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Ilene B. Goldstein





University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1982

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1985

Ms. Goldstein is a principal with the firm concentrating her practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law since 1985. She has been an active trial attorney preparing and litigating divorce cases involving complex financial matters, including business and real estate valuation, cash flow analysis and custody issues. Ms. Goldstein also has been appointed by the Court to represent children in custody disputes.


Ms. Goldstein is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County. She is a Certified Arbitrator in Lake County, Illinois. She has been a member of the Jefferson Inn, American Inn of Court and on the Board of Directors of CASA “Court Appointed Special Advocates.”

Admissions Information:

Ms. Goldstein is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Educational Background:

Ms. Goldstein received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1985.

Accolades and Awards:

Ms. Goldstein has been named in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, her peers selected her to be a member of the Leading Lawyer’s Network published by the Illinois Law Bulletin. She was also selected one of the Top 50 Female attorneys by a blue ribbon panel nominating Super Lawyers in Illinois, named an Illinois Family Law Super Lawyer and rated AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell since 2007.

Publications and Lectures:


  • “Dissolution of Marriage Cases: Goodwill in a Close Held Business,” Young Lawyers Illinois State Bar Association Vol. 32, No. 4, April 1988.


  • “Marital Property and Valuation,” Chapter for the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook (1994).


  • Maintenance, 1990 and Illinois Domestic Violence Act, 1991, ISBA YLD Round Table Discussions;
  • Family Law, Illinois State Bar Association, 1990-1992; Social Security, Railroad Retirement Benefits and Maintenance at ISBA Business Valuation Seminar, 2007;

Case Law Update at the IICLE Illinois State Bar Association Business Valuation Seminar in Cook County, IL in 2008, 2009, 2010. Ms. Goldstein co-wrote Chapter 14, “Distinctions between Marital and Non-Marital Property,” for the 2011 edition of the ISBA Family Law Handbook as well as Chapter 21, “Marital Property Valuation,” for the 1995 edition, published by the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Goldstein lectures on various topics in the field of matrimonial law. She has often been a speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Lake County Bar Association, National Divorce Skills Institute, the Lilac Tree and other continuing education programs.

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