Irving Blackman

Irv Blackman, CPA and lawyer, is a retired founding partner of Blackman, Kallick, Bartelstein LLP and chairman emeritus of the New Century Bank (both in Chicago). Want to consult, need a second opinion? Call Blackman at (847) 674-5295. E-mail him at blackman@estatetaxsecrets.com or visit www.estatetaxsecrets.com.

Articles written by Irving Blackman

The comprehensive tax plan creates great tax results, while generating a huge amount of cash for your kids and grandchildren.  The easiest way to quickly...more...

The easiest way for a successful business owner to create tax-free wealth is by the proper use of life insurance. Unfortunately, because of the complexity...more...

For most Americans, retirement planning revolves around qualified plans (for example, IRA, 401(k), profit-sharing plan and the like). It’s a fact:  Mention retirement to any...more...

Readers of this column often call me to ask the following (or similar) two questions: “Irv, can you really beat the estate tax?” and most...more...

It happens about two times a week or at least than 100 times a year. A reader of this column calls me with an estate-planning...more...

Joe, a long-time reader of this column, and the owner of a family business (Success Co.) hired a new CPA (Claude) about one year ago....more...

Do you own or run a family business? A business you want to continue after your leadership ends? Then this article is must reading. Let’s start...more...

Do you have a family? A wife? Kids? Grandkids? Also, do you own all or part of a business? Then this article is for you. This...more...

Over the years we have talked to and consulted with hundreds of readers of this column. Hands down, here are the two most common questions...more...

I really do not know how many times I have asked the question above, whether it’s when giving one of my many tax-saving seminars or...more...

Joe, age 66, a successful business owner, has been reading my tax column for more than 20 years ... saves them in an ever-growing file. Recently, Joe...more...

Let's start with two facts you must burn into your mind: 1) Your estate plan must start now with a life-time plan. Waiting for your plan...more...

Let's start with a question: Would you fly my airline if I crashed 50% of the time? Well, depending on whose statistics you read, about...more...

It's December in Chicago. Cold. Snowy. Blustery. What has the winter weather got to do with business succession? It's just too late to get any...more...

We are all dealt the same cards in the tax game, but how you play them determines whether the IRS or you win. Sadly, most...more...

It happened again. But this time, a double header. Two separate calls — one from Nebraska, one from Virginia — concerning transferring family businesses to...more...

If you own annuities, this article is must reading. If you intend to buy annuities, read this article before you buy.

It should be noted...more...

For years I have been writing: “If you use the right tax strategies, work with the right professional (typically, lawyer, CPA and insurance consultant), you...more...

Do you have enough wealth to be clobbered by the estate tax? Then read every word of this article. You’ll learn how to keep your...more...

A group of very successful, wealthy business owners, and their closest advisors, gathered for a symposium. What was their purpose? To find the perfect investment...more...