Women in Law 2022

LINDSEY PAIGE MARKUS PRINCIPAL Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. A s a principal and leader of Chuhak & Tecson’s 24-attorney Trusts & Estates Group, Lindsey Paige Markus exemplifies a woman leader in law. In only 10 years, Lindsey rose from law clerk to the firm’s first woman practice group leader and first woman shareholder in Chuhak & Tecson’s then 30-year history. Licensed in Illinois, New York and Florida, Lindsey has a national practice where she works closely with business owners and families in advising on estate planning, business formation, planning their estates, minimizing gift and estate taxation and formulating succession plans to create a lasting legacy for their families and charitable organizations. The success of her practice is a credit to Lindsey’s early career in business, finance and clinically applied neuroscience and years of honing her legal skills to help clients find a sense of peace and security, while providing them with complex, innovative solutions. Lindsey is as natural mentor and educator, mentoring women and men attorneys throughout Chuhak & Tecson and creating collaborative teams in a positive environment. As a compassionate, empathetic, caring, responsive and accessible educator, she tackles diverse subjects such as complex 1202 planning for founders, assisted reproductive technology and cryptocurrency, through a multitude of publications, speaking engagements, television appearances. Lindsey’s book, A Gift for the Future was released on Amazon in spring 2022 and quickly became a #1 Best Seller in legal self-help and #1 new release in several categories. While the most challenging project Lindsey has undertaken, the process of writing the book was a true labor of love. A Gift for the Future is her way to give back—to those who have mentored her, to clients she has worked with and others she may work with in the future, and to those who want to educate themselves prior to making the all-important commitment to work with an estate planning professional. Russ Sullivan, who served on the Senate Finance Committee for 14 years as chief tax counsel and staff director, wrote a noteworthy forward for the book: “A Gift for the Future is an excellent, in-depth guide for estate planning with the current tax code…. Lindsey shows the reader how to get started and explains how to compassionately engage in some of these difficult conversations, all in a readable style. Death and taxes are inevitable for all of us, making this book a wonderful tool for everyone.” Passionate about philanthropy and giving back, Lindsey is a founding member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Women Helping Women program, sits on the Jewish United Fund’s Executive Board, Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Gift Planning Advisory Committee and co-chair’s American Technion Society’s Midwest Planned Giving Committee. Lindsey has been recognized in countless publications, including Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch by Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Crain’s Chicago Business as a 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law and Crain’s Notable Women in Law.




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