Keith Wolak: Lawyer with Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP

Keith Wolak

Partner
Merrillville,  IN  U.S.A.
http://www.hwelaw.com
Phone219-769-6552

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Wealth
  • Business and Corporate Practice
  • Preservation Practice
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 219-769-6552
219-738-2349
http://www.hwelaw.com
 
Mailing AddressTwin Towers South, 1000 East 80th Place, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 10627, Merrillville, Indiana, 46411
 
University Indiana University, B.S., with honors/high distinction, 1992
 
Law SchoolIndiana University, J.D., 1998
 
Admitted1998, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Biography

Keith Wolak, an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, focuses his practice on estate and tax matters, which includes matters relating to minimizing estate taxes through wealth transfer contingency planning, as well as addressing fiduciary appointment. Mr. Wolak is a Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, certified by the Indiana State Bar Association's Estate Planning and Administration Specialty Certification Board. He has counseled clients on the various ways to effectively transfer wealth, including the use of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, and Revocable Trusts. Mr. Wolak also prepares tax returns, including income, gift and inheritance tax returns. His work also includes representing estates in probate.

In addition to his estate planning practice, Mr. Wolak advises clients on entity formation and has handled both business and real estate transactions. He has also helped clients establish private foundations, tax exempt organizations and public charities. Additionally, he has significant experience handling contested matters. Mr. Wolak has represented clients before all levels of the IRS and before the United States Tax Court.

Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Wolak practiced law in Munster, Indiana. Before becoming an attorney, he was a staff accountant with Crowe Chizek & Company where he was responsible for preparing corporate, personal and partnership tax returns, as well as conducting audits for a number of the firm's clients.

Certification

Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, as certified by Trust and Estate Specialty Board

Certified Public Accountant, 1996

Professional Activities

Indiana State Bar Association

Lake County Bar Association

Porter County Bar Association

Community Activities

Kiwanis Club of Highland - Past Distinguished President, Past Fundraising Chairman (5 years) and Board Member (3 years)

St. James the Less Catholic Church - Member, Finance Committee (2008 - Current)

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana, Inc. - Board of Directors (2009 - Current)

Legal Update Articles

PPACA Mandates New W-2 Requirements

 
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Office Information

Keith Wolak

1000 East 80th Place, 6th Floor
MerrillvilleIN 46411




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