Lindsey Paige Markus Named a Crain’s Notable Woman in Law for 2024

February 20, 2024

Chuhak and Tecson, P.C. congratulates Lindsey Paige Markus, shareholder and practice group leader of the firm’s 25-attorney trusts and estate practice group, on being named a Notable Woman in Law for 2024 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Crain’s notable women in law recognizes women who have a track record of significant legal accomplishments, exemplary service for their clients and mentoring the next wave of women in law – all while finding ways to give back to their communities.

Cited in the nomination, Lindsey was mentioned as the first woman shareholder in firm’s 35-year history. Licensed in Illinois, Florida and New York, she has a national practice working with business owners and families, advising on estate planning, business succession planning, minimizing gift and estate taxation, and creating lasting legacies for families and charitable organizations.

The nomination further describes Lindsey as a natural educator, mentoring women and men attorneys and creating collaborative teams in a positive environment. Lindsey’s book, A Gift for the Future, released in spring 2022 on Amazon, quickly became a #1 Best Seller in legal self-help and a #1 new release in several categories. Her well-received book has garnered significant recognition for Lindsey and the firm. Her straightforward, understandable and enjoyable book has solidified Lindsey’s distinguished career in the estate planning area.  

Lindsey has served on numerous Chuhak & Tecson committees over the years, including the Executive Committee, Management Committee and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. She was instrumental in creating Women Helping Women, the firm’s women’s program, a networking group integrating business development with philanthropy and a nationally recognized IDEA award winner by the Association of Legal Administrators. Women Helping Women collaborates with nonprofit organizations helping women or women and their children.

Lindsey sits on the Jewish United Fund’s Executive Board, Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Gift Planning Advisory Committee and co-chair’s American Technion Society’s Midwest Planned Giving Committee. She speaks at nonprofit organizations, addressing boards and donors providing counsel on how to use the tax code efficiently and to leverage charitable bequests made during life and upon death. She regularly speaks on radio and television programs offering professional advice on estate planning, succession planning and charitable giving.

Crain’s states that the honorees do not pay to be included. Profiles are drawn from submitted nomination materials, include only executives and are accepted after an editorial review. To qualify for this distinction, honorees must be employed within Chicago or the surrounding counties and serve in a senior-level role at a law firm with a staff size of at least 10. Honorees must have been practicing law for a minimum of 10 years and served as a role model or mentor to other women attorneys and promoted inclusive practices in the workplace.

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