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Raymond E. Saunders

Raymond E. Saunders

  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Illinois Silver Medal, 1954 CPA Examination – second-highest grade in Illinois Elijah Watt Sells Award, 1954
  • CPA Examination – top 10 highest grades in United States

For more than 60 years, clients have counted Raymond E. Saunders among their most trusted advisors – not just in law, but in all aspects of their business. Ray centers his practice around corporate structure, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, income tax, trusts, estate and gift tax (including cross-generational transfer and ownership of business).

As one of his long-time partners once summarized, Ray “is an incredibly capable lawyer who, in the course of handling the multitude of details involved in a legal matter, never loses sight of the important business issues.” He is technically proficient as a Certified Public Accountant, but Ray’s strength is his pragmatic approach and ability to craft simple solutions to complex problems. He has developed the skill of being able to provide concise and simple oral and written explanations of complex legal and business matters.

Ray acted as the sole managing partner of Lawrence Kamin for over 20 years. Now as a senior partner of the firm, Ray enjoys working with and supervising other attorneys. However, he so enjoys the practice of law that he wants to be immersed in the decisions that are important to the clients. When Ray isn’t focused on client work or developing his latest book, he enjoys traveling both domestically and abroad with his wife Inez.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law –
    • Structuring Transactions – Purchase and Sale of a Business

Professional Experience

  • Lawrence Kamin, LLC
    • Partner: 1962-Present
    • Managing Partner: 1985-2005


  • Northwestern University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1956
    • Order of the Coif Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 1953


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