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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.

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She worked through the seemingly endless legal process until we received a positive outcome

Zisl helped my parents tremendously. With knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and compassion, she helped our family through a difficult time. She worked through the seemingly endless legal process until we received a positive outcome. I highly recommend her services.


She clearly cares about the best outcome for her clients

Zisl was a great resource through a trying time for my family. She clearly cares about the best outcome for her clients and prospects and provided excellent service from beginning to end. Thanks.


Zisl is extremely knowledgeable in eldercare law

Zisl is extremely knowledgeable in eldercare law. She is compassionate and caring, looks out for her client’s best interests. She was able to explain all the options available, thus advising me on the best plan for my situation. I would definitely recommend Edelson Law, LLC.


Zisl was an amazingly helpful resource

Zisl was an amazingly helpful resource during a stressful time of transition for my parent. She is a consummate legal professional with a caring and thoughtful attitude. Highly recommend her!


Her kindness toward my family will forever be appreciated

Zisl assisted me with my elderly mother’s estate as well as medical help and ultimate home placement for my disabled brother. I relied heavily on her extensive knowledge in areas of estate law and programs for the disabled. She was always available, even on a weekend, to answer questions. Her kindness toward my family will forever be appreciated. I would highly recommend Zisl for any of your estate planning needs.


Zisl was very caring and made sure my mom understood everything

Zisl worked on a couple of legal documents for my mom. The feedback from my mom was that Zisl was very caring, made sure my mom understood everything, paid careful attention to my mom’s needs, and provided very personalized care. My mom described the overall experience of working with Zisl as excellent. She came away extremely, extremely pleased.


Zisl was not only an excellent lawyer, but a caring person

I highly recommend attorney Zisl Edelson for elder law, estate planning, and special needs. We called her from out of town to help when our disabled brother was about to receive an inheritance. She set up a special needs trust for him, so he could stay on Medicaid. Zisl’s fees were reasonable, and she was very responsive and knowledgeable. Zisl was not only an excellent lawyer, but a caring person.

Working with her was such a pleasure

Zisl Edelson did my most recent Estate Planning/Will. Working with her was such a pleasure — she is so professional in every area. She even “gently” suggested rewording some of the verbiage to be absolutely certain that my children would ALL feel loved after I leave this world. What a sensitive caring lady! I really appreciate everything she did for me. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.

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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To find out how we can help you with estate planning, elder law or special needs planning, please call 847-410-9131 or contact us online.

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American Bar Association Appointment

American Bar Association Appointment

I am pleased to announce that effective September 2021, I have been appointed by the American Bar Association to serve as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Elder Law and Long-Term Care Section of the Real Property Trust and Estates division,...

Revised Visitation Guidelines for Nursing Homes

Revised Visitation Guidelines for Nursing Homes

Fantastic news for nursing home residents! The federal government has issued guidelines requiring nursing homes to allow reasonable indoor visitation for seniors and disabled residents, regardless of vaccination status. This applies to all nursing...

Bar Association Announcement

Bar Association Announcement

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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