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Samuel M. Dotzler

Of Counsel

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(312) 251-2244

Mr. Dotzler serves as Of Counsel for Roberts McGivney Zagotta LLC and is the President of Dotzler Law, LLC. His practice focuses on core estate planning and structuring tax-advantageous solutions for transferring wealth and closely-held business interests to younger generations. He also advises clients with regard to gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, succession planning, leveraged wealth transfer techniques, charitable planning, trust and probate administration and the integration of estate plans and corporate structures.

Prior to founding Dotzler Law, Sam was a member of the Trusts and Estates group of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Chicago, Illinois), a large, national law firm where he focused on estate, tax and business planning for clients of significant wealth.

Prior to joining Katten, he worked in a boutique trusts and estates firm (Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, Chicago, Illinois) where he advised high net worth individuals, families and business owners on their estate planning, business planning and estate administration needs. This boutique firm experience taught him how to be efficient and really focus in on the issues that required attention.

In 2016 and 2017, Sam was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company).

Practice Areas:
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate Administration
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Business & Wealth Transfer
  • Entrepreneurial Business Planning
EDUCATION
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • St. Olaf College, Bachelors of Arts
JURISDICTIONS
  • Illinois