Bedford Park, Illinois Business Lawyers

Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer

University of IowaIllinois
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Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Illinois College of LawIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Peter M. LaSorsa
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Experienced business attorney concentrating in sexual harassment defense.

In today's uncertain world an ounce of prevention case save a company a great deal. I help companies avoid exposure on many business related issues.
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John F. Kinney
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterIllinois
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Bridgeview, IL Business Law Attorney
(708) 598-9400 8929 S Harlem Ave
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Fred A. Joshua
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Hickory Hills, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(312) 912-9800 8855 South Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Free ConsultationBusiness and Divorce
An Illinois licensed attorney since 2003, fighting for my individual client as well as their families and businesses.
Adam Julien Gana
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(800) 810-4262 1608 S. Ashland Ave
#76604
Chicago, IL 60608
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Business, Appeals, Employment and Securities
New York Law School
Angel M. Traub
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Arlington Heights, IL Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(847) 749-4182 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 22
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Business, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
Philip Fornaro
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La Grange, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(708) 630-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, International and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(630) 634-8401 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway
Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
After 8 years defending employers with a respected Chicago defense firm, Arik started Hetue Law, P.C. with a mission of helping people navigate the legal issues surrounding starting and growing their businesses as an outside general counsel, and protecting their finances and families via proper estate planning.

Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
T. Phillip Boggess
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La Grange, IL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 427-9650 106 W. Calendar Ave. #286
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Probate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
James  Dash
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer
(312) 382-1600 216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
Jim Dash concentrates his practice in real estate-related litigation, with an emphasis on construction (including mechanic’s lien claims), as well as title insurance defense work. Jim’s clients include a number of companies whose businesses are in, or related to, the construction industry.

Although Jim prefers to resolve disputes by agreement, when an agreement cannot be reached, his effective work in the courtroom has led to a number of client-favorable, published opinions that have helped shape Illinois law regarding construction and mechanic’s liens.
William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
La Grange, IL 60525
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Patrick D. Austermuehle
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Free Consultation! Call for an Experienced & Skilled Business Law Attorney!

I am a dedicated and thorough business law attorney. I work diligently and tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of my business law clients! Visit my website to see testimonials and call for a free consultation.
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Misty J. Cygan
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North... Read More »
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Daniel J. Voelker
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 870-5430 600 W Jackson Blvd
#100
Chicago, IL 60661
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Majdel S. Musa
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La Grange, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(708) 326-2500 112 Calendar Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Alex Kosyla
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(773) 437-0489 1655 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School
Alex Kosyla has lived in Chicago his entire life and looks forward to serving future generations of Chicagoans. Alex is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, Carthage College, and Von Steuben Metropolitan High School. Alex has demonstrated his commitment to serving his clients while working for the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Clinic, and has maintained that attitude in his own practice. Alex believes that his clients are more than just a commodity and will do whatever it takes to treat his client as if they were his own family. Alex has gained significant experience and is sincerely...
Nicholas A. Beis
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LaGrange, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Raul A Villalobos
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(312) 666-9982 1620 W. 18th st
Chicago, IL 60608
Business, Criminal, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Raul A. Villalobos is one of the most well known and respected trial attorneys in the Chicago land area. In his almost forty years of experience he has handled hundreds of criminal and civil trials and has represented individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Raul A. Villalobos is the managing partner at Villalobos & Associates, which handles a wide range of cases from DUI to Consumer Fraud.
Jeannie Gallucci
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 306-9995 1016 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607
Business
The legal professionals at Tanzillo Gallucci, LLC provide counsel to hospitality industry businesses with issues of hospitality law, food and beverage law, liquor law, and commercial litigation. They have a dozen years of experience handling a variety of matters with regulatory authorities and in Illinois courts. The firm prioritizes candidness with communicating with clients, and they strive to always offer straightforward guidance. Ms. Gallucci understands the hospitality industry inside and out.
Ana M. McNamara
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
910 W. Van Buren #119
Chicago, IL 60607
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Securities
Samuel Olutola Akeju
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(312) 404-7840 1133 E 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60619
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
Nigerian Law School
Donald F. Engel
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer
(312) 229-7900 112 S. Sangamon St
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60607
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Steven Mroczkowski
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 382-1600 216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Business and Construction
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Steve’s practice includes commercial and business litigation, construction law, mechanic’s liens and bond claims. He provides efficient and effective representation, taking business, personal, and practical considerations into account when advising clients. Steve has experience representing clients in trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal level, and in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

