Apr 22, 2011

Chuhak & Tecson attorney Harvey Shifrin to host live estate planning webcast on April 27 with guest attorney Lindsey Markus

From 7:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. attorney Harvey Shifrin will host a live webcast focused on estate planning. Shifrin’s segment is part of a series of webcasts being produced by the Chicago Bar Association in honor of Law Week 2011. Fellow Chuhak & Tecson attorney Lindsey Paige Markus will appear as Shifrin’s guest on the program.

Titled “Law Day Live,” the webcast series is a unique way for Chicago attorneys to share their knowledge with the general public. Half-hour webcasts will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following topics: mortgage foreclosure, divorce, criminal law, unmarried parents, estate planning and personal injury. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions either before or during each webcast segment.

Shifrin, an employee benefits attorney and certified public accountant (CPA), also advises and represents clients in controversies involving qualified plans for the Internal Revenue Service and plan participants. He developed, drafted and qualified the first defined benefit plan in Texas that allowed participants to receive an insured death benefit in addition to their calculated accrued benefits.

Shifrin has spoken in regional and national venues for the State Bar of Texas and several CPA organizations; he authored chapters for the 2010 book titled "The CPAs Guide to Retirement Plans for Small Businesses" and he co-produced and hosted award-winning cable shows on Access TV in Houston, TX. Shifrin earned a bachelor's degree in radio and television from the University of Illinois before earning his juris doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX.

Markus, who will appear as a guest on Shifrin’s webcast, assists business owners and families in planning their estates, protecting assets, transferring wealth and minimizing taxation. She frequently speaks and publishes articles focused on estate planning and asset protection. Prior to earning her juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Markus earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in international economics and finance, both from Brandeis University in Boston.

To submit questions before or during Shifrin’s webcast, email To access the live stream, visit For more information about “Law Day Live,” go to