Geneseo, Illinois Business Lawyers

Justin Michael Raver
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Kewanee, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(309) 852-5555 211 West 2nd street
Kewanee, IL 61443
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
James D. Greenwood
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Rock Island, IL Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 794-1515 224 - 18th Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 4298
Rock Island, IL 61201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Drake University
James Greenwood is admitted to practice in Iowa, Illinois, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition, James is licensed to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
James works primarily in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate, Contracts, and Estate Planning. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Scott County Bar Association.
James holds his Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees from Drake University where he was awarded...
Mr. Jacob J. Frost
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Spring Valley, IL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(815) 323-4851 102 E. Saint Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Business, Collections, Education and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Jacob J. Frost practices in the areas of estate/trust administration, residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, business organizations, governmental law, and wills and trusts. Attorney Frost has served and represented clients in the Illinois Valley area for several years. Frost earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors in Legal Research and Writing. He received his Associate of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Valley Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa...
Daniel B. Stoerzbach
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Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(309) 343-5010 2101 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Grant Gulovsen
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Galesburg, IL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Rock Island, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 786-3313 1515 4th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Tax
Aledo, IL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(309) 582-5327 2020 SE 19th Ave # 200
Aledo, IL 61231
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Rock Island, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 788-4539 3725 Blackhawk Rd
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Rock Island, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 794-9163 1515 4th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 344-5252 1865 N Henderson St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Rock Island, IL Business Law Lawyer
639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business and Agricultural
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 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.
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

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Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 330 W. State Street
Suite 3
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Business, 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...
Brian J. Banahan
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(630) 653-4300 22 S. 4th Street
Suite 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Business, 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...
Philip Aaron Nicolosi
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Rockford, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(815) 314-0022
Ext. 101
6735 Vistagreen Way, Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61107
Business, Communications, IP and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Philip A. Nicolosi provides guidance to startups, small and closely held businesses, medium sized businesses, non-profit organizations and individual business owners with a variety of matters. Mr. Nicolosi provides his client’s with the benefit of almost 15 years of experience, well-grounded upon core business organization, corporate, transactional, financial and e-commerce related legal matters. He is a trusted adviser to his clients and is routinely relied upon to provide sound and invaluable legal counsel for their businesses, both during the startup phase and continuing through each phase of growth. Mr. Nicolosi's ability to strategically plan for the long-term growth and preservation...
Andrew P. Cores
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Wendy M. Musielak
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Business Law Attorney with 28 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...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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St. Charles, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(331) 254-3033 210 S 5th St
Ste. 107B
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. we are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited...
Jason Bartell
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Bloomington, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(217) 352-5900 207 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL 309-807-5275
Business, Agricultural, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kathleen Currie Chavez
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Geneva, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(630) 232-7450 10 West State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Employment
Northwestern University School of Law
Kathleen C. Chavez, founding partner of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from Northwestern University School of Law. Chavez is a nationally recognized civil litigator with a reputation for obtaining exceptional results in challenging cases. She is a results-driven, highly focused “problem-solver” with an unmatched ability to strategically frame critical issues, develop innovative solutions and negotiate outstanding results for her clients. She is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and Washington D.C., as well as various federal courts, the Federal Trial Bar and the United States Federal Court of Claims.
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Municipal
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
Edgar Petti
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Geneva, IL Business Law Lawyer with 62 years experience
(630) 232-9303 22 S 4th St Ste 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Construction and Personal Injury
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Petti is a resident of Elburn, IL. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Pittsburgh PA and Evanston IL. He has acted as legal counsel for both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in Chicago and the Chicago Suburban area. For the past twenty two years, he has maintained his principal law office in Kane County, Illinois. Mr. Petti's corporate law work includes serving as staff counsel for Motorola and General Counsel of Andrew Corporation, two international electronic businesses. His trial work has taken him from Connecticut to...
Michelle L. Adams
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Geneva, IL Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 277-9382 P.O. Box 658
Geneva, IL 60134
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
I am a licensed attorney with 25 years experience as a civil defense litigator and trial lawyer. For most of my practice I specialized in Personal Injury Defense with a sub-specialty in Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability and Intentional Torts. I also represented a Medical Captive Insurance Company as lead attorney, advising the Board on Risk Management issues and representing the insured doctors in litigation. I have tried cases to verdict in many counties in Illinois. I was chosen by Nautilus Insurance company to represent its insured in lawsuits in Cook County, including Multi-Million dollar Construction injury...
Dallas T. Bartz
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Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Dallas was raised in Charleston, Illinois where he was close to his Alma Mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2007 and his Juris Doctor in 2011. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2011. He was later admitted to the United States District Courts for both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He formerly practiced as a public interest attorney in Rockford, Illinois, and as an insurance defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois. He now specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration,...
Fred H. Dickson
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Aurora, IL Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling. Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has...
James T. Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
Robert Canfield
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Rockford, IL Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 968-7200 1111 S. Alpine Rd.
#704
Rockford, IL 61108
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Robert (Bob) Canfield was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1965. After joining the Army in February of 1968, he went on to Army flight school and graduated 2nd in his flight class. He spent a year in Vietnam flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division and then returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an Instrument Flight Instructor.

Following active Duty, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA in psychology in 1976 and his Law degree in 1978. After taking and passing both the...
G. Tyler Stevenson
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Batavia, IL Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn St.
Batavia, IL 60510
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
Northern Illinois University
Tyler's practice emphasizes business organization and planning (including business formation and corporate maintenance); municipal law; creditors' rights (including foreclosures and collections); commercial law; real estate (including land use and zoning law); and estate planning.
Thomas Howard
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Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 740-4033 316 SW Washington St. Suite 1A
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Cannabis Law and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories.

After being licensed to practice for ten years, Mr. Howard joined Hall Rustom and Fritz in June of 2018 to expand his legal offerings to business clients to include a higher level of service through his knowledge of technology. To assist downstate...
Bridget C. Trainor
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Freeport, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
Henry Repay
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Belvidere, IL Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(815) 547-3369 930 West Locust Street
Belvidere, IL 61008-4226
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
S. Linn Perkins
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Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
Ryan R. Stodden
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Elizabeth, IL Business Law Lawyer
(800) 373-4109 310 E. Sycamore Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Ralph E Elliott
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Freeport, IL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ralph Elliott has been engaged in the practice of law in Freeport, Illinois since 1981. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Summa Cum Laude, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition in 1978.He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. Ralph is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Illinois, the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
William B. Bates Jr.
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Lincoln, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Business, Criminal, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Drake University
Lars Eric Ostling
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Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 676-3030 3100 N. Knoxville Ave.
Suite 215
Peoria, IL 61603
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Christina M. Willman
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Freeport, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Iowa
Christina Willman earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. She received a degree in Agribusiness, Cum Laude, upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2015. While in law school, Christina was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. In addition, Christina was a student attorney in the Clinical Law program, focusing on estate planning and general litigation. She also has completed legal internships at Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment in Pella, Iowa, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

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Valerie M Moehle
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Pekin, IL Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
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