Manish C. Bhatia, Estate Planning Attorney

Manish C. Bhatia serves as Of Counsel to Stern Perkoski Mendez and is a skilled and experienced practitioner specializing in trusts and estate planning.

Focusing on both the family and financial aspects of trusts and estates law, including issues that typically arise during the divorce process, Manish is keenly aware of how planning for death can be a sensitive subject. Keeping that in mind, Manish remains dedicated in his conviction that planning for tomorrow will ultimately bring peace of mind for his clients today.

As an attorney specializing in complex areas of law—including but not limited to estate planning, asset protection, trust administration, probate and estate administration and corporate planning—Manish understands the importance of making himself available to his clients, listening to them and answering as many questions as they may have until they feel completely comfortable. By clearly communicating and working together with his clients throughout the strategy and drafting stages, Manish ensures they receive the most comprehensive planning possible based on their individual needs.

Before joining the firm, Manish was an associate at two boutique Chicago-area law firms as part of their trusts and estates practice. He also worked as an analyst at CCH and interned at the Office of Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald.

Estate Planning Services

Education & Experience

Manish received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he focused his education in the areas of federal, estate and gift tax planning. He received his B.A. in political science from DePaul University.


Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 – Awarded by Illinois Super Lawyers, the designation is granted to the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age in Illinois.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Manish is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and South Asian Bar Association, where he previously served as the Vice President of Professional Development.

Manish C. Bhatia, Of Counsel at Stern Perkoski Mendez in Evanston and Chicago

Manish C. Bhatia

Of Counsel
Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 868-9584

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500 Davis Street, Suite 1000
Evanston, Illinois 60201

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60601

250 E. Illinois Road, Suite 200
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 312
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Our boutique family law firm is based in Evanston, Chicago, Lake Forest and Oak Brook. We serve clients across Cook County and the North Shore, as well as Lake, DuPage and Will Counties.


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