Steve also works with clients to prevent disputes through contract drafting and document review, and provides valuable general counsel advisory services to his industry clients.
Daniel J. Voelker
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Illinois Business Law Attorney

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois
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Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Dedicated Business Lawyer! Skilled Advocacy!

I am dedicated to advocating for the rights and interests of those with business law needs. I provide skilled and aggressive representation! Visit my website for reviews and case results, call for a free consultation.
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Christine M. Hunt
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 583-0847 899 S. Plymouth Ct.
Suite G 10
Chicago, IL 60605
Business, Estate Planning and Family
Pennsylvania State University - University Park and The John Marshall Law School
Kurt Carlson
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 382-1600 216 S Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Business and Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kurt concentrates his practice on representing clients in corporate matters, complex litigation, and corporate workouts and bankruptcy cases. Kurt has extensive experience in a broad range of legal and business issues that companies must address in order to successfully navigate today’s marketplace, from the boardroom to the courtroom.

A seasoned and successful courtroom advocate and boardroom advisor, Kurt is able to draw on his decades of experience in negotiations and court battles to his client’s advantage by helping to shape strategies and creatively think through potential resolutions in order to achieve the best results possible.
Robert J Fedor Jr
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 579-0997 542 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
With over 25 years of experience in representing businesses and individuals before all types of Internal Revenue Service proceedings, whether it be administrative or before the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States Tax Court, one of the United States District Courts or a U.S. Court of Appeals, Robert J. Fedor leads this 8 member firm with his expertise in tax and tax-related matters. Mr. Fedor's experience has provided him with a vast understanding of tax related issues, spanning from tax litigation, IRS collections, criminal tax defense, as well as other tax controversy and bankruptcy related matters. Mr. Fedor...
William R Pokorny
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(312) 983-0300 300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Business, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
William R. Pokorny represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in areas including discrimination, disabilities, ERISA and employee benefits, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor relations. He represents employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Pokorny has experience with a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals and healthcare providers, insurance companies, financial services...
Jeremy Michael Kissel
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(312) 380-6811 1629 S. Prairie Ave.
Suite 2809
Chicago, IL 60616
Business
American University Washington College of Law, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University and Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Arthur J. Data III
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Palos Hills, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(708) 598-4400 9959 S. Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Domestic Violence and Probate
Michigan State University
Arthur J. Data III is an attorney located in Palos Hills, IL. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2007. While at Purdue, Mr. Data held many different leadership positions within the Purdue Residence Hall Council. While at Michigan State, Mr. Data was a Senator in the Student Bar Association and President of the Christian Legal Society. Mr. Data currently resides in Palos Heights, IL. He is very active at St. Alexander's Catholic Church as a lector, eucharistic...
Nora Marsh
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Burr Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer
(630) 325-7600 200 S. Frontage Rd.
Suite 322
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Business and Estate Planning
Richard James Lofgren
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer
(312) 655-0200 566 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661
Business and Civil Rights
Martin McKenzie
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 212-1903 410 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60605
Business
Melvin S Newman
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(312) 648-2300 222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Business, Estate Planning and Securities
The University of Chicago Law School
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Attorneys and Counselors in Chicago for 20+ years. We want to be your Lawyers.

M. Hedayat & Associates is based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. We advise Clients on business and personal issues including collections, litigation, real property, foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce, and probate.
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Nicholas A. Beis
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Dedicated Business Law Attorney Advocating for Your Business Interests!

