Mark guided one of my clients to implement a variety of estate planning strategies that presently saved my client nearly $50,000,000 in transfer taxes. Mark has a unique ability of connecting deeply with clients and at the same time implementing creative and impactful strategies.
When my partner and I arrived in Chicago six years ago, Mark Neil carefully and thoroughly guided us through the maze of choices regarding trusts, estates and legal planning for the future. His long-term expertise in same-sex legal law and financial planning was evident as was the personal interest he took in us. The legal requirements of same-sex couples can differ very subtly from those of others. Mark took the pains to make us aware of any special issues and how to avoid potential pitfalls. We highly recommend his services.
In 2006 I met Mark Neil at a business event and I realized I needed to update my will and trust. After getting to know more about Mark I engaged him to update my old documents.
It is an awful thing to contemplate one’s own death, but I wanted to be sure my two young adult daughters would have the right person to rely on if something happened to me.
I felt that Mark would not only shepherd them through the difficult transition with the greatest of professionalism, but more importantly, with kindness and heart.
Mark Neil is a skilled attorney that not only provides you with great legal expertise, he does it with care and compassion.
Because he is a service and results oriented. I have referred many family and friends from my Latino community.
When you consult with Mark you know you are being heard and that your case is important to him.
It gives me pleasure to thank you for the excellent representation and advice you have provided to my clients, and to me, over the years.
I have, without reservation, referred clients to you for sophisticated estate planning and tax minimization planning. These clients have found your expertise impressive and your approachability reassuring. Your ready willingness to cooperate allows me to offer comprehensive services to an array of clients; this enhances my own practice and my reputation as an attorney who strives to see that her clients are served competently and with integrity.
I have also turned to you for representation in a personal matter involving a disputed estate. Your negotiating skills and prudent advice led the parties to a resolution that avoided the expense and acrimony of litigation. Indeed, each party believed that she had received the better part of the bargain!
Thank you for making yourself available to my clients and to me.
I have been in the insurance business for the majority of my lifetime and I have assisted many clients with challenging needs. I would like to think I have seen just about everything when it comes to family dynamics and business structures. But these days changes in our laws at both the state and federal levels come at us on a near-daily basis. The fact that Mark always remains on top of these changes is a critical reason why I would never hesitate to recommend his counsel to my clients.
Mark has structured successful deals that not only pass court review they also withstand the test of time. Clients constantly return to me to thank me for introducing them to a true legal sage who has consistently saved families the life savings of their loved ones and preserved seamless continuity during abrupt changes brought about within business environments.
Starting a professional relationship with Mark is not just easy, it is very smart. But be forewarned that winding up gaining a great new friend is all but inevitable. His brilliance, loyalty and integrity is evenly tempered by a quick wit and great sense of humor.