Michael graduated from Pace University in New York with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Psychology, worked briefly as the general accountant in the medical science industry before attending Pace University’s School of Law in White Plains, New York.
He then worked in the Tax Department for Coopers & Lybrand, CPAs in Portland, Oregon. He began his law practice in Portland, and moved to Chicago in 1989 where he continued his law practice and concentrated in Estate and Tax Planning. The Stuart Legacy Alliance, LLC was created to address the recognized the need in the community for advisors to work together to accomplish clients’ goals more effectively. The firm’s philosophy is that collaborating with a client’s advisory team better accomplishes the client’s overall goals in a proactive and dynamic way. Currently the firm concentrates the practice in the areas of Estate and Exit Planning, Business Planning and Asset Protection with many innovative programs to help families and businesses keep their plans on track.
He serves on the Boards of the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago and on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America.
Michael enjoys the outdoors and can be found hiking, biking and occasionally playing a round of golf.
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Michael is a colleague with whom I have had the pleasure of working with on a professional level and on a community level when we worked together on church related projects. Michael is a true professional. His concerns for the welfare of his clients is his highest concern. He understands the nuances of the law and can structure plans that best suit the needs of his clients. More importantly, he is someone who can be trusted and relied upon by his clients, friends and family.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Creating Lasting Legacies||Wealth Counsel, LLC||2012|
|Member/Manager||The Stuart Legacy Alliance, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||M. G. Stuart, P. C.||2004 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Greater North Shore Financial and Estate Planning Council||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council||N/A||2005 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Doctor of Dentistry Magazine||Exit Planning - Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset||2009|
|Pace University||Electronic Data Processing, Accounting||Other - Bachelors||1973|
|Webinar||Creating Lasting Legacies||2012|
|Regional Conference||Estate Planning in 2010 - Opportunities for Advisors||2010|
|E Women's Network||The Focused Legacy℠ Process||2009|