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Amanda Puplava is an associate at Fischel Kahn who focuses on complex probate, guardianship and real estate matters.

Amanda returned to Fischel Kahn after two years at Northern Trust as a Trust Advisor, using her knowledge of Trusts & Estates law to advise high-net-worth clients on wealth-transfer strategies, annual exclusion gifting and the use of Donor Advised Funds. She works closely with the firm’s estate planning attorneys to optimize clients’ tax-saving and wealth goals. Her multi-faceted experience in Trusts & Estates gives her an advantage when assisting her clients with these important financial decisions.

Her practice includes the life cycle of probate processes from research and drafting to litigation and administration of both decedent’s estates and guardianship. She also handles real estate closings from contract negotiation to drafting closing documents to facilitate closings.

Professional Honors

Amanda has been selected to the Illinois Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Elder Law. This accolade is bestowed upon lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in their area.


  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member