Joseph A. Zarlengo

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Lawrence Kamin, LLC
Joseph A. Zarlengo
Lawrence Kamin, LLC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1985

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009

Lawrence Kamin, LLC

300 South Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


An esteemed and well-respected attorney with over three and a half decades of experience, Joseph A. Zarlengo is a partner at the firm Lawrence Kamin, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Serving people across Chicago and the state, he provides his aid to anyone from an individual to a conglomerate in matters involving:

  • Tax planning
  • Asset protection
  • Trusts and trust funding
  • Charitable planning
  • Succession planning
  • Fiduciary representation

Mr. Zarlengo is regularly seen advising and assisting businesses on their estate tax planning matters and ensures that their wealth is well-protected, preserved and passed on to the strategic buyers and younger generations in the smoothest way. He represents clients facing tax controversies before the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service. 

A well-sought-after attorney, Mr. Zarlengo offers his trust and estate planning services to a wide range of clientele, ranging from doctors to lawyers to advisers. He promptly assists them in tax planning and establishing family foundations and other charitable entities. He sits down with his clients and strategizes an efficient solution for them.

Knowledgeable and amicable, Mr. Zarlengo’s previous clients found themselves extremely at ease when they were represented by him. He is a compassionate attorney, who makes it his highest priority to make his clients feel at home first and involve and consult with them in all the decisions in the case. He is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. 

After earning his bachelor’s degree from The California State University in 1982, Mr. Zarlengo pursued law studies at University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in  1985 and later obtained his Master of Law degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law. 

Mr. Zarlengo constantly makes an effort to involve himself in his community and has been a board member of Treatment Alternatives for a Safe Community (TASC Inc.) since 2020. He is currently affiliated with several organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Illinois State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Consumer

Focus areas

Tax Law, Trusts

  • 50% Business/Corporate
  • 40% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Tax: Consumer

First Admitted: 1985, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • New York University School of Law, L.L.M. in Taxation, 1986
  • California State University, B.A., 1982
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • South Suburban Estate Planning Council, 1992-Present
  • Treatment Alternatives for Sale Communities (TASC), Presently – Donor Cultivation Committee
  • Knights of Columbus Council, No. 9770, Grand Knight
  • Knights of Columbus Council, No. 9770, Presently – Co-Chair of Annual Fund Raising for Special Needs Citizens
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Member, 1992-Present
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council, 2015-Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court

Office location for Joseph A. Zarlengo

300 South Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-372-1947


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009

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