Adam M. Ansari

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clark Hill PLC
 | 130 E Randolph St, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-985-5900
Fax: 312-985-5999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Adam M. Ansari advises on federal income, estate, and gift tax planning matters. Adam develops and implements strategies, structures, and plans for businesses and families to maximize tax savings, and educates clients on changes to state residency, changes to the Internal Revenue Code, and best practices to avoid tax controversies and examinations.

    An experienced tax court advocate, Adam assists client accountants and attorneys on a wide range of tax and compliance-related issues to favorably resolve tax controversies and audits at both the state and federal levels.

    In his estate planning practice, Adam assists families on the design and implementation of comprehensive estate plans, including the preparation of powers of attorney, wills, revocable trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, grantor trusts and intentionally defective grantor trusts, GST tax exempt trusts, charitable trusts, asset protection trusts and special needs trusts, as well as gift agreements, private foundations, and family limited partnerships. In addition, Adam assists with the formation of business entities and the negotiation and drafting of operating agreements, compensation agreements, separation agreements, lending agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. 

    Adept at working alongside family law attorneys, Adam often provides guidance for the protection or separation of unique and hard-to-value assets.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Tax: Business
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Tax Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

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    About Adam Ansari

    Admitted: 2013, Illinois

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Wealth Transfer and Legacy Planning, Northwestern School of Law, 2018
    • U.S. Tax Court, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2015
    • Illinois State Bar, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Young Leader, ACTEC, 2018
    • Fellow, American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Section, 2017
    • Chair, American Bar Association, YLD Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Group, 2017

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    Representative Clients:

    • Provided pro bono representation to Roberto Beristain, including live-television advocacy on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and Headline News with Erica Hill, and print interviews with the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, NPR, and CNN., 2017

    Educational Background:

    • LL.M. in Tax, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Wealth Transfer and Legacy Planning Certificate, 2018
    • M.B.A., Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, 2015
    • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2013
    • B.A., Boston University, School of Arts and Science, International Relations Major, 2008

    Industry Groups

    • Accounting
    • Tax
    • Wealth Management
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    Office Location for Adam M. Ansari

    130 E Randolph St
    Suite 3900
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-985-5900

    Fax: 312-985-5999

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2021

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