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Rima D. Ports

Estate planning Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 24 years
    Illinois - IL 25 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Membership Lapsed No misconduct found

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

About Rima

Learn Rima’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning is not just for the weatlhy. Everyone needs an estate plan to ensure that their assets are passed as they wish with minimal expenses and taxes. If you don't have an estate plan, the government has one for you. Needless to say, their estate plan will not focus on minimizing taxes or looking out for the best interests of your heirs. You need a properly drafted and executed estate plan to ensure that your family is taken care of should something happen to you.

    25 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation

    25 years

  3. Tax

    25 years


Beermann Swerdlove LLP
161 N. Clark Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL, 60601-3243

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Posted by Julie | January 18, 2011
Accessible & Intelligent
Rima knows her stuff. More than that, I have found her to maintain the highest level of integrity and commitment to her clients. Personally, she was patient and committed to making sure I understood every aspect of the work we were doing together. I highly recommend Rima without any reservations to my own clients and colleagues.
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Posted by Matthew | January 17, 2011
An Excellent Attorney Experience
My wife and I worked with Rima for our estate planning needs. Rima is top notch and we highly recommend her work. Prior to our work with Rima, as newlyweds and with our first child on the way, estate planning was relatively foreign to us. Rima successfully walked us through the process, simplified it for us novices, and, with our very most confidential personal information, provided a trustworthy environment at every stage. Rima was responsive, knowledgeable and diligent about completing our estate plan prior to the arrival of our son, an important "deadline" for us. She was also able to offer a flat fee which we appreciated for its transparency. As a federal employee (my wife) and a commercial real estate broker (me) we work with attorneys on a frequent basis. Few measure up to Rima's professionalism.
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Posted by James | January 13, 2011
Works well with entrepreneurs
Rima spoke at one of my MBA classes about entrepreneurship at DePaul University. She helped me start my business and helped me design a solid consulting contract. Her attention to detail and patience helped me stay smart on legal issues that most entrepreneurs forget. Highly recommend.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Beermann Swerdlove, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ports Law Group, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2008


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1999
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Special Needs Trust to Protect the Client's Personal Injury Settlement and Secure Her Government Benefits
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • General Counsel
  • General Counsel Relationship with Retail Business Owner


  • Wealthcounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wealthcounsel Advisors Forum
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2009


  • Agent's Sales Journal
  • Top 5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Prenuptial Planning For Estate Planners
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rima is an excellent estate planning lawyer. She takes time to get to know her clients and finds the best possible legal approach to their situation. She is also very innovative at solving business problems."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I like Rima Ports and I know that she is an excellent estate planning attorney. The reason that I know this is that I too am an estate planning attorney. We engaged Rima to represent my wife, Rose and me for our estate plan. She is prompt, pleasant, and personable. Rick L Law, Law ElderLaw, LLP"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rima is an excellent attorney in the fields of estate planning and corporate work. I have had the privilege of working with Rima at two different firms early in our careers. She has the highest of integrity, and can identify legal issues clearly and effectively. She helps clients understand the very difficult issues of estate planning. I recommend anyone to use her services."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rima does wonderful work."
Estate planning
Personal injury

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Chicago Estate planning Lawyer Rima D. Ports
Rima D. Ports
Estate planning Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 25 years