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About Dolgin Law Group

Jay Dolgin started the Dolgin Law Group in 1984 as a way to get his clients better, faster and more economical results than they could get at the larger, institutional law firms. A more nimble, family-oriented approach provided Jay with an opportunity to get closer to his client’s needs and concerns, and deliver very personalized, smart solutions. Jay Dolgin’s approach is always about seeing estate planning, tax planning and more from a long term, high-return perspective.

Another strength of the Dolgin Law Group is our expertise in handling extraordinarily complex estate issues, or sticky inheritance and family matters that can sometimes take a toll on family relationships. Our sensitivity and understanding with these matters have yielded ideas and solutions that make these concerns work best for all.

Along with Jay and all our partners, the Dolgin Law Group stands ready to work with you, and help you plan, accomplish and prosper in all you need to do.



Get in touch

The Dolgin Law Group is ready to serve you. Please call us at 312.705.2000 or email to set up an appointment today.



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Jay L. Dolgin

Principal, Estate and Tax Lawyer, also practicing Corporate Law

Born in Chicago, Jay graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science Degree and received his Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University. He was admitted to the Illinois bar, the Florida Bar, the U. S. Court, Northern District and the U. S. Tax Court. Jay ‘s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Illinois State and Florida State Bar Associations, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the North Shore Estate Planning Council, the Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish United Fund, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Illinois Elder Law Association and the Illinois Guardianship Association. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School where he taught estate planning, will drafting, and trusts and estates. His practice focuses on areas of estate and tax planning, asset protection, general probate, deceased estates, guardianships and trust administration; general corporate, including business planning, business transactions and succession planning.

Jay Dolgin has practiced estate and tax planning and more for many years in Chicago and Florida. He has represented closely-held family businesses including professional business corporations including attorneys, accountants, architects, engineers, medical service corporations, manufacturing, distributing, restaurants, food distributors, professional service corporations, and retail.

Complex Family Tax Situations:

Jay has handled many complex family situations where children and parents/step-parents have adverse interests that were resolved without need of court intervention. 

In addition to creative tax planning helping families transfer substantial value to their children at little or no gift tax cost, Jay has been especially successful in mediating complex family relationships pre- and post-death.

Jay has also successfully handled many estate tax audits but is particularly proud of having created the strategy wherein a decedent’s estate owned 50% of a closely held business having $37,000,000 in cash, was valued at $7,000,000 and settled with the IRS for $8,000,000 value.




Hillary Yoder


Hillary's practice focuses on estate and tax planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship matters, and federal and state taxation matters for individuals, trusts and estates. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Hillary is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.