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Amina A Saeed

Estate planning Attorney at Naperville, IL

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About Amina

Learn Amina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%
    Trusts, wills, powers of attorney for health care and property, living will, HIPAA authorization; Inheritance and tax planning, asset protection, business planning, incapacity, and special needs planning.

    17 years, 600 cases

  2. Elder law
    10%

    8 years, 30 cases

  3. Guardianship
    5%

    13 years, 20 cases

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    5%

    16 years, 50 cases

  5. Probate
    5%

    16 years, 40 cases

My clients trust me with the two most valuable aspects of their lives: everyone they love and everything they own. I consider this the highest honor. My mission is to give them peace of mind.

I focus my practice on estate planning, asset preservation, probate, special needs planning, elder law, business, taxation, and succession planning in the Chicago area. I am experienced in integrating business, tax, asset protection, and estate planning for individuals, closely-held business owners, and families. I listen to my clients and then recommend a plan in keeping with their needs and goals. 

I structure and draft documents ranging from simple wills, trusts, and powers of attorney to complex plans involving limited liability companies, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, and charitable trusts. 

My scholastic professional background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Loyola University Chicago, a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Information Technology and Privacy Law from the John Marshall Law School. 

I am a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, and a former member of Wealth Counsel.  I am also a fellow of the prestigious Leadership Greater Chicago, a group that strives to create lifelong partnerships and develops community awareness among leaders in the Chicago metropolitan area.  

 

I live in the western suburbs, where my husband has established his dental practice.  We have four energetic and curious children who range in age from 17 to 3.  I enjoy travel, hiking, biking, tidepooling, and wading through creeks with my children.

  

I practice estate planning law for one simple reason: I want to leave the world a better place than the one I inherited. Why do I care what happens after I’m gone? Because my children and their friends are going to live in this world. I am thankful to be living the American Dream and I see it as my responsibility to help the next generation do the same. A meaningful legacy can help them achieve it.

 

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Our conference room.
The historic Willard Scott House is home to the River Valley Law Firm.  One of Naperville's pioneers, Willard Scott left a lasting legacy in the western suburbs.  We're honored to help our clients define and develop their legacies in this beautiful house.
Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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River Valley Law Firm
101 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL, 60540

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Posted by Brian | May 13, 2013
Amina was a pleasure to work with, very happy with her high quality and very thorough product
Would work with Amina again in a heart beat. My wife and I worked with her on estate planning, and Amina knew the subject matter inside and out. She spent the time to go through the subject with us (which we were both new to) and ensured that all of our questions were answered. She looked into other investments we had and helped us determine the best way forward to have these incorporated into our estate planning. Her output documents are very thorough and seem to cover all the bases. She helped us plan out revocable living trusts, pour over wills, and with the ins and outs of all of the assets to ensure they are transferred and titled properly, and set up with appropriate beneficiaries to ensure that future needs are met.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cook County Public Guardian's Office
  • 1996 - 2001

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • In re A.P., 179 Ill. 2d 184, 688 N.E.2d 642 (1997)
  • IL Supreme Court affirmed finding of sexual abuse

Associations

  • Chicago Council on Planned Giving
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • West Suburban Philanthropic Network
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • 100 Women Who Care Fox Valley
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Past Chair, Cmte on Minorities & Women Participation
  • 2007 - Present
  • Leadership Greater Chicago
  • Fellow
  • 2003 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Award
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Award
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Civic Leadership Award
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago
  • 2004

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Last Will and Testament Workshop
  • Leaving a Bequest, Creating a Will and Trust, and Navigating Guardianship
  • 2020
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Wills and Living Trusts Workshop
  • 2018
  • Program for Older Adults
  • Seven Costly Mistakes Families Make in Their Estate Plans
  • 2018
  • Lombard Park District
  • Wills and Living Trusts Workshop
  • 2018
  • John Greene Realtor Continuing Education Program
  • Listing Homes for Disabled or Deceased Clients
  • 2018
  • Century 21 Affiliated Continuing Education Program
  • Listing Homes for Disabled or Deceased Clients
  • 2018
  • 7-Week Speech Class for Middle and High School Students
  • Effective Public Speaking
  • 2018
  • ISNA Annual Convention
  • Building a Meaningful Legacy
  • 2017
  • AAMPIO
  • Estate Planning for Physicians
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Amina
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amina is a smart attorney who cares about her clients and works very hard to obtain the best result for them. I highly recommend Amina."
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