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Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 2024

Ronald E Rasmussen

Practice Areas

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Business Services
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions




Ron was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 10, 1947. He attended Western Illinois University in 1965-1966 and received a BA Degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1968. Ron served in the United States Army in 1969-1970, which included a year of service in Vietnam. He attended Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law form 1971 to 1974 where he was a member of the law review. Ron graduated in 1974 as class valedictorian. Ron moved to Elgin in 1974.


Ron has been awarded an AV rating, the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV rating signifies that Mr. Rasmussen's legal abilities and professional ethics meet the very highest standards.


Ron has been a partner in the law firm of Brady & Jensen since January 1, 1977. Ron specializes in advising individuals, families and closely held businesses on tax savings strategies. Ron's primary focus is sophisticated estate planning involving Federal Estate and Gift Tax reduction or avoidance. Ron uses established traditional as well as cutting edge techniques to save tax dollars for his clients. Ron's practice also includes the administration of decedent's estates and trust administration. Examples of tax planning techniques used by Ron in his practice include the following:

Marital Deduction Trusts
Family Limited Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Powers of Attorney
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Buy-Sell Agreements
 Grantor Retained Income Trusts
Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
Stretch IRA Trusts
Deferred Compensation Agreements
Partnership Agreements
Living Trusts


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Class Valedictorian
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974