Lobby of Three First National Plaza. Right in the Center of the Loop.

Lobby of Three First National Plaza. Right in the Center of the Loop.



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Law Offices
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Our mission is to help educate individuals on all aspects of retirement, aging, end-of-life, and estate and legacy issues.  After a general understanding of all of the rules and options, we can then assist in the legal documentation needed to maximize the chances of enjoying Dignity, Independence, Proactivity, Purpose and Autonomy during life's final ROAD (Retirement, Old Age, and Dying, plus Estate and Legacy).  

Most individuals, as they begin thinking about the final part of their life journeys, worry about:

  • becoming a burden on their family and friends should they lose physical or mental capacity;

  • running out of money and resources and thus becoming a ward of the state;

  • having their children fight over the disposition of property or the health care decisions that they need to make on behalf of mom and dad; and,

  • being isolated and cut off from family, friends, and even society, whether they age at home or in an institution.

Unfortunately, these fears are real. However, we are here for the sole purpose of mitigating each of these fears and risks, and all of the other issues that you might not have even considered.

Therefore, we are here to assist you and your family in planning (and when necessary, helping you navigate through emergency and crisis situations). 


The following quotes have helped shape our mission statement, and have inspired us to open the doors of the Law Offices of Barry Kozak

... as [people age], they should continue to enjoy a full, independent, and autonomous life, health, safety, integration, and active participation in the economic, social,cultural and political spheres of their society; ...
— The Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons, Preamble (2015)
The Congress hereby finds and declares that, in keeping with the traditional American concept of the inherent dignity of the individual in our democratic society, the older people of our Nation are entitled to:
(1) An adequate income in retirement in accordance with the American standard of living.
(2) The best possible physical and mental health which science can make available and without regard to economic status.
(3) Suitable housing, independently selected, designed and located with reference to special needs and available at costs which older citizens can afford.
(4) Full restorative services for those who require institutional care.
(5) Opportunity for employment with no discriminatory personnel practices because of age.
(6) Retirement in health, honor, dignity—after years of contribution to the economy.
(7) Pursuit of meaningful activity within the widest range of civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
(8) Efficient community services which provide social assistance in a coordinated manner and which are readily available when needed.
(9) Immediate benefit from proven research knowledge which can sustain and improve health and happiness.
(10) Freedom, independence, and me free exercise of individual initiative in planning and managing their own lives.
— The Older American Act of 1965, section 101.