Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
Michelle concentrates her practice in the technical and practical aspects of estate planning, probate and estate administration, advising clients on complex state and Federal tax matters, working with charitable entities and assisting with business transactions for the family business owner.
Michelle frequently assists clients with the complicated and often emotional distribution of estate assets among children, stepchildren, grandchildren and surviving spouses. She oversees the formation and operation of nonprofit entities, both private foundations and public charities, and creates a variety of charitable vehicles to carry out the plans of individual donors. As a part of her practice, Michelle provides advice regarding income, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax matters affecting individuals, estates and trusts. She also advises clients regarding business succession planning, planning for disability and premarital agreements.
Michelle is a graduate of Northwestern University, with honors (1993), Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Chicago Law School, with honors (1997).
Michelle is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Illinois and Florida.
Michelle is a partner at Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.. in the Estate Planning and Tax Practice Groups. She maintains offices in both Northbrook and Chicago.
Named SuperLawyer in 2018.