Christopher enjoys using his professional experience to help clients discern their wealth transfer objectives and to implement plans that achieve those objectives. He has experience in drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents for clients of varying degrees of net worth. Additionally, he gained extensive experience in the administration of high-net-worth trusts while serving as a Senior Trust Officer in the Chicago office of a major national corporate fiduciary.
Christopher’s tax experience is focused on preparing and reviewing personal, partnership, s-corporation, fiduciary, gift and estate tax returns and representing clients in disputed matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, concentrating in philosophy, at Conception Seminary College. Additionally, he has earned two graduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. As a graduate student in Rome, he served in the United States Air Force Reserve’s Chaplain Candidate Program. He earned a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in tax law, with honors, from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the United States Tax Court.
Christopher has received numerous awards for academic and leadership excellence, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Bankruptcy Law. He was inducted into the Stephens Inn of Phi Delta Phi, a legal honor society, and was nominated to Who’s Who Among College and University Students as an undergraduate student.
Christopher’s law review article, “Does 3.8% Change Anything? The Intersection of the Net Investment Income Tax and Fiduciary Income Tax,” was published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Tax Lawyer. Additionally, he routinely contributes to the following social media platforms:
Christopher has also contributed to the following articles on various topics pertinent to tax planning and estate planning:
If you would like to contact Christopher, please call 847-295-4320 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.