Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law,
Loyola University Chicago School of Law,
magna cum laude, 1979
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Trust Law, Estate Planning, Federal Taxation, Asset Protection and Business Law committees
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Thompson Coburn LLP
Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd.
Caroll, Hartigan, Farmer, Cerney & McGillen, Ltd.
Ed counsels individuals and businesses on a broad spectrum of estate, trust, business, and tax planning matters.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of estate, trust, and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business planning. Ed also counsels and serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations, including private foundations.
Serving private clients is attractive to Ed because he enjoys the relationship-driven and very personal nature of his practice. Ed understands that his legal counsel has a direct impact on the financial and personal well-being of his clients and their families. He works hard to gain their trust and respect and prides himself on maintaining client relationships on a long-term and multigenerational basis. As part of that process, he strives to translate complex legal concepts into practical advice so that his clients can make the best-informed and most prudent planning decisions.
Early in his career, Ed developed a wide set of legal skills – including corporate, tax, real estate and litigation – that helps him better serve clients today. Additionally, practicing at a full-service law firm allows Ed to enhance his client service, since he has immediate access to a pool of lawyers practicing in all subsets of business law.