Lindsey Paige Markus Named a Crain's Notable Woman in Law

September 6, 2022

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CHICAGO — Chuhak and Tecson, P.C. congratulates Lindsey Paige Markus, shareholder and practice group leader of the firm’s 24-attorney trusts and estate practice group, on being named a Notable Woman in Law for 2022 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

The list of notable women in law recognizes women who have a track record of setting legal precedents, winning significant cases for their clients and mentoring the next wave of women in law – all while finding ways to give back to their communities.

In the submitted nomination, Lindsey was cited as the first woman shareholder in firm’s 30-year history. Licensed in Illinois, Florida and New York, Lindsey 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. A compassionate, responsive and accessible educator, she tackles diverse subjects such as complex 1202 planning for founders, assisted reproductive technology and cryptocurrency through publications, speaking engagements and television appearances. 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 leads by example, providing coaching, emotional support, building strategic partnerships and providing a sounding board to women she mentors. She guides, teaches and advises young women entering the law as well as established women in law and strategic partners.

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 initiative 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. Now in its 13th year, Women Helping Women’s annual event brings together women business leaders, entrepreneurs and strategic partners for an evening of networking, business development and community service.

Passionate about philanthropy and giving back, 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. Lindsey presents at nonprofit organizations, addressing boards and donors to provide excellent 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 details its methodology stating that the honorees do not pay to be included. Their profiles are drawn from submitted nomination materials. It includes only executives for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after an editorial review. To qualify for this list, honorees had to be employed within Chicago or the surrounding counties, serving in a senior-level role at a law firm with a staff size of at least 10 (partner, shareholder, practice group chair). 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/or promoted inclusive practices in the workplace.