Jeffrey A. Zaluda is a partner at Horwood Marcus & Berk and chairs the Trusts and Estates Group. He advises individuals, families, fiduciaries, closely held businesses and business owners with respect to estate planning, business planning, asset protection and preservation, estate and trust administration, tax planning, and estate and trust litigation.
Jeff is a technically adept estate planner, comfortable with both the straightforward and the sophisticated. His clients value his ability to bring creative and practical solutions to their unique matters. His counselor-style approach is a balance of technical skill and empathetic, open-minded strategy.
Beyond the firm, Jeff regularly speaks and writes and has prepared and presented dozens of professional articles, treatises and speeches on a variety of topics related to his Trusts and Estates practice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Tax Management Estate, Gifts and Trust Advisory Board, the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, among other organizations. He regularly publishes in various professional journals, including Tax Management Portfolio, Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, ACTEC Journal and Estate Planning.
Jeff has been listed in the Trusts and Estates section of 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Chicago's Best Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers.
When not serving his clients, Jeff volunteers and holds leadership roles on a number of civic and charitable boards, generally preferring to work with hands-on, direct community-benefit entities. An avid marathon runner, he also enjoys training for his next big race.