Guiding You Through Life’s Most Important Decisions and Challenges
I am here to help. My estate planning and elder law practice focuses on helping families and individuals plan for the future to safeguard their most important dreams, plans, health, well-being, and family relationships. From basic estate planning to special needs and long-term care planning, I assist families with navigating and planning for the known and the unknown. This can include setting up revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney for property, powers of attorney for health care, and maximizing government benefits including Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. My law practice also includes assisting families dealing with serious health emergencies, including mental health crisis (bi-polar episodes, suicide attempts, etc.), traumatic falls and injuries, dementia, and other serious illnesses.
As a solo practitioner with a boutique law practice, I provide my clients with personal attention and over twenty years of strong legal experience, which includes a sophisticated background in large firm corporate and real estate law practice, litigation, business, and tax planning. My goal is to provide the most comprehensive, creative, compassionate, and skilled legal representation possible to protect you and your loved ones now and in the future.
My clients include young and old, single, married, and families of all types, including non-traditional families and relationships. My clients come from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds, reflecting the very diverse Skokie and nearby communities, although they all seem to like my unusual name, Zisl (pronounced ZEESIL), which means “sweet” in Yiddish. There is no judgment here — only help and support to achieve your goals.
Serving Clients in the Skokie Area
My office is conveniently located in Skokie, Illinois (at the corner of Main St. and Crawford Ave.), and is wheelchair accessible. I typically serve residents who live in Skokie, Evanston, Rogers Park, Niles, Glenview, the Northside and Northern suburbs of Chicago and nearby areas, as well as out-of-state family members with elderly and disabled loved ones who live in these areas.
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I am proud to announce that I have the honor of being appointed to these Bar Association positions for 2020-2021. Elder Law and Long-Term Care, Co-Chair Trust and Estates Editor, ABA Media and Book Products Trusts and Estates Section,...
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