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Wealth Management Expert

Mike Papierski

Practice Leader, Real Estate and Agricultural Services

As national practice leader for Family Business, Oil, Gas and Minerals, Loans & Liabilities and Real Estate and Agriculture Mike focuses on the management of illiquid real estate and family business assets held in trusts and estates that collectively exceed $10 billion in value, as well as advising clients and prospects with respect to their personal assets. He also serves on several boards of entities held in trusts and estates that hold controlling family business or real estate interests.

He’s a Senior Vice President and Attorney and active member of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, he served as a Board member of the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) from 2004-2007 for the Chicago Chapter and is a candidate for the CCIM designation. Mike taught "Administering Real Estate in Trusts & Estates" at the Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.

Before joining Northern Trust in 1998, Mike  managed the Real Estate team for American National Bank. Additionally, he worked for nine years in private law practice focusing on real estate, corporate transactions and estate planning.

He graduated from John Marshall Law School with a juris doctor degree and from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.