Estate Planning, Probate, & Trust Administration

The cornerstones of the SFBBG estate planning, probate and trust law practice are innovative planning, sensitivity to client needs and timely rendering of services.

Our attorneys are experienced in general estate planning, as well as sophisticated tax strategies such as business succession, asset protection, estate freezes, family partnerships, generation-skipping taxes, charitable trusts and related matters. Through the right mix of tax planning insight, sound economic judgment and well-honed business guidance skills, the Firm tailors its approach to each client’s personal desires and unique circumstances.

The SFBBG team is also available to help clients navigate the legal system when proper planning was not underwritten or where unanticipated circumstances arise. From guardianship, to estate and trust administration, our estate planning team is sensitive to the needs of clients in delicate situations, and integrates interpersonal and professional skills to achieve extraordinary results during difficult times.

Services Include

The SFBBG estate planning, probate, and trust administration team is regularly called upon to deliver presentations to other attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and financial planners regarding estate planning, probate, and trust laws.

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Our Practice Areas

Business

Our team will give efficient counsel for your business and the various things that affect businesses like employment, sales reps, intellectual property, etc.

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Finance

SFBBG is leading the industry in providing excellent counsel for financial services such as banking & creditor rights, estate planning, probate, and trust.

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Litigation

We zealously litigate, arbitrate and mediate. Nothing drives a favorable outcome more than readiness for a smooth and successful trial. We're here to help!

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Real Estate

Our attorneys are trusted counsel and business advisors with a broad range of real estate expertise to serve the firm’s sophisticated clientele.

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“One of the best features of SFBBG is the emphasis placed on establishing long-term relationships with clients, relationships that will often lead to our serving as outside, inside counsel.”

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News & Updates

Danielle Pearlman Presents at JUF Event

Danielle Pearlman Presents at JUF Event

SFBBG real estate tax reduction attorney, Danielle L. Pearlman, presented at JUF Professionals Network Nightcaps & Noshes on September 14th at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood.

SFBBG Prevails in Illinois Appellate Court

SFBBG Prevails in Illinois Appellate Court

On August 9, 2022, SFBBG attorneys, Phil Zisook and Bill Klein, prevailed in an Illinois Appellate Court case where our clients were sued concerning a failed real estate transaction. The proposed transaction involved the transfer of three parcels of real estate consisting of a golf course in Michigan, a Chicago office building, and a River North condominium.

SFBBG Wins Dismissal of Federal Wiretap Suit

SFBBG Wins Dismissal of Federal Wiretap Suit

On April 25, 2022, SFBBG’s Norm Finkel and Matthew Tyrrell obtained a victory on behalf of a firm client in a federal suit asserting that the client violated the federal wiretap act and engaged in other tortious conduct.