Lake Forest, Illinois Business Lawyers

John A. Sopuch III
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

John A. Sopuch III, a trial lawyer with a history of winning some of the nation’s biggest verdicts, has joined The Collins Law Firm as Of Counsel. In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized John’s nearly $43... Read More »
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Erin E. Showerman
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Erin focuses her practice on banking, finance and commercial litigation. She has 9 years of experience representing creditors and financial institutions including national financial institutions and community banks. She... Read More »
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Vernon E. Morgan
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience

Upon his graduation from Drake Law School in 1977, Vernon E. Morgan began his professional career as legal counsel to the Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue from 1977 to 1979, litigating tax cases. He served as... Read More »
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Oleg Feldman
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 777-6838 100 S SAUNDERS RD STE 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2526
Business and Estate Planning
Marquette University Law School
You believe you deserve an attorney who focuses on his client's needs, rather than on his bottom line. So do we. Ask our clients, and they’ll tell you that we take the time to get to know our clients to understand their particular situation to give them the most practical and effective legal solution. And, many of our services are provided based on a flat-rate arrangement.  It helps us to earn our clients' trust and lifetime relationship.

Mr. Feldman provides legal assistance to clients concerning a broad range of business and estate planning matters, including business formation and organization, contract review,...
Christopher M Kennedy
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(847) 295-0300 668 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Asbestos, Construction and Insurance Claims
The John Marshall Law School
Chris Kennedy is an accomplished trial attorney with extensive jury trial experience, including serious personal injury cases, including products liability, wrongful death, automobile and trucking accidents, construction and workplace injuries, and other high-stakes litigation. Chris Kennedy is a former prosecutor who has practiced in Chicago and Lake County since 1994, and has won numerous verdicts and settlements for his clients. Our firm represents people invoived in accidents, but we also represent businesses in commercial litigation, and we provide legal services in a range of areas. For a free consultation, please call us at (847) 295-0300....
Steven M Shape
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 283-0900 207 East Westminster
Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, IP and Patents
DePaul College of Law
I have practiced intellectual property law since 1982. I represent clients in intellectual property litigation, and in United States and international prosecution matters. My litigation experience involves patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and trade secrets. Technical expertise includes audio and video circuitry, computer hardware and software, database systems, electronic commerce, electronic discharge machining (EDM), multimedia and digital communications, online auction technology, semiconductor devices, telecommunications, and the general mechanical arts. I have managed corporate transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property and licensing rights, infringement and validity opinions. Construction and management of intellectual property licensing programs, and counseling are also areas of...
Robert Reda
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(877) 809-4567 736 N. Western Ave
Suite 353
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Robert Reda obtained his Bachelors Degree in Economics & Political Science, with a minor in Finance from Drake University in Iowa. Mr. Reda attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he acquired his Juris Doctorate. He immediately took the Bar Examination, opened his law firm and began practicing law in Chicago, Illinois. As a lawyer with Reda & Des Jardins, Ltd., he manages the firm and represents a myriad of clients within the business community. Robert has formed, merged, divested and dissolved hundreds of companies. He has worked with clients as large as Citibank...
Bobbe Hirsh
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 283-0226 310 Whytegate Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Estate Planning, International and Tax
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 295-4323 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Real Estate and Securities
University of Illinois Law Review
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 295-4321 1 Westminster Pl
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Securities and Tax
Northwestern University School of Law
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 295-4300 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Employment, Securities and Tax
University of Wisconsin Law School
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 295-4335 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Employment and Securities
Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 295-4308 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Employment, Securities and Tax
Northwestern University School of Law
Diana C. Taylor
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Illinois Business Law Attorney

Diana Taylor focuses her general litigation practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, and contract disputes. She has led litigation against individuals, small businesses, and professionals and served as a key... Read More »
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Blake Austin Culver
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience

DePaul College of LawIllinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois and 7th Circuit
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Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 295-4313 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business and Securities
University of Wisconsin Law School
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 295-4305 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
DePaul University College of Law
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 878-4392 222 E Onwentsia Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Bankruptcy, Maritime and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
222 E Wisconsin Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 234-5252 225 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Antitrust, IP and International
Harvard Univ Law School
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 582-6160 675 N Field Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 735-1779 120 Pembroke Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business and Employment
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 837-0487 675 N Field Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business and Family
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 735-8764 500 N Western Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Lake Forest, IL Business Law Attorney
10 S Green Bay Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Business
James J. DeSanto
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience

