Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee
Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section Council
American Bar Association
Chicago Estate Planning Council
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Admitted to Practice: 1977
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Tax Court
Certified Public Accountant,
Robert W. Kaufman is a principal of the firm.
A substantial part of Mr. Kaufman's practice is devoted to the area of estate planning, and the related administration and taxation of estates and trusts.
He also represents parties in estate and trust litigation, and has extensive knowledge of both state and federal taxation.
In his more general practice, he represents individuals and business entities in various transactional, business and real estate matters.
Mr. Kaufman is a past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee, and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence in ethical standards and legal ability.
New York University, LL.M. Taxation, 1977
University of Maryland, J.D. with honors, 1976
University of Michigan, B.B.A. with distinction, 1973
Primary Practice Areas:
Administration and Litigation of Estates and Trusts
Real Estate Law
State and Federal taxation
"Whither the Remainderman"
ISBA Trusts and Estates Newsletter (April, 2012) Vol 58 No 9 issue.
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"Estate Planning by Guardians: The Next Generation"
November, 2010 Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter (vol. 57, no. 4)
"The Illinois estate tax: A few surprises, perhaps?"
October, 2011 Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter (vol. 58, no. 4)