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KRISTEN L. GORENBERG

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Kristen L. Gorenberg concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, general corporate law, and income tax preparation.

Kristen attended the University of Illinois and received a bachelor of science in Journalism in 1988.  In 1991, she earned her J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law and was an editor of the Law Review.  After graduation, Kristen was a law clerk for the Honorable Rudy Lozano, Federal District Judge for Northern District of Indiana.  She is a Past President of the West Northfield School District 31 Board of Education, served on the board for eight years, and was also the President of the West Northfield School District 31 Education Foundation.  She is a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, the Chicago District Golf Association, and the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, in which she serves on the Board of Directors and completed the Leadership Northbrook program. Kris also volunteers at the Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic.

Kristen is also a member of North Shore LAW, an association of women attorneys, where she is on the board of directors.  She has assisted with the editing of two books, Not Dead Yet, Tie Up Loose Ends While You Can Still Make a Knot, by Eric G. Matlin and the Best Dating Advice I Ever Got 2, by Dr. Ali Binazir. She is a licensed Real Estate Managing Broker.

 

 

MYRNA B. GOLDBERG

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Myrna B. Goldberg concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, general corporate law, and income tax preparation.

Myrna earned her B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Michigan in 1984 and earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987. At the University of Michigan Law School, she was a member and editor of the University Of Michigan Journal Of Law Reform.

Prior to opening Ruben & Goldberg, LLC, Myrna practiced with the firm of Rudnick & Wolfe, currently known as DLA Piper.  She is currently a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group and North Shore LAW.

Paralegal Profiles


ALLEN D. KATZ

allen_photo2Allen D. Katz is a Paralegal with 40 years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, general corporate law, and income tax preparation.

Allen D. Katz is a Paralegal with over 40 years of experience in the areas of General Corporate, Real Estate, Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Law. Allen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University in 1984. He received his Paralegal Degree from William Rainey Harper College in 1974. Prior to joining Ruben & Goldberg, LLC, Allen was associated with the firms of Harris, Burman, Sinars & Jiganti (1970-1987),  Kwiatt & Ruben, Ltd. (1987-2002), and Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (2002-2004).

Allen has been a member of the Arlington Heights Frontier Day Festival Committee since 1990 (a 5 Day 4th of July Celebration Event) and has coached baseball for 20 seasons with the BGRA (Buffalo Grove Recreation Association) Buddy Baseball League and is currently the League Director.  Allen also volunteers in various areas for NWSRA (Northwest Special Recreation Association) in Rolling Meadows, IL training athletes in Special Olympic sports and for Illinois Area 18 Special Olympics in Lincolnshire, IL volunteering at Area 18 sport tournaments and fundraising events. In 2012, Allen received the Special Olympics Family of the Year Award in recognition of his and his family’s volunteerism.