Meet The Team
Maureen E. Loughran, jd
Maureen E. Loughran is an Associate in the Estate & Wealth Planning, and Corporate Law groups. She focuses her practice in all aspects of comprehensive planning, including wealth transfer planning, asset protection and estate administration, as well as the creation and implementation of family office structures, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Maureen also has an extensive background in contested estate and fiduciary litigation, special needs planning, and asset preservation.
Maureen is active in the Chicago legal community and co-chairs several committees in the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, as well as serving as the President of the Center for Disability and Elder Law’s Young Professionals Board. Maureen is routinely appointed as Guardian ad Litem and as Counsel for Respondents by judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County in adult guardianship cases and presents continuing legal education programs in Guardianship and Estate Planning. Maureen serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission for Access to Justice Guardianship Committee and the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Rules and Forms Committee, in each case working to help design and improve probate forms used in Cook County and throughout the State of Illinois. Maureen also volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
Maureen earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law with a Certificate in Family Law and earned a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction in Political Science and Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Maureen has been recognized by the Chicago Bar Association with the David C. Hilliard Award for outstanding committee service, as well as by her peers as a Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate, and an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Trust, Will and Estate Planning as well as Elder Law.
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its opinion on North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, which addressed “….the limits of a State’s power to tax a trust.” This is the first time in decades the Supreme Court has addressed this issue, and its decision could have significant implications for […]
At DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC, we are often asked by clients to explain the process by which a taxpayer can establish a “new” state residency for income tax purposes. Sometimes we are asked to explain the impact of moving to a new state altogether or about the impact of remaining in your current state of residence while […]
Our firm represents both individuals as well as numerous and varied business entities. While determining state tax obligations is always a complex process, when a taxpayer has income from sources in multiple states, the complexity greatly increases. Past considerations relied upon “physical presence” as the main factor in determining tax reporting obligations – those days have quickly […]
Brian Konkel discussed the “Taco Tuesday” trademark legal battle between Taco Bell and Taco John on The Lisa Dent Show on May 17, 2023. Click on the link to listen to the recording: https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/can-taco-tuesday-be-trademarked/
Please join DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC in congratulating our partner, Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq., for being named one of Billboard Magazine’s top music lawyers for the fourth year in a row for his work on behalf of clients in the live entertainment space.
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The Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction. Attorneys are selected through a patented selection process involving nominations, research, and peer reviews. In addition to our numerous prior and existing award recipients, DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC […]