Vasili Russis has been practicing law since 1995 and is also a CPA in the State of Illinois. This combination allows Vas to bring a unique understanding of issues in client matters.

Vas deals with a wide variety of matters, including tax matters such as transaction structuring, tax disputes, tax planning and return processing, in addition to estate planning, asset protection, litigation, corporate transactions and real estate. His clientele spans a wide variety of businesses, including retail, manufacturing, service, farming and professional services. His experience and work philosophy allow Vas to maximize client benefit and build trust, helping clients with business and professional matters, as well as personal matters. These factors have not only allowed Vas to grow his practice but also be a source of feedback and knowledge for the firm.

Vas also gives back to his community, being involved in various community groups involving education in the Lake Zurich area. Vas is also a Board Member of Bigger Than Basketball, a charity involved in research, education and funding for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

SERVICES:

  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Law

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Public Accountant | 1990

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Illinois

EDUCATION:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
    J.D. | 1995
  • University of Illinois
    B.S. | 1989
    Major: Accountancy

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS + MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member
  • Greater North Shore Estate Planning Counsel | Member

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES:

  • Bigger Than Basketball Foundation | Board Member

PODCASTS + WEBINARS:

  • “You Can’t Tell The Players Without A Scorecard: Staying on Top of Matters in Trusts and Administration” Lake County Bar Association Virtual Trusts & Estates Seminar
    Featured Speaker | 2021
  • “2021 Estate + Tax Planning Opportunities” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2021
  • “Blue Wave” Tax + Estate Planning Opportunities Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2021
  • “2020 Election: How It May Impact Your Estate + Income Tax Planning” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020

PUBLISHED WORKS:

  • “Federal Court Denies Protection in Bankruptcy for Inherited IRA”, (Co-Author)
    Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter