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Michelle V. Hanlon


Michelle V. Hanlon, Associate


I am passionate about helping clients customize their estate plans in order to achieve their vision for their families and future generations.


Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Tax and Probate


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., Concentration in Estate Planning, 2012

  • Baylor Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Moot Court Society Officer
  • Order of the Barrister

DePaul University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Texas

Bar Association Memberships:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Michelle Hanlon has been associated with Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. since 2015. She practices in the firm’s estate planning group, assisting clients with estate and wealth transfer planning and tax planning. Michelle brings to the firm a keen knowledge of drafting and interpreting individual estate plans, trusts, and disability documents, with an appreciation for the legal and tax consequences that may result. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle practiced at two boutique estate planning and probate firms in Texas.

Michelle currently serves as a volunteer and mentor with the DePaul ASK Program. She is an active advocate for animal welfare, and enjoys volunteering with local animal shelters and rescue organizations. While living in Austin, Texas, Michelle provided pro bono estate planning legal services through the Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas program, and she looks forward to volunteering with similar programs in the Chicago area.

Michelle is a published author on choice-of-law issues in Texas, and she has also co-authored articles on estate planning, spoliation of evidence, and sanctions.



Practice Areas

We are uniquely staffed to handle most types of legal matters—whether personal or business related—within our main practice areas: business and corporate law; construction law; employment and labor law; estate and tax planning; family law; land use and development/local government; litigation; and real estate law.
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There are no shortcuts or compromises at Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. Our attorneys respectfully listen to their clients, anticipate their needs and work diligently to provide sound and practical legal advice.
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Our attorneys represent a vast array of clients, from individuals to closely-held businesses and publicly-traded companies to municipalities.
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