Coal City, Illinois Business Lawyers

Makedonka Baloski
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Makedonka Baloski earned a B.A. from Indiana University in 1996 with a double major in History and Anthropology with a concentration in Eastern European studies. In 2000, she received a J.D. from Valparaiso University... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Olga S. Dmytriyeva
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Business Lawyer! Effective & Efficient Advocacy!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for my clients! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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John A. Sopuch III
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Pepperdine University School of LawIllinois, Texas and Hawaii
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Morris, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 942-0635 124 W Washington St
Morris, IL 60450
Business and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 722-2252 54 N Ottawa St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 723-0628 58 E Clinton St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 907-2200 58 E. Clinton Street, Suite 500
Joliet, IL 6043w
Business
University of Illinois College of Law
Morris, IL Business Law Attorney
(815) 942-6270 2250 N Verona Rd
Morris, IL 60450
Business and Health Care
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 744-5300 1616 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 726-3600 2400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 200
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney
5 E Van Buren St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Criminal and DUI
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 725-9981 822 129th Infantry Drive, #104
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Robert L. Dawidiuk
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Rob is a Partner at The Collins Law Firm, chairing its Banking & Financial Department. Rob focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and corporate clients in commercial banking and real... Read More »
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Patrick D. Austermuehle
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Free Consultation! Call for an Experienced & Skilled Business Law Attorney!

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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. Read More »
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 715-6774 514 Western Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Divorce and Family
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(815) 723-0601 204 N Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Dwight, IL Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(815) 584-1470 310 S Prairie Ave
Dwight, IL 60420-0273
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
2720 Caton Farm Rd
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Farrah Qazi
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Oak Brook Terrace, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 504-0648 Two MidAmerica PLaza
Suite 800
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Immigration and International
DePaul College of Law and University College of London
Farrah Qazi is the founding attorney and owner of Qazi Law Offices. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Political Science, with minors in English Literature and Spanish Language and Literature. She also attended the University College of London where she studied Global Business and International Law. As an intern and associate at the International Human Rights Institute, Farrah handled cases involving the trafficking of women and children in Latin America, and translated critical court documents from Spanish into English. Farrah is multilingual and...
Ahmad Sulaiman
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Lombard, IL Business Law Lawyer with 16 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.
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(877) 990-4990 17W220 W 22nd St
#410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Municipal and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. He was a...
Daniel J. Voelker
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Free Consultation! Highly Effective Business Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide exceptional legal counsel and representation for a vast array of business law matters. I aggressively advocate for my clients! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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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...
Peter S. Lubin
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Chicago
Peter S. Lubin Firm has been practicing law for over 35 years. Peter brings a rich range of courtroom experience to assist his commercial and class-action litigation clients. Peter has been lead defense counsel in a number of "bet the company" class actions that he has successfully defended. He has also been lead plaintiff's class counsel on numerous multi-million dollar class national and statewide class action. Peter has represented many corporations or businesses in a wide variety of complex business disputes including corporate freeze-outs, copyright infringement, trade secret theft, non-compete agreement and libel and defamation cases. Peter obtained an AB...
Jennifer Friedland
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Lisle, IL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 434-0400 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Business and Appeals
Tulane University School of Law
Jennifer is a Partner who focuses her practice in commercial and business litigation and appellate practice. She has successfully tried both bench and jury trials. Jennifer has also written and argued appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is currently the Chair of the Appellate Law Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association. Jennifer is a Kentucky native and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2001. In 2006, she graduated from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, she earned an Environmental Law Certificate and was...
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
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.
Andrew P. Cores
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 528-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Andrew P. Cores is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Andrew concentrates his family law practice in divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, collaborative law, custody, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals, complex litigation, federal trial practice, state appellate practice, state trial practice, business law and mediation. Andrew has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012. He is a member of the DuPage County...
Mr. James J. Laraia
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Wheaton, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Road
Suite 203
Wheaton, IL 60189
Business, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University
James J. Laraia is an energetic, well-rounded attorney with knowledge and experience in family law, civil, and criminal matters. He routinely practices in DuPage, Kane, Will, DeKalb, and Kendall counties. After obtaining his B.A. from Illinois Benedictine College in 1997, Mr. Laraia went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from Northern Illinois University in 2001. He served as an Assistant State's Attorney and then went into private practice in 2003.

