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Life. Legacy. Law.

We can help you shape your legacy.


Trust and Estate




Estate Planning and
Wealth Transfer


Tax Planning and
Wealth Preservation


Special Needs Planning
and Guardianships


We Take The Complex And Make It Easy To Understand

We will help you create an efficient, practical plan for your future. A plan which takes into account your family, your circumstances and your needs. We use our knowledge and experience to help you craft your plan; a plan for both disability and passing. A plan which maximizes the benefits for your beneficiaries. Your plan will be your legacy.

At Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP in Lake Forest, our knowledgeable attorneys provide clear, concise direction regarding the full range of estate planning needs. Our work with individuals, families and businesses throughout Illinois’ North Shore includes the development of complex wealth transfer strategies. We also work with clients to provide comprehensive guidance for the management and administration of family trusts and estates.

In addition to planning and administering estates, our attorneys are accomplished litigators who represent clients on either side of disputes regarding wills, guardianships, breach of fiduciary duties or any other estate or trust dispute.

Our Services Start With A Commitment To Each Client

Our estate planning lawyers are committed to gaining a deep understanding of each client’s unique needs in order to provide solutions that accomplish his or her objectives. Often, our clients have a general sense of what they need to achieve, but are uncertain how to get there. We will walk you through every option and explain our recommendations so that you understand what is actually achieved and why it’s important.

We are proud of the long-term relationships that we have developed with our clients, who have a wide range of estate planning, administration and litigation needs. Whether we work with you on a simple will and trust, represent you in a dispute or help you administer a multimillion-dollar estate, you will discover that we hold ourselves to the highest standards and always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Meeting Is The First Step To Resolving Your Need

We invite you to schedule a consultation in which we can review your situation and recommend an effective course of action.