Clark Hill Chicago Attorneys Ray J. Koenig III and Leslie Gutierrez Published a Chapter in Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests 2012 Edition
The chapter, titled Guardianship Litigation, focuses on the litigation of disabled adult and minor guardianship cases. It provides an overview of the various stages involved in litigating a disabled person or minor’s estate, as well as a discussion of the most common issues a litigator may face in these cases. The chapter also provides analysis of the applicable statutes and case law that may be relevant in the litigation of guardianship cases, as well as several helpful practice pointers.
Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests is an up-to-date reference guide for practitioners, written by those who practice in these areas daily. This 2012 edition covers the new sections of the Probate Act dealing with inheritance rights when the elderly or disabled have been abused, Illinois’ Civil Union Act and its implications for parental status issues, the new version of Illinois’ virtual representation statue, and other recent developments.
Koenig is the Managing Member of Clark Hill’s Chicago office and a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning, and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. Koenig has represented individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions, and governmental organizations in all areas of his practice. Koenig has extensive trial, appellate and mediation experience in state and federal courts.
Gutierrez is an Associate with the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Chicago office and concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, and products liability. Gutierrez also practices in the area of estate litigation and administration.