Kristen Hosack Pace assists clients with general estate planning, including wills and trusts, lifetime gift planning, estate administration, and charitable planning.

Kristen was a participant of the University of Illinois Community Preservation Clinic, where she represented clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney throughout the proceedings of the McLean County Foreclosure Mediation Program. She also gained valuable experience as a Schiff Hardin summer associate, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael P. McCuskey in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

  • Credentials


    • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2014
      University of Illinois Law Review, Articles Editor
      Order of the Coif
      CALI Awards in nine classes, including Income Tax and Secured Transactions
      Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement
    • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., History and Hispanic Studies, 2011, summa cum laude
      Phi Beta Kappa
      Constructing the Past, Editor
      The Argus, Chief Copy Editor and Writer
    • Fundacion Ortega y Gasset - Madrid, Spain, Study Abroad Program, 2009

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois

            Languages Spoken & Fluency

            • Spanish, Proficient
          • Insights

            News Release

            Best Lawyers Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.


            Enhanced Opportunity for GRATs as a Powerful Estate Planning Technique

            The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just released one of the all-time low interest rates applicable to certain wealth transfer techniques, including grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs).

            Other Publications

            • "Holy Smokes! Can the Government Compel Tobacco Companies to Engage in Inflammatory Commercial Speech?" University of Illinois Law Review (Summer 2014)