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Izabela Czajkowska

Izabela Czajkowska

Attorney at Otte & Czajkowska
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

Izabela concentrates her practice in estate and trust planning, probate, and estate and trust administration and litigation. Izabela also assists clients in planning for disability and special needs. Izabela also handles guardianship proceedings and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Cook County Circuit Court. Additionally, Izabela has experience with domestic and international income tax and business planning, and corporate and individual tax controversies. She also advises clients on business succession matters, wealth transfer and preservation, and corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, including drafting various business arrangements and agreements. Izabela was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer-Rising Star in 2014-2017 in estate planning and probate. Each year, no more than 2.5% of Illinois lawyers are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to receive this honor.

Professional Experience
After graduating from college and earning her BS degree in accounting, Izabela worked as an accountant, where her responsibilities included everything from bookkeeping to tax preparation. Izabela worked on obtaining her Certified Public Accountant license while she was in law school. Izabela's first legal position was as a tax attorney, advising clients on tax consequences of various business endeavors and developing efficient tax strategies for her U.S. and international clients. Izabela broadened her practice to include estate planning and probate as a natural extension of and complement to her tax practice and has been focusing on those areas of the law ever since.

Education
Izabela is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with high honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Izabela is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is authorized to practice before the United States Tax Court. Izabela is fluent in Polish.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate and Trust administration and litigation
  • Disability and Special needs planning
  • Guardianship
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
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Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2007)
University of Illinois - Chicago
B.S. (2004) | Accounting
Honors: High Honors
Awards
Rising Star from 2014 through 2017
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
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Contact & Map
Otte & Czajkowska - Estate Planning and Elder Law
6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Hickory Hills Office - By Appointment Only
7667 W. 95th St.
203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
USA
Telephone: (773) 731-7100
Otte & Czajkowska, LLC - Roselle Rd. location - By Appointment Only
1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
USA
Telephone: (773) 631-7100
Schaumburg Office - By Appointment Only
10 N. Martingale Rd.
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
USA
Toll-Free: (773) 631-7100