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Advocate Sponsor

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200 West Madison St. #2700; Chicago, Illinois 60606

Exciting News to Share!

The exciting news of the next phase of our practice is the announcement that Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C. (all of it – attorneys and staff) are now a part of the venerable firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, a law firm founded in Cleveland more than 100 years ago, with additional offices in Chicago, Columbus, Fort Myers, Naples, and San Diego.  

To be clear, the now 33-year-old entity of Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C is no longer, but the “firm” continues to be available to serve your needs as a part of the Chicago office of Hahn Loeser.  We are still focusing on all aspects of special needs planning: government benefits, housing options, special needs trusts, on-going trust administration, gift and tax implications of trusts and estates, guardianships, and other probate matters. We are pleased to continue our long association with The Arc (both Rick Spain and our now retired partner, Terrie Varnet, were long time board members of The Arc of Illinois, and after relocating to Massachusetts, Terrie went on to serve as President of The Arc of Massachusetts).

The advantages of the transition cannot be overstated:

  • Additional resources for our clients in the expanded locations and practice areas afforded by the new firm;
  • A plan for continuity of services supported by a firm with more than 135 attorneys and
    a proven track record of over 100 years;
  • The benefits of a “smaller” firm within a larger firm with the same group of professionals who have handled special needs matters these past three decades.

Inclusion Sponsor

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1 E Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701

“IL ABLE “Achieving a Better Life Experience” accounts allows those with disabilities and their families to save for many daily, disability-related expenses on a tax-deferred basis while preserving public benefits such as supplemental security income (SSI), Medicaid. An IL ABLE account can be opened by an eligible individual, or Authorized Individual, at any time. Learn more about IL ABLE at”


309 New Indian Trail Ct., Aurora, IL 60506

AID is a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves 5,700 individuals throughout DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, suburban Cook and Will counties. Programs are available for individuals with developmental, behavioral and crisis needs. AID is a United Way partner agency and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

For more information please visit To access services, call: 877-AID-0001 (877-243-0001) or e-mail


The Community & Residential Services Authority’s (CRSA) mission is to promote a network of resources for Illinois youth with social and emotional health conditions to receive timely and appropriate access to the services they deserve.

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