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Adam Garber is a partner in the firm's Trusts & Estates Group, where he focuses on providing families with the tools necessary to transfer their assets from one generation to the next.  Adam understands that there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" approach to estate planning.  Each family and family business has its own unique set of circumstances.  Adam tries to dig deep into each family's unique situation to craft a tailored plan that will best suit their needs.  He also understands that estate planning is about real people.  His first priority is ensuring his clients' wishes are met in the most effective way.   
 
More specifically, Adam's practice involves helping family business owners handle their daily challenges as well as plan for the succession of their businesses.  Licensed as a certified public accountant as well as an attorney with an LL.M in taxation, Adam brings particular insight into tax issues as they relate to asset planning, and has extensive experience drafting wills, trusts, and other estate-planning documents.  Adam’s practice also involves a wide scope of financial, estate and tax planning matters as they relate to business and asset ownership in various forms. 

Adam previously worked at a large Chicago firm where he handled all aspects of estate planning with a focus on the tax compliance aspects of an estate plan.  He regularly prepared estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns.  He also defended estates under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.  Adam also supervised estate administration from the opening of probate through the ultimate implementation of the estate plan.

In addition to being a practicing attorney, Adam is also a certified public accountant.  Adam also received LL.M. degree in taxation.

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 2007

    Education: Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, with honors, 2008
    Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with honors, 2007
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., with honors, 2003, Accountancy and Finance
    Certified Public Accountant, 2004

  • Memberships: Chicago Bar Association – Trust Law Committee

  • Honors & Awards: - CALI Award: Legal Writing IV
    - Chicago Bar Association Outstanding Tax Student Award Recipient
    - Illinois Super Lawyer - 2017 Rising Star