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"I also wanted to thank you for your professionalism and for making it extremely easy for us to work through the overall process. I look forward to continuing to work with you and LP in the future."

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.


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, Accountancy and Finance, B.S., with honors, 2003
Certified Public Accountant, 2004
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2007
Chicago Bar Association – Trust Law Committee
Anti-Defamation League Board
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Illinois Super Lawyer - 2017 Rising Star
Chicago Bar Association Outstanding Tax Student Award Recipient ,
CALI Award: Legal Writing IV

Q&A

If you weren't an attorney, what would you be?
I would be an accountant. I love to follow rules.
What was the first concert you went to?
Chicago and the Beach Boys
What was your very first job?
Unloader of groceries onto the conveyor belt at Sunset Foods.

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