Special memorial remarks from Captain John Schneidwind of the Schaumburg Fire Department, first responder on September 11, 2001. Memorial ceremony for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Schaumburg Fire Department Captain and 9/11 first responder John Schneidwind was the speaker of honor. He shared his firsthand experience assisting at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the tragedy.
ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS!
It’s been said that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Nowhere is this old adage more applicable than in preparing yourself and your business for your death or incapacity. Although these can be difficult topics to consider, it is vitally important – especially as a business owner – to develop a comprehensive plan, to implement that plan, and to ensure that others are aware of your plan and understand your wishes.
In this installment of Good Morning Schaumburg, attorney Heather Walser will discuss the pitfalls of failing to plan for your death or incapacity. We will explore what this planning means for both you personally and for your business, and identify the best approaches for dealing with common issues and concerns related to business succession, personal planning, and potential tax impacts.
Heather Walser is an Attorney and the Partner in charge of the Estate Planning Practice Group at Lavelle Law in Schaumburg. She has more than 19 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of their planning. Heather focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, and elder law. Heather attended the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a BA in Philosophy; then graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, as a Thomas J. White Scholar and issue editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.
Heather is a member of the Board of Trustees of the JourneyCare Foundation, which supports the largest nonprofit provider of palliative, supportive, and end-of-life care in Illinois. Heather is also a Founding Member of the Barrington Women’s Alliance Group, and a member of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Schaumburg Business Association.
Heather volunteers for the Lavelle Law Charities Food Drive and formerly served as a Trustee on the Board of the District Fifteen Educational Foundation (now known as the One-Five Foundation).
She resides in Inverness with her husband, Jack. They have four children, and spend most of their free time as spectators and supporters of their children’s violin performances, chorus and orchestra concerts, hockey games, and Irish Dance competitions.
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