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Joseph is known for his ability to make sophisticated legal issues and tax planning understandable and is highly regarded for his devotion and commitment to the diverse needs of business clients. Joseph represents corporations, partnerships and tax-exempt entities, as well as family-owned and other closely-held businesses, and their owners. He also represents high net worth individuals, lottery winners and professionals, including doctors, lawyers, accountants and wealth management advisors.


 


Joseph advises his corporate and business clients on critical financial, tax and business matters, including entity structure and formation, and asset ownership for asset protection and tax savings. He also assists closely-held and family-owned businesses and their owners with business succession planning for wealth preservation and to transition the business/ownership to younger generations and key employees. Joseph offers his individual clients a full range of estate, trust and tax planning services, from the drafting of wills, complex trust agreements and advanced wealth-preservation plans, to the formation of family foundations and other philanthropic entities to accomplish charitable objectives.


 


In addition to income and estate tax planning, a significant portion of Joseph's tax practice involves representing individual, business and corporate clients in administrative tax-controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue. Joseph is frequently asked by banks and financial consultants in the Chicago area to speak on wealth preservation, tax and estate planning, and business succession.


 


When not finding solutions to meet his clients' needs, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and children Dominic, Gianna, Mia, Isabella and Vincent.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Trusts: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. M & A: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%

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Contact info

Lawrence Kamin Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC

300 S. Wacker
Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60606

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198508/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Drafting Operating and Shareholder Agreements2001
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Postmortem Estate Planning2000
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Postmortem Estate PlanningN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1986
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
California State University, NorthridgeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Postmortem Estate Planning2002
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Drafting Operating and Shareholder Agreements2001
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWorkshop on Postmortem Estate Planning2000