Wills & Trusts - Probate - Charitable Giving - Real Estate

About

About the firm

 
 
 

OWNER

Colin P. Leicht

Attorney Colin P. Leicht was interested in estates and probate law since he began practicing law in 2012. Working on a wide variety of estate planning and probate cases on his own and for law offices in the northwest suburbs of Chicagoland, Colin recently moved to DuPage County and founded Lighthouse Estate Planning in Lisle in early 2017.

The most common estate planning case Colin sees is to create wills and powers of attorney for health care and/or property, and if the costs are justified by the need, a fuller living trust package for spouses. However, Colin has also represented clients on a few unique matters:

  • acted as probate administrator to resolve outstanding claims for large repair business
  • resolved a fee dispute between executor and heirs without need for litigation
  • custom drafted an education trust benefiting a large pool of extended family members' children
  • settled a trust between four heirs seeking to liquidate or divide out-of-state properties
  • worked with accountant to determine valuation of insurance trust for complex transfer
  • coordinated brief probate with out-of-state attorney to resolve title issue in concurrent house closing
  • worked with financial companies to set up inherited IRAs and properly structure trust assets
 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
B.S., Journalism, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

• DuPage County Bar Association, Member
• Illinois State Bar Association, Member
 

Bar Admission

• Illinois