Susan E. Piette is a Principal of the firm. Susan concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, guardianships and estate administration. She also regularly assists families with family wealth management and business succession planning by focusing on client values, inter-family dynamics, and the type of legacy they want to leave behind.
Every family is different, and Susan is committed to providing clients with unique estate planning services that meet their specific needs. She has guided hundreds of clients in creating customized estate plans with asset protection and complex distribution patterns. Her focus also includes a special emphasis on the senior population and those individuals with long term care Medicaid needs where she works diligently to appropriately protect their assets for their families from long-term care costs while qualifying them for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) long-term care benefits.
Dedicated to taking care of you and your loved ones to provide a comprehensive plan and peace of mind for you moving forward, Susan is passionate about her ability to help clients be protected and prepared. She is very compassionate and sensitive to the needs of her clients, regularly meeting with her elderly clients at their home or in their nursing home residence. Susan is known for thoroughly and sensitively counseling seniors and their families on frequently asked elder law questions such as “What happens if I outlive my money?”, “Can ‘they’ take my house?”, “How can I protect and preserve my assets for my children?”
In addition to her estates practice, Susan has extensive expertise in municipal law, land use, zoning and real estate matters, and she utilizes her background in contracts, regulations, compliance, negotiations and committee and board interaction to assist her clients in analyzing and implementing their estate and long term care plans. Susan received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois.