Welcome to DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC — A law firm dedicated to thoughtful, innovative and uncompromising legal representation for the Private Client.

The needs of the private client are both pointed and diverse. While you require the advanced skills of a specialist, you also have diverse needs that must be understood and integrated by your lawyer. With its broad base of multi-degreed, multi-disciplinary attorneys, DUGGAN BERTSCH is uniquely positioned in the legal space to best serve the needs of Private Clients.

We look forward to showing you the DUGGAN BERTSCH difference.



Congratulations to Timothy Epstein, Michael Passananti, Scott Sissel and Clint Costa for being named to the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list!

Super Lawyers rated Timothy Epstein as one of the top entertainment & Sports Attorneys in Chicago, IL for the fifth year. Michael PassanantiScott Sissel and Clint Costa were each listed as top estate planning & probate attorney in Chicago, IL by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Way to go Team!


On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the PATH Act”).   The PATH Act accomplished major legislative agenda items by extending certain business and individual income tax provisions that had expired at the beginning of 2015.  The PATH Act also contained important changes to the law that will affect many Captive Insurance Companies (“CIC”). 

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