Jonathan W. Michael
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Address: 330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Membership: Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; The Florida Bar Association; The District of Columbia Bar.
University: Miami University, B.S., 1990, University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1994; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1995
Admitted: 1994, Florida; 1995, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. Tax Court; 1998, District of Columbia
Biography: Jonathan W. Michael is a shareholder at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Jonathan's practice focuses on estate and gift tax issues, with an emphasis on wealth and business succession planning for closely held business owners and entrepreneurs.Jonathan also has extensive experience in representing corporate and individual executors and trustees in probate and trust administration matters, including advising clients: in properly carrying out their fiduciary duties; contested estates, actions to construe and/or reform estate planning documents containing improper or ambiguous terminology or scrivener's errors; and gift and estate tax controversies with state and Federal taxing authorities.Jonathan represents a broad array of clients, including business owners and entrepreneurs, executives, individuals and families with inherited wealth, not-for-profit organizations and charities, and individuals in the entertainment industry.As an Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. Program at The John Marshall Law School, Jonathan has developed and currently teaches the “Basic Estate Planning, ” “Advanced Estate Planning” and “Business Succession Planning” courses. Additionally, Jonathan is a sponsor-liaison to the Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University, where he advises owners of family owned and closely held businesses on a wide variety of business and succession issues. Jonathan is also an Adjunct Professor at the DePaul University School of Accountancy and MIS. Jonathan frequently speaks at professional educational seminars, including those sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago Bar Association. He has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics, including business succession planning, asset protection planning, and the transfer and taxation of collections and collectibles.Jonathan has also recently been featured on the WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM show called At Issue, hosted by WBBM's political reporter, Craig Dellimore. Jonathan spoke about issues relating to estate planning for those who are aging.Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, and his Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law in New York. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Florida, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Tax Court. Professional/CommunityChicago Estate Planning Council, memberChicago Bar Association, memberFlorida Bar Association, memberBar Association of the District of Columbia, memberThe Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University, firm liaisonPatrons of the Arts for the Vatican Museum, SecretaryOur Lady of Mount Carmel Academy, School Board President Honors & Awards•Martindale Hubbell has awarded Jonathan with an AV Peer Review Rating, which is its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability •Named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list PressroomNews•Jonathan Michael featured in Chicago Tribune's Help Squad Column August 13, 2015•Jonathan Michael Featured in The John Marshall Law School's TaxEB InBrief August 2015•Securing Your Business For The Next Generation The Fabricator, July 14, 2015•Firm's Jonathan Michael Presents at Estate Planning Short Course May 12, 2015•U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Finds Inherited IRAs Not Protected In Heir's Bankruptcy June 27, 2014•Jonathan Michael Develops New Course at John Marshall Law School October 18, 2013•Michael Discusses Succession Planning Do's and Dont's in Crain's Chicago Business May 14, 2012•Firm Attorney Moonlights as Adjunct Professor May 1, 2011•It's A Great Time For GRATs! October 4, 2010•Michael Discusses Succession Planning in the Chicago Tribune June 2, 2010•Family Business Council April Event to Focus on Building a Legacy March 26, 2010•Firm's Michael Shares Business Succession Advice at UIC Family Business Council's Educational Program September 30, 2009 Events & Speaking Engagements• Securing Your Business for the Next Generation: Why Now is the Time for Business Succession Planning McCormick Place, November 9, 2015• Is This Irrevocable Trust Really Irrevocable? How To Fix Poorly Drafted Or Ineffective Trusts • Alphabet Soup - A Review Of Advanced Planning Techniques • Powers of Appointment -- You Gotta Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Walk Away And Know When To Run September 2015• Unique Personal Property Issues • Business Succession Planning For The S Corporation Business Owner - The Basics And Beyond •Family Business Day Spotlights Preserving Your Business Legacy For A Better Tommorrow April 21, 2010•“Financial Services for the Coming Retirement Boom” November 20, 2008