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Michael Otte

Michael Otte

Attorney at Otte & Czajkowska
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Illinois
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Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Professional Experience
After earning his BA in Economics at the University of Iowa, Michael spent one year in Austin, TX as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and later earned a teaching certificate and taught history in Austin for two years. Upon his arrival In Chicago and prior to earning his J.D in 2009, Michael worked for Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago in the city of Chicago, where he taught classes on mortgages, credit, and lending and worked under contract with AARP to counsel seniors on elder financial matters, with a specific emphasis on reverse mortgage counseling.

Michael received his B.A. in Economics at the University of Iowa, spending one year in their overseas program at Goethe Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany. He received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, serving as associate editor on the Consumer Law Review.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe Universitat - Germany
International Business Certificate (1997) | International Business
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University of Iowa
B.A. (1997)
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Professional Experience
Otte & Czajkowska
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Law Offices of Chester M. Przybylo and Assoc.
Associate Attorney
Delaney Law Offices, Ltd.
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Scholar
The Joseph W. Bernstein Fund
Professional Associations
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area - Elder Law Committee
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Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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State Bar of Illinois
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust administration
  • Contested and Litigated Estates and Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianship
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Otte & Czajkowska - Estate Planning & Elder Law
Contact & Map
Otte & Czajkowska, LLC - Estate Planning and Elder Law
6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Hickory Hills Office - By Appointment Only
7667 W. 95th St.
Suite 203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Otte & Czajkowska, LLC - Roselle Rd. location - By Appointment Only
1901 N. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Telephone: (773) 631-7100