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Summer After-Work Social: Asset Protection and Estate Planning

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Gleacher Center Fourth floor lounge
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL  60611
Khloe U Karova
Professional Development event
Registration is required before Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Payment In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
UCWBG is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Cancellations are not available.

Summer Social with Presentation - What Every Woman Needs to Know to Protect Her Wealth


Relax after work with friends and a glass of wine and learn something about asset protection and estate planning from two in-demand attorneys.  


This summer's after-work social features a brief presentation and Q&A given by family law and estate planning attorneys who will provide an overview of the risks to wealth accumulation and how to mitigate against them through wills, trusts, and other documents. This is essential knowledge for those planning on merging finances with another person, business owners, persons taking care of elderly parents and anyone desiring to leave a legacy.


This meeting will be held in Lounge 420 (4th floor lounge facing the river) at Gleacher Center so capacity is limited.


Price includes appetizers and one drink ticket.



5:30 - 6:15 pm  Buffet Hors D'oeuvres and Networking
6:15 - 7:00 pm  Presentation
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Networking and Conclusion


About our Speakers

Bryan Wilson is an attorney at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP. Bryan concentrates his practice in the area of family law with extensive experience involving finances, child custody, and domestic violence. These areas are often complex and can be very emotional for the parties involved. Mr. Wilson’s clients appreciate his level- headed and personal approach to resolving their matter.  While primarily a litigator, Mr. Wilson uses all of his skills to resolve client’s matters in a cost-effective and efficient manner.


Mr. Wilson is currently an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School where he is co-teaching a course titled “Family Law Advocacy,” which teaches students to effectively and compassionately assist survivors of domestic violence in a divorce or paternity action.


Mr. Wilson is one of the founding members of the Associate Board of the Legal Aid Society (2010 – 2014), which operates as the legal arm of Metropolitan Family Services.  Mr. Wilson previously served as the chair of the Pro-bono Committee. With the assistance of another board member, Mr. Wilson implemented a Family Law Mentoring Panel to assist pro-bono attorneys when volunteering their time. Mr. Wilson also teaches the Simple Divorce Training to pro-bono attorneys with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services.


Ryan A. Walsh, a partner at Hamilton Thies & Lorch, LLP, in Chicago, advises individuals, families, business owners, and financial institutions on a range of estate planning, trust, and tax matters.  He also has significant experience with trust and estate administration, preparation of estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns, contested estate and trust litigation, trust reformation proceedings, probate and guardianship matters, real estate transactions, and representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service. 


Ryan is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the American Bar Association (Section of Taxation, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Estate and Gift Tax Committee Vice-Chair), the Illinois State Bar Association (Federal Taxation Section Council and Trusts and Estates Section), and the Chicago Bar Association (Trust Law Executive Committee).  Ryan regularly speaks and writes on various estate planning, administration, and tax topics and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2012 – 2015.  Ryan received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


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