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What’s New at Huck Bouma

Welcome, Kirsten Casas!

March 15th, 2019|

Huck Bouma is pleased to announce that Kirsten A. Casas has joined the Firm as an associate attorney in its litigation practice group.  Kirsten represents businesses and individuals on a variety of civil litigation matters including commercial disputes and contested estates and guardianships.  She has experience arguing dispositive motions, as well as trying cases to a jury verdict and before the bench.

Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Kirsten was the Senior Staff Attorney for 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois between 2009 and 2011.  After entering private practice, she practiced in the areas of civil litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, municipal litigation, land-lord tenant, and contested guardianships.

Kirsten received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Before becoming a lawyer, she taught in Austria through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program.

Since growing up in a military family, she is happy to have planted roots in Batavia, where she lives with her husband.

Huck Bouma welcomes Eric Malnar

March 4th, 2019|

Huck Bouma is proud to announce that Eric J. Malnar has joined the Firm as a Director in its Litigation Practice area.

Eric is an experienced litigator licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin. He focuses his practice principally on commercial litigation including foreclosures, workouts and debt restructurings, real estate, and employment practices claims.

Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Eric was a partner at a well-established Chicago law firm. Aside from his focus on commercial litigation he has represented manufacturers, real estate developers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and entrepreneurs in a broad range of matters including breach of contract, complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, franchise litigation, real estate litigation and title insurance disputes, regulatory litigation, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, trademark and copyright, consumer fraud, securities litigation, legal malpractice, class action, and trade secrets litigation.

Again, welcome!

2019 Advocacy Breakfast Collaborative

February 8th, 2019|

Congratulations to Huck Bouma paralegal, Bonnie Schraedel,  the emcee of of the 2019 Advocacy Breakfast Collaborative.

This breakfast event was sponsored by Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois.  Bonnie sits on the Advisory Council of this Agency.

The purpose of this session was to provide older adults, persons with disabilities and their advocates an opportunity to learn about essential long-term services and supports and discuss how their federal and state legislators will protect and support these services.

The event was a ‘full house’ hosting over 100 people, including various state representatives, senators, and other elected officials.

Again, Congratulations!

Fun times in Aurora downtown this year, in community

January 3rd, 2019|

Huck Bouma attorney Gina Salamone is a volunteer at-large board member for Aurora Downtown. As chair of the Streetscape Committee, Gina worked to get the star and tree on the Leland Tower restrung this year.  Not only did she work diligently to find the right contractor, but she housed thousands of lights in her home because she wanted to make sure they made it to the Leland Tower in time for the holidays.

Gina’s holiday spirit didn’t stop there, however. She is in charge of ordering costumes for the Winter Lights parade, run by city government of Aurora Special Events in partnership with Aurora Downtown. This year, she was one of Santa’s elves, and she added some friendly reindeer and a large Bumble to the parade.

The large gold and red lighted present box on the southeast corner of New York and River Streets is thanks to Gina and the Streetscape Committee.

Originally appearing in the December 27, 2018 publication of  The Voice. 


Welcome Bruno Tabis, Jr.

December 17th, 2018|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that  Bruno W. Tabis, Jr. has joined the Firm in the Business Services and Estate Planning Practice Groups.  Huck Bouma welcomes Bruno, and acknowledges the strength that he brings to the Firm.  Welcome, Bruno!

TaxNotes Publication

October 9th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that attorney Emma Sadikovich’s  article entitled “Avoiding Misclassification of Dual-Status Workers Under IRS Rules” was recently published in the October 1, 2018 issue of Tax Notes.  TaxNotes is a weekly journal of  news, articles, commentary and analysis  published by Tax Analysts, a nonprofit tax publisher.  Congratulations, Emma!


VA Aid and Attendance Workshop

June 15th, 2018|

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Huck Bouma attorney  Gina Salamone conducted a VA Aid and Attendance Workshop at Senior Star, Weber Place, in Romeoville IL.  Gina discussed — among other things — how to qualify, monthly tax-free benefits, widow’s pension, and matters of estate planning . Read more

Welcome Krista A. Smith

June 4th, 2018|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that attorney Krista A. Smith has joined the Firm as a member of its Business Services Practice Group. Welcome,  Krista!

Mega Seminar

May 5th, 2018|

Huck Bouma attorneys Jennifer Johnson and Gina Salamone spoke at the Mega Seminar, sponsored by Pankau Law, held at the Bloomingdale Golf Club on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The Illinois CPA Society

April 19th, 2018|

The Illinois CPA Society, in recognizing outstanding leaders within the CPA community, presented to Huck Bouma shareholder, Aaron Ruswick, JD, LLM a 2018 Distinguished Service Award for his work with its Fox Valley Chapter.  Congratulations, Aaron!

