Tony Madonia is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant who concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, Business Strategy and Planning, Wealth Counseling, Corporate Law, and Taxation. Consequently, he is often referred to as an estate planning lawyer, but is really so much more.
Madonia founded Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd. with a vision of creating a service-oriented, hands-on practice where clients receive comprehensive support and expedient attention. Earlier in his career as a tax accountant, Tony recognized the value of providing multi- dimensional insight when guiding clients through complex transactions. To add to his accounting expertise, he pursued his Juris Doctorate to provide a more comprehensive lens to support client needs. Today, Mr. Madonia is known as a valuable business and tax resource helping privately-held firms and the families and individuals they support preserve wealth. As noted earlier, he is much more than an estate planning lawyer.
Mr. Madonia thrives on legal and tax challenges-the kind of complex problems that require understanding from multiple viewpoints. He enjoys identifying the strategies and developing the plans that minimize tax exposure and achieve success. Mr. Madonia is highly respected for his knowledge and insightful perspectives on the complexities that affect privately-held businesses. His direct involvement with clients keeps him in touch with today’s business environment and the evolving needs of business owners.
Madonia is an adjunct professor at UIC Chicago School of Law. He has taught Estate & Trusts and Estate Planning & Drafting. Madonia is a member of the American Bar Association and American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. He is proud to have served as the former President of the Chicago Financial District Chapter of Rotary International. Currently, Madonia is a board member and treasurer of Safer Foundation, which helps people in the criminal justice system with education and job training. Finally, he is on the board of Le Ballet Petit and often performs with them.
Prior to founding the firm in 1995, Madonia worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. as a senior tax accountant and manager, and at a boutique law firm, where he was a partner.
Mr. Madonia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He earned his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School while practicing as a Senior Tax Accountant.
Mr. Madonia is a former adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he teaches Estate & Trusts and Estate Planning & Drafting. A member of the American Bar Association and American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, he also served as Chairman of the Asset Protection Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and is frequently asked to speak at various professional seminars. He is the former President of the Chicago Financial District Chapter of Rotary International; Tony is a board member and treasurer of Safer Organization, which helps people in the criminal justice system with education and job training; serves on the Planned Giving Committee of Catholic Charities; and is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Mr. Madonia has also co-authored Generations: Planning your Legacy, Midas Managers: How Every Business They Touch Turns to Gold, and The Complete Guide to Estate & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times.