Dec 18, 2019

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. welcomes three new associates


Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mollie E. Krupp, William L. Ivey and Gabrielle C. Romano have joined the firm as associates in both the Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation and Estate Planning & Asset Protection groups.

Krupp administers decedent and guardianship estates and develops customized estate plans, drawing from valuable, hands-on experience gained from previously working as a legal extern for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Transit Authority. Her willingness to help others, along with her drive to make a client’s challenging experience as seamless and efficient as possible, is what drew her to practice probate, guardianship and estate planning law.

Krupp graduated from the University of Pittsburg, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Legal Studies and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Licensed to practice in both South Carolina and Illinois, Ivey assists clients in making well-informed decisions when drafting an estate plan by offering a full scope of services that include AB trust planning, complex corporate structuring and wealth preservation. In addition to being senior editor of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal while in law school, he was editor for the Practitioner’s Guides for South Carolina Trust and Probate Law and served on the Pro Bono Board.

Ivey graduated from Furman University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He recently earned an LL.M in Taxation, with honors, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Romano’s decision to practice in her chosen areas is of a more personal nature, having a brother with autism. Years of experience interacting with and supporting persons with special needs, along with her own inherent compassion, allows Romano to bring a personal sense of advocacy to clients who need decedent and guardianship estates for disabled adults and minors. Additionally, she is a skilled counselor who helps her clients with claim litigation and creates estate plans that are tailored to their specific needs. Often appointed Guardian Ad Litem by judges to assist in rulings of disabled individuals, Romano provides pro bono work to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

Romano received her Bachelor of Science in Health with a minor in Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Bronze Tablet for ranking in the top 3% of the College of Applied Health Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.