2013 Keynote Speaker
Augustana Alumni Michael Passananti, ‘03, to Keynote Business Day
Michael Passananti earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and management from Augustana College in 2003. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected as the top business student in his class. While at Augustana College, Mr. Passananti served as the captain of the men's basketball team. He attained his juris doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Michael is currently employed with Duggan Bertsch, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. He serves as an advisor and counselor to entrepreneurs/business owners, wealthy families, professional athletes, executives, and closely-held businesses. Michael's comprehensive planning roles include trusts and estate planning, family wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable giving, and corporate/business structuring.
In addition to frequently speaking and writing in his areas of practice, Mr. Passananti is the past co-chair of the YLS Estate Planning Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Michael has also served as the President of the Junior Board of Directors of the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation and on the Junior Board of Directors for the Mercy Homes for Boys & Girls. Michael was recently recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.