Firm's Jonathan Michael Presents at Estate Planning Short Course

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Earlier this spring, the firm’s Jonathan Michael presented at the 58th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Course attendees included attorneys currently practicing in and others wishing to expand their skills in the areas of estate planning and trust administration.  The Estate Planning Short Course is one of the industry’s leading conferences. Together with Fredrick B. Weber from Northern Trust, Jonathan led a discussion identifying a number of key provisions as well as how each functions. He also discussed how each can occasionally backfire.

Founded in 1961 in Springfield, IL, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education is the leader in Illinois legal practice guidance, offering a variety of products and services designed to improve the Illinois legal profession through the education of attorneys.

Jonathan is a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education as well as the Chicago Bar Association. He has authored numerous articles on topics including business succession planning, asset protection planning, and the transfer and taxation of collections and collectibles. As an Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. Program at The John Marshall Law School, Jonathan has also developed and currently teaches his estate and succession planning courses.

Jonathan’s practice focuses on estate and gift tax issues, with an emphasis on wealth and business succession planning for closely held business owners and entrepreneurs. He represents a wide variety of clients, including business owners and entrepreneurs, executives, individuals and families with inherited wealth, not-for-profit organizations and charities, and individuals in the entertainment industry. He was honored to share his expertise with the attendees of the Annual Estate Planning Short Course and he hopes to see them next year.  Jonathan can be reached at 312/840-7049 or

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