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What’s New at Huck Bouma

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!

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to welcome attorneys

June 8th, 2017|

Huck Bouma PC is pleased to welcome Timothy W. O’Donnell, Anastasia Xinos,Tyler Kemper and John Kim as they join the Firm.

Timothy O’Donnell, a Director in the Business Services Department, comes to us from Vedder Price, where he co-chaired their Tax and Estate Planning Group.  Tim’s practice at Vedder spanned over twenty-five years, and was transactional in nature,  focusing primarily on a wide variety of commercial tax related issues.

Anastasia Xinos, a Director in the Estate Planning Department, was previously with the law firm of Gardiner, Koch, Weisberg & Wrona in their Naperville office for the past 10 years.  Anastasia concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate/trust administration, probate, real estate and business transactions.

Tyler Kemper, an Associate in the Estate Planning Department, is currently pursuing his Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Taxation at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School.

John Kim will be joining the Firm as a Law Clerk.  John earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will graduate from DePaul University College of Law in May of 2018.

Avoid becoming a victim of Identity Theft!

May 15th, 2017|

The City of Warrenville Police Department invites you to attend a FREE Document Shredding Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Warrenville Public Works facility, 3S346 Mignin Drive, Warrenville, IL.  Limit three (3) banker-sized boxes per resident.  For more information, contact Deputy Chief Jacobson at 630-393-2131.

Open House and Senior Fair

April 21st, 2017|

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, April 28, elder law attorney Jennifer A. Johnson, will be hosting a booth at the Open House and Senior Fair at Villa St. Benedict, a senior care living facility located in Lisle, Illinois. (more…)

Helping Clients Leave a Legacy, Not Just an Interitance

April 21st, 2017|

The WealthCounsel Quarterly for the 1st Quarter of 2017 contains an article written by Heinz Brisske. The title of the article is Helping Clients Leave a Legacy . . . Not Just an Inheritance, and describes a planning philosophy that’s not just about transferring physical wealth at death. The intergenerational family planning model discussed in the article goes far beyond the mere drafting of a set of estate planning documents.

Heinz has been a frequent speaker and lecturer for WealthCounsel, and has written for other WealthCounsel publications. WealthCounsel is a national association of estate planning attorneys, of which Heinz has been a member since 2006.

Sound Investments

April 20th, 2017|

Investment in law firm employee happiness benefits the legal community at large. In addition to enhancing firm productivity and protecting the firm’s brand, investment in employee happiness simply makes more effective lawyers, paralegals and staff members in the long run. Better lawyers, paralegals and legal staff help to elevate the legal profession as a whole, which benefits all of us.

Thank you to the Huck Bouma PC Fun Committee for its continual, intentional efforts to enhance the attorney/paralegal/staff experience!   The monthly recognition of Firm birthdays,as part of the function of the Fun Committee, is greatly appreciated.

A special ‘thank you’ to Cindy, Beth, Mary, Judy K. and Veronica for coordinating and providing Huck Bouma PC with a fabulous custom-made hot breakfast!   

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn