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The Peithmann Law Office was founded in Farmer City in 1948 by Ortheldo A. Peithmann and his CPA wife, Winona C. Peithmann, as a general practice law firm with a tilt toward municipal law, farm estate planning and tax matters. Bill Peithmann joined the firm in 1985 after a stint as international corporate counsel in California. In May, 2012, the firm re-located 15 miles east to Mahomet, Illinois, where Bill and his wife Lisa have lived since 2006.
Over time the firm has narrowed its practice to providing customized tax, estate planning, wealth management and related services to select clients throughout Illinois and Colorado. The Peithmann Law Office is dedicated to providing only the highest quality legal services, equivalent or superior to that provided by larger firms in more urban venues, and proudly stands behind its work. As a result The Peithmann Law Office is regularly cited by its peers as among the very best in Illinois.
Since 2011 the firm has been included in the "U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Law Firms"® with a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking for Trusts and Estates law.
The Peithmann Law Office limits its practice to select matters involving wealth management and preservation; asset protection; basic, intermediate and advanced estate planning; trust and estate administration; fiduciary support; charitable organizations; contested estates; elder law; closely-held businesses (especially, family farm operations); business succession planning; commercial and farm real estate; and gift, estate and income taxation of all types.
The Peithmann Law Office is very selective in the referrals and new clients it accepts. But . . . if we take your case, we will make your problem our problem.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1979||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyer of the Year, Trusts/Estates law||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|"Top 10 Agriculture Lawyers" in IL, 2013 - 2015||Leading Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Lawyer of the Year, Trusts/Estates law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|"Top 10 Trust, Will & E/Planning" lawyers in IL, 2013 - 2015||Leading Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Best Law Firms, Metro Tier 1, Trusts and Estates law||US News & World Report||2011|
|Rated for "Estate Planning & Probate Law" 2006 - 2015||SuperLawyers||2006|
|Listed, Tax law, 2003 - 2016||Best Lawyers in America||2003|
|Listed, Trusts and Estates law, 1999 - 2016||Best Lawyers in America||1999|
|Leading IL Atty: Ag Law; Tax Law; E/Planning; Real Estate Law||Leading Lawyer Magazine||1996|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1994|
|Partner/owner||The Peithmann Law Office||1985 - Present|
|International Legal Counsel||ComputerLand Corporation, Hayward CA||1983 - 1985|
|Attorney, International Division||Getty Oil Company, Los Angeles||1980 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Bar Foundation||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|American College of Trust and Estate Counsel||Fellow||1994 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Board of Governors||1995 - 2001|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Chair, Trusts & Estates Section Council||1993 - 1994|
|IICLE 57th Annual Short Course||Powers of Appointment: A Selective Update on Property Law, Asset Protection and Other Issues of Keen and Compelling Interest||2014|
|IICLE Anatomy of Estate Planning Documents||Anatomy of Estate Planning Documents -- Trusts; A Collection of Things to Think About While Planning and Drafting for a Long Term Trust||2011|
|IICLE 51st Annual Estate Planning Short Course||Planning & Drafting For the Non-Professional Family Fiduciary (2008)||2008|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Loretto Heights College||International Relations & History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|57th Annual Estate Planning Short Course||Powers of Appointment: A Selective Update on Property Law, Asset Protection and Other Issues of Keen and Compelling Interest||2014|
|Anatomy of Estate Planning Documents||Anatomy of Estate Planning Documents -- Trusts; A Collection of Things to Think About While Planning and Drafting for a Long Term Trust||2011|
|IICLE 51st Annual Short Course||Planning & Drafting For the Non-Professional Family Fiduciary||2008|