The Estate Planning Team




Rodney H. Piercey, Partner

Direct Phone: 224-848-4644
Since 1973, Rodney H. Piercey has been serving affluent and high net worth clients with estate planning, asset protection and tax elimination planning. For more than half of his career, he has been designing customized plans for cutting and/or eliminating taxes for this same client base. As a leader in developing unprecedented legacy strategies for protecting wealth and assets, he received the AV Preeminent™ rating by Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ – the highest rating for an attorney’s legal ability and professional ethics. Full Bio>

Kenneth A. Piercey, Partner

Direct Phone: 224-848-4645
Kenneth Adam Piercey assists high net worth clients with proper estate planning, estate tax elimination, asset protection, special needs planning and probate. His approach to client relationships is one of simplifying the overall choices available to them. As such, they make the best decisions for themselves and their heirs. As a Christian attorney, Ken is one of the few Qualified Member Attorneys of Kingdom Advisors – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Biblical wisdom to financial and estate planning. He handles probates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois. Full Bio>

Janice D. Romanowski, Senior Paralegal

Direct Phone: 224-848-4643
Jan has long-term experience in estate planning and has been a paralegal with Piercey & Associates, Ltd. since 2007. She has a BBA degree from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

Kimberly Araujo, Senior Paralegal

Direct Phone: 224-848-4410
Kim assists with large case Zero Tax Plans, educational seminars for local churches and serves as a resource for clients in need of other professionals, such as accountants, financial planners, real estate brokers and appraisers.  She has a BA in Business Administration/Sociology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.

John Schoeneberger, Corporate Clerk

Direct Phone: 224-848-4647
John assists with requests for client documents, case management, probate, corporate filings and document production, as well as research and data analytics. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alice Crewz, Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Direct Phone: 224-848-4775

Alice assists with accounts receivables, client scheduling, customer service, records retention, client follow-up, and overall office organization. She has been with Piercey & Associates, Ltd. since 2006.

Donna Gibbons, Administrative Assistant

Donna has been with Piercey & Associates since 2015 and assists clients with their estate planning document review and execution, and the funding of trusts. She provides clients with after-signing support as well as scheduling and general office assistance. She has a BSBA from Elmhurst College.

Emma Berge, Executive Assistant to Ken Piercey

Emma assists Ken with all matters including explanation of documents, probate, trust administration, Medicaid, guardianship and general client service. She received her BA in Business at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

Monica Schacherer, Administrative Assistant


Monica assists office staff, covers telephone calls, and offers exceptional client service. She has a BS in Business Administration from Geneva College, Beaver Fall, PA.






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