Our People

At Generation Law we are different because of our people. We understand the emotions that you and your family are dealing with and we’ll always give you an honest assessment of what can and can’t be accomplished within the law. We will always be there to explain legal complexities in simple, understandable ways, while helping you plan for an uncertain future.

We will always use our experience and expertise to help preserve your loved one’s dignity. Most of all we are different because we’re always there to protect your family’s future with sensitivity, patience and integrity. You have high expectations and our staff of expertly trained legal assistants and attorneys are here to meet them.

For general information about our practice and what we can do for you please give us a call at 630-782-1766 or send an email to info@generationlaw.com.

Our Attorneys

Ben A Neiburger, JD, CPA


Ben is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the board of directors for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

He has also been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois.

Ben is a highly respected attorney in Illinois, being named “Super Lawyer” in the Elder Law category for 2007, 2009 – 2017.

Ben is a frequent speaker and writer whose audiences include professionals in the legal, financial and healthcare fields.

How Ben can help you
As one of the few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois to also have a CPA, Ben brings a unique perspective and benefit to his clients as both a skilled estate planner, litigator and accountant.

Experience
Generation Law., Elmhurst, IL

Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, IL
Associate

HPL&S Inc., Arlington Heights, IL
Legal Manager

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Professor

Becker CPA Review, Des Plaines, IL
Instructor

Read Ben’s full biography here.

To speak with Ben, call 630-782-1766
Email:ben@generationlaw.com

Sandra Schildgen JD


Sandra is Generation Law’s Managing Attorney. She graduated with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law, and began her law career as a staff attorney with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

There she was awarded the NASD President’s Award and the Above & Beyond Award. In her previous life Sandra worked as a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services, where she advised high net worth clients on investments for their long-term financial goals.

How Sandra can help you
Sandra has a unique ability to sort through incredibly complex situations and get to the root of the actual issues at hand. This allows her to create a set of action steps that help her clients identify, understand and resolve what may at first seem like insurmountable obstacles. Sandra’s expertise in financial services also adds a fresh perspective to her Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Estate Administration, Guardianships and Long-term Care Planning.

Fluent in Spanish

Experience

Staff Attorney administrating arbitrations at NASD
Financial advisor at UBS

To speak with Sandra, call 630-782-1766
Email:sandra@generationlaw.com

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Ken Kugelberg JD

Prior to graduating from John Marshall Law School, Ken had already enjoyed a successful career in public service for the Clerk of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, the Naperville Police Department and the Office of the DuPage County State’s Attorney. At the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Ken was a member of the management team overseeing interactions and documents with all matters Criminal, Civil, Child Support and Electronic Records Management.

How Ken can help you
In addition to Ken’s distinguished career in public service, his broad array of life experiences working as a successful entrepreneur as well as working in and with family businesses gives him a unique perspective on the complex legal and personal dynamics surrounding succession planning and estate administration of family business.

Experience
Private Practice Criminal Defence Attorney

Law clerk and student attorney licensed under Supreme Court Rule 711
DuPage County State’s Attorney Office

Naperville Police Department
Supervisor Records

Owner Big Guy Little Guy Home Improvements

To speak with Ken, call 630-782-1766
Email:Ken@generationlaw.com

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Carolina Fenske JD

Carolina is Generation Law’s Real Estate Attorney.

After graduating from Depaul University Law School, she practiced real estate law at Korshak & Beaulieu and Pellegrini & Cristiano before joining Generation Law in 2012.

Her integration into Generation Law’s team was a logical move for our firm. Her thirteen years of experience in real estate law allows us to use her expertise when servicing our clients.

Having Carolina on our team is key given that real estate law is now much more complicated than it has been in the past. Many lawyers dabbled in it as a sideline but recent changes in regulations have made the financing provisions of contracts far more complicated than before. So having an accomplished real estate lawyer like Carolina under the Generation Law roof is essential for our clients.

Carolina in her own words…

“Realtors tell me that I’m very good at handling nervous clients who may need some hand holding. Sometimes they don’t understand the conventional explanation and it can get very frustrating for them. I stay even-keeled and work with them until they get it.

“I go over a contract with a client, explaining everything they need to do and what is usual and customary in their case. But I’m also open to modifying things tailored to a client’s specific needs”.

Outside of the office, Carolina spends her time with her husband and young family, camping and hiking with her two children and exploring fine cuisine and live music with her husband.

To speak with Carolina, call 630-782-1766
Email:carolina@generationlaw.com

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Melissa Johnson JD

Melissa is a graduate of Depaul University Law School, Melissa spent a year at the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff before seven years at Freedman Anselmo Lindberg LLC, working as a litigator and managing attorney.

Her experience with mature clients in her previous position made her a perfect fit for Generation Law as she guides our clients through the legal process.

Having a skilled litigator on our team allows us to have a full complement of expertise across the entire elder law spectrum. Melissa is a perfect fit for us.

How Melissa can help you

Litigation can be a lengthy and often times emotional process, especially when it pertains to family members. Through her experience and zealous approach in the courtroom, Melissa will compassionately and effectively navigate you through all aspects of contested litigation.

Melissa in her own words…

I really love putting my skills to use helping people. I like the personal aspect of meeting with clients, explaining the legal process to them and making them happy.”

“I’ve always related to the elderly community. When I got the opportunity to mix the litigation which is what I love with the client base that I love, I knew I had found the right fit.”

“I like helping real people with real problems. Knowing that I’m helping them with my litigation skills to make their life easier is very satisfying.”

In her spare time, she says she likes to do ‘all the things that her five year-old does’, adding that she’s ‘big into superheros and ninja turtles’. She also likes to read and go to concerts although much of her time is spent with her husband and child going on field trips, museum visits and walks through the zoo.

To speak with Melissa, call 630-782-1766
Email: Melissa@generationlaw.com

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