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Michael C Deutsch

Michael C Deutsch

Elgin, Illinois


Michael C. Deutsch (Mike) grew up in Hampshire, Illinois. He currently resides in Woodstock, Illinois with his wife, Vicki, and his three children, Crystal, Ashley and Brandon.A sports enthusiast, Mike has been active in coaching local youth sports leagues.

Mike graduated from Hampshire High School in 1972. He graduated from Bradley University in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1979. He received a juris doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1982 and received an advanced legal masters degree (LLM) in taxation from The John Marshall Law School in 1991.


Mike has been a practicing attorney since 1982. He joined Brady & Jensen as an associate in November, 1988, and was promoted to partner in 1991. Mike has been a frequent speaker for various professional and civic organizations on estate planning topics. He was an instructor for Elgin Community College's paralegal program.

Mike has over 20 years of experience in representing businesses and individuals. He regularly advises business owners in connection with (1) establishing an appropriate business entity, and (2) dealing with various operational issues. Mike has had extensive experience negotiating and closing the sale and acquisition of numerous businesses. He also advises individuals and business owners with respect to estate planning and estate administration matters. Specific matters which Mike has previously handled for individuals and businesses include the following areas:

 Wills and Trusts
 Powers of Attorney
 Premarital Agreements
 Elder Law Issues
 Estate Administration (probate)
 Will Contests
 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
 Establishing Corporations
 Establishing Limited Liability Companies
 Purchase/Sale of Businesses
 Shareholder Agreements
 Employment Agreements


Mike is committed to being responsive to his client's needs. This means promptly returning phone calls, complying with project deadlines, and generally doing what it takes to satisfy his client's goals. He believes the role of an attorney is not to dictate the course of cases or transactions, but rather to counsel clients on making reasonable and balanced decisions, under the specific circumstances involved. His background and focus allows him to effectively deal with complex transactions, and with a wide range of personalities and circumstances.


Mike is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Contracts
  • Dissolution
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Estate Administration
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Living Wills
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Partnerships
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholders' Rights
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. - 1990
    • Major: Taxation
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association, Member
  • Kane County Bar Association, Member
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