I am passionate about helping families solve the problems that keep them up at night. I have a wonderful wife Katie, three adult children, three beautiful grandchildren and one more on the way. I live in Riverwoods with Katie and our dog Buster who we rescued from the Anti Cruelty Society in 2007.
I love studying history and World War 2 is a huge part of my life. I have visited Normandy France five times and took a group of seven friends as a private tour in 2012 and am planning another in October of 2014.
I love pets and have helped many of my clients provide for their people and pet loved ones as well.
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I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1980||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|SPEAKERS AWARD||FPA OF ILLINOIS||2014|
|Owner||Law Offices of Gary R Waitzman LLC||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Mora, Baugh, Waitzman & Unger LLC||2001 - 2006|
|Managing Partner||Kovitz, Shifrin & Waitzman||1983 - 2001|
|CPA||Blackman, Kallick and Company||1973 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Financial Planning Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Attorney||2003 - Present|
|Inknowvision||Attorney Member||2003 - Present|
|American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants||Attorney/CPA||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney||1980 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Attorney||1980 - Present|
|Illinois CPA Society||CPA/Attorney||1976 - Present|
|American Institue of CPA's||Attorney/CPA||1976 - Present|
|Client with serious illness and getting divorced||Client was thrilled with options we helped implement to address his main concerns.|
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|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Tranel Financial||7 Threats to your Family||2014|
|Retirement Workshop||Asset Protection Strategies||2014|
|FPA of Illinois||Asset Protection Strategies||2014|