Margot Gordon

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Monahan Law Group, LLC
Margot Gordon
Monahan Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1989

Education: The University of Chicago Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008

Monahan Law Group, LLC

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603 Visit website


Seasoned and highly qualified attorney Margot Gordon serves as an of counsel at Monahan Law Group, LLC, located in Chicago, Illinois. On behalf of corporate and individual trustees, trust beneficiaries, guardians and agents, she proficiently handles cases involving matters such as: 

·       Estate and tax planning

·       Estate and trust administration

·       Asset protection

·       Business succession planning

·       Charitable planning

·       Special needs planning

Drawing on her extensive knowledge of the law and understanding of the latest trends in the industry, Ms. Gordon is able to develop tailored solutions that take into account the individual needs of her clients. She takes a comprehensive and integrated approach in providing her clients with advice and counsel from a range of perspectives in order for them to make informed decisions sets her apart.

Ms. Gordon earned her bachelor’s degree in communications with provost honors from the University of California, San Diego, in 1985. She possesses an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in addition to her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Her previous experience includes providing estate planning and transfer tax reduction advice to clients at a boutique estate planning firm.

Authorized to practice in the state of Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States, Ms. Gordon is a significantly involved member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Legacy Partners Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation. In addition to other honors during her career, she was named among the Top Lawyers in Illinois by The Legal Network in 2014.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning

  • 100% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1989, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • Top Lawyers in Illinois, 2014, The Legal Network
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2005-2008, 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Planning for Exempt Assets, Chapter 7, Asset Protection Planning, IICLE, 2018
  • Co-Author, Medicaid Planning for the Disabled: The Use of OBRA '93 Pay Back Trusts, Illinois Bar Journal, 1998
  • Author, The Role of Corporate Fiduciaries in Estate Planning for Disabled Adults, CBA Record, January, 2007
  • Author, Minimizing Taxes in Illinois Minor Guardianship Estates, CBA Record, January, 2007
  • Author, Custodial Claims: Compensation for Family Caregivers, Illinois Bar Journal, May, 2010
  • Author, Should Your Client Consider a Change of Residency to Avoid State Estate Taxes?, Trusts & Estates, ISBA Newsletter, February, 2012
  • Author, Estate Planning in Illinois Guardianships, IICLE, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois
  • Legacy Partners Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
Educational Background:
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, Certificate in Estate Planning from LLM Program in Tax
  • University of California, San Diego, California, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Provost Honors, Major: Communications

Office location for Margot Gordon

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-419-0252


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008

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