Boodell & Domanskis, LLC is pleased to announce that Roselyn L. Friedman has joined the firm’s Estate Planning & Probate and Mediation practice areas as Of Counsel.

Roselyn is an attorney with more than 30 years of in-depth legal and 15 years of mediation   experience, concentrating in probate, trust and estate, family business and elder (including guardianship) matters.  Her practice includes estate and wealth planning; advising trustees and executors regarding their fiduciary duties; business succession planning; premarital and cohabitation agreements; facilitating discussions about elder care issues; and mediating, facilitating and resolving family business conflict as well as other disputes at various stages of estate and trust planning and administration.

Ms. Friedman’s depth of experience, substantive knowledge, and mediation skills are an asset to the firm and our clients.  We are excited that she chose to continue her career with B&D,” said Alexander R. Domanskis, Managing Member, Boodell & Domanskis, LLC.

Roselyn has been selected by judges and parties to mediate cases from the Probate and Chancery Divisions of the Circuit Cook of Cook County, Illinois and the Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois, and is an approved probate mediator in the Circuit Court of Lake County.  Because she understands the broad array of issues which can arise in these types of disputes, Roselyn is skilled at dealing not only with the legal and tax considerations, but also with the parties’ emotional concerns which can otherwise cause impasse to settlement.

A fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Roselyn is a member and past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Trust Law Committee; a member and past chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Legacies and Endowments Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; a member and past director of the Chicago Estate Planning Council; a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates; Section of Dispute Resolution); a former volunteer mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, Illinois; and recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network.  She has a J.D. cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a M.A. from Case Western Reserve University.