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James W. Vahey

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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

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We are seeking an accountant who can demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational and client service skills, problem solving skills and the ability to work in a semi-autonomous manner. The right person for this position will be involved with tax compliance and preparation, accounting, preparation of financial statements as well as some marketing. Must have a strong ability to meet deadlines and be willing to work longer hours during tax season.

A competitive salary/bonus structure, generous benefits, advancement opportunities, and a family friendly team based work environment will be available to the right candidate. Intellectual curiosity and ability to grow and develop are highly encouraged and sought after. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a CPA certificate, and 1-3 years of experience are preferred. 

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Senior Tax Staff Accountant

Senior Tax Staff Accountant 

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We are seeking an accountant who can demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational and client service skills, problem solving skills and the ability to work in a semi-autonomous manner. The right person for this position will be involved with tax compliance and preparation, accounting, preparation of financial statements as well as some marketing. Must have a strong ability to meet deadlines and be willing to work longer hours during tax season.

A competitive salary/bonus structure, generous benefits, advancement opportunities, and a family friendly team based work environment will be available to the right candidate. Intellectual curiosity and ability to grow and develop are highly encouraged and sought after. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a CPA certificate, and 3-6 years of experience are preferred. 

 

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Estate Planning Associate

Estate Planning Associate

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We are seeking an Attorney with experience in estate planning, who is looking for a long-term position and a great firm culture. The candidate should have 10+ years of substansive experience. While not neccessary, experience with corporate and business law is a plus. Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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Corporate Associate

Corporate Associate

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We are seeking an Attorney with experience in business and corporate law, who is looking for a long-term position and a great firm culture. The candidate should have 10+ years of substantive experience. While not necessary, experience with trusts and estates planning is a plus. Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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Litigation Associate

Litigation Associate

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We are seeking an Attorney with experience in litigation, who is looking for a long-term position and a great firm culture. The candidate should have 10+ years of substantive experience. While not necessary, experience with trusts and estates planning is a plus. Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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Trusts & Estates, LLM

Senior Level Trusts & Estates, LLM

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We are seeking an experienced Associate Attorney for our growing Tax & Estate practice. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of substansive Tax and corporate transactional experience. Ideal candidate will have an LLM in Tax. Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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Executive Legal Assistant

Executive Legal Assistant

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We are seeking a candidate for administrative, organizational, and professional support. Someone who demonstrates strong attention to detail, organizational skills and problem solving skills. The candidate must be very comfortable with technology and the use of software programs (primarily PowerPoint, Excel and Word). Litigation support experience a plus. Strong ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage schedule and travel. Must have the ability to work effectively in a small firm environment without direct supervision. Bachelor’s Degree Required.

 

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Andrew J. Banathy

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Clint A. Costa

andrew j. banathy, jd

Andrew J. Banathy is an associate attorney focusing his practice primarily in the areas of business and corporate law, estate and wealth transfer planning, trust and estate administration, and commercial litigation. Andrew counsels clients on ways to implement comprehensive estate and business entity planning, the creation of family office structures and vehicles, business succession planning, and corporate compliance, maintenance, and governance. His practice further entails representations and negotiations related to a broad range of business and corporate transactions. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating with a Certificate in Tax Law.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. Bertsch frequently lectures throughout the country on a wide array of subjects including the following:

  •  “5-Minute Law School for Entrepreneurs” IgniteChicago
  • “Asset Protection Strategies for Internet Affiliate Marketers” Chicago Affiliate Meet-Up
  • “Using LLCs in Estate Planning” YLS–Estate Planning Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
  • “Fiduciary Income Taxation: The Dreaded Form 1041” Probate and Practice Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
  • “Asset Protection and Estate Planning 101: How APNs Can Benefit From the Basics” APN Midwest Conference
  • “Protecting Your Money & Your Family: Estate Planning & Asset Protection for CRNAs” NorthShore University Health System

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