About Steve Raminiak
Steve Raminiak concentrates his practice in estate planning as well as the administration of estates and trusts of decedents, minors and disabled persons. He regularly tackles contested estates, and has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem, Special Administrator, and as counsel for disabled persons by Judges in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Steve excels at developing estate plans involving blended families, non-traditional relationships and disabled persons. He also advises business entities in regards to succession planning, tax planning and corporate governance issues.
Additionally, Steve regularly donates his time to those with financial hardships, particularly through his association with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS). CVLS is the largest pro bono legal service provider in Illinois. Every year, they match volunteer attorneys with thousands of tough cases that no one else will take. Steve served on CVLS' Board of Directors from 2012 to 2020, and as CVLS' President from 2016 to 2018. Steve presently serves as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, as a lecturer on Probate matters at free CVLS seminars, and as a senior resource for volunteer attorneys. Also, Steve anticipates joining CVLS' Advisory Board in the near future.
Steve contributes to LawGuru.com, a site that offers free answers to legal questions. You can view his past answers here.
Steve is a long-standing member of the Advocates Society, an association of Polish lawyers and Judges. Steve created their first website in 2001, and volunteered as their webmaster from 2001 to 2010.
Steve has always resided in the Chicagoland area, and grew up in Norwood Park. Steve's father, Bob Raminiak, has been a principal of the accounting firm of Raminiak, Piper and Company since 1973. Steve married Meg in 2003, and they are raising two children, Flynn and Tillie.
Juris Doctor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Illinois State Bar Association