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Larry Rivkin

As co-founder of RW Financial Planning, Larry provides financial planning ideas and management oversight to the firm. He also is the co-founder of Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC, a law firm concentrating in estate planning, estate and trust administration, planned charitable giving, and planning for children with special needs, and is a contributing author to Estate Planning for Modern Families, 2nd edition, 2017.  In both his financial planning work and his legal work, he loves to counsel, teach, and help resolve complicated planning issues in simple, understandable ways.


University of Chicago, J.D., Lord Bissell Public Service Merit Scholar

Stanford University, B.A. in American Studies, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa


Admitted to Practice Law in Illinois and Florida


Illinois Bar Association, Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections

Florida Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Professional Advisory Committee to the Legacies and Endowments Committee, Prior Chairperson

Center for Enriched Living, Endowment Advisory Committee

Professional Advisory Committee to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Legacies and Endowments Committee, Chairperson

Illinois Leading Lawyers

Illinois Super Lawyers

Outside the office…

My favorite places to travel: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area and elsewhere in the Northwoods

When not working, I enjoy: Coaching, playing, and watching sports; learning about history; engaging in public affairs; writing; and sharing fun, interesting experiences with my friends and family.

Books I recently read: Shogun, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Hillbilly Elegy, Born a Crime