Elizabeth Garlovsky

Elizabeth Garlovsky

Location:
Lake Forest, Illinois
Phone:
847-235-6745
Fax:
847-295-8886
Email:

Elizabeth (“Lizzy”) Garlovsky concentrates her practice in Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer, Probate and Trust Administration. With more than twenty years of experience in both private practice as well as time spent working for JPMorgan, Ms. Garlovsky brings a unique holistic and human approach to her representation of clients. Ms. Garlovsky assists clients in the preparation and implementation of customized estate plans and represents a wide range of individuals, and their families, including business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and professional service providers. She also represents executors and trustees, including corporate fiduciaries administer trusts and estates at any stage, including through controversies both in and outside of court. Ms. Garlovsky also represents individual heirs, legatees and beneficiaries of estates and trusts when necessary to advocate for their rights under will and trust documents, or when no documents exist.

Lizzy is an active member of the trust and estate community. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of several other organizations as detailed below. She is a frequent lecturer, presenter and author within the trust and estate community, and she enjoys giving back to her peers and others who have a desire to learn more about various topics.

Ms. Garlovsky enjoys giving back to the community by engaging in various pro bono activities. In addition, in April 2017, Ms. Garlovsky was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Education for the Township High School District 113 in Highland Park, Illinois. She currently serves as the President of the Board.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate/Estate Administration and Settlement

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1993

Published Works

  • • Everything Old is New Again, Trusts and Estates Magazines, May 2018
  • Co-Author, Divorce and Estate Planning, Estate Planning, July 2018
  • • Co-Author, IICLE Estate Administration Handbook, Chapter 2, Introduction to Probate and Probate Alternatives (2019 Upddate)
  • IICLE Estate Planning & Probate monthly “Flashpoints” April 2019 - present

Classes/Seminars

  • Understanding Grief, Loss & Trauma/Avoiding Compassion Fatigue, Lake County Bar Association Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, Lake Forest, IL, November 2018
  • What Estate Planning Professionals Need to Know about Probate and Divorce, Lake County Bar Association Joint Conference, Trusts and Estates/Real Estate, New Orleans, LA, May 2018
  • IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Program Moderator, Chicago, IL, May, 2018
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Divorce, Chicago Estate Planning Council, Chicago, IL, May, 2018
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), ATG Trust Company Live Webinar, 2017
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council, Arlington Heights, IL , 2017
  • Trust Planning for Divorce and Blended Families, ALI–CLE Estate Planning in Depth, Madison, WI, 2017
  • Post-Divorce Bliss (Divorce Issues Affecting Estate Planning and Probate), IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2017
  • Estate Planning Fundamentals, Capital Strategies Women’s Forum, Chicago and Oakbrook, IL, 2017
  • “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” Decanting and Virtual Representation, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2016
  • The Probate Process: What you should know before you file your appearance, National Business Institute Estate Planning and Administration, the Complete Guide, Naperville, IL , 2015
  • The Probate Process in Illinois, Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2015
  • Advising Small & Moderate Estates, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2014
  • Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting, National Business Institute, Naperville, IL, 2014
  • Will Distribution Provisions, IICLE Illinois Form Builder – Illinois Wills, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Impact of Civil Unions on Estate Planning & Administration, Lake County Bar Association Annual Trusts and Estates Conference, Lake Forest, IL, 2011
  • The Marriage of Estate Planning and Divorce, Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee, Chicago, IL, 2007
  • Planning for Guardianships, IICLE Estate Planning Short Course, Chicago and Champaign, IL, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College Trust & Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, New Attorney Mentor, 2014, 2015
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council, Public Outreach Committee Member
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Member, Planning Committee, Annual Estate Planning Short Course
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Probate Forms Committee
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2015 - 2019
  • Township High School District 113, Member, Board of Education, 2017 – Present
  • Township High School District 113, President, 2018 - Present