I am Jeannine Broadnax, Esq. a native of Chicago, Illinois an experienced attorney and founder of Strategic Tax & Estate Planning Strategies (STEPS). My practice specializes in estate planning, probate, guardianship, and tax disputes. I am compassionate to the needs of my clients and readily able to assist families during difficult times.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from College of the Holy Cross in 2001. In 2007 I received my law degree, magna cum laude from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX . With a desire for more knowledge I returned to school and received with a Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation and Estate Planning with honors from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, IL in 2013.
I started my legal career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney where I prosecuted criminals, protected victims rights, recommended appropriate services for families, and continuously worked for the best interest of the community.
After obtaining a Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation and Estate Planning I transitioned to the Otis Law Group Ltd. focusing on estate planning, probate, and guardianship. There I drafted custom estate planning documents to suit the needs of individuals and families with a variety of assets; as well as advised fiduciaries on trust administration matters and successfully litigated will contests, removal of trustee, citation of assets, objections to accountings, as well as sought equitable remedies.
I am very involved in my community, including doing volunteer tax prep with AARP, providing mentorship with the Big Shoulders Fund, and preparing Wills for first responders with the Chicago Bar Association.
If you are dealing with an issue related to probate, estate planning, guardianship or tax disputes, I am can help you. Please contact Strategic Tax & Estate Planning Strategies today.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||12/06/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Special Project Coordinator||Chicago Bar Association||2018|
|Owner||STEPS-Strategic Tax & Estate Planning Strategies||2016 - Present|
|Of Counsel||The Evans Williams Law Group||2017 - 2017|
|Of Counsel||Otis Law Group, Ltd.||2011 - 2016|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il||2007 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|CVLS- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|John Marshall Law School||LL.M - Master of Laws||2013|
|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Estate Planning||Estate Planning 101||2017|
|Will-Admitted||all property distributed according to the decedent's will.|
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