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Susan G. Berman

Partner

Susan G. Berman focuses her practice on wealth transfer tax reduction through gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. This includes directly advising clients and their advisors on various strategies – taking into account tax, business, and personal goals – and the drafting of sophisticated estate planning documents to implement them.

Susan’s practice also includes advising individuals and business owners with respect to asset protection and succession planning, the representation of decedents and guardianship estates, trust administration, conflict resolution, planning with charitable vehicles, and gift and estate tax return preparation. In addition, Susan has significant experience counseling beneficiaries and fiduciaries in disputed trust and estate matters and negotiating family settlements.

Susan is a graduate of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where she majored in finance and Spanish (B.B.A., with high distinction, 2003), and Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she received a certificate in tax law (J.D., cum laude, 2006). Susan is admitted to practice in Illinois (2006) and is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Counsel and JUF Professional Advisory Committee. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Educate Bwindi, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity dedicated to supporting the education of children in Bwindi, Uganda.

Illinois State Bar (2006)

Loyola University Chicago (J.D., cum laude, 2006)

Emory University, Goizueta Business School (B.B.A., with high distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, 2003)

Chicago Estate Planning Counsel

JUF Professional Advisory Committee

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