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Robert S. Held


Speeches & Publications
  • “Tales from the Trenches: Avoiding Trust Litigation,” DuPage County Estate Planning Council (May 2022)
  • “For Better or For Worse: Incompetent Spouse Divorce,” Southern Illinois Law Journal (2019)
  • “Contempt” Chicago Bar Association Commercial Litigation Committee (February 23, 2016)
  • “Indirect Criminal Contempt,” ABA Criminal Litigation Newsletter (2016)
  • “Nonmarketable Investments in Individual Retirement Accounts,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Publication, Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits, (2015 edition)
  • “Handling Family Limited Partnerships and LLCs,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publication, Illinois Estate Administration, (2014)
  • “Fraudulent Transfer Analysis” First Midwest Bank presents the 8th Annual Trusts & Estates CLE Event for Legal Professionals (April 23, 2014)
  • “How to Handle Conflicts of Interest; Make sure to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct,” Trust and Estates Magazine, (February 26, 2014)
  • “Conflicts in Estate Planning,” Trusts and Estates Magazine, (February 26, 2014)
  • “The Nigerian Scam,” Daily Law Bulletin, (February 1, 2014)
  • “Prudent Investor Rule Chiseled Away in Carter v. Carter,” Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association, (May 1, 2013)
  • “Refuse the Bequest or Lose the Will Contest: The Unforgiving Doctrine of Election” Illinois Bar Journal was cited and adopted by the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. Boyar v. Dixon, 2012 IL App (1st) 11103,¶31.
  • “The Modern Doctrine of Election,” Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council (February 16, 2012)
  • “Confidentiality in Estate Planning and the Litigation Exception Posthumously,” Chicago Bar Association, (September 30, 2011)
  • “Clyde Bowles – My Law Partner and Mentor to All,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, (April 1, 2011)
  • “The New Transfer Tax Regime,” Wintrust Wealth Management, (February 15, 2011)
  • “Self-Canceling Installment Notes,” Chicago Jewish Entrepreneur Forum, (February 8, 2011)
  • “Contempt: The Court’s Highest Power,” Chicago Bar Association Record, Chicago Bar Association, (November 1, 2010)
  • Co-authored “Federal Court Denies Protection in Bankruptcy for Inherited IRA,”Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, (2006)
  • “IRAs and Bankruptcy,” Illinois Bar Journal
  • “A Trust Counsel’s Duty to Beneficiaries,” Illinois Bar Journal
  • “Hedging Death and Taxes,” Trusts & Estates Magazine
  • “Sham Transaction Doctrine,” Trusts & Estates Magazine, (February, 2003)

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