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Lindsey Paige Markus

Estate planning Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews

About Lindsey

Learn Lindsey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Lindsey creates customized estate plans to minimize estate and income tax consequences, avoid probate, and provide wealth protection to beneficiaries.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Lindsey assists clients in estate administrative issues, including probate, guardianship, estate litigation, and filing of estate tax returns.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    Lindsey advises clients on type of entity formation issues and represents several closely held family businesses. Lindsey also works with clients in forming not for profit, 501(c)(3) corporations and advises them on maintaining nonprofit status and tax exemptions.

  4. Trusts
    10%

Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates, protect assets, transfer wealth, and minimize taxation.  Lindsey works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, advise on business formation, wealth preservation and gift and estate taxation.

An associate with the law firm of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. since 2006, Lindsey received her J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago.  Lindsey was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2006 and the Florida Bar in 2007.  Founded in 1987, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. has over sixty attorneys who concentrate in a variety of areas which include estate planning, asset protection corporate transactions, secured lending, as well as civil and commercial litigation.

Lindsey’s early career in business and finance and clinically applied neuroscience and neuroeconomics gives her a unique perspective.  She is comfortable with numbers and understands how her client’s needs are most effectively secured in our dynamic economic environment.  Lindsey assesses how the law affects her clients, generates creative solutions to their complex situations, and carefully communicates these options.

In 1998, Lindsey earned her M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. Upon receiving her Masters Degree, Lindsey worked in the areas of finance and business development, where she structured joint ventures with domestic and international media conglomerates.  Lindsey leverages her international studies and work experience with her work on the “Welcome to the United States” program – a comprehensive program of services for Chinese corporations and high net worth individuals.

Prior to attending law school, Lindsey studied cognitive restructuring training to maximize intelligence, a part of the evolving science of teachable intelligence.  She participated in NASA's Critical Thinking Project from 2001-2004.  Lindsey also co-authored Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition, published by Dearborn Press in 2003.  Retrain Your Business Brain has also been published in China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.  She also co-authored The Road Trip: A Parable About Where to Lead, When to Follow, and How to Get Out of the Way, published in 2008.

Lindsey graduated with honors from Brandeis University in 1997 with a B.A., cum laude, in Economics and minors in Spanish and Managerial Business.  As part of her M.A. program, Lindsey studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She speaks Spanish and conversational Italian.

Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2019
Updated 07/14/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/11/2022
State FL
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Lindsey

Lindsey Paige Markus
Chuhak & Tecson PC
30 S Wacker Dr Ste 2600
Chicago, IL, 606067512

Reviews

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Posted by Dave | November 19, 2009
Highly recommended, excellent experience
The process of starting a new business can be quite overwhelming, especially for someone with no prior business training or experience. Luckily I was able to work with Lindsey during the formation of my LLC. She clearly explained the financial and legal ramifications associated with different business entities, allowing me to devise a personalized business plan that provided maximal asset protection. Her expertise and professionalism allowed me to focus on building clientele and getting my business off the ground.
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Posted by Brad | November 19, 2009
Former Client
Lindsey handled all my estate planning, will, trust, etc. From consultation to final document execution, Lindsey was extremely professional and showed excellent follow up. Her dual MA and Law Degree are impressive but more important are the people skills she possesses when working with clients on such an important matter as estate planning. I sleep much better at night knowing I am covered and most importantly my son's future is in good hands in the event something were to happen to me. Lindsey receives my highest endorsement if any of you are looking for estate planning consultant.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2009
Lindsey Paige Markus
Lindsey is an excellent estate planning attorney. We were extremely pleased with the work Lindsey performed for us and we found her to be intelligent, professional and extremely personable. We would highly recommend Lindsey to anyone looking for an attorney. Dave & Phyllis S., Mokena, IL
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2009
Lindsey Paige Markus
Lindsey P. Markus helped us complete our estate planning documents and is very thorough, easy to work with and timely. The work that Lindsey did reached a higher standard. We commend her for her work and would be happy to recommend her to our family and friends. We have such peace of mind now, and we feel grateful to have Lindsey who cares as much as we do about our estate. John and Julie Sullivan
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2009
Why do I need a living trust ?
I had no intention of creating an estate plan. I am a simple man with one concern . . . taking care of my family. I had a basic will, and didn't see the need to complicate matters. However, Lindsey explained how and why my beneficiaries would save time and money with regards to legal costs, paper work, and tax saving benefits if I had a living trust. It made sense, and she was very easy to work with. She handled all the paper work, and walked me through every decision that needed to be made, even with regards to my dog. Its nice to know that my kids will benefit from my assets without having to pay excessive costs to the government. Everyone should have the pleasure of working with a patient and understanding estate attorney such as Lindsey.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Brandeis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Women Making an Impact in the Law
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2012
  • Double Chai in the Chi - 36 under 36
  • Oy! Chicago! and JUF
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Tails, Inc.
  • Pet Trusts: Long Term Planning for Your Animal Companion
  • 2009
  • Published by Dearborn Press
  • Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney - Women's Breakfast Series
  • Estate Tax Planning - What Every Woman Should Know
  • 2010
  • Investing with 2020 Vision: Creating your Personal Wealth Management Strategy for the Next Decade and Beyond
  • Personal Wealth Management Strategy
  • 2010
  • Fall 2010 Business of Medicine Consortium for Residents and Fellows
  • The Keys to Personal Finance & Wealth Management - What Every Resident & Physician Should Know About Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association - Asset Protection Committee
  • Not All Charging Orders Are Created Equal
  • 2010
  • The Basics of Estate Planning and Asset Protection that Every Periodontist Should Know
  • Estate Planning / Asset Protection
  • 2009
  • How an Estate Plan Puts You in Control
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Rui'an Delegation - Visit to Illinois
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Illinois
  • 2008
  • US-China Forum
  • Panel Mediator on Representation Issues for CHINA companies in the U.S. and American companies in China
  • 2007
  • Estate Planning / Asset Protection for Physicians
  • Estate Planning / Asset Protection for Physicians
  • 2007
  • Cracking the Code: The Science of Financial Planning and Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lindsey is a phenomenal attorney. I have referred her to numerous people who all agree that she is the best in her field. I highly recommend her services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsey is a top-notch attorney who I recommend for all of your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure that I share what an invaluable resource Lindsey has been for me and for my clients who have divorced and need to work on their estate plan. I have received incredibly strong feedback from everyone I have sent to her. I have also utilized Lindsey's expertise in negotiating terms of pre-nuptial agreements relative to Estate Planning and Probate. A truly remarkable attorney and woman."
Divorce and separation
Chicago Estate planning Lawyer Lindsey Paige Markus
Lindsey Paige Markus
Estate planning Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 16 years
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