Chuhak & Tecson's Mitchell Weinstein and Lindsey Paige Markus to speak at Jewish National Fund-USA Planned Giving Presentation

November 12, 2021

Mitchell Weinstein, president, and Lindsey Paige Markus, principal, both of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., are the featured speakers at the Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) Planned Giving presentation titled Solution Focused Strategies for Financial Health & Well-Being, part of JNF-USA’s Planned Giving Speaker Series, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. CST. This program will be held via Zoom.

Weinstein and Markus will discuss how to reduce one’s tax liability and address financial and philanthropic goals, including helpful year-end tax tips.

Weinstein focuses his practice on a wide range of estate planning, federal and state taxation, general corporate and real estate transaction matters. He assists family-owned and closely held businesses and midsized companies to navigate day-to-day challenges and positions them for long-term prosperity. A certified public accountant as well as an attorney, Weinstein is uniquely qualified to take a holistic approach to the issues facing his corporate and business clients. In his estate planning practice, he helps clients preserve their assets and protect their loved ones and businesses.

Weinstein’s role as president of Chuhak & Tecson’s 64-attorney firm extends to leadership and service for several committees, including as chair of the Executive Committee, as well as spearheading initiatives facilitated by the leaders of the firm’s 12 practice groups. Equally dedicated to his community, Weinstein is a member of the Buffalo Grove (IL) Planning and Zoning Commission and has also served as legal counsel and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Temple Chai in Long Grove (IL).

Markus heads Chuhak & Tecson’s 25-attorney Estate Planning & Asset Protection Practice Group. Licensed in Illinois, New York and Florida, she has a national practice where she assists business owners and families in planning their estates, protecting assets, transferring wealth and minimizing taxation. She works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, advise on business formation, maximize wealth preservation and minimize gift and estate taxation. Her early career in business, finance and clinically applied neuroscience provides her with strong communication skills and gives her a unique perspective for creative contract designs. In addition to her law degree, Markus earned her master of arts degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.

In addition to her leadership within the firm, Markus is passionate about philanthropy and giving back to the community. She is a member of Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, sits on the Jewish United Fund’s (JUF) Executive Board, the Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Gift Planning Advisory Committee and co-chair’s American Technion Society’s Midwest Planned Giving Committee. Markus was a recipient of JUF’s Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award, honoring young volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and significant contributions to Chicago’s Jewish community. She is dedicated to educating the community about estate planning and planned giving, regularly appears on local media outlets, and her book, A Gift for the Future, is expected to be published before year’s end. Markus has been recognized in countless publications, most recently as a 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law from Crain’s Chicago Business. 

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There is no cost to attend this program, but an RSVP is required. To register, click here.