Rathje Woodward is pleased to announce that attorney Karen R. Mills has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2021. Karen joins this elite group of only 2.5% of Illinois attorneys selected for this distinction each year.
Karen came to the practice of law with over 18 years’ experience in trusts, estates, guardianships and wealth management at JPMorgan Chase and BMO Harris Private Bank where she was known for building enduring client relationships through truly listening and understanding her clients’ needs. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, guardianships, probate and trusts, including contested matters. Her experience covers a wide range of family dynamics, advising clients regarding taxes, business interests, asset protection and long term care planning.
Karen also actively participates in public service and pro bono work. For over two decades, Karen has been an active member of the DuPage Adult Protective Services and Abuse and Neglect Program Multidisciplinary Team. She is the past Chair for Continuing Legal Education for the DuPage County Bar Association, past Chair for the DCBA’s Estate Planning & Probate Section and is on the Board of Directors. Karen is an accomplished public speaker and is a member of the faculty for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Karen serves on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, is an Executive Committee Member and is Co-Chair of the Philanthropic Advisory Council for NWM Central DuPage and Delnor Hospitals.
Rathje Woodward advises clients on a broad range of Trust and Estate issues, including probate litigation, trust and estate administration, estate planning including advice on income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. If you have questions about how Illinois rules may impact your estate, call Karen R. Mills at 630-668-8500.
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