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02/04/2021

Chuhak & Tecson's Leynee Cruz Flores is a panelist for CBA's estate planning public education program

Leynee Cruz Flores, principal and leader of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.’s Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation practice group, will be a panelist for the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) webinar titled Go Fund Me CANNOT Replace Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning: What you Need to Know to Protect Your Family and Your Assets on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This webinar is free of charge and open to the public. Click here to register.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect communities of color and older residents and these families tend to rely on Go Fund Me donations to pay for the expenses if a sudden death of a loved one occurs. The webinar panelists will discuss why Go Fund Me efforts should not replace estate plans, how to begin the process of estate planning and the various forms of trusts, living wills and power of attorney instruments. 
 
The webinar is hosted by CBA president Maryam Ahmad and in addition to Flores, the panelists will include Deborah Cole of Hoogendoorn & Talbott LLP, Eric Huang of Kozusko Harris Duncan LLP, Kerry Peck of Peck Ritchey, LLC and Mitha Rao of Rao Legal, LLC.
 
Flores is a principal whose practice is concentrated in all areas of trust and estate administration and litigation, including probate and guardianship. Licensed in both Florida and Illinois, Flores’ unparalleled responsiveness to legal solutions and practical approaches are highly valued by her clients. She currently leads the firm's 17-lawyer Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation practice group. Clients who are single, married or in a committed relationship and from divergent economic levels rely on her to establish an effective estate plan specifically tailored to their financial goals. This includes the preparation of wills, trusts and additional creative planning devices to promote efficient wealth transfer and asset preservation. Flores’ volunteer work at the Center for Disability & Elder Law in Chicago, where she advised, drafted, and executed estate planning documents for low-income elderly and disabled clients, has continued to keep her mindful of the challenges experienced by disenfranchised people in this country. 
 
Founded in 1874, the CBA is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The association's voluntary membership of 20,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the state of Illinois. However, the CBA does have a growing out-of-state membership of lawyers who want to take advantage of the association's many membership services and benefits.