Linda S. Fine

Linda Fine is a Managing Partner of Buckley Fine, LLC, and the chair of the firm’s Estate Planning practice group. Linda concentrates her practice in estate planning for high net worth clients, succession planning for family-owned businesses, estate and gift taxation, and the formation and operation of businesses, such as corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Linda also helps families with estate and trust administration matters, contested estates and trusts, and complex probates. Linda truly enjoys getting to know her clients, their families, and businesses, and appreciates the opportunity to be a trusted advisor for each of them.


Estate Planning
Estate & Trust Administration
Business Law




Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council | Member
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council | Member
  • Wealth Counsel Illinois Forum | Member

Published Works

  • Using Offshore Trusts for Asset Protection Planning,” Chapter 11, Asset Protection Planning, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2022 Edition)


  • 2022-2024 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2023 Lawyers of Distinction – Wills and Trusts Law
  • 2024, 2022 & 2020 Crain’s Most Notable Women in Law
  • 2022 & 2021 Crain’s Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law
  • 2021-2022 Leading Lawyer
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • 2018 Daily Herald: Influential Women in Business Honoree

Speaking Engagements

  • Teacher at National Business Institute Seminar on Estate Planning
  • Annual Legacy Check-up: Wills, Trusts and More” 2022 Presentation for the Barrington Area Council on Aging
  • Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts
  • Living vs. Testamentary Trusts
  • Speaker at educational and enrichment events hosted by national banks, financial advisors, and professional organizations, including medical, professional, and other businesses