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Vasili Russis is the head of the Tax and Wealth Structuring Group at Kelleher & Buckley, LLC.  Vas has been practicing law since 1995 and is also a CPA in the State of Illinois.  This combination allows Vas to bring a unique understanding of issues in client matters.

As head of the Tax and Wealth Structuring Group, Vas deals with a wide variety of matters, including tax matters – including transaction structuring, tax disputes, tax planning and return processing – estate planning, asset protection, litigation, corporate transactions and real estate.  His clientele spans a wide variety of businesses, including retail, manufacturing, service, farming and professional services.  His experience and work philosophy allow Vas to maximize client benefit and build trust with clients, helping clients with business and professional matters, as well as personal matters – these factors have not only allowed Vas to grow his practice but also be a source of feedback and knowledge for the firm.

Vas also gives back to his community, being involved in various community groups involving education in the Lake Zurich area. Vas is also a Board Member of Bigger Than Basketball, a charity involved in research, education and funding for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Practice Areas

Phone: 847-382-9130
Fax: 847-382-9135


  • Certified Public Accountant   |  1990

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.  |  1995
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    B.S.  |  1989
    Major: Accountancy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • Greater North Shore Estate Planning Counsel  |  Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP, Northbrook, Illinois, Attorney  |  1995 – 2009

Published Works

  • “Federal Court Denies Protection in Bankruptcy for Inherited IRA”, (Co-Author), Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bigger Than Basketball Foundation  |  Board Member