Julie Tavoso dedicates her practice to reproductive law, helping to build families using all types of assisted reproductive technologies (commonly referred to as “ART”). Julie provides comprehensive legal services to clients involved in ART arrangements including gestational surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation.
Julie drafts contracts to define the intentions of the parties in ART arrangements, co-parenting agreements, and assists clients in the establishment of parental rights in both Illinois and Colorado. Julie also addresses guardianship, inheritance and posthumous conception issues. Julie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Colorado, and is a frequent presenter on reproductive law topics. She has been inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproduction Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law section, the Chicago Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE and is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legal Professionals Group. Julie received her B.A. from Colorado College, her J.D. and LL.M. from DePaul University College of Law and her M.B.A. from the DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.