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Carrie A. Harrington

Partner in and Leader of Trusts & Estates

Carrie Harrington is a partner in and leader 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.

Carrie is a member of the esteemed estate planning organization, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC membership is based on professional reputation, expertise in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.

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.

Carrie has been recognized individually in Chambers High Net Worth Guide for her “experience and sophistication.

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Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Michigan, B.S., Biology and Spanish
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • PAWS Chicago Trust & Estate Professional Advisory Board


  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2024
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017-2024
  • Crain's Chicago Business Notable Rising Star in Law, 2021
  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021-2023
  • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyer Network


  • 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.


  • Carrie works with High Net Worth individuals, Corporate Fiduciaries, Beneficiaries and Trustees.
“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

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