Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria

Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria

The Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria concentrate on the practices of Estate Planning and related Business Planning.

Firm Overview

Committed to bringing their clients the finest Estate Planning advice and documentation possible, the Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria have handled both simple and complex Estate Planning cases involving Trusts, Negotiations, Business Entities, Charitable Organizations and Probate. The Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria present seminars on the topic of estate planning for the public and various private organizations. In addition to creating new estate plans, the Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria can review and modify existing estate planning documents.

Main Office

Main Office
300 Saunders Rd
Ste. 100
Riverwoods, IL 60015


(312) 580-9500

Other Offices

Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria
405 N Wabash Ave
Ste. 1210
Chicago, IL 60611

Estate Planning

A proper estate plan aims to preserve the maximum amount of wealth possible for the intended beneficiaries and flexibility for the individual prior to death.

What is Estate Planning?
An estate is comprised of all real estate, bank accounts, investment accounts, insurance proceeds, retirement accounts including 401K, business interests and personal property minus debts. Proper estate planning allows for the distribution of one's real and personal property to their loved ones and seeks to maximize the family's inheritance.

Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges for not only reducing financial ramifications, but also for the personal goals of the individual. In addition, drafters of estate plans must be aware of the potentially negative impact of Federal and State tax laws.

Proper Estate Planning can accomplish the following:
-NAME GUARDIANS for minor children.
-PROTECT ASSETS from creditors.
-AVOID PROBATE upon death.
-AVOID CONSERVATORSHIPS in the event of disability.
-Offer CREDITOR PROTECTION for your beneficiaries to help assure that the assets you will leave them may not be taken from them by creditors or lawsuits as long as the monies are in the trust.
-Help to secure FAILED MARRIAGE PROTECTION for your children.
-Help to make certain that your ASSETS PASS QUICKLY to your loved ones upon your death, avoiding most of the delays involved in the probate process.
-Establish SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD PROTECTION by creating a Spray Trust for your children or grandchildren, wherein they may receive a portion of the assets initially and balance a few years thereafter.
-SAVE FEDERAL ESTATE TAXES with special tax planning which can be added to your Living Trust.
-Take control of your future health care by appointing a health care representative under a Power of Attorney for Health Care.

Wills and trusts are common ways in which individuals transfer their wealth. Trusts, unlike wills, have the benefit of avoiding probate, a lengthy and costly legal process that oversees the transfer of assets. In order to minimize taxes there are several different techniques that can be employed using various irrevocable trusts along with the revocable living trust. In addition, it may be advisable to make inter vivos gifts, which are gifts made while the donor is alive, because the Federal Gift Tax exempts certain levels of lifetime gifts.

Sameer Chhabria

Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria

Sameer Chhabria is a native of Lake Forest, Illinois and now resides in Chicago. Mr. Chhabria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, where he was President of the Student Bar Association. Mr. Chhabria is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and passed the California Bar Exam in 2001.

Mr. Chhabria focuses his practice on estate planning and related business planning. He concentrates on the use and preparation of Revocable Living Trusts, Credit Shelter Trusts, Generation Skipping Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Personal Residence Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Trusts.

Mr. Chhabria has been practicing law since 1999 and he established the Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria in 2004. Mr. Chhabria is a frequent lecturer and trainer on estate planning and has taught estate planning to other attorneys, CPA's, insurance professionals, and certified financial planners.

Mr. Chhabria attends numerous continuing legal education courses on various topics of estate planning. Committed to bringing his clients the finest estate planning advice and documentation possible, Mr. Chhabria has handled both simple and complex estate planning cases involving Trusts, Probate, Negotiations, Business Entities, and Charitable Organizations.

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Illinois/Wisconsin Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
Member, Wealth Counsel


Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

Sameer Chhabria

Law Offices of Sameer Chhabria

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