Ian Brodsky

Where Others See Paperwork, I See Possibilities.

Ian Brodsky, Estate Planning Attorney

People frequently see estate planning as one of those things that they know they need to do – meeting with an estate planning attorney like myself is not necessarily something they look forward to doing initially. I understand that and it’s easy to see why. It feels all about paperwork because, unfortunately, it’s often treated that way. The problem? When you have that outlook, estate planning gets put off and not given a lot of priority.

In opening Windy City Legal, I decided to change that perspective.

That’s why I encourage all of my clients to look at estate planning as a real opportunity. You can adopt this as a component of your daily life and build a little bit on top of it all the time.

Consequently, my time horizon for what I’m looking to help clients do is quite different. Estate planning is not just about wills and trusts. It’s also not about creating a windfall for beneficiaries, because when you do that without any kind of preparation, it merely leads to a higher probability of them burning through assets.

As we work together to build and strengthen your legacy, we’ll work on developing a solid, self-sustaining structure for your children and perhaps their children too – also helping the next generation move forward through an intelligent, well-thought plan that preserves your goals. In the bigger picture and at its best, estate planning involves bringing your family closer together even in the face of the most challenging transitions in life.

Estate planning isn’t a one-time thing for me. Reaching a state of continuity for your family is a passion, even as every client situation is different. As your estate planning attorney, I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to show you what Estate Planning For Life means for you.