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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 graduated with a B.S. in Journalism.  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, 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 the President of the West Northfield School District 31 Education Foundation. 

She is a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, the North Suburban Bar Association, the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group, and North Shore LAW. Kris currently serves on the board of North Shore LAW, on the Northbrook Zoning Board of Appeals and has an Illinois Managing Real Estate Broker’s license. She was recently nominated as a 2019 Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Her legal volunteer work includes providing free legal services for the Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic, which is a legal clinic primarily for the Chicago Polish community.

 

 

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.