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Michael Otte

Michael Otte

Attorney at Otte & Czajkowska
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Illinois
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Summary

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.

Education
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.

Education
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
Attorney
Otte & Czajkowska
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Law Offices of Chester M. Przybylo and Assoc.
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Associate Attorney
Delaney Law Offices, Ltd.
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Awards
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Scholar
The Joseph W. Bernstein Fund
Professional Associations
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area - Elder Law Committee
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
Current
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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Current
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State Bar of Illinois
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust administration
  • Contested and Litigated Estates and Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianship
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
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
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Hickory Hills Office - By Appointment Only
7667 W. 95th St.
Suite 203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Otte & Czajkowska, LLC - Roselle Rd. location - By Appointment Only
1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Schaumburg Office - By Appointment Only
10 N. Martingale Rd.
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100