Rebecca concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, probate, wills, trusts and trust administration. She counsels clients on a variety of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration issues and has significant experience in drafting both basic and complex estate plans that include wills, revocable trusts (or "living trusts"), irrevocable life insurance trusts, living wills, advanced directives, powers of attorney for health care and powers of attorney for property.
In addition to preparing basic estate plans and counseling clients regarding a broad array of issues such as the importance of choosing an appropriate guardian for children and the role of life insurance in providing for one’s family, Rebecca also formulates and prepares complex estate plans for individual clients and families designed to transfer wealth to younger generations while minimizing estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income taxes. She advises clients on the estate planning implications of marriage and divorce and prepares pre-marital and post-marital agreements.
Rebecca advises clients in the administration of estates and trusts of all sizes and has extensive experience preparing federal and state estate tax returns and gift tax returns. She also has broad experience representing beneficiaries as well as individual and corporate fiduciaries (such as executors, administrators, trustees, guardians and agents under powers of attorney) in all phases of estate and trust administration.
Rebecca’s office is located in Champaign County in central Illinois but she represents both estate planning clients, as well as estate and trust administration clients throughout the State of Illinois and routinely probates estates throughout the state, including Coles County, Piatt County, DeWitt County, Douglas County, McLean County, Vermilion County, Peoria County, Iroquois County, St. Clair County and Henderson County.