With more than 25 years of experience, Stephanie Denby guides clients through sophisticated tax, partnership, corporate and estate planning matters focusing on pragmatic and creative approaches to assist clients in achieving their goals. Stephanie relishes in finding elegantly simple solutions to complicated challenges.
Stephanie advises on complex tax issues, investment structures, acquisitions and sales of special assets, trust and probate administration and charitable giving. She serves as a fiduciary consultant on litigation matters for corporate fiduciaries and interfamily disputes. Stephanie also represents taxpayers on contested tax matters, including federal and state audits and administrative appeals.
Stephanie’s clients include high net worth individuals, family offices and corporate fiduciaries, serving as long-term counsel and advising them as their wealth grows and estate planning needs evolve. Having worked with many of her clients for years, Stephanie utilizes her in-depth understanding of their objectives to tackle a wide array of issues.
To achieve the best results, Stephanie works collaboratively with her clients and they appreciate that she listens to their goals and then designs solutions to achieve that end. Stephanie is the ultimate problem solver for legal challenges facing her clients, and is committed to creating the right structure to improve and simplify her clients’ lives.
She has been a frequent lecturer at professional organizations and training institutes.
Community and Professional Involvement
Served as a board member for a number of charities, ranging from women’s shelters to choir groups
Former adjunct professor, John Marshall Law School
Past editorial advisory board member, Trusts & Estates magazine
The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024
Chambers and Partners, High Net Worth Law, Private Wealth Law, 2021-2023
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005, 2006 and 2008