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Maritess Tamunday Bott

Estate planning Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

5.0   55 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Maritess

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Maritess expertly structures a wide range of documents ranging from simple, individual wills and trusts, to complex plans involving family limited partnerships, closely-held businesses and special needs trusts.  She takes pride in her ways to deal with asset preservation, tax planning, business succession, and the full spectrum of other estate related issues.  She is a skilled professional who understands that sorting out the finer points of an estate is an important task that can often be intimidating and complicated for her clients, but they find that her compassionate manner and ability to untangle the details and simplify matters, inspires their trust.

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Location

Bott & Associates, Ltd.
3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 712
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
Bott & Associates, Ltd.
222 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL, 60601
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Reviews

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Posted by Brian and Sue Bonnem | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and so very knowledgeable!!
We are so grateful to Maritess and her entire staff for guiding us through critical estate planning and important financial decisions. We feel extremely comfortable with knowing our children will benefit from our estate plan. Whenever we call, we are greeted with kindness and everyone always helps to answer our questions. Thank you, Bott & Associates!!
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Posted by Michelle | March 22, 2024
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Great attorney and firm!
Maritess and her team are wonderful. She really eased our minds, guided us and answered all our questions throughout the process of establishing our estate plan. The big decisions seemed a lot easier with Maritess and her team. We now feel prepared for our worst case and best case scenarios for our family. We highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2023
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Michele Steele
Great service and prompt review of our needs - David was awesome! Really enjoyed pie day.
Posted by Helen | November 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Accommodating Attorney
Maritess is very accessible whenever I need consultation. She is a dedicated attorney to her clients. And resolute at solving any problems I may have.
Posted by Brian and Sherylle | November 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Maritess was a pleasure to work with during our estate planning process. She and her team were efficient, thorough and very prepared in advance of our scheduled meetings. She was very transparent and took the time to explain all areas, answered our questions and provided guidance during our decisioning process.
Posted by Patricia | February 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
Put me at ease with all my legal documents in the process of updating my will and estate. Totally awesome and professional including her entire staff
Posted by Rachel | December 21, 2022
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R.Riedler
I have been a client of Ms. Bott for many years now and everytime I have contacted her law office l have been treated with kindness, consideration and genuinely compassion with my life events. I can not sign enough praises for the staff at Bott and Associates
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning & living wills
We were told about Maritess from our financial advisor Bob Hanson at Vermillion Financial. Me & my wife both inherited a good amount of assets from both our parents when they had passed away. Bob was doing the financial portion but suggested we have an estate & will set up to one; protect our assets & two; something that was simple but through for our family to follow in case we become ill, non functional or die. We meet with Maritess & she explained to us the different ways we can set up the estate so there is no loop holes or issues. Everything went smoothly & was clear & precise. Bob Hanson also reviewed all documents and verified everything was in order. I also think she set up same package for my son Danny & his family. Our experience with Maritess was both educational & pleasant and would recommend her firm to anyone needing help in theses areas.
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Posted by Voytek | October 21, 2022
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Excellent work
Utilized her services for a deceased family member. Her team was straightforward and very responsive. Was even able to manage everything from long distance away from us. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Pat | October 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Estate Planning Firm
Wow! Amazing and very satisfied with the estate planning process that Maritess has set up from start to finish. No stone has been left unturned, and the team she has in place is very courteous, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Any questions asked, answers have been provided in a timely manner. Highly recommend and will continue to consult as the need arises.
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Posted by Taimi | September 22, 2022
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Bott seminar
Great presentation Easy to understand information. Friendly and professional Time well spent to be educated. Pleasant evening
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms H
Excellent, clear, purposeful & helpful. Valuable information in a confusing world. Maritess is very easy to work with!
Posted by Joe | August 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Simplifies the process!
Maritess and her team were amazing. They made the estate planning process turnkey. When you hire them you get a whole team of people who are very responsive, speak in easy-to-understand terms and help to make sure everything is executed to completion. I can't recommend them enough!!
Posted by Thomas | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and firm
Maritess helped me get through all the processes of the paperwork and probate proceedings from the death of my mother. She also helped me get my mothers will and trust paperwork from a safe deposit box at her bank because my mother never put my name on the account to get in the box at the bank.
Posted by Regina | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciative of the Best personal service
Bott & Associates, LTD has helped me in my needs and desires for my Will & Test. for many years. Maritess Bott, herself and her associates have been so very kind, attentive, and helpful through all of our dealings pertaining to my requests. They are thorough, and personable, besides being helpful. I am always treated with great respect and actually honor. I am very pleased with this group, and I would highly recommend it to everyone I know.
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Posted by Diane | February 17, 2022
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Highly reccomend!
We contacted Bott & Associates when my mother passed away. She set up a Virtual Meeting and explained the process to us. After talking with Maritess we decided to establish a Trust to protect our children from probate when we passed. We also are getting financial planning included with our Trust planning. That is a great bonus since we received money from my mother and need to decide where and how to make it work for our retirement. She is very professional yet compassionate. The team is very organized and responded immediately to any questions that we had. Maritess also went above and beyond in helping us with another matter. I highly recommend Maritess and her team.
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Posted by Marcia | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Bott and Assoc.
I cannot say enough good things about this group. They are kind, caring, thorough and professional. They held our hands from start to finish setting up a trust and followed up several times to be sure we were on track. Wonderful experience.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience!
Had a consultation with Maritess and she was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. She was able to assist me with my questions. I would recommend her and would use her again in the future.
Posted by Matt | August 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Leader + Teacher!
When I went into the will + estate planning process, I didn't know what to expect. The team at Bott & Associates was there to help lead the way! They were very responsive, educational, and put our family at the core of our plan. I'd suggest their team to anyone looking into this process.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Family Estate Trust
Maritess and her entire Team explained every step of the process to my wife and I about putting together our Trust. They answered all of our questions in a manner that helped us understand what we were doing. The entire Team operates with a very personal and professional way that makes you feel like part of their family and not just a client.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Allen S. Gabe
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Handler, Thayer & Duggan
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Weiss & Block
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guardianship
  • I won the case and my client became his guardian.

