Robert J. Varak is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A, 1993) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1996), where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar. In over a decade as a practicing attorney he has focused on estate planning and business law. Mr. Varak has created plans for estates of all sizes, from the most modest of estates up to and including complex estates with assets valued at millions of dollars. While the primary goal of most of Mr. Varak’s clients is to insure that their children are provided for financially, the plans he implements for his clients include creative tools to assure every parent that the guardianship, educational and other needs of their children are completely addressed while minimizing the costs and expense which may diminish many estates.
In addition to representing private individuals, Mr. Varak has consulted with nonprofit organizations regarding implementing and optimizing their planned giving programs. He has drafted planned giving policies and advised organizations on everything from marketing to stewardship.
Mr. Varak also has extensive experience in business law as both a transactional attorney and litigator. He has successfully litigated on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs, and he understands that every deal or lawsuit requires a unique plan suited to the business he represents. Mr. Varak is married and the father of three young daughters.
Specialties: The Illinois Supreme Court rules do not allow attorneys to claim specialization. I do focus my practice on estate planning, living trusts, A-B trusts, QTIP, irrevocable life insurance trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney for health care, land trusts, special needs trusts and related endeavors.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1996||03/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's Scholar||John Marshall Law School||1993|
|Owner||Law Offices of Robert J. Varak||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of Russel G. Winick||2004 - 2005|
|Associate||Rock, Fusco & Garvey||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Davis, Mannix & McGrath||2000 - 2003|
|Of Counsel||Novack & Macey, LLP||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council||Member||2012 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|WBAI Newsletter||Women's Bar Association of Illinois||2007|
|John Marshall Law School||JD||N/A|
|Do You Have A Will?||Basic Estate Planning Considerations and Introduction To Charitable Giving||2014|
|Fundamentals of Estate Planning||Wills, Trusts and Other Estate Planning Fundamentals||2013|
|Estate Planning Open House||Estate Planning Questions Answered||2013|
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