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Helena L Trachtenberg

Family Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Helena Livitz Trachtenberg, Helena Livitz

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
    Florida - FL 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Helena

Learn Helena’s areas of practice.

Helena L. Trachtenberg is a Partner at Cooper Trachtenberg Law Group, LLC and represents clients in family law cases ranging from dissolution of marriage, property division, maintenance and alimony, child support, parenting time and visitation, allocation of parental responsibilities and child custody, mediation and collaborative law. Additionally, she handles orders of protection and administrative matters involving the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County. Whether litigating in the courtroom or negotiating settlement, Helena enjoys working with clients to develop strategies tailored towards achieving client goals. Helena is a Collaborative Law Fellow, mediator and is able to serve as a Child’s Representative and Guardian Ad Litem in Lake County.

Helena was born in Minsk, Belarus and is conversational in the Russian language.

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Location

Cooper Trachtenberg Law Group, LLC
3601 Algonquin Rd.
Suite 610
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

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Reviews

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Posted by Reda | February 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional service and work ethic
I am very grateful for Helena Trachtenberg and her team. I have received an amazingly professional service and her work ethic exceeded all my expectations. At any time I need her she was always available to help quickly and answer any questions I had. Helena Trachtenberg is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work and personal life while she works hard for you. I highly recommend her. Thank you again!
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Posted by Sara | November 30, 2022
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Awesomeness and Caring
Helena is awesome. I worked with her through an extremely difficult divorce. She is so understanding, gave me good options and corrected any misconceptions I had about the divorce process. I felt like she cared about my situation and was very prompt in all of her communications. It was a long and complicated divorce. Her office is well organized. She has an excellent team.
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Posted by Christine | November 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Definitely would recommend Helena to family and friends. Very thankful for her and office.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Thorough & Empathetic
Consulted Helena about my difficult marital situation. She analyzed the situation very quickly and was honest & forthright about the viability of pursuing a legal option & clearly explained the various scenarios that can play out in the legal process despite it being the initial consultation. She seemed quite thorough. competent, empathetic & practical. I would definitely feel comfortable in availing her services.
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Posted by Anna | June 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent for Parent/Child(ren) Divorce Cases
Helena did a wonderful job being personable, professional and helped me be detailed about my divorce with children. I started the divorce process by myself, however, was stuck satisfying the judge with final paperwork and Helena did a great job ensuring all documents were in order and no stone was left unturned and addressed. I appreciate all of her attention to detail.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Helena is an excellent attorney, if you want to get things done fast, choose her!
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
If you are a parent that needs someone to advocate for you & your kids, she is the one!!
I cannot recommend Helena enough! When I left my ex-husband, I knew that he was going to make the divorce a hard process, I just didn't realize how hard. We have two elementary-aged children and my ex-husband came hard at me with threats and filed an emergency TRO. I started my journey with another attorney that I felt was not the right fit for me. I came across Helena's profile and did a consultation. What immediately stood out is that she asked that I send over my court documents before the consultation so she could review them. She was the only lawyer that I consulted with that asked for that. So when we had our consultation, we did not spend a lot of time talking about what happened, but about what I needed and how she could help. Immediately I could tell she understood my case and most importantly, she understood my emotions. Divorce is a very hard and emotional process. I ended up retaining Helena and it was the best decision I could have made. She makes herself available to her clients and if she is busy, she will communicate that. Which I greatly appreciated. She advocated for me and helped me finally get divorced after a long, expensive, and petty divorce. She is honest, hard-working, empathic, and will fight hard to advocate for her clients. I cannot recommend her enough!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for divorce attorney
I highly recommend Helena as a divorce attorney. She helped me navigate my divorce, and was always very honest about the process and what to expect. She is very easy to talk to, and I always felt she had my best interests in mind. She also recommended some other professionals through the process that were top notch. I was very happy with the outcome of a very difficult situation.
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Posted by Galina Todorova | April 1, 2022
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Child Support
