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Ron E. Webb focuses on estate and wealth transfer planning, business planning, estate and gift tax planning, asset protection planning and trust and estate administration, with an emphasis on the private client. He regularly counsels clients on matters related to family legacy planning and the minimization of estate tax and offers advice and counsel to help families protect their assets. Ron regularly works with families who have disabled family members and counsels on areas of special needs planning.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Loyola University of Chicago. He earned his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he graduated Cum Laude.
Ron is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and is the past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
During law school, Ron published “Borders Online, LLC v. State Board of Equalization: It’s Time for Congress to Weigh the Possibilities of this California Decision” in the John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Volume XXIV Number 4, Summer, 2006. Ron also published an article in the March/April 2014 Issue of the American Bar Association GP Solo Magazine entitled “Special Needs Trust Planning.” Ron regularly presents to attorneys and other groups on topics related to estate and wealth planning and asset protection planning.
Ron was named a Top 100 Attorney by the National Advocates in 2015, a 2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and a 2016 Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.
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As the world copes with COVID-19 and the necessity of social distancing, individuals and businesses must contemplate the legal ramifications of their contracts, and what happens when those contracts cannot or are not being performed. Most contracts contain termination and remedies provisions that may be implicated given the current health crisis.
As stay-at-home orders are being extended throughout the country, a significant population of the US workforce is and will continue to work remotely. Because employers cannot actively monitor and supervise their employees, employers are exposed to additional risks of liability. One significant risk is the potential for employees to sustain accidental injuries while working remotely. […]
Late last week, the IRS issued Notice 2020-32 which states that no deduction will be allowed for an expense that would otherwise be deductible by a small business if the payment of such expense results in forgiveness under the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act, and the income associated with […]
As we’ve outlined in our previous Newsletters, President Trump signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). In addition to the Paycheck Protection Program offered to businesses to further support employee retention and maintenance of the business (See March 30th, CARES Act and Paycheck […]
Summary As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), a new community and economic development program was enacted under Section 1400Z-1 & 1400Z-2 that garnered little attention at the time of passage, but which now appears to be causing high net worth investors and the investment community at large to take […]
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking at a coronavirus news conference today, announced that individuals who owe taxes to the IRS can defer up to $1 million, and corporations can defer up to $10 million in payments, for a period of 90 days from the April 15th deadline. At this point, the deferral applies to the income taxes owed, and there does not appear […]
As we previously alerted our clients and friends, the Internal Revenue Service has postponed the tax payment deadlines for calendar year taxpayers until July 15, 2020 provided that the amounts owed did not exceed certain levels (prior alert); however, the tax filing deadline itself was not automatically extended under this prior guidance Recent guidance just […]
The Cook County Assessor’s Office recently announced updates to its assessment and appeal process in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Normally, one-third of Cook County is reassessed in any given year, but due to the projected impact of COVID-19 on property values, the Assessor announced adjustments are planned across the entire county. To make assessments […]