Rosenthal & Associates P.C. is a firm of Illinois lawyers concentrating in Estate Planning,
Business Succession Planning, and Taxation. The firm’s principal, Cary R. Rosenthal
graduated from Washington University School of Law in May 1985 and has practiced in the
Chicago area since being admitted to the Illinois Bar, and the Federal Bar, in November 1985.

Cary R. Rosenthal started his career litigating business matters including contract claims,
shareholder disputes, and various types of fraud litigation.  As he acquired tax skills he
transferred his advocacy skills to representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the
Illinois Department of Revenue.  Over the years he noticed that while he could add great value
getting clients out of their predicaments with each other, and with the taxing authorities, he
could add even greater value helping clients avoid such degenerations of their affairs.  

The attorneys at Rosenthal & Associates P.C. can still provide outstanding representation in
courts and before taxing authorities.  The attorneys at Rosenthal & Associates P.C. will
continue to provide these services because it helps to keep them on the cutting edge of
taxation and asset protection concepts.  But the greater value resides in planning, and
avoiding problems.  

The attorneys at Rosenthal & Associates P.C. help clients avoid the perils of lawsuits, income
taxation, and transfer taxes using:

1.        All forms of entities, and multiple entities, to maximize the benefits and minimize the
downsides of using each;

2.        All forms of trusts, and advanced variations, including A – B Trusts, Charitable
Remainder Trusts, OBRA ’93 and Special Needs Trusts; Irrevocable Insurance Trusts,
Intentionally Defective Trusts, Gift Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, and other trusts as needs may arise;

3.        Creating Family Business Counsels, Outside Boards of Directors, Buy-Sell
Arrangements, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, and other vehicles for ensuring that a family
business, often a family’s largest asset, succeeds to the next generation;

4.        Comprehensive tax planning;

5.        Probate and guardianship representation;

6.        Bankruptcy, other insolvency vehicles, and litigation as a last resort.

We take great pride in our ability to work as part of a team of other professionals and trusted
advisors to achieve our clients’ goals.