James Lestikow Authors IICLE Chapter on "Initial Client Contact and Meetings"

September 27, 2012

James M. Lestikow, a Chicago-based partner in Hinshaw's Estate Planning Group authored "Initial Client Contact and Meetings," which appears as Chapter 1 in "Estate Planning for Illinois Attorneys: The Basics and Beyond" (2008). 

This chapter is intended as a primer for estate planners to enable them to effectively and efficiently handle the initial client contact as well as the later contacts during the planning process and the document execution stage. Everyone has his or her own style when dealing with people, and no one wants to have someone else’s style imposed on him or her. This chapter explains what has worked well for its author and what has not been well received.

Topics addressed include:

Read the full chapter, "Establishing and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Relationship" on IICLE's website.

This chapter was first published by IICLE Press.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.