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About me

I am a creative problem solver  who started and has maintained a private law practice for over 30 years. 

I enjoy working with families and business owners who seek a long-term relationship with a trusted advisor. 

The most enjoyable part of my practice is seeing families and businesses grow over multiple generations.  Knowing those individuals and watching them achieve their dreams and ambitions is the biggest "return on investment" for me. 

Every day my practice provides me with intellectual challenge and the opportunity to meet and work with wonderful people, both clients and their professional advisors.   I consider myself to be very privileged.

My wife, Karen and I live in Northbrook and have two adult children.  In recent years, my avocation and leisure are cooking for my family and friends. 






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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    36 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    36 years, 500 cases
  3. Employee Benefits: 20%
    36 years, 100 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anthony James Zeoli

    I know personally that Jay is a very knowledgeable attorney that truly cares about helping and building long lasting relationships with his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning attorney that will go the extra mile


    Anthony Zeoli Business Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Thomas H. Sullivan

    I know Jay through a professional organization and Jay has helped me with a legal matter that was outside my area of practice. Jay's expertise, advice and professionalism have been invaluable and I am proud to call him my friend.


    Thomas Sullivan Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Kaufman Law Group, LLC

707 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 600A
Northbrook, IL, 60062


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney (and Founder)Kaufman Law Group LLC (and predecessor firms)1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember (Illinois Chapter)2010 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2009 - Present
WealthCounselMember2004 - Present
American Association of Pension Professionals & ActuariesAssociate Member1995 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Pension Benefits"Springing Cash Value Life Insurance Policies"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Update SeriesBusiness Owner's 2012 Update2012
Update 2012Estate Planning Developments 20122012
Midwest Regional Conference2011 Estate Planning Update2011
Continuing Legal Education Series 2010Estate Planning Trends & Update2010
County Medical Association MeetingEstate & Asset Protection Planning for Physicians2009
2007 "Update" ConferenceRecent Developments in Life Insurance & Pension Law2007