Knowledgeable, Profesionalism,Responsiveness, Patience, Hardworking and Persevering Very respectful and kind lawyer Helena Trachtenberg Law Group help me with information, answered any questions and concerns about my child support case. Because of her and her hardworking team for period of 5 months my case was solved. I recommend Helena Trachtenberg Law Group, because of her knowledge, professionalism and understanding my interests. Thank you Helena Trachtenberg Law Group from the bottom of my heart! God bless you all!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Helena was very thorough and patient throughout the whole process. She helped explain everything that was easy to understand, answered and is very responsive. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top of her class- high conflict divorce with minors.
I Interviewed a few firms in the area before choosing Helena and her team. Once I spoke with her I knew She understood the challenges and worries I had. As a parent, as a female- I just Knew. She’s sharp, is well connected and most importantly, she’s highly recognized for her ethic and I would Recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice and help. Her staff is reliable and consistent, and she expressly helped with anything and everything my kids and I needed during the case. I felt important and in Highly capable hands. Thank you for everything, Helena!! You truly know how to dot the i’s and cross your t’s. The work you did for my kids and will live on and I cannot thank you enough for the peace we’ve been able to reach.
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Posted by Melissa | August 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer!
Helena made my life so much easier through the whole very stressful process. She was knowledgeable and helpful and eased my mind that everything was going to get taken care of, and that I was in good hands. She was on top of everything and was always there to answer my questions. Everyone in her office was also very helpful and kind. I would 100% recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Love Helena and team! My case was taken seriously and that meant everything to me because before Helena, the Attorney I chose had no interest in my case and I lost money. If you want a passionate and down to earth experience, Miriam Cooper Law firm is the way. Thanks Helena and team!
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
Great service, responded to questions in timely fashion, thorough explanations, entire process was done quickly
Posted by Paul and Marcelo | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent and Caring
We hired Helena to complete the modification of a marital agreement that had inadvertently been preventing our completing our estate plan. Helena met with us and identified the steps we needed to take, then completed the process for us, which included going before family court in Illinois. Each step of the way, she explained what we needed to do and why, then she and her office completed the task until we achieved our desired outcome. We had a very pleasant experience working with this kind and competent attorney.
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Posted by Andrea | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not find a better advocate
Helena was wonderful to work with through every step of my divorce. She always made time, listened to my concerns, and provided thoughtful feedback. Helena made an incredibly painful and difficult time better, while ensuring that I was protected, resulting in a final decree in under 12 months.
Posted by Rebecca | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On point!
Helena was amazing throughout my dissolution of marriage case. She also was very responsive, available and knowledgeable about all the issues I was going through and able to provide immediate advice in emotionally charged situations. I did not have an easy case but she got me through it. I will be forever grateful!
Posted by Robin | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I have had a couple of divorce attorneys over the past decade from my initial divorce to dealing with complex custody and financial issues that arose after. I do not need to look any further if I should require assistance again. Helena was so professional, responsive and thorough. I really felt like she had an in-depth understanding of the many complex issues I was facing. Additionally she is very compassionate and helped me maintain perspective in emotionally charged situations.
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Posted by Tim | July 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver!!!
Helena is very good at what she does! She eliminated a lot of questions right off the bat to save me time and money. She was always available.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
excellent law firm
excellent law firm, professionalism and commitment are beyond expectations with personal touch and commitment.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Martin A. Delaney III, Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2019

Education

  • Northwestern University
  • Mediation Skills Training
  • 2019
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Illinois
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Special Project Coordinator
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys Under 40 for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership
  • Chicago Bar Association- Young Lawyers Section
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Paralegal Studies Course-Wright College
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time
  • 2018
  • Family Law Paralegal Studies Course- Wright College
  • Illinois Child Support
  • 2014
  • Family Law Paralegal Studies Course- Truman College
  • Illinois Child Support
  • 2013

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Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Trachtenberg is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and is a zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Rolling Meadows Family Lawyer Helena L Trachtenberg
Helena L Trachtenberg
Family Attorney
Rolling Meadows, IL
Licensed for 13 years
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