Chuhak & Tecson’s Lindsey Markus selected for 'Women Making an Impact’ honors

February 13, 2014

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is proud to announce that principal Lindsey Paige Markus is one of 17 women attorneys from across the city named as “Women Making an Impact” by Chicago Lawyer magazine and Law Bulletin Publishing.

Nominated for recognition by local attorneys and law firms, the honorees were profiled in the 2013 edition of the magazine’s special publication titled Women in Law. This is the third year for “Women Making an Impact,” applauding attorneys who stand out for their contributions to the legal profession in Chicago.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such an extraordinary group of women,” Markus said. “Women represent about 50 percent of law school graduates but less than 20 percent of partners at law firms. Thus, while we have seen substantial progress towards equal opportunity, women are underrepresented in some of the most influential positions.

“This demands women in the law to continue to grow and set examples for other women to help shatter barriers. It is wonderful to see these attorneys acknowledged for their impact, and a privilege to be included among them.”

This is not the first time that Markus, an estate planning and asset protection attorney, is in the spotlight for her professional achievements. Super Lawyers Magazine has named her an Illinois Rising Star annually from 2010 to 2014. In 2012, she was selected by Chicago Lawyer as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch,” and Oy!Chicago recognized her for its first annual “Double Chai in the Chi” award, honoring 36 outstanding young adults in the Jewish community.

Markus has been with Chuhak & Tecson since 2005. She works with individuals, families and small business owners to design estate plans that effectively protect assets, transfer wealth and minimize taxes.  Emphasizing a comprehensive approach to ensure her clients’ interests are well-protected, she also represents business owners to strategize business formation, succession planning and related issues.

In 2013, Markus became one of the first estate planning attorneys certified in Illinois as a collaborative law fellow. Her training in this area uniquely qualifies her to consult on estate planning and tax implications with individuals going through a divorce.

Principal Ed Josephson has witnessed Markus’ professional growth since she joined Chuhak & Tecson as a law clerk, built an impressive client list as an associate and in 2011 was elevated to principal.

“Lindsey has always shown a remarkable passion for and understanding of the law,” Josephson said. “She is constantly trying to better her knowledge for the benefit of her clients, which shows in her work ethic and dedication, and which sets her apart from other attorneys.”

Markus believes her workplace has helped shape her career and promote her growth as a community leader. She writes a regular column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and enjoys giving presentations on topics involving estate planning, wealth protection, charitable giving and more.

“Working at Chuhak & Tecson has given me tremendous space and autonomy to grow–socially, personally and professionally,” Markus said.­­­­­­­­­­­ “It gives me an exceptional platform to hone my skills in educating clients and the legal community about innovative estate planning techniques that achieve their personal and financial goals.”

Markus also leverages her knowledge of tax and estate planning to guide clients in making planned gifts to philanthropic organizations. Passionate about giving back to the community herself, she serves on several boards and committees for the Jewish United Fund, Advocate Charitable Foundation and The Standard Club.