Mr. Arbus joined Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP as a partner in 1995. After graduating from law school in 1978, he worked in the tax department of a major international accounting firm, achieving the rank of tax supervisor in less than two years. He began practicing law in 1980 and devotes the majority of his time to representing individuals and entrepreneurs in estate planning and business planning activities. Mr. Arbus also represents trustees and executors in complex estate and trust administration matters and helps these individuals with various trust accounting issues and tax return preparation issues. In addition to representing individuals, Mr. Arbus has also been providing business and legal advice to closely held businesses.
Mr. Arbus has been a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Estate and Gift Tax Planning Sub-Committee since 1982 and has also served as Chair of that Committee. He has chaired Illinois CPA Society Task Forces in presenting the Annual Tax Conference and the Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference. He has also been a frequent speaker at both conferences. In addition, Mr. Arbus has spoken at the AICPA’s Annual Tax Conference in Washington, DC and has also appeared at the AICPA’s Practitioner’s Symposium in Las Vegas. He has also given a number of presentations for local CPA Society chapters, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, where he has served as President and as a member of the Board of Directors. Currently, Mr. Arbus also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Legacy Partners Group at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.