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   3Carlton R. MarcyanLake Forest(847) 604-6006cmarcyan@sdflaw.comcmarcyan@sdflaw.comSchiller DuCanto & Fleck LLPwww.sdflaw.comwww.sdflaw.commarcyanc.jpgFamily LawADR Law: Family
Carlton R. Marcyancmarcyan@sdflaw.com
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLPhttp://www.sdflaw.com
225 E Deerpath Rd Ste 270
Lake Forest IL 60045-1973
Ph.(847) 604-6006 Fx.(847) 615-8284
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Family Law
ADR Law: Family
Advisory Board Member
County:  Lake
Practice Description:  
Understanding that reaching an equitable financial settlement is a priority for clients, Carlton Marcyan, a partner of the firm and a certified public accountant and financial planner, applies his business acumen to financial discovery, analysis and litigation. With a focus on preserving assets, he guides clients to strategic decisions that have a positive return. Well-regarded by the business community and judges, Mr. Marcyan represents high-level executives and their spouses.

Known for his respectful style, Mr. Marcyan believes that listening carefully to clients and working together with them makes for a stronger case. He emphasizes matching the right divorce process to the client's needs. An experienced litigator, Mr. Marcyan has also been a leader in collaborative law.

Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Marcyan worked for Coopers & Lybrand, one of the largest international accounting firms, and the Internal Revenue Service. His accounting expertise enables him to evaluate businesses objectively and quickly understand financial circumstances that elude other divorce lawyers.

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Mr. Marcyan received his bachelor's degree from DePaul University and completed his MBA, with honors, at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is a Fellow of both the American and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Illinois Society of CPAs, and Financial Planning Association. He is president-elect of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

Mr. Marcyan is listed in Best Lawyers of America, named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, selected an Illinois Super Lawyer, and honored as the 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America.

He is the author of numerous articles and presents programs throughout the country on topics including trial practice, financial and tax aspects of divorce and collaborative law.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court


Year of Birth:  1955

Law School:  The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1980

Undergraduate School:  Kalamazoo College; DePaul University, B.S.C., 1976

Graduate School: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, MBA, with a specialization in organizational behavior, 2012
Graduate School Honors/Involvement: With honors


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Chairman, Polish Welfare Association, 1991-1992
  • Illinois State and American Bar Associations
  • Governor and Officer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996-1998
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants

Professional Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978
  • Certified Financial Planner, 1991
  • Certified Divorce Planner, 2000

Military Service:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1973-1975

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year" - Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith, 2005-2013
  • Leading Lawyers, 1998-2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2005-2013
  • Michael Cohen Award - AAML Illinois Chapter
  • CVLS Lawyer of the Year Award
  • John Marshall Law School Distinguished Alumni Award


Legal Lectures:  
Trial Techniques and Divorce Taxation, American Bar Association, 1993-1994

Business Law and Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University, 1981-1986

Taxation and Trial Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1988-

Valuation and Financial Planning, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1990


Firm Description:  
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the family law firm that works with clients to solve problems and seeks to achieve the best possible results. With offices in Chicago, Lake Forest and Wheaton, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the largest law firm in the country focusing exclusively on family law, and internationally recognized as a model for firms practicing in that field.


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