. During a time when I could barely think, I was able to I just follow the trust documentation. Everything was so well thought out and documented I was not required to think, I just followed the trust. I can see now that Randall asked all the right questions in order to provide me with what I needed, even though I did not know it at the time. Additionally when I met with Randall for the first time after Arthur's death to begin distributions from the trust, I was treated with such kindness. Randall's legal assistant Debbie Johnson was unbelievable. She did so much more than help me with distributions, she asked me how I was doing (really doing), she shared what she went through during the loss of her mother. There were so many similarities, I felt like she really understood what I was going through. During our first meeting she spent time talking to me and getting to know me and my situation. I felt so comfortable with her, I was able to develop a level of trust in her that made all we did together in the following months go very smoothly. I had quite a bit of anxiety related to how I would get all the distributions completed that were documented in Arthur's trust, but Debbie did absolutely everything. This was a huge task she executed and I was so grateful. In summary, I highly recommend Randall Borkus' law firm. The recommendation of course relates to the excellent, well though out, trust that Randall put together for Arthur and I, but extends to the staff (like Debbie Johnson) that guided and carried me through the loss of my husband Arthur. I cannot stress how important it is to have all the legal, financial, and personal property issues clearly thought out and documented to ensure that when the worst does happen and you are truly unable to think straight that everything has been taken care of.
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Posted by Todd | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
Mr. Borkus helped us with all of our trust and legal documents. We will use him for all of our estate planning needs in the future. Before making recommendations he took the time to learn our goals and objectives.
Posted by Susannah | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
We hired Randall when building family trusts as well as doing our estate planning. From start to finish, Randall and his team were very dedicated and quick and responding to any questions we had. He truly cares about his clients and their well being. We would definitely hire him for future matters!
Posted by Sarah | September 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Borkus has helped us in so many ways with planning and legal documents needed for our trust. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to plan for your future finances.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Randall Borkus
I have collaborated with Randall Borkus on a number of matters. His rapport and manner with clients is excellent because of his ability to listen carefully and ask the right questions. His competence and technical expertise is of the highest caliber making him a valuable partner in working with high net worth clients. He is my go-to when I need assistance in dealing with complicated estate planning issues. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other attorneys for collaborating on tax and estate planning matters or to clients who need his kind of expertise.
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Posted by Ronald | October 28, 2017
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Mr. excellent
Set up a trust for me and my family to protect us also gave me some financial advice which worked out excellent for me
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-495 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Life Insurance Consulting
  • Wealth Preservation Concepts, LLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Tax Law
  • 2001
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business
  • MS - Master of Science - Financial Markets & Trading
  • 1999
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • Purposeful Bloodline Preservation and Legacy Planning
  • Bloodline Preservation and Legacy Planning implemented

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Asset Protection Committee
  • 2008 chairman
  • 2008 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Cert. of Appreciation/Chair of the Asset Protection Committee
  • The Chicago Bar Associataion
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants Spring Event
  • Post Cards and Pitfalls (Marketing)
  • 2022
  • The Administration Budget Proposals Lurk “Green Book”
  • The Administration Budget Proposals Lurk “Green Book”
  • 2013
  • South Suburban Bar Association
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
  • 2013
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys., Protecting a Business Owners Intellectual Property
  • Protecting a Business Owner’s Intellectual Property: Case Study
  • 2012
  • Life Insurance and Asset Protection Planning,
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2012
  • Asset Protection and Federal Income Tax Liens
  • Tenancy by the Entirety
  • 2012
  • Panel on Professional Athletes and Investment Fraud
  • Panel on Professional Athletes and Investment Fraud
  • 2011
  • Extraordinary Lawyer: Creating a Dream Practice in a Challenging Economy
  • Collaboration
  • 2011
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts in Federal Bankruptcy,
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts in Federal Bankruptcy,
  • 2011
  • Family Charity Planning, Income Tax & Social Capital,
  • Family Charity Planning, Income Tax & Social Capital,
  • 2010
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
  • 2010
  • Asset Protection & Corporations
  • Asset Protection & Corporations
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (33)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randall handles all cases with the utmost professionalism. He is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about estate planning and can help all clients feel at ease about their estate plan and its impacts on their loved ones."
Estate planning Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall worked with me on a high-end client's estate and was fundamental in helping to set-up a fairly complicated estate plan that has worked for the client and her family."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Randall for many years in at least two national groups of estate planning attorneys. His skill, knowledge, and advice are the standard of excellence in the areas in which he focuses his practice. His clients speak highly of him and so do his colleagues. That professional reputation is both impeccable and deserved. I heartily endorse Randall and urge you to consider him for your estate and asset preservation planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall is an excellent attorney that exhibits the best qualities of the profession. I highly recommend his services to my clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall Borkus is an excellent attorney whom brings knowledge, wisdom and experience to the estate planning process for clients. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall is an expert in his practice areas and an excellent attorney. He is able to communicate complicated issues to clients in a way that is easy to understand. I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He has the highest character and integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall is a great legal mind and fun to work with. He has the ability to simplify and communicate complicated legal strategies."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Randall for over 15 years. Randall has a brilliant mind and is an exceptional person. The knowledge he has regarding estate planning, asset protection and financial planning is amazing. He is an excellent lawyer and consultant. I have recently had the opportunity to work with him on several estate planning matters. The experience he shares and brings to the table has created exceptional results for the clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Randall."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randall Borkus, an outstanding estate planning and tax lawyer and a founder of WealthCounsel."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Randall for many, many years. He is not only a top- notch attorney, he is also a truly quality person. He has an extensive knowledge of the tax laws for estate planning and is mathermatically skilled to "number crunch" the tax ramifications and savings in a concise, understandable way for clients. Randall has taught other attorneys extensively over the country, about estate planning, asset protection planning and charitable planning. He is a class act and I would recommend him wholeheartedly."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Randy in client matters and I've always appreciated that his technical excellence is delivered without arrogance."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Randall Borkus is one of the most technically competant attorneys that I have worked with. He is incredibly knowedgeable, listens well, and brings tremendous value to his clients. He never flys by the seat of his pants and knows what he is talking about. He has a particluarly excellent ability and expertise to deal with high networth and ultra-high networth clients. I would give him the highest recommendation possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randall Borkus is a lawyer's lawyer. He consults with attorneys around the country in complex tax and estate situations. He has been a wonderful resource to our law firm. In all situations, he has been resourceful and invaluable in the advice that he has given. On a personal level, he is personable and sincere. I highly recommend him to anyone in the estate planning profession."
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