Nancy Chausow Shafer

Sage Counsel, LLC



Northern Illinois University/1980/Law

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • Illinois Chapter President 2012-2013

Legal Organizations

  • Family Law Sections and Committees of the American, Illinois, Chicago, and Lake County Bar Associations. Past-Pres., Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Member, Collaborative Law Institute of IL
  • Founding Member, Collaborative Family Law Prof. of the North Shore
  • Mediation Council of Illinois Association For Conflict Resolution. Founder, Center for Collaborative Practice. Member of AFCC and ACR.

CLE Presentations

  • IICLE, “Divorce Boot Camp Starting Points”, 2007-2010
  • IICLE “Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements” 2006
  • AAML, IL Chapter, “Jurisdiction Under the UCCJEA and UIFSA in Illinois,” 2006
  • Reading & Understanding Personal, Corporate Tax Returns & Financial Statements
  • Complex Financial Issues in Divorce Litigation
  • Creative Concepts in Negotiating Maint.
  • Changing Landscape for Removal
  • Business Valuation for Dummies
  • Discovery in Family Law Cases
  • Mediation-Being an Advocate Without Being Adversarial
  • Domestic Partnerships – Financial Implications
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Hot Tips-QDRO, QMSCO and 2006 Tax Law Changes
  • Use of Technology in Practice of Family Law
  • Software for the Family Law Practice
  • Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issue Affecting Divorce
  • Drafting PreMarital agreements Workshop.

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