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Teresa has dedicated her career to estate planning and trust administration services with a focus on elder law and special needs planning. Unique in the world of attorneys, Teresa holds a Master of Social Work in addition to her Juris Doctorate, and she’s been trained in the Time to Think program. This means she’s able to create an encouraging, understanding environment for her clients. More than just offering legal opinions, Teresa guides her clients through the process of arriving at their own decisions, for more satisfying conclusions. She is an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration and helps those who have served our country obtain the benefits they deserve.
Teresa is the co-author of two primers on estate planning: Your Life, Your Legacy: The Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning and the recently released, Your Life, Your Legacy II: Protecting Those You Love. Both books are designed to help clients understand in simple, easy-to-read language the legal concepts underlying their plans.
Prior to joining Harrison & Held in 2014, Teresa was founder and principal of the Law Office of Teresa Nuccio, P.C. for over 20 years.
Teresa was named in Chicago magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
How to Create More Meaningful Relationships with Clients, Bring More Significance into Their Plans and Your Life, Develop the Perfect-Balanced Estate Planning Practice, sponsored by Hadley School for the Blind, June 17, 2015
Drafting Joint Trusts in Illinois, WealthCounsel/Illinois Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, February, 2013
Planning with Annuities and Promissory Notes, Illinois Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, June 2012
Proactive and Crisis Planning Strategies Under DRA in Illlinois, Chicago Bar Association, May 2012
Illinois Medicaid Basics, ElderCounsel, July 2011
For Social Workers and Elder Care Professionals:
The ABCs of Long-Term Care, Covenant Home, May, 2015
I Thought Medicare Paid For That! St. Francis Hospital, Nursing CEU, June 2014
Top Five Planning Ideas for Seniors: Winning in the Fourth Quarter, ManorCare, February, 2014
For the public:
Planning for Your Future, Alzheimers Support Group (May, 2013), MS Support Groups (2011, 2012, 2015), MS Support Group Leaders Annual Conference (October, 2010)
Making Your Will Work for You, Norwood Life Care Foundation, October 2013
Caring is Preparing, Ryan Parke Funeral Home at the Summit of Uptown, October 2013
Ethical Wills, Chicago North Center Senior Center, September, 2013
Planning for Your Future, Alzheimers Support Group (May, 2013), MS Support Groups (2011, 2012), MS Support Group Leaders Annual Conference (October, 2010)
Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law, J.D., 1981
Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1981
Northeastern Illinois University, B.A. Psychology, 1977
Illinois Supreme Court
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Illinois Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
Lurie Legacy Partners
House of the Good Shepherd Women’s Board
Hadley School for the Blind, Philanthropy Advisory Council