Mark M. Berardi practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, trust administration, estate administration, probate, guardianship and tax preparation, planning and avoidance.

Mark earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2011 where he was a member and editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review for two years. His studies focused on estate planning, tax law, and securities and futures regulation. During his law school career, Mark interned at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry Simmons in the Cook County Circuit Court. He was also a law clerk at law firm that focused on estate and tax planning, including drafting estate plans with the goal of minimizing the estate tax liability of estates.

Prior to earning his law degree, Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating summa cum laude with a major in economics and with highest distinction from the Economics Department. In addition to his legal work, he has presented seminars on estate tax and planning for the University of Illinois Extension Office.