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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Oct 26, 2020

Denice Gierach

Denice Gierach is a business and estate planning attorney with offices in Naperville, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her clients are located throughout the entire Chicago metropolitan area and beyond. She has more than 30 years of experience representing family-owned businesses and privately held companies, serving as general counsel, helping them with both their legal and business tax needs. She combines her education as a lawyer, a certified public accountant, and a master’s degree in management from the Executive Master’s Program at Northwestern University with her experience, both as a lawyer and a business owner herself, creating a unique approach to client service.

Denice assists her clients to develop strategies to grow their businesses, preserve their business culture through multiple family generations, and resolve disputes among family members. She counsels the them  to create business plans that cause the business to grow exponentially and also contain an exit strategy for them to eventually leave their business in good hands, for whatever reason the owner leaves the business. 

Denice assists the business owners in planning their estates, creating wills and trusts, making sure that the estate or trust will have liquid assets to provide for the business owner and their family. Her role as business owner enables her to create solutions for her clients’ problems or find new sources of income to enhance client growth.

Denice is a strong supporter of leaving a legacy by working with various charities. She has served on numerous boards and acted as their chairs. Her latest work has been as the Past Chair of the board of DuPage Foundation, a local and very active community foundation, with assets in excess of $100 million.






In this episode, we discuss:

  • What it mean to be a gutsy business owner
  • Having the fortitude come to continue to say “yes”
  • Navigating the challenges of new ventures
  • How to juggle multiple projects
  • How to lead your clients through their business journey
  • The importance of creating a business vision as a measuring stick
  • The components of business growth
  • Exit strategy
  • Preserving the legacy of family businesses
  • The key to longevity of a business