Lauren J. Wolven Esq.

Partner, Trusts & Estates Group
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
Lauren Wolven is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Group. She concentrates her practice on estate planning, wealth protection, estate and trust administration, tax and succession planning for privately held businesses, and trust and estate litigation. She also represents individuals and financial institutions in estate and trust administration and controversy matters.

     Lauren is a member of the esteemed estate planning organization, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where she also is also a member of the prestigious Program Committee. ACTEC membership is based on professional reputation, expertise in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities.
     A frequent lecturer and author on a variety of estate planning and trust administration topics, Lauren is the co-author of two BNA portfolios, "Estate Planning for Unmarried Adults" and "Managing Litigation Risks of Fiduciaries," part of BNA's Tax Management Portfolio series. Lauren also has been published in the ACTEC Journal and Estate Planning, among others. Her speaking engagements have included presentations for the nation’s largest estate planning seminar, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, ALI-ABA, the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Duke Estate Planning Conference.
     Lauren is past president and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Estate Planning Council. She is a past Board Member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee. Lauren was named by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of its “40 Under 40” in 2010; was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers from 2012 through 2014; and was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015 and a Rising Star from 2010 through 2013.


B.A., Indiana University (1996) magna cum laude
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1999) magna cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
813 T.M., Estate Planning for the Unmarried Adult (co-author)

857 T.M., Managing Litigation Risks of Fiduciaries (co-author)