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Ms. Krasnow has been practicing law for more than 35 years. With extensive experience in general civil litigation, Fran focuses her practice on all aspects of complex family law, including marital dissolutions, asset identification and allocation, custody issues, child support and maintenance issues, prenuptial agreements, and post-decree matters. Ms. Krasnow is a talented negotiator and trial attorney who brings her resourceful, supportive perspective to assist clients during this important time.
Ms. Krasnow is a frequent lecturer, and her most recent presentations include When Happily Ever After Ends Sooner Than Expected©; Modification of Pre-Decree and Post-Decree Allocation Agreements; Considerations on Contempt; NBI Ethical Issues in Family Law; NBI Advanced Spousal Support and Section 513 Issues; IICLE Money Matters in Divorce, The Influence of Electronic Communications and Social Media; NBI Financial Settlements and Support Issues in Divorce; Spousal Support and Ethical Considerations in Divorce; and NBI A Roadmap through Divorce Proceedings, On the Road: Your Key to Getting Started.
Ms. Krasnow also is very involved in the Chicago community, serving on a number of boards. She is currently serving on the Northwestern Law Board; the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League; the Illinois Appleseed Foundation; and she is also a director of the Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company. Ms. Krasnow is a former Commissioner of the City of Highland Park; a former director of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; the former chair of the Hillels of Illinois; and a former director of the Standard Club of Chicago
Ms. Krasnow has consistently been recognized by her peers to be a leader in her field, having received many honors, including:
• Best Lawyers in America
• Leading Lawyers' Network
• AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• Top 50 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois
• Illinois Super Lawyers
• Based on her leadership in the Chicago community Ms. Krasnow has also received the ADL Women of Achievement award and the AFHU Leaders of Distinction Award.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. American Academy of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy and the Lowden Wigmore Prize, 1978
University of Michigan, A.B. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and James B. Angell Scholar, 1973
State of Illinois, 1978
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Chicago Council of Lawyers