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.