Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. was founded in 2015 by Attorneys Eva Matela Kogut and Bryan J. Wilson. Attorneys Kogut and Wilson had already been working together as a team for some time at two of Chicagoland’s premier divorce and family law firms. In opening their own firm, they endeavor to prove to clients that it is possible to receive elite, industry-respected counsel while still experiencing a personalized, attentive approach to their case.

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Q: What is collaborative divorce? A: Collaborative divorce helps take the battle out of the divorce process by creating effective communication that will also be beneficial when talking to children. It is a team approach with professionals helping the couple through a divorce. There are financial decisions, parenting decisions and many other emotional aspects that require more than just one professional to properly find the right course of action for specific circumstances. Q: How should…
Partner Stephanie Tang will co-host two upcoming events discussing important divorce considerations this month. On April 22, Stephanie will join Jacqueline Harounian and Erin Simmons on Clubhouse to discuss religious and cultural considerations in parenting. This event follows a March 25 Clubhouse event, also co-hosted by Jacqueline, discussing religious and cultural considerations in divorce. Erin Simmons is a member of the Family Law Group at Pryor Cashman in New York City. She concentrates her practice…
Partner Stephanie Tang has been a frequent contributor on family law topics through various outlets recently including Clubhouse, Instagram Live and multiple podcasts. In these discussions, Stephanie, along with other experienced attorneys, shares insights on topics including religious and cultural considerations in divorce, the practice of family law and the differences and similarities of divorce in the US and UK. Podcasts “Legal Counsel” Stephanie spoke with Heather Taylor, a divorced mother of four,…
Eva Kogut features in a new episode of the Moms Moving On podcast with Michelle Dempsey-Multack to discuss “How to Talk to Our Kids & Families About Divorce.” The episode covers: Creating a cohesive message for children The importance of being on the same page as your spouse How to limit your family’s frustration during the separation Eva gives listeners a perspective only a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney can provide. Find the episode on…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce that four firm attorneys have been recognized by Leading Lawyers in 2021 for their work in family law. Eva Kogut was named a Leading Lawyer for the eighth consecutive time in her career – an honor that less than five percent of licensed attorneys in Illinois are awarded each year. Bryan Wilson and Stephanie Tang were once again named Emerging Lawyers, while Brenda Friedman was honored with…
Kogut & Wilson hosted a trivia night in January for the firm’s staff, attorneys and clients to celebrate the new year and close out 2020. The winning prize was a charitable donation in the champions’ names to an organization of their choosing. The night’s winning team chose the following organizations: Center for Disability and Elder Law CDEL provides free legal services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout Cook County. The Greater Chicago Food
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce that effective February 3, 2021, Stephanie Tang has been promoted to partner of the firm. Stephanie practices in all areas of family law, striving to provide personalized attention to all of her clients throughout the litigation and settlement process. She is a certified mediator, a Fellow with Collaborative Divorce Illinois and a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators – enabling her to provide…
Kogut & Wilson is proud to announce the selection of all five of its attorneys to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. This follows the firm’s recent inclusion to the 2021 Best Law Firm list by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. Kogut & Wilson Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include: Super Lawyers: Eva Matela Kogut Rising Stars: Bryan J. Wilson Brenda G. Friedman Stephanie Tang Kathleen Short* *Indicates first…
Do you feel like your case is at a standstill? Perhaps the case went to mediation; however, there are still some outstanding issues. Maybe settlement letters have been exchanged but, you cannot find middle ground. Possibly discovery has been completed, and even so, your case cannot move along. The next probable step is a pre-trial conference. What is a pre-trial conference? A pre-trial conference is an opportunity to have a non-binding recommendation from the judge on outstanding issues.…
As college acceptance letters begin coming in for high school seniors, parents are tackling the question of how they will afford it all. Divorced parents have additional factors to consider both when completing financial aid forms and when negotiating with a former spouse about contributions. What does your divorce settlement say? Reviewing the divorce agreement is an important first step. Many people mistakenly believe that their former spouse is required to pay 50% of college…