Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in North Barrington, IL

Kelleher + Holland, LLC
 | 102 S Wynstone Park Drive, North Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-868-3110
Fax: 847-382-9135
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%),
  • Tax: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr., is a founding member of Kelleher + Holland, LLC, law firm in North Barrington, Illinois. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 25 years of total legal experience, Mr. Kelleher provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Estate planning, wills and trusts

    ·       Asset protection

    ·       Tax law

    ·       Business law

    Along with being an attorney, Mr. Kelleher is also a certified public accountant, and he has invaluable knowledge and insight into state and federal tax laws that helps him mitigate his clients' tax liabilities in order to help them preserve the bulk of their wealth. He has gained a reputation for his uncommon problem-solving abilities as well as his unwavering dedication to helping his clients achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Kelleher has earned a Leading Lawyer designation as well as many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo and the site's Clients' Choice Award for 2014, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1990 graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Mr. Kelleher attended the John Marshall Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor and his Master of Law in taxation, with honors, in 1995. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Illinois, Florida, Arizona and Wyoming as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and all state and federal courts in Illinois.

    Mr. Kelleher is the director of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, and he is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and the Lake County Bar Association, among his many other professional affiliations. He also volunteers with various civic, charitable and faith-based organizations in his area, and he has created numerous podcasts and webinars on a variety of topics related to tax and estate planning.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
    • 10%Tax: Business
    Focus Areas

    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, Tax Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Andrew Kelleher, Jr.

