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Trusts and Estates

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Trusts and Estates Section

  • to be responsible for activities relating to the education of probate, estate planning and trust law practitioners;
  • to promote and work for the development, modernization and improvement of legislation relating to the estate planning, probate and trust areas of the law; and
  • to review relevant matters and issues, and to study and recommend solutions to various problems involving the public, the courts, and attorneys insofar as the areas of concern of the section are involved.

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Estates  |  1st Dist.

In re Estate of Mattson, 2019 IL App (1st) 180805 (April 30, 2019) Cook Co., 2d Div, (LAVIN) Appeal dismissed; circuit court affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Probate  |  1st Dist.

In re Estate of Bohn, 2019 IL App (1st) 173083 (March 31, 2019) Cook Co., 4th Div, (BURKE) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Trusts  |  1st Dist.

Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association Policemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, Unit 156A v. Baez v. Pallohusky, 2019 IL App (1st) 181194 (March 29, 2019) Cook Co., 1st Div, (MIKVA) Affirmed.

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David Thies giving plaque to outgoing chair, Robert Kaufman
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