Knowledgeable Attorneys

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Marc L. Gugliuzza, CFP(TM)

Attorney at Law

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gugliuzza spent more than 10 years working in the financial services industry, most recently as the branch manager of TD Waterhouse's Michigan Avenue office. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™), Mr. Gugliuzza advised clients on achieving their financial goals.

 

Mr. Gugliuzza is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He then received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree, with honors, from DePaul University before graduating cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also completed several classes towards a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (something he hopes to still finish someday).  While in law school, Mr. Gugliuzza was the student director of Loyola's Federal Tax clinic and was the CALI Award Recipient in the Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Tax, Federal Tax Clinic, and Advanced Legal Research courses (the CALI Award is given for the highest grade in a class.  Following law school, Mr. Gugliuzza joined the firm of Spain, Spain & Varnet, P.C. in Chicago where he concentrated his practice in the fields of estate planning, disability law, real estate law and general probate.

 

Mr. Gugliuzza is a member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Maui County Bar Association, the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, and is a licensed Illinois real estate agent.

 

email: marc@avoidprobate.com

Sarah M. Muenzer

Attorney at Law

Attorney Sarah Muenzer is a valued member of AvoidProbate’s Estate Planning practice group.   

 

Ms. Muenzer received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University Chicago.  She graduated from the undergraduate program cum laude with a double major in History and Classical Civilization. 

 

Prior to law school, Sarah  had a career in marketing and sales at a data and technology company, where she specialized in taking complex concepts and making them understandable and accessible to her clients.   

 

While at Loyola Law, Sarah graduated cum laude, participated in the Vis Moot International Arbitration Competition, was awarded a certificate in Tax Law, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Consumer Law Review.

 

As an associate in the firm’s Oak Brook office, attorney Sarah fosters strong client relationships and trust through her ongoing commitment to honest communication, accessibility, and efficiency, and professionalism.  Her practice is focused on estate planning matters, including drafting wills and trusts and advising on both legal and tax issues relating to her clients estates.

email: sarah@avoidprobate.com

Rusty Gugliuzza

Dachshund (we think)

Rusty is a dog but he reminds us of how precious life is and the responsibility we owe to those we love.  And yes, there is a pet trust set up for him somewhere.