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.