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Mary Ann Covone
Manish C. Bhatia – Attorney at Law

Manish C. Bhatia is an Estate Planning Attorney serving clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. As a specialist, Manish focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Gift Planning and Business Succession Planning. Such planning may also include Asset Protection Planning and Nonprofit Organizations/Charitable Giving.

Manish’s mission is to provide each client, regardless of the size of their estate, with the comfort and peace of mind that comes with making sure that loved ones are taken care of and wishes are respected. Through clear communication and accessible, reliable service, Manish works with you to make the most of your assets and ensure that this mission is accomplished as efficiently as possible by helping you protect your wishes, your assets and most importantly, your family.

Manish C. Bhatia
1222 Chicago Ave., #303, Evanston, IL 60202
(773) 991-8423
[email protected]

Mary Ann Covone
Mary Ann Covone, P.C. – Attorney at Law

Mary Ann has been helping families with their legal needs for 30 years. For more than half of that legal career, Mary Ann has represented individuals and families in private practice in Western Springs assisting them with their estate planning, estate administration and probate needs. Mary Ann is also a skilled litigator and negotiator as well as being a certified mediator.

Mary Ann began her legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago defending the city and its employees in personal injury matters. She tried many cases to a jury, settled innumerable cases and learned to think on her feet. Later, she brought those skills to private practice representing individuals and families in personal injury matters as well as contested estate matters. Her empathy, demeanor and calm presence is a great asset in helping families resolve internal disputes when a loved one dies.

Mary Ann’s litigation experience representing families in contested estate matters has allowed her to be a step ahead of most attorneys in drafting Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorneys. None of these documents are routine cookie-cutter documents. Rather, carefully drafted documents can avoid some of the pitfalls that lead to family disputes after someone dies. Having seen first-hand in the courtroom the havoc these disputes create in a family and how drafting pitfalls ultimately play-out, Ms. Covone is well-positioned to advise her clients how to best create an estate plan to avoid future problems.

Mary Ann Covone
500 52nd Place, Western Springs, IL 60558
[email protected]

Jeffrey P. Story
Jeffrey P. Story – Attorney at Law

Jeffrey P. Story is an Estate Planning attorney who is located in Evanston, who serves the greater Chicago area, including suburban areas. He concentrates in Estate Planning for all ages of clients, as well as helping people with disabilities establish Special Needs Trusts and Planning. While he has helped elder clients for over ten years to avoid loss through asset protection irrevocable trust planning and other planning strategies for preparing for long term care, he also helps clients with traditional Asset Protection Planning and Business Succession Planning, Decanting, and Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements.

Jeff is interested in helping clients avoid the necessity of Guardianship, however, he represents clients who need Guardianship and Decedent Probate services. Family harmony, through planning and a Family Meeting as well as carefully planned successor agents and trustees are part of his practice. He also provides detailed counsel and documents for more developed Powers of Attorney that convey the client’s decisions for Advance Care planning in order to ease the client and their agent’s peace of mind.

Jeffrey P. Story
2144 Ashland Avenue, Unit 2, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 328-7552

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