I am an experienced and skilled business law attorney. I provide sound advice and guidance to help you achieve your business goals! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a consultation.
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Robert D. Kreisman
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(800) 583-8002 55 W Monroe St
#3700
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
Business, Elder, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
DePaul College of Law and The John Marshall Law School
Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please...
George S. Bellas
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationPark Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Geo has been recognized by other attorneys as one of the best trial lawyers in Illinois:
- rated as an Illinois Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation for the past 15 years;
- recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois;
- rated as one of the Top 100 Defense Lawyers in Illinois;
- recipient of the highest award from the American Trial Lawyers;
- lectures extensively on the use of technology in litigation; and
- nationally recognized as a leader in e-discovery.
Geo has handled numerous complex business disputes utilizing technology to assist...
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(630) 333-0000 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
In 1987, Vincent DiTommaso founded his own law firm. He has forged his law firm into a firm specializing in consumer fraud, lemon law, and class actions. Over two and a half decades, Vincent has acted as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous consumer class actions that have had a national impact. The Illinois Attorney General appointed Vincent to act as a Special Assistant Attorney General to represent the Treasurer of the State of Illinois. The Chief Judge of DuPage County selected Vincent to be among the first group of Certified Court Appointed Mediators. He has given seminars to train...
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
REAL Law Group, P.C. is a boutique law firm established in 2015 with the idea that effective representation requires both a professional commitment and personal approach that matches the clients passion and strategic objectives. REAL Law Group, P.C. believes that a real estate transaction, whether it is your first home or commercial property, requires a team approach that emphasizes technical legal skills and communication. REAL Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience advising home buyers and sellers, real estate developers, brokers, investors, lenders and condominium associations in all facets of their real estate and business needs. REAL Law Group,...
J.D. Houvener
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(800) 849-1913 401 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Seattle University
Book a Free 30-Minute Consultation with a Bold Patents Attorney: https://www.calendly.com/bold-patents

J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses a unique perspective to their patent needs. J.D. works with clients that are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patent in the market. His background in business and experience as an engineer and patent attorney empowers him to clearly communicate to a broad...
Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Employment and Estate Planning
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
Sofia Zneimer
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(773) 516-4100 4141 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Business, Elder, Immigration and Legal Malpractice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sofia Zneimer is a lawyer who litigates immigration and injury lawsuits. Sofia Zneimer represents businesses and individuals in need of an immigration benefit, including visa, work permit, permanent residency, or citizenship. Sofia Zneimer also handles immigration, malpractice, and personal injury trials and appeals.
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(708) 833-7755 8 W. Main St.
Glenwood, IL 60425
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Valparaiso University School of Law
I work with senior citizens, their families, and small business owners to get their affairs organized, safeguard their estates, and prepare succession plans. In matters of probate or trust administration, I work with personal representatives to properly manage the administration of the estate and advise them of their legal duties along the way. My experience in these practice areas has been exclusive since I have been private practice. In 2010, I expanded my practice territory to include Lake County, Indiana by obtaining an Indiana law license.
Robert M Motta
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 281-9911 161 N. Clark St
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Ahmad Sulaiman
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Lombard, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(312) 313-1613 2500 South Highland Ave
Suite 200
Lombard, IL 60148
Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Atlas Consumer Law is a Debtor's Rights Law Firm with a primary focus on foreclosure litigation defense, consumer bankruptcy and loan workout agreements. The Firm is dedicated to defending borrowers against Lenders and Collection Companies. The Firm has become the industry standard for an effective, results oriented foreclosure defense law firm.
Kenneth A. Abraham
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DePaul University and University of Illinois College of LawIllinois
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James V. DiTommaso
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James V. DiTommaso is an associate at DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle where he has experience with consumer fraud, class-action, and complex business litigation in both federal and state courts including the... Read More »
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