Amina Saeed’s clients trust her with the two most valuable aspects of their lives: everyone they love and everything they own. She considers this the highest honor. Her mission is to give them peace of mind.
Amina is known for her ability to deliver well-crafted estate plans to clients based upon their specific situations, with a primary focus on providing for the security of their loved ones while minimizing taxes. She prides herself on the lifelong relationships she forms with each and every one of her clients.
She speaks and writes frequently about estate planning and planned giving for other professionals as well as the general public.
Amina is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council. She serves on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Trusts & Estates Section Council, is a former member of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council, and a former Chair of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law. Amina is also a founding member of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago.
Amina has worked with nonprofit groups in various capacities. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow, a member of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and studying to become a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) through the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University Long Beach. Amina is also an advisor to the board of The Mecca Center Endowment Fund. She advises nonprofits on building a planned giving program and accepting planned gifts.
Originally from London, England, Amina is a north side Chicagoan at heart. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago, her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Information Technology and Privacy Law from the John Marshall Law School.
Married with four children, Amina balances her spare moments between her children’s interests—baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, and scouting—and her family’s passion to visit all 60 national parks.