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Brian Neal Rubin

Estate planning Attorney at Buffalo Grove, IL

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also known as Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Brian

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3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%
    Practice limited to "Legal & Future Planning" for our fellow families of children and adults with special needs including but not limited to intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness.

    47 years

  2. Guardianship
    15%

    47 years

  3. Probate
    5%

    47 years

 

 

BrianRubin, a former IRS Agent and former IRS Estate Tax Attorney, has been a practicing attorney in private practice since 1978.  He is the parent of three children, one of whom, Mitchell, has Autism.  Brian’s law practice, since 1982, when Mitchell was one year old, has been dedicated to serving the legal and future planning needs of his fellow families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness.  Brian has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating.  He is President-Elect of the Special Needs Alliance, the national, non-profit, association of experienced special needs planning attorneys (membership is by invitation only), served on the Special Needs Law Section Steering Committee, of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, was a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and is a Faculty Member and Text Book Author for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) on the topic of special needs legal and future planning.   Brian is a Past Chairman of the State of Illinois Statewide Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities, Immediate Past Chairman of the State of Illinois Autism Task Force (2005-2015) established by the Illinois Legislature in 2005, serves as a member of the State of Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, served on the State of Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General Quality Care Board, among many other State of Illinois Committees and Commissions.  Brian is the Immediate Past President of The Arc of Illinois; has been a member of the Board of Directors of Clearbrook (an organization serving more than 7,500 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including his son, Mitchell) since 1990, is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Special Leisure Services Foundation, the foundation supporting the Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), served as the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of The Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL Foundation), served on the Board of Directors of KESHET (Jewish Parents of Children with Special Needs), serves on the Advisory Council of Encompass (Encompass in partnership with Jewish Child & Family Services, Jewish United Fund, JVS Chicago, JCC Chicago, Keshet, and The Center for Enriched Living and Center for Independent Futures, seeks to provide adults with I/DD a full array of financially sustainable, community-based services and supports), served on the Board of Directors of Pact, Inc., now known as DayOne Pact, the Independent Service Coordination Agent for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities living in DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties Illinois, as well as serves as Trustee of Special Needs Trusts, and serves as Guardian, and served on the Board of Directors of Northpointe Resources, also an agency serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Brian feels the tremendous responsibility of not only being the parent of a child with special needs, but also as an attorney with the knowledge and ability to assist others in special needs future planning… needed to secure the future of children and adults with special needs.

 

 

 

 

Location

Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation
1110 W Lake Cook Rd Ste 165
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089-1997

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President and Founder
  • Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation
  • 2001 - Present
  • Principal
  • Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
  • 1987 - 2001
  • Principal
  • Kaufman and Rubin PC
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Principal
  • Baum Glick and Wertheimer PC
  • 1978 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1972 - 1976
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • State of Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2013 - Present
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Member (President Elect 2016) (Director 2008-Present)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Special Leisure Services Foundation
  • Director (Chairman 2011-2013)
  • 2006 - Present
  • The Arc of Illinois
  • Director (President 2011-2015)
  • 2004 - Present
  • Village of Buffalo Grove (Illinois)
  • Fire & Police Commissioner-2005 & 2012-Present
  • 2001 - Present
  • Clearbrook
  • Director
  • 1990 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Special Needs Planning Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Day One Pact Inc.
  • Director
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Charter Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • State of Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General Quality Care Board
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • State of Illinois Autism Task Force
  • Co-chair
  • 2004 - 2015
  • State of Illinois Disabilities Services Advisory Committee (Olmstead)
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • State of Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Strategic Plan Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • State of Illinois Deapartment of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council
  • Delegate (Chairman 2002-2004)
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Village of Buffalo Grove Commission for Residents with Disabilities
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Rotary International District 6440
  • Assistant District Governor
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Village of Buffalo Grove (Illinois)
  • Trustee 1991-1999 and 2005-2009
  • 1991 - 2009
  • KESHET
  • Director
  • 1990 - 1996
  • NORTHPOINTE RESOURCES
  • Director
  • 1990 - 1991
  • SEDOL Foundation
  • Director (Founding Chairman)
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section Council
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove
  • Member, President 94/95
  • 1987 - 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on the Mentally Disabled
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Officer and Director
  • 1985 - 2001
  • National Treasury Employees Union
  • Steward 74-76; Associate Chapter Counsel 76-77
  • 1974 - 1977
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Letters of Intent
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • The Deerfield Coalition
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • The Arc of Illinois 2017 Convention
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Ray Graham Association
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Oak Leyden
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Ligas Family Advocate 5th Informational Seminar
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Good Shepherd Manor
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Cove School
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Council for Jewish Elderly
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Camelot Therapeutic School, Hoffman Estates
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • Schaumburg Township Disability Services Department
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Quincy Autism Support Group
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Plainfield School District 202 Next Steps
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Mass Mutual/Met Life Center for Special Needs Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Mass Mutual Special Needs Planning Symposium
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • LARC
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Kendall County Special Education Cooperative
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Fision NFP
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Exceptional Learners Collaborative
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Elmhurst Parent Support Group
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Crystal Lake South High School
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Connect to Community
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Clearbrook
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Center for Independent Futures
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Arc of Winnebago, Boone, &a Olga Counties
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • 5th Annual McHenry County Special Needs Resource Fair
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • 12th Annual National Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Conference
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • 12th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
Endorse Brian
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an outstanding lawyer and in the field of Special needs trusts considered a national expert. he is also a leading advocate - much of his work with the Arc of Illinois."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an exceptional attorney who is honest, thoughtful and compassionate. When Brian is your advocate you are in the right place!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is dedicated to his family, the legal community and the community as a whole. He shares his knowledge of special needs planning with all of us. Brian reminds us that planning concerns people, not just documents. I am proud to be a colleague."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Equipment finance and leasing Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the Illinois special-needs planning space Brian Rubin is the "go-to guy". He is a lawyer of national prominence though deeply grounded in The Land of Lincoln's legal nuances."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an outstanding professional and an exceptional leader in his field of special needs planning."
Probate Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a well respected attorney in the area of special needs. He has a national reputation. I feel fortunate that I can seek Brian's advice on matters. I know that I will get the opinion of an expert in this area."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Buffalo Grove Estate planning Lawyer Brian Neal Rubin
Brian Neal Rubin
Estate planning Attorney
Buffalo Grove, IL
Licensed for 47 years