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Kenneth M. Bloom is a partner at Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLC. Mr. Bloom, a CPA as well as an attorney, is rated among the top six percent of Illinois estate planning attorneys, as selected by his peers and the American Research Corporation, and has received the highest rating of distinction by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. Ken is listed in the Who’s Who in American Law as well as the National Register of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In addition, Ken was named to the exclusive roll of 2007-2015 Illinois Super Lawyers. Ken lectures extensively and is regularly published in several journals including those published by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Chicago Bar Association, as well as the Chicago Tribune. In addition, Ken has attended the Stetson University Law School’s Special Needs Trust Symposium for many years and is active with the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation-only national group of attorneys dedicated to meeting the estate planning needs of the disabled. 



  • Practice areas include: estate planning and administration; wills; trusts; special needs planning; probate; asset protection; powers of attorney; and business succession planning. 



  • Additional practice areas include real estate, general corporate and business transactional matters.  Provides services including: choosing the proper corporate entity; formation of the corporate entity; drafting and filing articles of incorporation; drafting partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements, and corporate by-laws; buying and selling existing businesses; purchasing and leasing assets and real property in conjunction with your business; negotiating, drafting, and executing business contracts; and planning as it relates to tax issues. 



  • Counsels clients with guidance that will protect their assets during their lifetime and for their family after the client’s death. 



  • Provides tax law services including income, trust, gift and estate tax planning. Ken works with clients to minimize taxes utilizing installment sales, private annuities, deferred payment arrangements, and tax-deferred exchanges. 



  • Assists families with planning for disabled adults and children through creating special needs trusts, asset planning and coordination of private and public resources. Ken helps families to maximize resources and enhance quality of life for loved ones.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 65%
    28 years
  2. Wills: 10%
    28 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    28 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    28 years
  5. Corporate: 5%
    28 years

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Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60603

Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC

**By Appointment Only
2100 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL, 60062-6139

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLatimer LeVay Fyock LLC2015 - Present
PartnerPeck Bloom, LLC1998 - 2015
PartnerMass & Miller, P.C.1992 - 1998
Tax SupervisorAltschuler, Melvoin & Glasser, CPA's1987 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Special Needs AllianceMarketing Committee Co-Chair2014 - Present
Special Needs AllianceMember2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationInternal Finance CommitteeN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationProbate Practice CommitteeN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationTrust & Estate SectionN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationAsset Protection CommitteeN/A
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A
Illinois Certified Public Accountants SocietyMemberN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A
Chicago Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Tribune'Marriage' benefits costly for gay couples2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Skokie HospitalLessons Learned from End of Life Disputes: The Terri Schiavo Issues2014
Chicago Teachers Pension FundEstate Planning2014
Bernard Weinger JCCCelebrity Estate Battles2014
Belmont Village of Buffalo GroveCelebrity Estate Battles2014
The AbingtonThe Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste2013
Highland Park Public LibraryPowers of Attorney: What’s New and How it Affects You2013
Evanston Public LibraryThe New Normal2013
Wilbur Wright College of ChicagoEstate Planning 1012012
The New Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division Elder Law SeminarEstate Planning for a Person with a Guardian2012
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2012
Des Plaines Public LibraryFinancial Exploitation2012
CJBSSpecial Needs Trusts2012
Alden Estates of Barrington, Rehabilitation & Health Care CenterCelebrity Sized Problems2012
Weiss Memorial HospitalAsset Protection2011
The Arlington RehabHoarding in Older Adults: A Clinical & Legal Perspective2011
Park Ridge Senior CenterDon’t be the Victim: How to Protect Yourself From Financial Exploitation & Elder Abuse2011
National Association of Social WorkersEstate Planning2011
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2011
Money Smart WeekAsset Protection in 2011 and Beyond2011
Libertyville Lions ClubEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2011
Lake County Senior Coalition2011 Tax Updates2011
Japanese American Service CommitteeEstate Planning2011
IICLE Special Needs Planning SeriesWhat’s New? Legislative Case Law Update2011
IICLE Special Needs Planning SeriesWhat’s New? Legislative/Case Law Update2011
IICLE 7th Annual Elder Law Short CourseCivil Unions: Unmarried Elder Law Client Couples’ Long Term Care Planning Needs2011
Skokie HospitalGuardianship, Powers of Attorney, and the Health Care Surrogate Act2010
SedgebrookAvoiding Financial Exploitation2010
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning2010
Fall ConventionIllinois Council for Exceptional Children2010
Northwest Suburban Senior CoalitionTrust and Financial Issues Related to Protect our Parents and Clients2009
Northwest Suburban Senior CoalitionTrust and Financial Issues Related to Protect our Parents and Clients2009
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2009
Money Smart WeekEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2009