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Anne Alison Bennett

Attorney Associate
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Phone: (708) 482-7090

1023 W 55th St #200
LaGrange, Illinois 60525

Anne Alison Bennett, Esq. is part of Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning and Elder Law LLC team of professionals in its Estate Planning & Elder Law practice focusing on estate planning, Medicaid asset protection planning, special needs planning and administration, elder law services, and small business formation and administration.

Anne Bennett is dedicated to:

  • Providing comprehensive and compassionate service
  • Explaining complex issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Meeting each client’s needs
  • Providing practical and cost-effective solutions
  • Explaining risks and benefits of various options, etc.
  • Delivering a plan that accomplishes the intended goals
  • Preserving an individual’s legacy.

When Anne earned her law license, she became one of the first women in the USA to be both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and attorney. When Anne entered law school the State of Illinois did not permit an individual to be licensed in both the legal and public accounting professions.

Throughout her 30-year career, Anne has provided ethical, comprehensive, and thoughtful professional counsel to individuals, executives, expert witnesses, and attorneys.

Anne offers a unique perspective having worked as an attorney, counselor, CPA, performance improvement and corporate governance consultant, internal investigator, chief audit executive (CAE), financial statement auditor, and litigation services consultant in a variety of industries.

Anne’s professional career began as a financial statement auditor / CPA at the international accounting firm of Touche Ross, a predecessor firm to Deloitte, serving the industries of service, construction, real estate, facilities management, retail, banking, government (state and education), manufacturing, world trading, and non-profits.

Anne worked as a litigation advisory services engagement director at Ernst & Young LLP, an international firm, performing performance improvement and corporate governance consulting, internal investigations, and preparing and assessing damages calculations, etc., in complex commercial litigation, serving the following industries: construction, transportation, manufacturing, mining, government, wastewater treatment, water purification, health care, hospitality, aviation, and non-profits, among others.

Anne was the first chief audit executive at the City of Chicago where she implemented enterprise risk management (ERM) principles in the identification of risks (financial, operational, legal / regulatory, political, ethical, economic) and applied the ERM assessment to the selection, scope and prioritization of internal audit projects and to strategic planning initiatives. She published the city’s Internal Audit Delegate Agency (non-profit) Financial and Accounting Guide for its grant recipients (non-profits) as a resource for appropriate corporate governance and financial accounting, etc.

Anne has been committed to giving back to her community and her professions. She has served as a board member on the Illinois CPA Society (ICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Chicago chapter, and on a non-profit that has senior living and memory care facilities. Anne has been a long-term member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and has served as a La Grange Economic Development commissioner, a Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Policy committee member, and ICPA Regulation & Legislation committee member, among other volunteer activities.

Anne Bennett’s professional credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington;
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D)., Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington;
  • Illinois licensed attorney
  • Illinois registered Certified Public Accountant

J.D., Indiana University at Bloomington, 1991

B.S., Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

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