Rothman Law Group

Rothman Law Group

Law Firm in Chicago, IL

Firm Overview

Joel S. Rothman has continuously concentrated in estate and tax planning for individuals and closely held family businesses since graduating Northwestern University School of Law in 1980. As a partner with major law firms, and subsequently as the principal of his own firm, he has spent decades helping his clients to protect and save money and achieve peace of mind. Rothman Law Group combines the most sophisticated planning techniques with the ability to find practical solutions to individual problems. Our legal expertise coupled with strong relationship skills enables u to effectuate our clients' goals while providing financial saving strategies.
Main Office
Main Office
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2810, Bank of America Building
Chicago  IL  60603
Phone
  • 312-578-0900
Fax
  • 312-578-0905
Websites
Estate Planning
Rothman Law Group will represent your Estate Planning legal matters.
Areas of Law

-Estate Planning
-Estate and Trust Administration
-Business Planning
-Probate
-Tax Planning
-Corporate and Charitable Contribution Law
-Asset Protection
-Elder Law.

Joel S. Rothman

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Assistant Instructor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1979-1980. Seminars: Credit Shelter Trusts, Decalogue Society of Lawyers, November 8, 2000; Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements, Decalogue Society of Lawyers, February 21, 1996, February 15, 1995, December 7, 1989; Gathering Client Information, Chicago Bar Association, April 23, 1997, April 12, 1996, April 30, 1991, May 2, 1990; Drafting in Consideration of Disclaimers, Chicago Bar Association, February 26, 1990; Basic Drafting Considerations, Chicago Bar Association, January 25, 1990.

Areas of Law

-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Estate and Trust Administration
-Business Succession Planning
-Charitable Trusts and Foundations
-Closely Held Corporations
-Asset Protection
-Elder Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Principal

Admission Details
Admitted in 1980, Illinois

Law School Attended
Northwestern University
Class of 1980
J.D.

University Attended
Northwestern University
Class of 1977
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1955
Chicago, Illinois, October 5, 1955

Associations & Memberships
Chicago (Member and Chairman, Trust Law Committee, 1997-1998, 2000-2002), Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Burt Binenfeld

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Burt C. Binenfeld is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Cum Laude, where he served as Executive Editor for Jurimetrics,. Burt holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Young Lawyers Estate Planning Section, Probate Practice, and Taxation Committees of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Taxation, Trusts, and Estate Sections of both the Illinois State and American Bar Associations. He was formerly a Tax Manager for WTAS LLC, where he handled highly complex tax matters for substantial family trusts and estates. Burt concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, and estate and trust administration. Burt also has a strong background in tax and legal research, audit resolution, and tax return preparation. He was published in Chicago Magazine's February 2011/2012 issues of "The State's Outstanding Young Lawyers Rising Star." View less
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Areas of Law

-Estate Planning
-Estate Administration
-Probate
-Tax Law
-Trust Administration

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
-Admitted in 2004, Arizona (inactive)
-2005, California (inactive)
-2008, Illinois

Law School Attended
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Class of 2003
J.D.
cum laude

New York University School of Law
Class of 2004
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended
University of Notre Dame
Class of 2000
B.S.

Birth Information
Born in 1978
Chicago, Illinois, 1978

Associations & Memberships
Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois State (Member, Sections on: Federal Taxation; Trust and Estates; Young Lawyer Division) and American (Member, Sections on: Taxation; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Young Lawyer Division) Bar Associations.
Education
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2003

Christopher R. Fleck

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Executive Managing Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, 2003-2004.

Areas of Law

-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Trust Administration
-Estate Administration

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2004, Illinois

Law School Attended
Valparaiso University School of Law
Class of 2004
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
DePauw University
Class of 2001
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1978
Zionsville, Indiana, 1978

Associations & Memberships
Chicago (Member: Young Lawyers Section; Member, Committees on: Estate Planning; Tax Law; Asset Protection; Probate Practice; Trust Law; Federal Taxation Practice) and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 2004

Mark T. Neil

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1975, Illinois
-U.S. District Court, District of Illinois, including Trial Bar

Law School Attended
Northwestern University School of Law
Class of 1974
J.D.

University Attended
Shimer College
Class of 1971
B.A.

Oxford University, Oxford, England

Birth Information
Born in 1949
Peru, Illinois, 1949
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Stuart A. Cohn

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Certified Public Accountant, 1983. Corporate General Counsel and Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Web Street, Inc.

Areas of Law

-Corporate Law
-Securities
-Employee Benefits
-Income Taxation
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1980, Illinois

Law School Attended
University of Chicago School of Law
Class of 1980
J.D.

University Attended
University of Chicago
Class of 1975
B.A.

University of Chicago
Class of 1977
M.B.A. in Taxation

DePaul University
Masters Degree in Taxation

Birth Information
Born in 1952
Chicago, Illinois, 1952
Education
  • University of Chicago School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Lorri E.K. Otis

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Areas of Law

-Estate Planning
-Business Succession Planning
-Probate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1985, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
-1987, Illinois

Law School Attended
University of Illinois
Class of 1984
J.D.

DePaul University
Class of 1993
LL.M. Taxation

University Attended
University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1980
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1958
Chicago, Illinois, 1958
Education
  • University of Illinois
    Juris Doctorate , 1984
  • DePaul University
    LL.M. in Taxation , 1993

Michel Winkelstein

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Active Participant, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Areas of Law

-Real Estate
-Consumer Bankruptcy
-Small Business Debtor Bankruptcy
-Bankruptcy
-Probate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1987, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar

Law School Attended
John Marshall Law School
Class of 1987
J.D.

University Attended
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1974
B.A.
English

Birth Information
Born in 1951
Zurich, Switzerland, 1951

Associations & Memberships
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1987

Roberta G. Evans

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Law

-Probate
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
-Admitted in 1961, Illinois
-2003, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended
University of Chicago
Class of 1961
J.D.

University Attended
University of Illinois and University of Connecticut
Class of 1958
B.A.
with honors and distinction

Birth Information
Born in 1938
1938
Education
  • University of Chicago
    Juris Doctorate , 1961
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