Jun 01, 2018
Mitchell Weinstein becomes president of the firm
Seasoned Business, Tax and Estate Planning attorney takes reins from Andrew Tecson, bringing extensive management and operational experience to the role
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. proudly announces that Mitchell D. Weinstein has assumed the role of President of the firm. Succeeding firm co-founder Andrew Tecson who will continue as a Shareholder, Weinstein provides Chuhak & Tecson and its clients with seamless continuity, experienced leadership and a steadfast commitment to the firm’s core values of responsive service, creative collaboration and exceptional value.
The transition marks the first time in Chuhak & Tecson’s three decades of existence that its stewardship has been placed in the hands of someone who was not one of the firm’s founders. Tecson says that Weinstein is uniquely prepared to guide the firm as it moves forward.
“Mitch has been a hands-on leader in the firm for years, chairing numerous committees and taking active roles in firm governance, management and operations,” Tecson says. “We are confident that Mitch’s experience and judgment will ensure that we continue providing clients with the level of service and representation they’ve come to expect from us.”
Weinstein, a seasoned business, tax and estate planning attorney and practice group leader of the firm's Corporate Transactions & Business Law group, says he is humbled and honored to be entrusted with the leadership of the firm he has called home for almost a quarter-century.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to keep Chuhak & Tecson on the trajectory of success it has been on since it was founded,” Weinstein says. “I know that I am following in the footsteps of fantastic lawyers and exceptional leaders who have made the firm an exemplar of high-quality client service as well as a great place to work and practice law.”
Weinstein joined Chuhak & Tecson two years after earning his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. His practice encompasses a wide range of estate planning, federal and state taxation, general corporate and real estate transaction matters.
A certified public accountant as well as an attorney, Weinstein helps family-owned and closely held businesses as well as midsized companies navigate day-to-day challenges and position them for long-term prosperity. His accounting background reinforces and complements his expansive knowledge of the law, allowing him to offer counsel that incorporates tax and financial considerations along with legal implications.
Weinstein says that his participation in Chuhak & Tecson’s management over the years not only has prepared him for his new role but has provided him with insights and perspectives which directly benefit his clients.
“Understanding the dynamics of working with and managing a diverse group of employees, ensuring consistency and quality in the services we provide, handling expected and unexpected logistical or financial issues–these are challenges every business faces,” Weinstein says. “When a matter arises for one of my clients, the odds are pretty good that I’ll be able to say, ‘I’ve been there.’”
In his estate planning practice, Weinstein helps clients preserve their assets and protect their loved ones and businesses. He counsels clients in all stages of their lives and provides comprehensive estate planning for those with modest estates and high net worth individuals alike. Weinstein also advises clients on the formation and operation of private foundations, including governance, tax issues and grant matters.
As Tecson leaves behind his duties as firm president, he is filled with pride at what the firm has accomplished and optimism for what lay ahead.
“For three decades, Chuhak & Tecson has earned the trust of its clients through superior responsiveness, extraordinary legal services and excellent value,” he says. “Under Mitch’s leadership, the firm will both thrive and evolve to meet its clients’ changing needs.”