Estate Planning &
Business Strategy & Planning
"Preserving wealth and planning for a successful business transition can impact the landscape of future generations. The key is having a strong relationship so that we understand the goals and objectives, develop the right solution, and provide solid representation. The best outcome is a comprehensive plan that addresses intentions and leaves a lasting legacy."
Tony Madonia is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant who concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, Business Strategy and Planning, Wealth Counseling, Corporate Law, and Taxation.
Mr. Madonia founded Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd. with a vision of creating a service-oriented, hands-on practice where clients receive comprehensive support and expedient attention. Early in his career as an intern and tax accountant, Mr. Madonia recognized the value of providing multi- dimensional insight when guiding clients through complex transactions. To add to his accounting expertise, he pursued his Juris Doctorate to provide a more comprehensive lens to support client needs. Today, Mr. Madonia is known as a valuable business and tax resource, helping privately-held firms and the families and individuals they support preserve wealth.
Mr. Madonia thrives on legal and tax challenges—the kind of complex problems that require understanding from multiple viewpoints. He enjoys identifying the strategies and developing the plans that minimize tax exposure and achieve success. Mr. Madonia is highly respected for his knowledge and insightful perspectives on the complexities that affect privately-held businesses. His direct involvement with clients keeps him in touch with today’s business environment and the evolving needs of business owners.
Prior to founding the firm in 1995, Mr. Madonia worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. as a senior tax accountant and manager, and a boutique law firm, where he was partner.
Mr. Madonia is a native of Chicago, where he resides with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons and daughter. Mr. Madonia is active in hockey with his sons and ballet with his daughter, supporting the organizations that have impacted the lives of his family, his most prized accomplishment. When not with his family, Mr. Madonia is pursuing his passion for aviation; he is a licensed, multi-engine pilot.
Mr. Madonia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He earned his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School while practicing as a Senior Tax Accountant.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
In addition to leading the firm, Mr. Madonia is an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he teaches Estate & Trusts and Estate Planning & Drafting. A member of the American Bar Association and American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, he also serves as Chairman of the Asset Protection Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and is frequently asked to speak at various professional seminars. He is the 2010-2011 President of the Chicago Financial District Chapter of Rotary International; is active on the Board of Directors for Le Ballet Petit, a non- profit dance studio for children, where he is Treasurer; serves on the Planned Giving Committee of Catholic Charities; and is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Mr. Madonia has also co-authored Generations: Planning your Legacy, Midas Managers: How Every Business They Touch Turns to Gold, and The Complete Guide to Estate & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times.