Sharon L. DeVault

Of Counsel
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Overview

Estate planning can be an unpleasant topic for some. Sharon is often called upon when clients are facing tax issues or dealing with sensitive matters that must be taken care of in the wake of someone’s death. She skillfully handles tax and estate planning, estate and trust administration and charitable planning matters in a way that clients are comfortable with and easily understand.

Prior to entering private practice, Sharon was a senior attorney at a prominent bank where she primarily worked with trust and estate administrators in the bank’s Trust Department.

Sharon is a frequent lecturer for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago Bar Association.

Membership & Involvement

Member: Chicago Bar Association; Chicago Estate Planning Council

Resources & Insights

Published Works

  • Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Charitable Bequest
    Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Practice Handbook
  • Trust Administration
    Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Practice Handbook

Services

Education

IIT/Chicago Kent-College of Law, J.D., 1990, with honors

University of Chicago, A.B., 1984, with honors

Admissions

  • Illinois
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