CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to welcome Abosede Odunsi as a partner in its Chicago office. Odunsi joins Freeborn’s corporate practice group and trust and estates team, furthering the firm’s focus on strategic growth across all offices.
Odunsi focuses her practice on estate planning, tax planning, probate administration and guardianship matters for high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs and business owners. Prior to joining Freeborn, Abosede served as a partner at Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, where she designed and drafted estate plans using a variety of revocable and irrevocable trusts.
“Abosede’s vast experience in the trust and estates and corporate spaces will further enhance the firm’s offerings and makes her a very strong addition to our bench of attorneys,” said William E. Russell, co-managing partner of Freeborn’s Chicago office. “Our clients will benefit from her creative solutions to their wealth-management needs.”
Odunsi received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and her LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She also earned certification from DePaul University’s Financial Planning Certificate Program.
An active member of both the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, Odunsi also volunteers for the Black Women Lawyers’ Association and the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Freeborn’s corporate practice group represents companies throughout their life cycles, understanding the challenges they face and providing the practical business advice needed. The team has a particular strength in helping middle-market companies achieve their full potential and have the capability to provide full-service legal advice to any size business enterprise. Freeborn’s corporate attorneys support the passion and effort of entrepreneurs, the vision of game changers, the wisdom of managers, and the tenacity of owners.
The firm’s trust and estates team provides tax and estate planning for a wide range of individuals including executives, closely held business owners, entrepreneurs and wealthy families. Their services include preparing and implementing revocable trusts designed to use available estate, gift and generation-skipping exemptions, advising on traditional estate planning structures, and more. They additionally help owners of closely held and family-owned businesses with the various issues that arise in the transition of the business from one generation to the next as well as with the adoption of tax-saving structures for the ultimate disposition of the business.