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10/15/2021

Chuhak & Tecson's Julie Gardner and Gabrielle Romano present key considerations of minor guardianship for Chicago Bar Association

On Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal Julie Gardner and associate Gabrielle Romano will be delivering a presentation titled “The Major Concepts of Minor Guardianship,” for the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate Practice Committee. Gardner and Romano who are respectively the vice-chair and chair of the committee, will cover several topics probate attorneys should be aware of when handling minor guardianship matters, such as who may act as a guardian, petitions to appoint, background check and bond requirements, and current local and countywide rules to consider when handling these types of cases. This presentation will be a virtual event and attorneys may be eligible to receive MCLE credit. For more information, please click here.

Gardner focuses her practice on both contested and non-contested estate matters. She is well versed in executing all stages of the administration of probate, decedent’s estates, trusts and guardianship estates, as well as other related estate litigation, including disputes concerning wills, trusts, powers of attorney, issues of capacity, undue influence, fraud and forgery. Gardner has been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem and court-appointed counsel by the judges of the Cook County Circuit Court’s Probate Division.

Romano focuses her practice on various guardianship and probate matters, from opening/closing estates and transferring assets to contested litigation, including disputes about capacity, financial exploitation, and conflicts in the administration of estate and trust assets. She also is experienced in creating individualized estate planning documents, including special needs trusts, wills and powers of attorney. Romano is also appointed by judges as Guardian Ad Litem to assist in matters relating to the adjudication of adult disabled individuals.

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 17,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.