Our Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys
About Julie A. Kolodziej
Julie is a principal attorney and the CEO of Matlin Law Group, who frequently brings her extensive experience in guardianship, probate, trust administration and tax to bear to develop efficient, effective plans for aiding fiduciaries through a well thought out and proper estate or trust administration. Julie’s goal is to help clients put plans in place that will bring their families through all the circumstances of life while maintaining family relationships. Her experiences with families who have been destroyed by a failure to plan drives Julie to help as many families as possible to be proactive in planning for possible disability and eventual death.
As an attorney, Julie developed the estate and trust administration and litigation practice at Matlin Law Group, P.C. from the ground up. In 1998, Eric brought Julie on to provide expert advice to families who experienced a disability or death in their family. Julie’s early background working at the McDonald’s Corporation taught her the importance of process in accomplishing a consistent quality result for her clients in a highly efficient manner. In that fast-paced environment, Julie developed the ability to come up with effective solutions to tough problems and implement them in real time. These early experiences have highly influenced the way law is practiced at Matlin Law Group in a non-traditional, better way.
Julie is dedicated to continuing on the legacy that her partner, Eric G. Matlin, began many years ago, to educate clients on what estate planning is, to listen to clients to establish their true concerns and desires and to putting in place plans that reflect our client’s intent with passion and caring.
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What Our Chicago Clients Are Saying About Us
Dear Eric, I just want you to know how much I appreciate everything you've done for me and the thoroughness with which you did it. You are indeed a most impressive will-maker, including the the serendipitous coverage your "compulsivity" supplies. You truly lift the experience from the quotidian to an art-form. In addition, you are a real mensch, in its best sense: open, warm, caring, understanding and honest. Again, my thanks to you and your staff for your help. With best wishes, S.B
Eric and Julie: On behalf of the Edgebrook Women's Club would like to thank you and express our gratitude for your wonderfully informative presentation to our group. As was evident from the many questions your information was needed, very well received and your situational examples registered with many in the audience. Thank you again for providing a much needed and informative presentation.
"Eric, Thanks again for helping me get this signed and completed. It's a big comfort knowing that my will and estate is in order. Thank you again for your generosity and friendship. I really appreciate being able to get this taken care of and with a certain level of confidence. I trust you and feel really comfortable with your advice. I've already referred some friends to you. I will continue to be your advocate and biggest fan!"
"We felt very comfortable with both attorneys. We would feel comfortable if we had to call to have questions answered. The atmosphere with Mr. Matlin was great, and we left the office feeling positive about something that is so important to us."
"I believe Eric did an excellent job communicating the related issues, options and was very helpful in assisting in making final decisions. The process was very helpful and resulted in us making the right decisions for ourselves. It was very easy and educational to work with Eric Matlin and his team."
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