Carrie in Her Own Words

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"I appreciated your clear, concise and organized communication of the decisions that I needed to make. Aside from the obvious not so much fun part of estate planning, I procrastinated doing this for so long because I didn’t understand where to start. You made this so easy for me." - A Trusts & Estate Client

Carrie A. Harrington

Trusts & Estates

Carrie Harrington is a partner in and chair of the Trust & Estates Group. She helps individuals, families, and privately held businesses to protect and transfer their assets pursuant to their goals and values in the most effective, tax efficient way possible.

Carrie takes the time to listen to her clients’ wishes, whether the client is a first-generation entrepreneur or a third-generation member of a family business. After she has a full understanding of the unique situation, she then applies the proper tools and creative options to make sure the clients’ assets are protected or transferred as they wish. This may include comprehensive estate plans, premarital planning, generation-skipping trusts, gift planning, real estate transfers, and a number of other estate planning tools and options.

Carrie also assists financial institutions with trust and estate administration and controversy and routinely appears in court to handle contested matters. She works with corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in administering and refreshing antiquated or impractical documents giving her a well-rounded practice. 

Combining these experiences in both the planning and the administration phases, Carrie can foresee implementation challenges and take steps to mitigate potential issues that may arise in trust or estate administration.

Prior to joining Levenfeld Pearlstein, Carrie worked at another Chicago firm where she gained valuable experience in matters related to trusts and estate planning and administration as well as succession planning for closely held businesses.

Listen to Carrie on Grow Your Business and Grow Your Wealth Podcast

The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
The University of Michigan, B.S., Biology and Spanish
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
Chicago Estate Planning Council
WINGS Associate Council
Crain's Chicago Business Notable Rising Star in Law, 2021
Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017-2021
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022
Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyer Network
Carrie works with High Net Worth individuals, Corporate Fiduciaries, Beneficiaries and Trustees.


What is your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
Listening to podcasts
What was your very first job?
I was a concession stand attendant.
What is one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
I was on the University of Michigan water ski team in college.

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