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Lorraine Cavataio

Lorraine Cavataio
Shareholder
Sandberg Phoenix

Lorraine Cavataio joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2012. She focuses her practice in business law, estate planning, estate and trust administration, litigation and real estate.

Lorraine has more than 20 years of experience in representing a wide range of clients in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, trusts and wills, estate and trust administration and litigation, and tortious interference. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has effectively resolved numerous estate tax issues over the years. Her proficient knowledge of the court systems throughout the Illinois and Missouri state courts has also been beneficial in providing extraordinary legal counsel to her clients.

Lorraine’s experience in the estate planning practice has made her a well-respected informational lecturer. She has been invited on numerous occasions to various seminars and organizations to speak on topics pertaining to estate planning. She has also authored chapters for the Illinois Institute of Continued Legal Education (IICLE) and has previously served as their Chairwoman of the Board. Lorraine is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Lorraine previously served as practice group leader for the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, where she guided the strategy of the practice and lead a team of 15+ attorneys.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board American Bar Association

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Previous Board of Director

  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • IICLE

  • Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois- Executive Committee Member 

  • Leadership Illinois

  • Mackrell International- International Committee Representative 

  • Missouri Bar Association

  • St. Clair County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Belleville (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce
  • Belleville YMCA
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
  • Girl Scouts of Soutern Ilinois
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Meredith Memorial Home
  • O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Clair Country Club
  • St. Clair County Rotary Club, District Governor in 2020-2021
  • Southwestern Illinois College