Meet Jay C. Kaufman, Attorney
Estate Planning Lawyer in Cook County
As the founder of Kaufman law Group, LLC, Jay C. Kaufman has dedicated
more than 30 years to advocating the rights and interests of individuals,
families, and closely held businesses. Jay is well-versed and skilled
in working with clients to develop and implement legal strategies that
address a wide range of financial and business matters.
During his earlier years of practice, Jay exclusively focused on estate
planning. He has served clients in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, as
well as, Northbrook, Illinois.
Over the years, Jay’s practice expanded to meet client needs in areas
including family business and the design and administration of tax-qualified
retirement plans. In recent years, there has been an increasing need for
expertise in serving the needs of seniors. The firm has developed an active
elder law practice.
Jay received his Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University.
He is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United
States Tax Court.
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Jay’s membership in WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel give him access
to resources and a community of over 2,500 other law firms around the
country to serve his increasingly mobile clientele.
Counseling and advocating for his clients requires that Jay dedicate significant
professional time during the year to staying up to date with constantly
changing laws, regulations, tools and techniques. Jay is one of the few
sole practitioners in the Chicago area who attends the University of Miami
Law School’s Heckerling Estate Planning Institute annually. Jay
has committed to attending conferences in all his fields of concentration,
so he has state-of-the-art tools and techniques available for his clients.
Jay lives in Northbrook with his wife, Karen. They have two adult children.
In his spare time, Jay is an amateur chef.