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Roberto Romero Perez

Roberto is the principal at The Perrom Law Office, LLC and concentrates his practice in estate planning and LGBTQ Immigration.  He has two current personal crusades: (1) educating the Hispanic community on the importance of estate planning and (2) educating the undocumented population on the use of simple estate planning documents to protect their assets and family in case of detention or deportation.

Prior to law school, Roberto held positions in various departments within First Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase) such as Corporate trust, International Banking Facility (IBF), Offshore Banking, and Capital Markets/Funding.

After earning his JD/MBA from DePaul University in 2000, he became an in-house counsel with Banco Popular North America and later with Investment Property Exchange Services where he oversaw the Tax Deferred Exchange (IRS1031) activities.

Roberto has been an active member of the LGBTQ community.  He has been on the board of Equality Illinois and on the board of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) as the LGBTQ representative. Recently, he was the co-chair of the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago where he represented HLAI, as coalition member.

He joined HLAI when he was still a law student in 1998.  In 2005, Roberto became HLAI’s recording secretary and from 2011 until 2015 he was honored to be first co-chair of the LGBT Rights Committee. During this last position, he organized educational activities for the LGBTQ Hispanic communities on issues such “HIV and the law”, “Know Your Rights” and “Being LGBTQ and Immigration”. He obtained HLAI’s board approval for HLAI to become signatory in amici briefs related to LGBTQ right cases, such as Darby v Orr (same-sex marriage).  He also participated in lobbying efforts in Springfield and Washington DC on behalf of the LGBTQ community and rallied the effort of HLAI’s legislative committee.

For his efforts, he was honored with HLAI Community Service Award in 2016.

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