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Two Year Blogiversary

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Two years ago we rolled out the welcome mat for this blog. And here we are 80 posts later! On last year’s blogiversary I shared 5 Things About Our Blog. Today I want to share some numbers and stats. If you run any kind of website or blog, you’re probably familiar with a tool… Read More »

IBJ Article

Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

The January 2015 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal features a lead article written and published by yours truly, entitled “A New Weapon Against Elder Abuse: Presumptively Void Transfers to Caregivers.” CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THE ARTICLE The construct for the article began right here as a blog post on September 2,… Read More »


Happy Holidays and New Beginnings: Firm Announcement!

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

I hope you’re all having a joyous and memorable holiday season filled with friends and family and fun! The new year is right around the corner, and with that, big news here at our law office: As of January 1, 2015, Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch will be transitioned to Law Offices of… Read More »

Estate Planning

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 20-26

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Are you aware that this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW)? You are now. In 2008, the 110th Congress passed a resolution designating the third week of October as such. The resolution recognizes the importance of estate planning, encourages the distribution of estate planning information by professionals to all Americans and is… Read More »


My NBI Webcast Seminar Presentation: ‘Administering a Small Estate’

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

I recently recorded a seminar presentation for National Business Institute (NBI) on the topic of “Administering a Small Estate.” NBI is a continuing legal education (CLE) provider for professionals. The presentation aired on October 1, 2014 and is now available as an on-demand webcast from NBI. I co-presented the seminar along with attorney Kimberly… Read More »


Like Our Blog? Please Nominate for ABA Blawg 100

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Do you like our blog? If so, please consider nominating our blog for the annual ABA Blawg 100. “Friend-of-the-blog” nominations are due by 4 p.m. CST on August 8, 2014. The nomination form can be filled out at the following link: NOMINATE OUR BLOG HERE The ABA Journal has this to say about nominations:… Read More »

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How to Prepare for Meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

You’ve decided that you want to create your estate plan. It’s a wise choice, and committing to the process is the first step. You want an effective and comprehensive estate plan that accomplishes your goals, but you’re busy so you want the process to be efficient. The key is preparation. Consider taking the following… Read More »

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Short Answers to Long-Tail Google Search Questions

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Every once in awhile I check out our website’s Google Analytics page. It details things like how people find our website, what page they land on and where they are located. In the past, I would see almost all of the search queries. Over the last year though, Google changed its privacy settings such… Read More »


5 Things About Our Blog

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

We rolled out the welcome mat for this blog one year ago today (I thought about calling it blawg, but didn’t want to be punny). 41 posts later, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know some things about it. So here goes: 1. Yes, it’s me. Occasionally I check… Read More »


Illinois Attorney Kathleen Zellner Wins New Hearing for Wrongfully Convicted Missouri Man

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Today’s post does not involve trusts or estates, but instead highlights the tremendous work of a prominent local Illinois attorney, Kathleen Zellner.  Oak Brook-based Zellner represents Ryan Ferguson, a Missouri man who was convicted in 2005 for the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor, Kent Heitholt.  Zellner was admitted pro hac vice (for this… Read More »