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Ben Neiburger

Elder law Attorney at Elmhurst, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ben

Learn Ben’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    We help adult children take care of their parents as they age and die.

    21 years, 500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    We help plan estates of all sizes, both taxable and non-taxable. We also focus on advanced disability planning within the estate planning context.

    21 years, 250 cases

  3. Probate
    20%

    21 years, 150 cases

  4. Guardianship
    15%

    21 years, 100 cases

  5. Employee benefits
    5%
    I practiced in this area from 1994 through 2003 and still know a lot about it.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

Ben Alexander Neiburger is one of a select few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois who also hold a State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate. This makes Ben uniquely qualified to understand and counsel others on legal issues as they relate to financial concerns, especially for families with long-term care requirements and other special needs.

 

Ben is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the board of directors for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

 

He has also been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, membership in the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, Illinois State Bar Association, and Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce.

 

Ben is a highly respected attorney in Illinois, being named “Super Lawyer” in the Elder Law category for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 

Ben is a frequent speaker and writer to audiences of professionals in the legal, financial and healthcare fields.

 

How Ben can help you
As one of the few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois to also have a CPA, Ben brings a unique perspective and benefit to his clients as both a skilled estate planner, litigator and accountant.

 

Previously a senior associate in the Chicago office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Neiburger left the executive compensation and employee benefits practice group to start his own law firm.  Ben quickly became a recognized and respected attorney in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning, which includes expertise in Special Needs Trusts and Tax Planning.

 

Mr. Neiburger is an active member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and regular participant and speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) while in continuous pursuit of knowledge and insight to the laws and finances that affect families and senior citizens.

 

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Finance, Mr. Neiburger added CPA to his name, received his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and passed the Illinois State Bar Exam. Ben was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent for four years and a top regional instructor for the Becker CPA Review course. During his tenure at Baker & McKenzie, Ben was also chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law Committee.

 

In addition to membership in the DuPage County Bar Association, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, Oak Park Senior Citizen’s Services Committee, and as a member of the Ray Graham Foundation Board of Directors, Mr. Neiburger is a frequent speaker and writer in his specialty areas of law. 

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Location

Ben Neiburger
747 N. Church Road, Suite B4b
Elmhurst, IL, 60126-1438

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Posted by Marianne | August 16, 2014
Approachable, first-class attorney
Ben Neiburger is a first-class attorney. He presented a program to my local chapter of the Illinois CPA Society several years ago. My husband and I first consulted Ben for estate planning and have since recommended others who are also very pleased with his work. He and his staff have provided us with exceptional service and legal documents. Ben's knowledge and technical expertise is exceeded only by his friendly, approachable, professional demeanor. We will continue to see him for our own needs and to recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2009
Knowledgeable & understandable, professional & personal... Ben Neiburger is a great attorney
Mr. Neiburger first spent about 15 minutes on the phone with me (conferencing in my sister), listening to our situation and then letting us know that there were many things that could be done to keep our dad in his house when our mom had to go into a nursing home. We set up an appointment to go into his office, and were immediately made comfortable with drinks (and chocolate!) in a sunny conference room. Ben was very prompt, friendly and sensitive to our dad's discomfort about seeing a lawyer, and fears about money and our mom's progressing Alzheimer's. I felt so much better after the hour consultation!! I know what we can do, and I know the Ben is going to help us through it. At first I was a little surprised at how expensive Medicaid planning was... and then I saw how much it would SAVE us & our dad in the long run. So very worth it. I highly recommend Ben Neiburger.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2008
Estate planning expert
Mr. Neiburger completed an estate plan for my family. He was thorough and knowledgeable. I am comforted in knowing that my family's estate is has been set up in the most efficient and economical way possible.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Neiburger Law, Ltd.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Baker & McKenzie, LLP
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Legal Manager
  • HPL&S, Inc.
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • Bensenville Home Society (LifeLink)
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Illinois chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2009
  • Husband of the Year Award
  • Spouse
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2007

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Speech to Social Workers for Adventist Hospitals
  • The Top Ten Documents Everyone Needs in Case of Disability
  • 2009
  • IICLE Annual Estate Planning Short Course
  • Will the Nursing Home Take it All?
  • 2009
  • Chicago Bar Association - Elder Lww Committee
  • Advising Your Cleints About Long Term Care and Medicaid Considerations without committing malpractice
  • 2009
  • IICLE Elder Law Short Course
  • Program Moderator
  • 2008
  • NAELA Spring Symposium
  • Tax Planning for the Elderly
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Ben
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ben. He is a highly skilled attorney and well respected in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Some guys are the real deal and Ben is one of those guys. In this era where we are taught to self promote, self promote, self promote, I first met Ben through his quirky sense of humor. If a client asks you, "do you know anything about Elder Law?" -unless you really do, refer the client to Ben."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my father needed help with his estate plan, I took him to best elder care lawyer I could find. My father is extremely pleased with Ben's work and demeanor. I highly recommend Ben."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ben as being a very fine elder law attorney. He is very knowledgeable about many areas of elder law, including: medicaid, probate, wills and trusts and nursing home rights. I believe that he provides the very finest of legal advice to his clients! In addition to his legal skills he also is very personable and down-to-earth."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ben Neiburger has given suberb service to my clients. I even used him myself."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Neiburger is a former law school classmate of mine. He is an excellent lawyer who possesses a wealth of knowledge in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is an excellent attorney and an easy person to work with. I had the chance to work with Ben on a case involving one of my personal injury clients who received a substantial settlement and required assistance with establishing a special needs trust. He and Amy Pokras (from his firm) were a great help in protecting my client's eligibility for critical government benefits."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known been as a fellow attorney for several years. He has been a great resource for assisting in various legal matters, and has always been willing to help. Ben is quite pleasant to deal with, knowlegable and does not exhibit selfishness in assisting others."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to refer clients to Ben Neiburger over the past years and am always pleased with his responsiveness, professionalism and results."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ben has worked with a few of my clients. He has helped a number of my clients through difficult situations with elderly loved ones. My clients have given Ben rave reviews about the work he has done. As a fellow attorney, Ben is always helpful and generous with his time and advice. I would recommend Ben without hesitation to anyone needing this kind of advice."
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