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Georgia Demeros


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Georgia serves as an estate planning advisor and personal general counsel to closely-held businesses, business leaders, and other individuals.

She draws on her unique background as a CPA to give businesses and individuals a holistic assessment of their assets, tax liabilities, estate planning, and general corporate legal needs.

Closely-held businesses have distinct estate planning obligations, and Georgia regularly works with business owners to lead insurance planning for buyouts, review operating agreements and buy-sell deals, ensure trusts are funded, and study corporate structures to identify any potential issues in the long-term outlook for a company.

Georgia advises multi-generational families on wealth transfer issues, such as estate planning, lifetime gifts and business succession planning, and has led significant tax work and corporate restructuring for family-owned businesses across the Midwest.

She also handles the administration of decedents' estates, and represents families in court proceedings to open probate estates, post-mortem estate tax planning, preparation and filing of estate tax returns and all other probate matters.

Named to the Illinois "Top Forty Lawyers Under 40 to Watch" list and recognized as a "Five Star Professional" for estate planning in Chicago magazine, Georgia works diligently to ensure clients understand each step in the estate planning process. She doesn't just draft estate documents; she closely studies corporate structures, takes inventory of all assets, and uses that information to create the most comprehensive — and tax-efficient — estate plan possible.


Life Insurance to Fund Buyouts or Loss of a Key Person


"Deducting Administration Expenses at the First Death: Form 706 vs. Form 1041 (Not as Simple as You Think)";
Trusts & Estates - Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter, 2008

Featured Author, “Why Do Estate Planning Now?";
Corporate Creations® Newsletter, July 2003

Co-Author, Estate Planning Newsletter; FagelHaber LLC,

"Illinois Durable Power of Attorney -- Do You Need One?";

"Could the Terri Schiavo Situation Happen to You?";

"Reap the Benefit of Your Estate Plan";

"New Tax Law Changes May Affect You";

"Year-End Tax Planning";

"Illinois Says Goodbye to the Feds";

"Family Limited Partnerships";

"Will Your Closely Held Business Survive For Future Generations?";

"Key Components Of An Estate Plan";

"Top Ten Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan Even If Taxes Are Not An Issue";