Mr. Laraia focuses his practice in family law and civil litigation and has experience handling matrimonial law, child custody and child support issues, post-decree petitions, adoptions, and parentage cases. He...
James Gregory Lascola
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Orland Park, IL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(312) 554-5585 9447 West 144th Place
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Elder and Health Care
DePaul University
Offices in Chicago and Orland Park serving public, closely held for profit and not-for-profit entities, entrepreneurs and professionals in the health care, education, sports, construction and entertainment industries and their families with legacy preservation, estate planning, real estate, health care, business, trust administration, complex civil litigation, serious injury, adoption, agency, elder law, guardianship, professional responsibility and white collar criminal matters.
Antonio DeBlasio
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Oak Brook, IL Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 560-1123 2001 Midwest Rd
Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. DeBlasio is the founder and managing member of DeBlasio & Gower LLC. Tony has over 22 years of experience as a trial lawyer and advisor. He has counseled individuals, business executives, for profit and not-for-profit companies and government bodies in complex litigation matters, internal investigations and dispute resolution strategies. Tony has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation on many occasions. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction. Tony has represented clients from a multitude of industry sectors, including, health care, technology, communications, financial, education, real estate, manufacturing, construction, management...
Cynthia Pietrucha
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Downers Grove, IL Business Law Lawyer
(630) 344-6370 2001 Butterfield Road
Suite 105
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Employment
Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
For all of your employment challenges, contact our firm at (630) 344-6370

My focus: Severance Agreements and Unemployment Benefits for Terminated Employees.

I have successfully collected settlements on behalf of employees who believe they have valid legal disputes. Whether you are in the midst of a dispute or you would like to prevent future litigation, lawyers at Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC, can act as your guide and representative to ensure the protection of your rights and your future.

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.
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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George S. Bellas
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Experienced & Dedicated Business Attorney! Exceptional Legal Representation!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable business law attorney. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your interests in business law matters! Visit my website for case results and client reviews, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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,...
Brian J. Banahan
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Wheaton, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(630) 868-3910 330 S. Naperville Road
Suite 210
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Brian J. Banahan has been practicing law in DuPage, Kane and Cook County Illinois for 18 years. He began his legal career and learned his way around the courtroom in 1997 as a full time 711 prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. From there, Mr. Banahan moved to serve as chief legal counsel and Deputy Public Administrator for DuPage County for 17 years. In that job, Mr. Banahan managed, administered, litigated, settled, and closed hundreds of decedent’s estates and an extensive number of related legal matters in nearly every area of the law. In the process, he has...
Robert L. Dawidiuk
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(866) 480-8223 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Environmental and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Rob is a Partner at The Collins Law Firm, chairing its Banking & Financial Department. Rob focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and corporate clients in commercial banking and real estate litigation and transactions. Rob also serves as special counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Rob is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He has also litigated in the federal and state courts of Virginia, Texas, California, Indiana and Wisconsin. Rob's representative clients include:...
Wendy M. Musielak
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 518-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Wendy M. Musielak attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she graduated with highest honors with a B.S. in Finance and Management. She earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2003. Wendy is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Wendy concentrates her legal practice in family law matters including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, collaborative law, mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals and complex litigation. Prior to being a partner with Andrew Cores Family Law Group, Wendy was a Staff Attorney for the...
Kenneth A. Abraham
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Lawyer
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
DePaul University and University of Illinois College of Law
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,...
David Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Rd
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60187
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
David F. Rolewick graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1971. He worked as a clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Daniel Ward, then as Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. He has been in private practice since 1979.

He has served in numerous positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Hearing Board, Review Board and Vice Chair of Commission for Attorney Registration and Discipline of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 2001, he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Chairman of the Special Supreme Court Committee...
Daniel J. Kollias
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Wheaton, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 407-1200 400 S Knoll St
#B
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.

Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the...
Patrick D. Austermuehle
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and IP
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Shawn M. Collins
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(866) 480-8223 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Chicago
An outstanding trial attorney, Shawn Collins is at his best in a courtroom. Shawn has extensive experience handling “high stakes” litigation in environmental contamination, toxic tort, personal injury, and commercial cases. In addition to acquiring clean water and contamination free homes for thousands of families, Shawn has recovered over a $100 million on behalf of clients, including: including $8.5 million for the family of a firefighter killed in a motor vehicle accident; $16.9 million for families with groundwater contamination; $8.19 million for a town with vapor and groundwater contamination; $7.2 million for a plaintiff who contracted cancer after exposure to...
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. Read More »
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Jeffrey M. Cisowski
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Illinois Business Law Attorney

I am an attorney licensed in the State of Illinois and the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois. At The Collins Law Firm, I'm fortunate to be guided by, and work under, some extraordinary lawyers... Read More »
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