Leynee Cruz Flores joined Golan Christie Taglia in 2021, bringing nearly a decade of experience in all areas of trust and estate administration and litigation. Drawing from her extensive legal experience in both Illinois and Florida, Leynee works to implement creative legal strategies and personalized solutions for each of her clients.
Leynee concentrates her practice in the areas of:
- Administration of trusts and estates (including guardianships of disabled adults and minors)
- Litigation of wills, trusts, guardianships, and powers of attorney
- Estate planning
Her clients, which include both corporate fiduciaries and individuals, seek out her knowledge for legal assistance in claims involving competency, breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence and disputes over assets. In addition, Leynee is regularly appointed by Cook County judges as Guardian ad Litem in cases involving disabled adult guardianships.
Leynee’s proactive and compassionate approach in providing effective and creative resolutions regarding trust and estate matters has built unparalleled trust and satisfaction amongst her diverse client base.
In her previous position, Leynee served as a principal for Chuhak & Tescon where she regularly enacted asset recovery strategies in order to guarantee the best outcome for her clients. Currently, Leynee also serves as the Past President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Young Professionals Board for the Center for Disability & Elder Law, Treasurer of the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois, and a Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Director, among additional professional associations.
Leynee is fluent in both English and Spanish.
St. Thomas University School of Law
Judicial Screening Committee for the Illinois Supreme Court, Member
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law
Young Professionals Board for the Center for Disability & Elder Law, Member
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Immediate Past President
Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund, Treasurer
Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section, Member on the Board of Directors
Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Member
Chicago Bar Association, Member
HONORS & AWARDS
Illinois Rising Star selected by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019-2021
Latinos 40 Under 40, 2019
Center for Disability & Elder Law, Volunteer Attorney, 2014-Present
LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM Leynee Cruz Flores
November 28, 2023 News
Partner Leynee Cruz Flores was named in Law Bulletin Media’s 2023 “Top Women in Law” list.Read More
April 28, 2023 News
There are often many questions surrounding guardianship. Golan Christie Taglia’s attorneys are available to provide answers and help families through this process.Read More
March 7, 2023 News
Leynee’s personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion will aid the growth and work of the committee.Read More
January 24, 2023 News
15 Golan Christie Taglia attorneys were named to 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists, five of whom celebrate being selected to the list for the first time.Read More
January 4, 2023 NewsLEYNEE CRUZ FLORES AND BRIAN T. WHITLOCK DISCUSS CORRECTING MISTAKES IN TAX ELECTIONS IN CNA ARTICLE
Golan Christie Taglia attorneys Leynee Cruz FLorez and Brian T. Whitlock co-authored an article for CNA where they discuss available avenues for correcting errors made when filing tax elections and best practices for reporting errors to clients as well as accounting and legal malpractice carriers.Read More
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