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Vasili D. Russis

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Mr. Russis’ practice concentrates on the representation of closely held businesses and wealthy individuals, mainly in the areas of estate planning, business structuring, sales, mergers, and acquisitions, trust and estate litigation, income tax compliance and planning, asset protection, estate and trust administration, probate law, disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, matters heard before the United States Tax Court, real estate and litigation involving commercial matters. Additionally, Mr. Russis has previously represented publicly held companies in various matters.


Certified Public Accountant 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. – 1995
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    B.S. – 1989
    Major: Accountancy

Published Works

  • “Federal Court Denies Protection in Bankruptcy for Inherited IRA”, (Co-Author), Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Greater North Shore Estate Planning Counsel, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP, Northbrook, Illinois, Attorney, 1995 – 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bigger Than Basketball Foundation – Board Member
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