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Filipino Bar Association
  • Director
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Best Picture - Marketing
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2010

Publications

  • Unknown
  • Estate Planning Doesn’t Have to be So Taxing
  • N/A
  • Pinoy Monthly
  • Caring for the ‘Little’ People in your Life
  • N/A
  • Pinoy Monthly
  • Caring for the ‘Little’ People in your Life
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Sale to Defective Grantor Trusts
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employee Financial Awareness Program
  • Legacy Wealth Planning
  • 2010
  • Citizens First Bank Customer Educational Program
  • Legacy Wealth Planning
  • 2010
  • Church of Latter Day Saints Financial Awareness Program
  • The Myths of Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • AARP LUnch and Learn Series
  • Wills and Trusts - What are they all about?
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maritess really cares about her clients and her business. Highly recommend!!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm interested in joining the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and was encouraged to reach out to Ms. Bott. I did so, and am very grateful for her insight. An attorney's time is valuable, and she was very generous with it and open with me regarding her experiences and how she manages a successful private practice. A class act, and an asset to the community. I'm looking forward to seeing her in San Diego in October!"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Maritess through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I have found her to be easy to get along with, smart and an excellent counselor. If you have issues regarding estate planning or elder law, I would recommend you consult Maritess."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Through our affiliation with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, I have known Ms. Bott to be an intelligent, kind hearted and enthusiastic lawyer. I would have no reservation whatsoever in referring clients to her. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Other
"Maritess is an outstanding estate planning attorney who conscientiously maintains a high degree of competency. She will give her clients the legal advice they need while attending to their unique needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maritess and I have worked at two different firms together, and I would recommend her to everyone. We have also had the opportunity to work on opposite sides of prenuptial planning, and had great experiences doing that as well. Maritess is organized, extremely knowledgeable, and very likeable. She is easy to get along with and is very effective at what she does. I endorse her whole-heartedly."
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