Juli D. Dreifuss

Juli D. Dreifuss

Special Counsel
Chicago, IL


Juli advises clients on tax planning and the integration of estate plans and corporate structures, with an eye toward transferring wealth and business interests in a tax-efficient manner. Keeping their objectives in mind, Juli advises clients on developing strategies using gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. She has experience in all aspects of estate and tax planning including the drafting and execution of sophisticated legal documents.

While in law school, Juli was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jill McNulty, Appellate Court of Illinois, in 2006.



Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 2008
University of Michigan
B.B.A., 2005, cum laude

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Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council


Juli focuses her public service efforts on animal welfare and has helped incorporate several animal related non-profit organizations. Her work was rewarded with the Animal Defense Legal Defense Fund 2011 Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award. 

She is also a member of the Chicago Community Trust Young Professional Advisory Committee. 


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