Howard D. Lerman brings many years of experience in the areas of estate and tax planning, wealth protection, estate and trust administration, tax preparation, and business planning.  Being a registered certified public accountant allows him to provide comprehensive service in these practice areas.  Upon graduating from law school, Howard joined the trust department of The First National Bank of Chicago where he was involved in the administration and disposition of closely held business interests. Thereafter, he entered private practice and spent the greater part of his career concentrating in his current areas of practice.

He has lectured frequently for various professional, civic and charitable organizations. Howard was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the practice area of estate planning/trusts for 2008.


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Jewish Federation of Chicago, Professional Advisory Committee

Court Admissions:

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Tax Court


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
  • University of Illinois, B.S. in Accountancy