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The Retirement Lifestyle Show

Firm Partner Alfred S. Lee Discusses Estate Planning on Popular Retirement Lifestyle Podcast

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Our own Alfred S. Lee was recently featured on the popular podcast, The Retirement Lifestyle Show with Roshan, Adrian & Erik. This show discusses various changes in retirement, estate planning, long-term care planning, insurance planning, tax planning and more. Attorney Alfred Lee was interviewed as a guest for a recent episode entitled Retirement Lifestyle:… Read More »


What Are Common Types of Executor Misconduct

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

We entrust executors with the authority to administer our estates or those of our loved ones. That trust and authority come with a significant duty, a responsibility to respect the wishes of the deceased and legally honor the rights of the beneficiaries. Not all executors are created equally, and not all have the best… Read More »

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Types of Probate Estate Claims in Illinois

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Claims against an estate are not determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, different types of creditors have different levels of priority. The administrator of the estate is responsible for ensuring that each class gets paid out appropriately. Learn below about the different types of probate estate claims under Illinois law, and reach out… Read More »

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Circle The Wagons: Protecting Assets During A Financial Crisis

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

I have seen it over and over again. Mr. and Mrs. Jones comes to me saying that they need help. They have drawn down on their retirement accounts, and liquidated their kids accounts. They have credit card debt that they have now fallen behind on, and now they are seeking out an attorney’s help…. Read More »

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Avoiding The Imposition Of Personal Liability For Corporations

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Post Authored by Brian Bentrup The limited liability rule is firmly established in Illinois. It means that individuals are not personally liable for the debts of a corporation or a limited liability company (“LLC”). Piercing the corporate veil is a concept that applies to corporations and LLCs in Illinois. Specifically, it imposes personal liability… Read More »

Attorney Brian Bentrup Discusses Working From Home And Assisting Clients During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |
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How to Remove an Executor?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

An executor of an estate is a person appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person. The executor is responsible for faithfully executing the will and overseeing the probate process. The executor could be appointed by the person who made the will, or by the court if there was no prior appointment. Not… Read More »

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Can Religious Organizations Discriminate?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Religious organizations often define themselves on what they believe as much as on what the organization does. The law gives religious nonprofits leeway in their operations to promote the good that such organizations serve. There are, however, limits. All types of organizations are subject to federal and state laws regarding discrimination in the workplace…. Read More »


The SECURE Act – Eliminating the Stretch IRA and Creating Unique Rules for Younger Participants

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Post Authored by Brian Bentrup The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) was signed into law on December 20, 2019, by President Donald Trump. It significantly and fundamentally alters retirement in the United States. The purpose of the SECURE Act is to increase access to tax-advantaged accounts,… Read More »


Firm Partner Joseph P. Selbka Scores a Win in the Illinois Appellate Court, as Reported in the Chicago Law Bulletin

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Firm partner and attorney Joseph P. Selbka has a case that was recently published in the Chicago Law Bulletin. The case is Bosch v.  Northshore University Health System, and it was decided on December 11th in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Third Division. The case involved a student in the University’s nurse… Read More »

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