Paul Lechner, Esq., CPA
Mr. Lechner is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. He acts as outside general counsel to a number of privately owned businesses. He uses his accounting and finance background to assist clients in the diligence necessary in starting new ventures, operating their ongoing enterprises, arranging financing, and preparing business succession plans. He is also involved in complex commercial litigation when required.
His estate planning practice includes preparing wills and trusts at all levels of complexity, counseling clients regarding estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, asset protection planning for closely-held business assets, and Elder Life Care Planning including Veterans and Medicaid Asset protection planning. He excels at understanding and listening to clients' planning needs and developing pragmatic and tailored solutions. He has managed complex estates with issues involving sales of real property, family litigation, and estate and income tax matters.
He holds a BS in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s College and an MBA, JD, and LLM (Tax) from DePaul University in Chicago. He is also an Illinois Certified Public Accountant
He is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Xavier University’s Graham Graduate School of Management and Governor’s State University College of Business.