Sarah Severson

Schiff Hardin LLP

Sarah Kerr Severson takes a holistic approach to helping individuals and multigenerational families implement and manage comprehensive estate plans and business succession plans. Sarah brings an instinct for facilitating transition and a keen awareness of the “softer side,” familial and social issues, which uniquely position her to guide clients through special needs planning, wealth transfer planning and charitable planning techniques.

A counselor to those with significant wealth, Sarah assesses her client’s circumstances, diagnoses the issues and coordinates a plan that meets both immediate and long-term goals. Her holistic approach takes into account all of the financial, personal, tax and non-tax objectives in play.

Sarah recognizes that her client’s plans and established entities have lives of their own; they need continuous care and feeding. Sarah quarterbacks all issues that affect her clients and takes very seriously her role as a trusted business adviser and confidant for current and future generations.


  • Guiding individuals and multigenerational families through estate, trust and guardianship litigation and administration.
  • Serving as special counsel to individuals and multigenerational families when conflicts arise.
  • Assisting multigenerational families with developing and adopting a business succession plan, including educating the next generation.
  • Educating clients about charitable planning techniques, establishing the charitable entity and advising on all administrative processes.
  • Creating the blueprint and facilitating implementation of comprehensive, client-specific, leveraged wealth transfer techniques.
  • Counseling clients through the unique planning and solutions available to individuals with special needs and disabilities, ranging from special needs trusts to guardianships.
  • Advising individual and corporate fiduciaries on all aspects of administration and liability, ranging from fiduciary best practices and risk management to representation in litigation.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of Iowa, B.A., 1995


  • Illinois


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Family Office Exchange, Thought Leaders Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • LaGrange Lawyers League


  • Mark Morton Memorial Fund, President
  • Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., Advisory Board


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Schiff Hardin LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Financial Services, Trusts, Probate, Guardianship, Business. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
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Schiff Hardin LLP is located at 233 S Wacker Dr #7100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. You can reach out to Schiff Hardin LLP using their phone line 312.258.5588. You can also check their website or email them at [email protected].
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Schiff Hardin LLP
233 S Wacker Dr #7100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
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