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Laura M. Callahan

Laura M. Callahan

Senior Attorney


  • Business Services
  • Tax & Estate Planning/Administration
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Estate Planning & Administration

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Laura M. Callahan is a tax and estate planning attorney in Dykema's Chicago office, practicing as a member of the Tax Group. Ms. Callahan's practice encompasses the complete range of estate planning services, including will and trust preparation for estate and tax planning. Guardianship administration and probate administration are additional focuses of her work, as well as extensive appearances before the probate court for both estate and guardianship administration matters. Clients also rely on her help for collection and distribution of estate and trust assets. With an understanding of the emotional aspects of estate administration, she is considerate of the client's needs during a difficult time in their lives. As a final element of her estate planning work, Ms. Callahan provides legal services to and has experience representing both individual and professional/corporate fiduciaries.

In addition to her estate planning practice, Ms. Callahan is also involved in the Employee Benefits Group at Dykema and focuses her practice on the fine points related to benefit plan matters. She also is proficient at preparing individual and fiduciary federal and state income tax returns.

Ms. Callahan joined the Firm in 1997.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1995


John Marshall Law School, J.D. Marquette University, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Business Services | Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation | Estate Planning & Administration | Tax & Estate Planning/Administration | Taxation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Chicago Bar Association


  • 2003 - National Business Institute - "The Probate Process From Start to Finish in Illinois"


The Ins and Outs of the Income Tax Deadline Extension—Which Returns, Deadlines Are Affected, and Which Aren’t?
Dykema, April 2021

On March 17, 2021, the IRS published IR-2021-59, postponing the deadline for filing individual income tax returns and payment of individual income taxes from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. On March 29, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-21, further clarifying the postponement of Federal income tax reporting and payment deadlines...

Second Dose of Medicine from Treasury for Coronavirus Relief
Dykema, March 2020

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of the Treasury issued Notice 2020-18 (which supersedes Notice 2020-17 issued two days prior), postponing tax filing and payment deadlines for many taxpayers in order to grant some amount of relief to individuals and businesses amid the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis...

Federal Tax Relief Is on the Way: Notice 2020-17 Issued in Response to COVID-19
Dykema, March 2020

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Department of the Treasury issued Notice 2020-17, postponing payment deadlines for many taxpayers in order to grant some amount of relief to businesses and individuals amid the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The Notice provides many taxpayers with the ability to defer federal income tax payments otherwise due by April 15, 2020, but does not postpone or alter the April 15 filing deadline or estimated payments due June 15, 2020...

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