Lookin' for an accountant [inheritance related]

Hey Dopers,

My wife and I are looking for an estate lawyer. We’re in Chicago and are looking for someone local. Anyone here have any experience or know someone qualified?

I don’t want to get into details here, obviously this is about an inheritance.

I don’t have any recommendations, but most state bar associations have a referral service where they will find someone reputable for you in your area.

Here’s the one for the Illinois Bar. You can call them or use their “find a lawyer” feature which let’s you drill down by practice area and locality.

D’oh, I am an idiot.

We got the lawyer part covered but we’re looking for an accountant.

I say again, I need an accountant.

I have reported your thread for a title change. You could have reported it yourself. Or opened a new thread with the correct title and reported this thread for closure as redundant.

May be a place to start. I see financial planning in a couple of the drop-downs.

Thread title edited to reflect the actual request.

Thanks Asimovian.

Intergalactic Gladiator, check your PM.

Does your lawyer not have recommendations for accountants? Some of my best referrals come from a few estate lawyers in my area, and I reciprocate when one my clients needs a legal specialist on the issues. The fact that I already have a good working relationship with the attorney is a plus for making things go smoothly.