Ian Holzhauer

Ian Holzhauer

Nagle Obarski PC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Illinois
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Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014. As a J.A.G., then-Captain Holzhauer served as trial or defense counsel in over thirty courts-martial. He also prepared hundreds of estate planning documents for deploying service members, military families, and retirees around the world. Ian served in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and received the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal, second oak leaf cluster. He served tours in Guam, the Caribbean, North Dakota, and Ohio, and performed duties in Hawaii, Japan, South Korea, and many Continental United States locations as well.

Ian joined the firm of Nagle Obarski PC in 2015. He assists clients with estate planning, trusts, and probate matters, as well as business law and commercial and residential real estate issues. He has a concentration in assisting educators and higher education administrators with their unique estate planning issues. Ian serves on the Next Generation Board of the DuPage Children’s Museum and is an active member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, the Naperville Jaycees, Naperville Responds for Veterans, and the Young Professionals of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce (YPN). He also maintains the estate planning blog tailoredestateplanning.com.

Ian is also a proud husband and father of four. His children are involved in Naperville Youth Soccer, swim team, and Little League, and attend District 203 schools.

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, graduated in top 4% of class
Activities: 75-hour pro bono pledge program, Legal Aid Society, Georgetown Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
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University of Florida
B.A. (2004) | History
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, National Merit Scholar, graduated Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Nagle Obarski PC
- Current
Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate Law, Trademark, and Real Estate Firm.
Law Office of Ian Holzhauer
Wills, trusts, estates, and probate boutique law practice.
Air Force JAG Corps
Served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and Area Defense Counsel, practicing extensively in litigation and estate planning for servicemembers and families. Served in North Dakota, Guam, Cuba, and Ohio.
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning for the International Family
DuPage County Bar Association Brief
Off the Beaten Path: From JAG to Solo to Small Firm
Four Under Forty Award
Naperville Chamber of Commerce
Ian Holzhauer was named as one of the Naperville Chamber's Four Under Forty award winners for 2017.
Top Paper (CALI Excellence for the Future Award)
Georgetown University Law Center
Awarded for Top Paper in 3L Seminar.
Order of the Coif
Georgetown University Law Center
Awarded for graduation in the top ten percent (10%) of his class at Georgetown.
Top Paper (CALI Excellence for the Future Award)
Georgetown University Law Center
Awarded for Top Paper in Decedent's Estates class.
Top Paper (CALI Excellence for the Future Award)
Georgetown University Law Center
Awarded Top Paper for Tax I Class.
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association  # 228026
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Activities: Member, Trusts and Estates Section
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DuPage County Bar Association
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Activities: Estate Planning and Probate Section
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Illinois State Bar  # 6293028
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
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United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning

    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills

  • Probate

    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests

  • Business Law

    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes

  • Real Estate Law

    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law

  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Attorney Profile - Ian Holzhauer, Nagle Obarski PC
Official Firm Blog - Tailored Estate Planning
Contact & Map
Nagle Obarski PC
222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Telephone: (630) 355-8100