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Jeff Shelley

Partner

Chicago
312 580 2224 312 580 2224 direct

Jeff counsels individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and family offices on estate planning and administration, transfer taxation, and business planning.

Jeff's prior scientific, tax, and business background gives him unique insights when providing clients with personal and business solutions. He assists clients with estate planning and tax services, which range from the preparation of basic estate plans to the creation and implementation of comprehensive wealth transfer plans for high net worth individuals.

He represents executors and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts, including counseling clients on federal and state estate tax returns and gift tax returns, and representing clients in probate court as well as before the IRS in gift and estate tax audits.

Jeff assists businesses and their owners with transactions, tax planning, and succession planning. He counsels clients on intellectual property protection, and has helped them enforce their intellectual property rights through litigation in state and federal courts and through other dispute resolution forums.

Jeff has Big Four accounting experience, having served as a tax consultant in research and development and government incentives. Before pursuing a career in law, he spent eight years as an engineer and research scientist with a leading consumer products company. There he pioneered new products and process in the development of diapers, filtration media, wipes, medical garments, and medical devices, and is a listed inventor on seven utility patents.