Maritess T. Bott
Bott & Associates, Ltd.

3701 Algonquin Road Suite 712
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
TEL: (847) 818-9084

Bott & Associates, Ltd. Website
http://www.bottestateplanning.com



About Bott & Associates, Ltd.

Bott & Associates, Ltd. is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Rolling Meadows, IL, our mission is to provide residents of Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Rolling Meadows and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.


About Maritess T. Bott

Maritess focuses her practice on estate planning, asset preservation, probate, business law, taxation and succession planning. She is experienced in integrating business, tax, asset protection and estate planning for individuals, closely-held business owners and family groups. Maritess employs her knowledge and skills in identifying a client’s objectives and employing innovative and cost-effective techniques to meet each client’s business and estate planning goals. She structures and drafts documents ranging from simple wills and trusts to complex structures involving family limited partnerships, intentionally defective trusts, special needs trusts and charitable remainder trusts.

Experience

Maritess has authored articles such as “Estate Planning Doesn’t Have to be So Taxing” and “Caring for the ‘Little’ People in your Life” which was published in the March, 2000 issue and February, 2003 issue, respectively, of Pinoy Monthly, a Chicago-based newspaper. She has published a Legal Forum column in the nationally distributed publication, Filipinas Magazine. Maritess was also a contributing author and presenter at a Chicago Bar Association Trust Law Committee Meeting on “Sale to Defective Grantor Trusts” in December, 1999. She has made numerous presentations on various estate planning topics to audiences such as the Schaumburg Senior Center, American Retirement Architects, LLC, and the World Marketing Association.

Education

Maritess earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University, a Masters of Science degree in Accountancy from Dominican University (formerly Rosary College), and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Filipino American Bar Association and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

Personal

Maritess is married and lives with her husband and two young sons. She loves to spend time with her family especially watching her older son play in various sporting events. In her free time, she loves to read, scrapbook, play tennis and just hang out with her girlfriends.


About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.