Allyson W. Paflas


Allyson W. Paflas advises individuals, families, business owners, and financial institutions on a range of estate planning, trust, and tax matters. Her experience includes administering estates, counseling clients on various tax matters, and representing clients in contested estate and trust litigation.

Education & Admissions
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1997 cum laude;
  • Wellesley College Scholar; Ethel L. Hersey Prize for American Studies

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2004
  • California, 2006
Areas of Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration and Probate
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Tax Controversy

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Counsel

Community Associations

  • Board Member of A Joyful Noise Preschool, Kenilworth
  • Board Member of Central Elementary School PTA, Wilmette