    Admitted: 1995, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Worldwide Who’s Who, Member
    • Leading Lawyers have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in the areas of practice noted. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Leading Lawyer, Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2020
    • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2019, 2020
    • Attorneys earn the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award by receiving at least 15 4-star reviews on Avvo during the previous year, Avvo Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chicago Business Connectors, Member
    • Northern Illinois Curated Connections, Member
    • Lake County Bar Association, Member
    • Association for Corporate Growth, Member
    • Illinois Farm Bureau, Member
    • Wealth Counsel, Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
    • ProVisors West Loop 1, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • Midwest Business Broker & Intermediaries (“MBBI”), Director
    • Supreme Court of Arizona
    • Wyoming Bar Admission, 2018
    • Supreme Court of Florida
    • Supreme Court of Illinois
    • Arizona Bar Admission, 2016
    • Florida Bar Admission, 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Club at Wynstone, Member
    • Lake Zurich Golf Club, Member
    • Illinois Farm Bureau, Member, 2019
    • Barrington Area Community Foundation, Directors' Advisory Council, 2017
    • St. Anne's Finance Committee, Member
    • Chicago Celtic Legal Society, Member, 2018
    • Saint Viator Business Forum, President and Founding Member, 2016
    • St. Anne's Guys Group, Founding Member
    • Association for Corporate Growth Chicago, Member, 2018
    • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Director, 2017
    • Past President, St. Vincent De Paul Society, St. Francis De Sales Parish Chapter
    • St. Viator Youth Jobs Initiative, Member, 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The current favorable environment (i.e., high estate tax exemptions, historically low interest rates, step-up in basis rules, lower capital gains rates and availability of valuation discounting, etc.) as well as the Biden administration's tax reform proposals have created a potentially fleeting “window of opportunity" for estate and tax planning. What are the possibilities and pitfalls? How long will this window remain open? Who can benefit? What can be done now? Learn how to take advantage of the current favorable planning environment and protect your wealth from higher taxes. , Featured Speaker, 2021 Estate + Tax Planning Opportunities, Business, Estate Planning, Tax, 2021
    • The current and favorable environment (i.e., high estate tax exemptions, historically low interest rates, step-up in basis rules, lower capital gains rates and availability of valuation discounting, etc.) and the expectation of higher “blue wave” taxes create a potentially fleeting “planning window" for estate and tax planning. What are the tax planning opportunities and pitfalls? How long will this planning opportunity window remain open? Who can benefit? What can be done now? This free webinar discussed how to take advantage of the current favorable planning environment and protect your wealth from higher taxes., Featured Speaker, "Blue Wave Tax + Estate Planning Opportunities", 2021
    • Act now and take control of your estate plan, no matter what age you are., Co-Author, Preparation is Key at Any Age for Peace of Mind, Quintessential Barrington Magazine, 2021
    • We're in a new year and with the new year, we set resolutions. Some of these might be to carry out estate planning that has been long put off. The "Blue Wave" has created the reality of an imminent income and estate tax overhaul. , Guest Speaker, Timeliness of Estate Planning in 2021: Blue Wave Tax Planning Opportunities, Porte Brown Webinar, 2021
    • The results of the 2020 election may have significant implications on tax legislation. Additionally, low interest rates, decreased business valuations, high estate tax exemptions and the current pandemic situation create a 'perfect storm' of unique opportunities for estate planning. This webinar provided attendees steps they may want to consider in 2020 in order to plan for potential future legislation, Featured Speaker, Webinar: 2020 Election: How It May Impact Your Estate + Income Tax Planning, Business, Estate Planning, Tax, 2020
    • Webinar held in conjunction with Porte Brown, LLC discussing market volatility combined with record-low interest rates and how that has created some unique estate-planning opportunities to consider as a potential way to protect wealth and preserve funds asset appreciation for beneficiaries. , Guest Speaker, Porte Brown Webinar: “Timeliness of Estate Planning in Today’s World” , 2020
    • Benjamin Franklin said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Assembling a thorough estate plan is no exception. By taking advantage of the current market, there is an opportunity to save significant tax dollars and maximize legacy wealth. This free informative discussion addressed: Why estate planning is important and who needs it, key estate planning approaches to implement now and why these strategies are more impactful than ever. , Featured Speaker, Webinar: Estate Planning Opportunities - Take Advantage of the Present to Improve Your Future, Estate Planning, 2020
    • Presented to the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce regarding the legal aspects of the PPP Loan Forgiveness., Featured Speaker, Webinar: “Paycheck Protection Program & Mortgage Forbearance” , Business Owners, 2020
    • Part of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago's Housing Huddle Series, this webinar discussed legal aspects of the PPP Loan Forgiveness guidelines., Guest Speaker, Webinar: Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and the Building Industry, Banking, Construction, Homebuilders, Lending, Realtors, 2020
    • Participated as a guest speaker in Porte Brown's webinar series, addressing the many open questions on the PPP Loan Program and shedding some light on the legal details that surround the Paycheck Protection Program., Speaker, Webinar: “Paycheck Protection Program: Addressing Loan Forgiveness Questions”, 2020
    • A discussion on how to keep deals moving in times of crisis.  Speakers shared their strategies and stories from over 20 years' each experience in M&A deal-making. , Featured Speaker, Stress Testing Deals in Good Times, Bad Times and Now, Business, 2020
    • Webinar discussion regarding business interruption insurance, alternative pandemic coverage options, and what proactive measures you can take immediately., Featured Speaker, Webinar: Recovering COVID-19 Business Expenses & Lost Profits, Business, 2020
    • Employment laws are constantly changing, and with the current coronavirus pandemic, it is essential for businesses to stay up-to-date and compliant with new regulations. This webinar discussed the 2020 employment law changes, how to address COVID-19 employment issues and how best to handle a business interruption insurance claim., Webinar: Employment Law Updates to Protect You During the Pandemic and Beyond, Business, Employment, 2020
    • This webinar was for members of the Lake County Bar Association regarding PPP Loans., Featured Speaker, Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program Update, Business, Legal, 2020
    • Podcast discussing common legal and estate issues when selling a business, getting people comfortable with a buy/sell agreement, and life insurance as asset protection, Guest, M&A Unplugged Podcast, Episode #26: Preparing to Sell Your Business, M&A Unplugged, Business, Legal, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2020
    • Presentation to Wells Fargo regarding Illinois Residency & Related Planning and the 2017 Tax Act., Speaker, Changing Residency & Recent Tax Act Developments, Banking, 2018
    • These meetings take place at the beginning of the year for several days; colleagues from surrounding states gather to learn, network and celebrate success. Includes professional outside speakers, NM home office leaders and successful advisors who all share insights to help further success., Speaker, Northwestern Mutual Regional Conference, Northwestern Mutual, 2019
    • Business owners are experts in operating businesses but not necessarily in preparing businesses for sale. This article contains tips on how to plan to sell your business. , Author, Thinking of selling your business? Now may be a good time, Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2018


    • Kelleher & Buckley, LLC - Andrew Kelleher, Jr. Interview, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, LL.M (Taxation with Honors), 1995
    • DePaul University,  B.S. in Accountancy, 1990
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    102 S Wynstone Park Drive
    North Barrington, IL 60010

    Phone: 847-868-3110

    Fax: 847-382-9135

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