Howard M. Helsinger

Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger, LLP

Howard M. Helsinger is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger, LLP, and taught courses on trusts and estates at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997 to 2016. He is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee, and a frequent lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other state and national bar associations. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate administration, probate, charitable planning, and trust and estate related litigation.

He was a member of the committee that drafted the Illinois Uniform Transfers to Minors Act. He served as a planned giving advisor for the National Humanities Center, and the Newberry Library. He has also taught at the Northwestern University School of Law, and in the graduate tax program at IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law.

He has a B.A. in English from Haverford College, a Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (1978). Before law school he taught English Literature at Boston University, and after law school he clerked for two years in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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