Planned Giving

March 30th, 2018|

At the February, 2018 special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL, Huck Bouma shareholder Brett Dale recently spoke on the topic of Planned Giving – presenting giving options and discussing changes in tax considerations for donors.

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center provides instruction, exploration and appreciation of traditional and contemporary fine arts and crafts in an inspirational, natural setting.

Recent Updates in Estate and Income Tax Planning Webinar

February 13th, 2018|

On both Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, Huck Bouma PC will be hosting part Two of Our Three-Part Webinar Series, entitled Recent Updates in Estate and Income Tax Planning”.  This webinar, presented by Firm Shareholders, Brett Dale and Aaron Ruswick, will cover topics of recent interest, including (but not limited to):
Developments in the New Federal Tax Act, How You Can Benefit from the New Estate and Gift Tax Exemption before it expires,How to Use the New 199A Deductions.  

You may register for this Webinar by clicking on the Register Now button within the Webinar invitation, or by clicking here to be directed to the GoToWebinar registration page.

Harassment Issues Require Serious Approach

January 8th, 2018|

Employment Law attorney Brian LaFratta was recently interviewed by Jim Kendall of Kendall Communications on issues of workplace harassment.  The resulting article, entitled “Harassment Issues Require Serious Approach”, was published in the Daily Herald on January 8.  You can read Jim’s article at https://huckbouma.com/article/harassment-issues-require-serious-approach/ , or in the Daily Herald, at https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180108/harassment-issues-require-serious-approach.

Jim writes a weekly column for the Daily Herald on a range of small business issues.

Carl E. Fasig has joined the Firm

January 8th, 2018|

​Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that attorney Carl E. Fasig has joined the Firm as a member of its Business Services Practice Group. Welcome, Carl!

Stephen A. Frost has joined the Firm

December 29th, 2017|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that  Stephen A. Frost has joined the Firm as a Senior Counsel in the  Business Services and Estate Planning Practice Groups. Welcome, Steve!

Jenna N. Wadulak will be joining the Firm

November 6th, 2017|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, November 6, 2017, Jenna N. Wadulak will be joining the Firm as an Associate in the Litigation practice group. Jenna’s practice focuses primarily on a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, general negligence, construction negligence, premises liability and products liability.  Welcome, Jenna!

Huck Bouma, PC is pleased to welcome

October 6th, 2017|

Huck Bouma, PC is pleased to welcome attorneys Gina Salamone and Ammara Hashmi, and paralegal Bonnie Schradel, as they join the Firm.

Gina concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid and estate planning. Her primary focus is providing education and support to those with long-term care needs, providing guidance and assistance during the process of acquiring that care. She also collaborates with family members during the navigation of the Medicaid process.

Ammara previously worked in Big Four consulting where she took part in large M&A transactions, assisting with structuring, reorganizations, tax planning, and controversy issues from both a federal and a state perspective.

Bonnie is a paralegal in the Elder Law group.   She has considerable knowledge of community benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.  Bonnie began her legal career in 2011 working in Elder Law, focusing on crisis planning, asset preservation, and Medicaid benefits for long term care.

Attorney Heinz J. Brisske conducting an interactive workshop

October 5th, 2017|

Attorney Heinz J. Brisske conducting an interactive workshop at the WealthCounsel Symposium 2017, in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Heinz led a discussion on the topic “Navigating the Transition to Estate Planning”. The workshop explored the pitfalls and opportunities involved in starting an estate planning practice for attorneys who have been engaged in any number of other practice areas.

WealthCounsel Symposium is the legal education event for trusts and estates, business law, and elder law professionals — featuring legal technical seminars, interactive panels, inspiring keynote speakers, and much more. 

Jennifer A. Johnson spoke at the WealthCounsel Symposium 2017

October 4th, 2017|

Attorney Jennifer A. Johnson spoke at the WealthCounsel Symposium 2017, in Hollywood, California, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  Jennifer discussed 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.

WealthCounsel Symposium is the legal education event for trusts and estates, business law, and elder law professionals — featuring legal technical seminars, interactive panels, inspiring keynote speakers, and much more. 

Brady & Jensen, LLP

July 17th, 2017|

As of July 17, 2017, the law firm of Brady & Jensen, LLP will be transitioning their Elgin law practice into an affiliation with Huck Bouma PC.  The attorneys of Huck Bouma welcome this new association, and anticipate the opportunity that this expansion brings in order to serve clients best in a variety of practice areas.

Emma Sadikovich will be joining the Firm

July 17th, 2017|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, July 17, 2017,  Emma Sadikovich will be joining the Firm as an Associate in the Corporate-practice group.

Emma’s practice focuses primarily on a wide variety of commercial tax related issues; she also has comprehensive experience with corporate tax and transfer pricing matters, analyses of tax treaties and  international tax law matters.  Welcome, Emma!