| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Ms. Goldstein has concentrated her practice in the area of matrimonial law since 1987. Her experience includes trials and settlement negotiations involving various issues. She has handled cases involving tracing of assets over long periods of time, business valuation, real estate valuation, pension and other defined benefit plan valuation, investments, securities and stock options, tax ramifications and other financial interests. During her 24 years of practice, Ms. Goldstein has tried and settled numerous financial and custody cases involving visitation and psychological issues on behalf of both husbands and wives The court has appointed her to represent children's interests. She has pursued and defended claims of maintenance, child support, college expenses and the other related issues. She has negotiated prenuptial agreements and has litigated and settled issues involving the validity of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She also is an arbitrator for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County.
Ms. Goldstein was named one of the top 50 female super lawyers as published in Chicago Magazine and polled by a blue ribbon panel established by Law & Politics Magazine. Her peers have recognized her as being in the top 5% of attorneys in the field of domestic relations in Illinois every year from 2003 to the present, and she has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine in its 2005 edition and every year thereafter to the present. She frequently lectures in the field of domestic relations, i.e., business valuation, developing case law, chld support, maintenance, and trends.
Retainer: Varies upon case.
Date of Birth: 1960
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1985
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, 1982
Katz, Goldstein & Warren
Founding principal, 1998
Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck
Partner, 1993 to 1998
Associate, 1987 to 1993
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Lake County Association of Women Attorneys
Awards, Honors, Distinctions:
Has been named of the Top 50 female attorneys by a blue ribbon panel nominating Super Lawyers in Illinois
Illinois Family Law Super Lawyer
Illinois Leading Lawyers
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Lake County
Board of directors
Published Legal Writing:
"Distinctions Between Marital and Non-Marital Property," co-author, chapter 19, and "Marital Property Valuations," chapter 21, 1995 edition of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook
Lecturer on various topics in the field of matrimonial law for many organizations, including Illinois Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), the National Business Institute, and the Lilac Tree.
Ilene B. Goldstein is a principal in the firm of Katz, Goldstein & Warren, a law firm concentrating its practice in the field of matrimonial law. The three founding principals of the firm had extensive experience practicing matrimonial law together before founding the firm in 1998 and have been successfully representing the interests of clients for approximately 20 years. Katz, Goldstein & Warren, which has represented clients in matrimonial cases in Cook, Lake and McHenry counties, has established an excellent reputation for delivering superior personalized legal services in a timely manner with a dedication to providing the highest quality legal services. The firm understands that the circumstances of each client are always unique and they are treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect. The members of the firm focus their collective efforts on creative and thoughtful problem solving to meet the needs of their clients. Communication is a high priority with their clients. The firm is sensitive to the emotional stress and rigors of family discord, and is experienced in handling difficult and traumatic events that occur within the family, without losing sight of the impact upon their clients and their children. Katz, Goldstein & Warren provides a variety of legal services, both in and out of court, designed entirely to meet the needs of its clients.
Practice Group Description:
Katz, Goldstein & Warren's services include litigation, settlement negotiation, custody and visitation, prenuptial agreements, tax analysis, financial discovery and analysis, mediation, and collaborative law.
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