Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr., co-founder of Kelleher + Holland, LLC, had a vision of legal services deeply rooted in high-level client services from the very inception of his career. He believes that nothing replaces old-fashioned hard work. That hard work has been focused on putting the client’s best interests first for 25 years.

Andy concentrates his practice in trust and estate law, business law, tax law, and asset protection planning for high-net-worth business owners, executives, and individuals. He enjoys the never-ending challenges of solving complex estate and tax planning puzzles for his clients. Being both an attorney and a CPA, he has earned the respect and trust of both clients and peers alike by never prescribing advice that he wouldn’t take himself.

Andy is proud of the top-notch talent the firm has attracted, and the high standards of excellent services they have set keep clients coming back. He continues to lead by example by volunteering time to his alma mater and church groups.



  • John Marshall Law School
    J.D., LL.M. (Taxation with Honors) | 1995

  • DePaul University
    B.S. | 1990
    Major: Accountancy


  • Lawyers of Distinction | 2023

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers | 2020-2023
    Closely & Privately Held Business Law
    Tax Law: Business
    Tax Law: Individual
    Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

  • Illinois Super Lawyers Honoree | 2020-2023

  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award | 2014

Andrew J. Kelleher Badges and awards


  • Certified Public Accountant | 1993

Professional Associations + Memberships

  • Midwest Business Broker & Intermediaries (“MBBI”) | Director

  • American Bar Association | Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member

  • ProVisors West Loop 1 | Member

  • Lake County Bar Association | Member

  • Wealth Counsel | Member

  • Worldwide Who’s Who | Member

  • Illinois Farm Bureau | Member

  • Lake Zurich Golf Club | Member

  • The Club at Wynstone | Member

  • Association for Corporate Growth | Member

  • Northern Illinois Curated Connections | Member

  • Chicago Business Connectors | Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Anne’s Finance Committee | Member

  • Saint Viator Summer Internship Program | Member + Participant

  • Barrington Area Community Foundation | Directors’ Advisory Council

  • St. Vincent De Paul Society, St. Francis De Sales Parish Chapter | Past President

  • St. Anne’s Guys Group | Founding Member + Supporter

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “BIAT - Beneficiary Income Accumulation Trust Planning” Webinar
    Featured Speaker with Ed Morrow | 2022

  • “New Florida Law: Effects on SLATs” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2022

  • “2021 Estate + Tax Planning Opportunities” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2021

  • “Blue Wave Tax + Estate Planning Opportunities” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2021

  • “Timeliness of Estate Planning in 2021: Blue Wave Tax Planning Opportunities” Porte Brown Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2021

  • “2020 Election: How It May Impact Your Estate + Income Tax Planning” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020

  • “Timeliness of Estate Planning in Today’s World” Porte Brown Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “Estate Planning Opportunities – Take Advantage of the Present to Improve Your Future” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020

  • “Paycheck Protection Program & Mortgage Forbearance” Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “Paycheck Protection Program & Addressing Loan Forgiveness Questions” Porte Brown Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “PPP Loan Forgiveness and The Building Industry” Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “Stress Testing Deals in Good Times, Bad Times and Now” MBBI Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “Recovering COVID-19 Business Expenses and Lost Profits” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020

  • “Employment Law Updates to Protect You During the Pandemic and Beyond” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020

  • “Paycheck Protection Program Update” LCBA Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020

  • “Selling a Business, Buy/Sell Agreements and Life Insurance as Asset Protection”
    M&A Unplugged Podcast Guest | 2020

Published Works

  • “Preparation is Key at Any Age for Peace of Mind”
    Quintessential Barrington | Jan 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • “Changing Residency & Recent Tax Act Developments”
    Wells Fargo Presentation | 2018

Blawg Posts

Federal Estate Tax Exemption and Gift Tax Annual Exclusion Amount

Robert A. Holland, Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr. | Nov. 17, 2023

KH Quarterly Newsletter

Robert A. Holland, Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr. | Oct. 2, 2023

Protecting Your Young Adult Children

Monica J. Gurgiolo, Robert A. Holland, Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr. | July 25, 2023