Welcome to DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC — A law firm dedicated to thoughtful, innovative and uncompromising legal representation for the Private Client.

The needs of the private client are both pointed and diverse. While you require the advanced skills of a specialist, you also have diverse needs that must be understood and integrated by your lawyer. With its broad base of multi-degreed, multi-disciplinary attorneys, DUGGAN BERTSCH is uniquely positioned in the legal space to best serve the needs of Private Clients.

We look forward to showing you the DUGGAN BERTSCH difference.



We would like to Congratulate Brian C. KONKEL for his inclusion in the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's 2017 Emerging Lawyers Distinction

Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS who are age 40 or younger or have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or less years. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer. Brian has been recognized specifically in the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law category. 

Congratulations to our 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

The Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction. Attorneys are selected through a patented selection process involving nominations, research, and peer reviews. 


DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC is proud to announce the following attorneys who have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2018 in the following categories:


2018 Illinois Super Lawyers

Timothy Liam Epstein

Entertainment & Sports Law

Commercial Litigation 

Michael A. Passananti

Estate & Probate


2018 Illinois Rising Stars

Clint A. Costa

Estate & Probate

Scott A. Sissel

Estate & Probate

Ronnie E. Webb Jr.

Estate & Probate


The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Published Timothy Liam EPSTEIN'S Article Entitled, "Confidentiality agreements fog Panthers’ sex charges."

In the span of one weekend in December, accusations of workplace impropriety against Carolina Panthers principal owner Jerry Richardson led to an internal and National Football League investigation and ultimately resulted in Richardson putting the team up for sale.

On the same day that a media story revealed that Richardson allegedly engaged in sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact with several female Panther employees,.... 

To Read the entire article, CLICK HERE!

Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), P.L. 115-97, ushered into law the most far reaching tax law change in over thirty years.  The primary thrust of the TCJA is to fundamentally change how businesses will be taxed after December 31, 2017.  However, there are a number of significant last minute planning moves both businesses and individuals should consider making prior to January 1, 2018 as well as new planning opportunities for 2018 and beyond.

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XLIVE 2017: A Annual Conference and Expo Bringing Together Industry Leaders of the Live Event Space to Share and Explore the Latest Trends

This year's event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. During this four day conference and expo, leaders of the industry came together to share their experiences, discuss the latest trends, happenings, and visions for the industry's future. Timothy Liam EPSTEIN, a member of XLIVE's Advisory Board, was among these industry leaders, speaking on two of the expert panel sessions. This year’s conference and expo featured five conference tracks, totaling over 60 interactive educational sessions designed to give event promoter's the ability to create experiences that are truly extraordinary. 


For specifics on Tim's sessions, please select one of the panel titles below:

December 11, 2017 Panel --> Community Impact - Making a Positive Impact on Communities through Live Events

December 12, 2017 Panel --> Standing Apart – Building a unique lineup in a consolidated market: