Mark T. Neil & Associates — Chicago

Chicago attorney Mark Neil is the principal of Mark T. Neil & Associates, a law firm founded in 1994. The firm concentrates in probate, trust, estate administration, estate planning and estate and trust litigation. Additionally, since 1996, Mark is of counsel to the Rothman Law Group, a law firm that concentrates in estate planning, estate administration and probate. Traditional planning is offered to individuals, couples and multiple generations of the same family.

Estate Planning

Within the area of estate planning, the firm has a unique focus on providing planning for nontraditional relationships. Mark is the sole author of two books: “Planning for Unmarried Couples” and “Unmarried Partners: Estate Planning and Property and Parental Rights” and is a co-author of a complementary book titled “Contemporary Relationships.”

In the estate planning arena, the firm represents executives of publicly traded companies, successful entrepreneurs, and families including young families needing basic estate planning. Services provided extend from basic planning to sophisticated estate and gift tax planning for high net worth individuals and families.

Estate Administration

The practice area of estate administration includes probate administration and trust administration.

This includes the preparation of estate, gift and GST tax returns. The firm’s practice includes the representation of financial institutions and individuals in their fiduciary capacity as executors and trustees. As part of this practice, the firm has successfully represented trustees in reformation cases, decanting cases and construction issues. Mark also has acted as an expert in matters involving trust litigation.

Our Approach

Philosophically, the firm takes a holistic approach in serving its clients. The objective is to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, relationship and family and respond to their particular needs and interests. To further this approach, Mark has been trained as a life coach by the Hudson Institute and has developed an expertise in the Enneagram, which assists in the identification of personality types.

To speak with us about how Mark T. Neil & Associates can be of service to you, we welcome you to contact us.

About Mark Neil

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After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law, Mark Neil served as a law clerk to Justice Howard C. Ryan of the Illinois Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Mark studied at Oxford University and graduated from Shimer College with Honors… Read More


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