• Posted on December 10, 2020

    Education

    • DePaul College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Illinois, B.A.

    Admissions, Associations & Memberships

    • Illinois

    Memberships

    • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association Member

    Anastasia Xinos is a Director in the Life and Legacy Planning Group, concentrating her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate, guardianship and real estate, both residential and commercial. Anastasia’s experience includes helping individuals and families plan to transfer wealth, including wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts and other estate planning tools, as well as helping families after their loved ones pass.

    A graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, Anastasia received her Juris Doctor in May 2006. During her law school career, Anastasia co-founded and was president of the Hellenic Law Society from 2004-2005 and vice president 2005-2006. She also received the honors of being on the Dean’s list and awards for the highest marks in two of her classes. Anastasia received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Political Science, and a minor in German, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Anastasia is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association. She has mentored several younger attorneys through the DuPage County Bar Association Mentor/Mentee program and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with new attorneys.

    Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Anastasia worked at Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona in Naperville and Chicago, and the Law Offices of Rogers and Associates, LLC, in Naperville.

    Anastasia speaks Greek fluently, as it is her first language, and is also proficient in spoken German. She lives in Woodridge, with her husband, and enjoys spending her free time with her family and reading.


  • Posted on December 10, 2020

    Education

    • Northern Illinois University, Juris Doctor (Law Degree) – – magna cum laude
    • Knox College, English Literature (BA) – – cum laude

    Associations & Memberships

    • Aurora Downtown Board, Board Member & Committee Chair
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, UnProgram Planning Committee
    • Illinois Continuity of Care Association
    • DuPage County Bar Association

    Awards

    • 2016, 2017 and 2018 Emerging Lawyer – Leading Lawyers
    • 2010 and 2011 Illinois Rising Star – Super Lawyers
    • AVVO Rated – Top Attorney

    Accreditations

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    Gina has 15 years of experience focusing on assisting families who are facing current or future long term care issues and developing a plan to access care and protect assets. Additionally, Gina works with all types of individuals to discuss and develop detailed and customized estate plans, including Special Needs Trusts for disabled children and adults.

    Gina serves as an Executive Board Member and committee chair of Aurora Downtown where she works on beautifying the downtown area, organizing special events and attracting and supporting businesses in the downtown.

    Prior to coming to Huck Bouma PC, Gina worked as an attorney at Law ElderLaw LLP.

    Gina enjoys travel, biking and art and is active in her local artist community. Gina lives in Aurora with her husband Shaun Callahan whom she met in law school.

    Gina is happy to serve as an elder law attorney at Huck Bouma PC, and gives everyone a warm welcome and a cheery smile.

    Publications:

    • “Watch Your Mailbox: Your Health Insurance May be Terminated: A Guide to the New Managed Care Program for Illinois Healthcare Participants,” Published in the Kane County Bar Association Bar Briefs (2014) and the Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Newsletter (2014)
    • “Personal Care Contracts: A Necessary Evil for Illinois Families,” DuPage County Bar Briefs (2013)
    • ”The Top 6 Things You and Your Family Need to Know About Elder Law”, blog appearing in Common Financial Sense, Cross Point Wealth. September 25, 2019.
    • “Bring Big Changes to the Veterans Benefits Process”, article appearing in Seniors BlueBook Fall-Winter 2020 issue (p.39).

         


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1999
    • University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, M.A. in Comparative Literature, 1996
    • Northern Illinois University, B.A. in English and Philosophy, 1993

    Associations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Kane County Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Elder Counsel

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    Jennifer A. Johnson is a senior Director with the Firm, concentrating her practice in estate planning, special needs planning, business succession planning, guardianship, estate administration and elder law. She represents individuals and families at all income levels.

    Jennifer’s practice involves designing and implementing a custom estate plan for each client. Designing the right plan means choosing the right estate planning tools. Jennifer frequently utilizes irrevocable insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, shareholder agreements, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts, and revocable and irrevocable trusts utilizing generation skipping transfer tax planning. Additionally, Jennifer handles all aspects of guardianship, probate, estate and trust administration, including funding and liquidity issues, estate and gift tax return preparation and succession planning for beneficiaries.

    After graduating from law school, Jennifer joined the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office of Quarles & Brady, LLP, where she practiced multi-generational estate and closely held business planning. In 2003, Jennifer became a partner with The Kingsbury Firm, LLC, a boutique estate planning firm serving high net worth families. Looking to give back to the community, Jennifer joined Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. in 2010 as a staff attorney. Prairie State is a non-profit legal services firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors. At Prairie State, Jennifer worked primarily with seniors and those with disabilities, representing many clients in administrative hearings with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Social Security Administration.

    Returning to the for-profit sector in 2012, Jennifer joined American Bank and Trust Company, N.A. as a vice president and trust officer. In this role, Jennifer worked with many special needs trusts, as well as traditional trusts for individuals of all income levels.

    Jennifer frequently speaks on the topics of special needs planning, estate planning, elder law and Section 529 college savings plans, including presentations at the Kane County Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Annual Wisconsin State Bar Tax School, the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Annual Tax Conference, the Financial Planners Association’s Financial Planning Symposium, and the Association of Women Lawyer’s Luncheon Seminar Series.

    Jennifer lives in South Elgin with her family. She spends her free time hiking, kayaking and enjoying time with loved ones.

    In October, 2017, Jennifer presented an interactive workshop at the WealthCounsel Symposium 2017, in Hollywood, California, leading a discussion on the topic “Decanting and Friends – Modifying Irrevocable Trusts”. The presentation covered various techniques for modifying irrevocable trusts, with particular emphasis on Decanting and Trust Protector. State law differences were also be discussed, with special emphasis on taxation and asset protection. “Navigating the Transition to Estate Planning”.

     


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Lake Forest College
    • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

    Associations & Memberships

    • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    Robert L. Renfro, a Director with the Firm, concentrates his practice in both the commercial and residential real estate market. As Chair of the Huck Bouma Real Estate Practice Group, he has extensive experience in purchase and sale transactions as well as office, retail and industrial leasing.
    Rob has represented clients in a wide variety of real estate matters, whether it involves assisting a client in securing a “mom and pop” retail lease in downtown Glen Ellyn or negotiating office lease in the Willis Tower. Rob has also advised condominium boards in association matters and has assisted property owners in matters of finance and title.

    Along with his real estate practice, Rob handles much of the firm’s guardianship matters and advises staff on probate issues. He routinely appears in court to represent executors and administrators of probate estates and is often called upon to represent local medical facilities to secure guardians for indigent patients.

    Rob is a graduate of Lake Forest College, having transferred there following his freshman year at Iowa State University. He received his law degree at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

    Rob has served as a Village of Glen Ellyn Trustee, President of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Glen Ellyn Architectural Review Commission. Rob is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage. He and his wife Viki, and daughter Rachel, continue to reside in Glen Ellyn.