Firm News

Levin Schreder & Carey congratulates Peter B. Allport on his admission to equity partnership.  Pete concentrates his practice on representing clients in trust, estate, and family and other closely held business disputes, as well as other types of fiduciary litigation.

Maria M.L. Schwartz has been admitted as a partner. Maria is a member of the firm’s estate planning group and focuses her practice on tax and succession planning for high net worth families.  She has significant experience advising family offices and family businesses on ownership, structure and governance best practices.  Maria also counsels trustees and executors on trust and estate administration, including management of family trust companies.

Six LS&C attorneys recently co-authored chapters in the 2023 publication of “Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Charitable Bequests” published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Robin Maher and Peter Allport updated a chapter on Oral Contracts To Make Wills; Joint Wills and Mutual Wills; Robin Maher co-authored a chapter on Heirship, Adoption, and Paternity; Brett Cagan and Rick Gelboim updated a chapter on Apportionment and Statutory Rights of Recovery; Elizabeth McKillip updated Elizabeth’s chapter on Will Contests; and David Lieberman, Elizabeth McKillip and Peter Allport updated a chapter on Construing and Modifying Wills and Irrevocable Trusts.