Jonathan Graber



Jonathan Graber guides high net worth individuals and families in trust and estate planning and sophisticated matters of inheritance and family legacy. A respected adviser to business owners, family offices, politicians, executives, private equity professionals and real estate developers, Jonathan works closely with clients to determine their goals and identify optimal strategies. He counsels on complex estate issues, including international and philanthropic matters, and implements tailored, comprehensive plans.

Trusts and Estates

Based on thorough analysis of individual situations, Jonathan designs bespoke financial plans to pursue client objectives in the most tax-efficient manner. He guides clients through strategies for intrafamily transfer of illiquid assets, such as concentrated equity holdings, family businesses, art collections and vacation homes, which often represent family identity. Jonathan coordinates with clients’ other professional advisers and teams to ensure the proper implementation and administration of sophisticated strategies.

Charitable Giving

Jonathan counsels clients in connection with philanthropic objectives and is skilled in incorporating charitable structures into estate plans, such as private foundations, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

New York


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. cum laude

Western Michigan University
B.B.A. summa cum laude

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Chicago Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Downers Grove Public Library Board of Trustees — President
  • Art Institute of Chicago — Sustaining Fellow
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board of Trustees — Former Member
  • Museum of Science of Industry Planning Giving Committee — Former Member


  • Illinois Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2016
  • Leading Lawyers — Illinois Emerging Lawyer, 2015
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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