Barry P. Siegal

“Understanding the client’s objectives and working in partnership with the client to achieve these objectives in the most efficient manner possible is the primary job of an attorney.”

Barry P. Siegal


  • Representation of closely held businesses, from start-up issues, to maintenance, to business succession planning, with particular emphasis on tax related matters
  • Estate planning and probate with specific emphasis on:
    • Creative estate tax planning for high net worth individuals
    • Asset protection planning for physicians, traders, real estate developers and real estate investors
    • Estate planning for non-traditional families
    • Premarital agreements, cohabitation agreements and domestic partnership agreements
  • Non-profit law: representation of non-profit entities including public charities, private foundations and charitable trusts


U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois, 1969


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J.D. from Northwestern University, 1968
Cum Laude
Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science Editor
B.A. in accounting from University of Illinois, with honors, 1965
Certified Public Accountant, 1965


Illinois, 1969


Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council
Illinois CPA Society
Illinois Bar Association
Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council


Before joining Golan Christie Taglia, Barry was a member in the firm of Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC, and was chairman of their trusts and estates department. From 1980 until 2002, Barry managed his own law firm, Barry P. Siegal Ltd.

Barry has written and spoken extensively to professional and civil groups on issues such as: Estate Planning in an Uncertain Environment; Estate Planning for the Non-Traditional Family; Asset Protection Planning; and Business Succession Planning.

Barry was an adjunct professor in Estate Planning at DePaul Law School.


  • Search, Inc. (an agency assisting and training developmentally disabled adults) – Board of Directors
  • Board of Jewish Education – Board of Directors
  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (coordination of investigations and services to sexually and severely abused children) – Board of Directors