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  1. Estate Planning: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Trusts: 33%

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Three First National Pla, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197705/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2005
30 Tough LawyersChicago Magazine2002
Distinguished Service AwardJohn Marshall Law School Alumni Association2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNixon Peabody, LLP Attorneys At Law2015 - Present
PartnerUngaretti & Harris2003 - Present
Chief of Charitable Trust DivisionIllinois Attorney General's Office1989 - 2003
Deputy Chief of Charitable Trust DivisionIllinois Attorney General's Office1984 - 1989
Assistant Attorney GeneralIllinois Attorney General's Office1977 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
John Marshall Law SchoolBoard of Trustees2009 - Present
Illinois CPA SocietyCommittee Chair2003 - Present
Chicago-Kent College of Law Annual Not for Profit ConferenceAdvisory BoardN/A
Illinois Children's Healthcare FoundationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Charitable Litigation IICLE HandbookLitigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1983
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of IllinoisN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Government RegulationsCreating and Representing Not-For-Profit Corporations in Illinois2009
Illinois Association of Health AttorneysBusiness Basics for HealthCare Lawyers - Knowing Your Client's Business2008
Grant Makers in Health ConferenceRole and Responsibilities of a Health Foundation Trustee2008
CSO Planned Giving Luncheon SeminarDoing Good Without Doing Battle - Avoiding Litigation in Planned Giving2008
Conference on Not-For-Profit OrganizationsReal Estate and Sales Tax Exemption2008
Chicago Council of Planned GivingRole of the Attorney General in Charitable Trusts2008
Arthritis Foundation Greater Chicago ChapterDonor Due Diligence - Update on the Increasing Activism by State's Attorney Generals with Charitable Organizations2004
Representing Not For Profit Corporations in IllinoisAttorney General Oversight & Other Government Regulation2003
Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit OrganizationsUpdate from the Illinois Attorney General2003
Third Annual Conference on Healthcare TransactionsUpdate on Public Policy Issues2002
International Conference on FundraisingHow States Are Affecting Your Ability to Raise Funds2002
Illinois Attorney General's Charitable Trusts Advisory CouncilAnnual Council Meeting2002
Charitable Trusts and Solicitations ConferenceCharities Regulation after September 11, 2001-Overturning Ruley2002
Annual Conference on Not-for-Profit OrganizationsChallenges Facing Not-For-Profits in Uncertain Times2002
Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar AssociationsServing on the Board of Directors of a Not-for-Profit Organization2001
Chicago Council on Planned GivingTrends in Charitable Giving in Illinois2001
Annual ConferenceChallenges, Threats and Opportunities-The Future of Registration in the Information Age2001
3rd Annual SymposiumRole of the Illinois Attorney General's Office-Fiduciary Duties of Directors of a Charitable Corporation2001
18th Annual Health Law SymposiumHealthcare Joint Venture: What Do Regulators Think?2001