Attorney Tricia R. Buhrfiend

Tricia R. Buhrfiend

Practice Areas

  • Business Counseling and Governance
  • Business Disputes
  • Business Services
  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Contract Services
  • Entity Planning and Formation
  • Gift, Estate and Fiduciary Taxation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taxation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning



Tricia R. Buhrfiend is a Senior Director with the firm, representing individuals, high net worth families and business owners, and concentrates her practice on estate planning, taxation, succession planning and other general corporate matters.

Tricia assists her clients in preparing custom revocable trusts, wills, irrevocable trusts, limited partnership, limited liability company agreements, shareholder agreements and various other agreements. Tricia also has substantial experience in assisting individuals, business owners, and tax-exempt organizations in general tax structuring and tax-related issues.

After college, Tricia worked in public accounting at a large public accounting in Chicago, Illinois. After law school and prior to joining the firm, Tricia practiced law at a large law firm in Chicago, Illinois.

Tricia has a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law (with Highest Distinction) and graduated with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude).

Tricia is a certified public accountant (CPA). She has also served in several leadership positions with the DuPage County Bar Association.

Tricia resides in Elmhurst with her husband and three children. Personally, Tricia enjoys entertaining, spending time with friends and family and watching college football.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Bachelors in Business Administration
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Secretary Treasurer, 2017-2019


  • 2019 Lawyer of the Year, DuPage County Bar Association

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Secretary Treasurer, 2017-2019