Bobbi J. Bierhals has built her practice by developing creative and customized solutions for her clients. Her experience centers on tax and business planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. Her clients range from executives and first-generation entrepreneurs to multi-generational families, with net worth from $15 million to many billions of dollars, and include a number of individuals listed in the Forbes 400.

Show More


  • Structured a new family office for a client following the multibillion-dollar sale of the family business, including innovative structures that provided tax efficiency and administrative ease for the family office’s investment partnerships
  • Formed a private trust company to provide much-needed flexibility for the future governance of a multibillion-dollar family trust
  • Identified and implemented solutions for a client faced with the possibility that her unborn child conceived through artificial insemination may not qualify as a beneficiary of family trusts

Show More


  • Chambers High Net Worth 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 – 2021, Trusts and Estates Law
  • Law & Politics, Illinois Rising Star
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 2001
University of Pennsylvania, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 1998


Bobbi J. Bierhals

Insights & Events / Media

Virtual Event / Speaking Engagements / April 22-23, 2021

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / May 23-24, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin / Speaking Engagements / June 25-30, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017

ALI CLE Estate Planning Course Materials Journal / October 2016