At Buckley Fine, our tax and estate planning attorneys specialize in demystifying the complexities of state and federal death taxes, offering clear and understandable guidance to ease the daunting task of estate tax planning. We understand the intricacies of these tax laws and are committed to helping you assess and minimize potential exposure to these taxes.

Our approach includes sophisticated strategies such as modeling to maximize lifetime gifting and the creation of irrevocable trusts. These trusts are specifically designed to hold assets outside your taxable estate, providing an efficient way to manage your estate’s tax burden.

The experienced attorneys at Buckley Fine are well-versed in both state and federal estate tax concerns. We work closely with each client, tailoring our advice and strategies to your unique situation. By partnering with us, you can navigate the often complex world of estate and tax planning with confidence, ensuring that your estate is managed in the most tax-efficient manner possible. Schedule a consultation with Buckley Fine to explore how we can assist in safeguarding your legacy while addressing estate tax obligations.

The attorneys of Buckley Fine can help with:

  • Estate tax analysis and planning
  • Lifetime and death planning for state and federal estate and inheritance taxes
  • State residency changes
  • Irrevocable trust planning: ILIT, SLAT, GRAT, QPRT, CLT, CRT and others
  • Advanced techniques that can include asset protection entities such as Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and others


Navigate the complexities of estate and tax planning with Buckley Fine’s skilled attorneys in Barrington and the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Our team specializes in simplifying state and federal death taxes, ensuring your estate is managed efficiently. With strategies tailored to your unique needs, from maximizing lifetime gifting to establishing irrevocable trusts, we are dedicated to minimizing your tax exposure. Let our knowledgeable attorneys guide you through the intricacies of estate planning with clarity and expertise. Schedule a consultation today to secure a well-managed future for your legacy



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