Greg Frezados is a wealth and estate planning lawyer who represents individuals, corporations, families, family offices, business owners and tax exempt charitable organizations on wealth transfer planning, organizing closely held businesses, and philanthropic planning.

Greg has extensive experience designing and implementing sophisticated estate planning strategies, concentrating on matters of family wealth transfer, estate, gift and generation skipping taxation, philanthropy, as well as asset protection plans for single family offices, privately held businesses and entrepreneurs. He also designs tax efficient exit strategies for owners of mature business.

Greg regularly establishes and represents non-profit entities, including private foundations, public charities, supporting organizations and trade associations. He also establishes and advises businesses within many industries, including manufacturing, logistics, finance and technology; drafting all necessary business entity documents for growing concerns.

In addition, Greg is experienced in handling estates of decedents and disabled individuals in Probate Court.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

An experienced speaker on the subjects of estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning and other estate planning topics, Greg’s presentations have included:

  • “Drafting a Successful Investment Policy Statements,” Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, May 9, 2013.
  • “Private Foundation Jeopardy Investments and IRC §4944,” Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, May 13, 2010.
  • “Evolving Fiduciary Standards Under the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act,” Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, Feb. 5, 2009.
  • “Estate Planning and Life Insurance,” Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, Estate and Gift Tax Subcommittee, Jan. 8, 2009.
  • “Replacing UMIFA with UPMIFA in Illinois,” Chicago Community Trust Professional Advisory Committee, Oct. 7, 2008.
  • “Estate Planning and Life Insurance Settlement Transactions,” Chicago Bar Association Insurance Law Committee, Feb. 6, 2008.
  • “Planning for the Multistate and Migratory Client,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Estate Planning Committee, Jan. 8, 2008.
  • “Who Can Be a Trustee/Trust Protector?” Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee, Oct. 16, 2006.
  • “Domestic Asset Protection Trusts,” Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee, March 22, 2006.
  • “International Estate Planning,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Estate Planning Committee, June 22, 2006.
  • “Transitioning the Family Business,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Estate Planning Committee, Dec. 13, 2005.

Greg’s publications include:

  • “Private Foundation Jeopardy Investments,” March/April 2010 Issue, Taxation of Exempts Magazine
  • “Between Good Work and Improper Influence: The Law of Private Foundation Taxable Expenditures,” November/December 2011 Issue, Taxation of Exempts Magazine

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Greg joined Aronberg Goldgehn in July 2019. Previously he led the Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning Group at Kelly, Olson, Michod, DeHaan, & Richter, LLC. Greg is the general counsel to several Illinois corporations, and has also held positions at Locke Lord, LLP, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Harris Trust and Savings Bank.

COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT

  • Chicago Community Trust, Professional Advisory Committee
  • Ravinia Festival, Planned Giving Advisory Committee
  • Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training, Board Member


Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1994

Middlebury College, B.A., 1990



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1994

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chicago Bar Association


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Chicago Bar Association Outstanding Committee Service Award, Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section Estate Planning Committee

PERSONAL

Greg lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he is an active member of the Winnetka Congregational Church, the Union League Club of Chicago, and several other community nonprofit organizations.

What is your favorite thing about working at Aronberg Goldgehn? The constant camaraderie and teamwork on every client project.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? Full time work with one of the City’s growing education-based nonprofits.
What is your favorite place in Chicago? More than one - many of our original theater companies.
What is your favorite restaurant? Le Bouchon