Chicago attorney Neil Goltermann

Neil T. Goltermann

Senior Attorney

Phone:   630-434-0400 ext. 139

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Neil T. Goltermann concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate administration, business transactions and planning,corporate law, and real estate.

Neil has a comprehensive estate planning practice that includes the areas of wills, trusts, advanced estate planning, asset protection planning, probate and trust administration. His practice involves assisting clients in planning for the lifetime management, protection and distribution of their assets, including individuals and families with high net worth, and advising individuals and companies with regard to business succession planning, probate and trust administration. In his practice, Neil has also represented entrepreneurs, professionals, and small and mid-size businesses in the full range of business organization and operations, buy-sell and employment agreements, commercial transactions, employment law and practice, and business succession.

Neil is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Council, DuPage County Bar Association (Estate Planning and Probate Committee, Chair 2010 – 2011, Vice-Chair 2009 – 2010, Tax Law Committee, Chair 2011 – 2012), DuPage County Estate Planning Council, Board 2014 -, (providing the monthly legal updates), and the Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council (Board 2009 – 2011).

Neil resides in Naperville, Illinois with his wife, Julie, and three children. He has volunteered in a number of different capacities as a coach for youth sports, and with various community and church activities. Neil has served with the DuPage Community Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative Steering Committee (Co-Chair 2008 – 2011 and 2013). Neil has volunteered with Boy Scout Troop 505 in Naperville (Assistant Scoutmaster 2006 – 2013; Charter Organization Representative 2013 – ). He served two terms as the Clerk of Session for Knox Presbyterian Church of Naperville, where he is also an elder. He also served as a co-moderator for Knox’s Permanent Funds Ministry Committee, assisting in the organization and management of the church’s endowment fund. Neil has been named to the Family Shelter Service Planned Giving Advisory Council (2010 – ). He also serves on the Board of PACT, Inc. and Von Oven Scout Reservation, Inc. When he is not otherwise preoccupied, Neil trains for and runs in triathlons and bicycle events.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 1980


  • DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL, 1980
    • J.D.
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN (1977) 
    • B.A., Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association 
    • Trusts & Estates Council
  • DuPage County Bar Association 
    • Estate Planning and Probate Committee
      • Chair 2010 – 2011
      • Vice-Chair 2009 – 2010
    • Tax Law Committee
      • Chair 2011 – 2012 
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
    • Board Member, 2014 
  • Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council
    • Board Member, 2009 – 2011


  • Drafting an All-Star Lineup of Co-Trustees for Trust Management, Co-Author, DCBA Brief, Vol. 28 (June 2016)
  • Snowbirds, Reverse Snowbirds, and the Illinois Income Tax Act, DCBA Brief, Vol. 24 (2011-12)
  • The Related Trustee: Old Lessons Learned from New Case Law, DCBA Brief, Vol. 23 (2010-11)

Representative Cases

  • Union Nat. Bank & Trust Co. of Joliet v. Village of New Lenox, 152 Ill. App. 3d 919, 505 N.E.2d 1, app. den., 116 Ill.2d 577, 515 N.E.2d 128 (1987), cert. den. 485 U.S. 906 (1988)
  • In re County Collector, 229 Ill. App. 3d 641, 593 N.E.2d 1134, app. den. 146 Ill.2d 628, (1992)
  • Channahon Park Dist., Will County v. Bosworth, 145 Ill. App. 3d 820, 495 N.E.2d 1367 (1986)
  • Reed-Custer Cmty. Unit School Dist. No. 255-U v. Pollution Control Bd., 232 Ill. App. 3d 571, 597 N.E.2d 802 (1992)
  • Matter of Collector's Application for Judgment for Taxes Paid Under Protest for Year 1988, 223 Ill. App. 3d 896, 585 N.E.2d 110, app. den. 145 Ill.2d 634 (1992)

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