Michelle concentrates her practice in the technical and practical aspects of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and wealth preservation, advising clients on state and Federal tax matters, 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. 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 and planning for disability.
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 admitted to practice in Illinois and Florida. Prior to establishing her own firm in 2021, Michelle was a partner in the Estate Planning and Tax Practice Group at Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
She maintains offices in both Glencoe and Chicago.