Laura A. Lipinski has been working with individuals and families to help them achieve their estate planning goals for thirty years. Laura provides trust and estate planning services to individuals, employing diverse techniques in drafting wills, trusts (revocable, irrevocable, insurance, charitable, personal residence), family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, powers of attorney for property, powers of attorney for health care and living wills. Laura also works with families who are dealing with the death of a loved one and represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries in probate estate and trust administration and litigation in Cook County and the surrounding counties.
Laura is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is knowledgeable in the legal issues facing the elderly and disabled. She represents guardians of disabled adults in guardianship proceedings, serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in disabled adult guardianship cases, and assists parents and other relatives with special needs planning for disabled individuals by drafting special needs trusts.
Laura also represents buyers and sellers in house closings, including new construction and installment contract sales.
By concentrating her practice in these areas, Laura is able to offer the skills and expertise that her clients deserve.
Prior to bringing her practice to Western Springs in 2008, Laura was with the downtown Chicago law firm of Schwartz Cooper Chartered for over 20 years in the areas of estate planning and real estate.
Laura is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell,* which is the highest rating available, given by her peers based upon her legal ability and general ethical standards.