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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.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court
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:
- 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
- Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978
- Certified Financial Planner, 1991
- Certified Divorce Planner, 2000
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
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
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.