DePaul College of Law and University of Illinois College of LawIllinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 7th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
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Peter S. Lubin
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience

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... Read More »
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Craig Pierson
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Lake Bluff, IL Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(847) 234-0099 67 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Craig D. Pierson has been practicing law in Illinois for 20 years. Craig focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business law. As an estate planning attorney, Craig has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, generation-skipping tax, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In his practice as a real estate lawyer, Craig has advised clients on condominium conversion, environmental concerns, tax challenges, and has created appropriate corporate and other companies with which to hold real estate. His real estate practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, real estate...
Lawrence J. Gregory
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Libertyville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 367-4460 700 Florsheim Dr., Suite 11
Libertyville, IL 60048
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Diana C. Taylor
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Libertyville, IL Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 816-8100 712 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Entertainment & Sports
Tulane University School of Law
Diana Taylor focuses her general litigation practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, and contract disputes. She has led litigation against individuals, small businesses, and professionals and served as a key contributor in multi-faceted litigation and disputes against corporate defendants including insurance carriers, car manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, and international unions.

At Tulane University Law School, Taylor pursued a certificate in sports law, which emphasized contract, labor and employment, negotiation, and intellectual property issues. She has had several opportunities to work with these topics through work with New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC, and...
James J. DeSanto
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Libertyville, IL Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(847) 816-8100 712 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Insurance Claims
DePaul College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Vernon E. Morgan
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Libertyville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(847) 816-8100 712 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
Drake University
Upon his graduation from Drake Law School in 1977, Vernon E. Morgan began his professional career as legal counsel to the Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue from 1977 to 1979, litigating tax cases. He served as in-house counsel for American Hospital Supply Corporation working on a broad range of general corporate transactional and litigation matters from 1979 to 1985 and Bristol Meyers Corporation as associate general counsel for Zimmer Corporation from 1986 to 1988.

Since 1988, Vernon Morgan has been in private practice in Lake County, providing a wide range of general legal services. He has successfully litigated commercial...
Brian Lohse
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Vernon Hills, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 251-4777 270 Center Drive
Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Real Estate Closing Attorney: For as little as $295 for Sellers and $450 for Buyers, Attorney Brian Lohse will represent and advocate for you from day 1 until the property closes and the keys are handed over.

Attorney Lohse prides himself on offering personal and friendly service. He will ensure that you stay informed and up-to-date by returning phone calls and emails often within hours.

I understand that many people shop for homes on the weekend. Generally, I can provide assistance on the weekends if you need help. If you have a question or would like to forward a contract...
Lauren LoMonaco
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Libertyville, IL Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 247-8300 1580 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 220
Libertyville, IL 60048
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property is and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s top realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can...
Alexander B Blum
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(224) 406-9529 P.O. Box 182
Northbrook, IL 60065-0182
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I, Alexander Blum, want to be your Attorney. I cherish my Clients, and hope to impart some of my skills and knowledge so that my Clients are able to live a better and more productive life. I have appeared in many of the Courhouses in Illinois and I have a great working relationship with many Prosecutors and State Attorneys. I am very persuasive without being agressive, and I will give it my all to get the best possible result for my Client. Give me a call 773-999-2586 (BLUM)
Swati S. Desai
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Lincolnshire, IL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 984-0638 250 Parkway Drive
Suite 150, MC-2
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Business, Divorce, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and Syracuse University College of Law
Michael Brennan
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GRAYSLAKE, IL Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(414) 989-8295 17495 W BLUFF DRIVE
GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030
Business and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota who founded the Virtual Attorney to bring estate planning and business law into the 21st century. Through the use of technology and the internet he offers estate planning to young families, co-habitating couples, homosexual couples, and everyone in between. The Virtual Attorney is also the one-stop shop for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Starting out is tough and you don't have money to throw away on an in-house lawyer. With the Virtual Attorney's flat-fee based Essential In-House Counsel arrangements you'll get exactly what you need and you won't pay unexpected hourly...
Michele J Braun
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(847) 559-8406 1906 Maplewood Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062-1234
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Nursing Home
The John Marshall Law School
Michele is an accomplished litigation and litigation management attorney with a proven track record of winning results at trial, arbitration and administrative hearings. She is known for her creative litigation strategies and communication skills. Result-oriented.
Steven H. Jesser
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Glenview, IL Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(800) 424-0060 2700 Patriot Blvd.
Suite 250
Glenview, IL 60026
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Appeals and Health Care
Illinois Institute of Technology
Steven H. Jesser served 14 years as the first Associate General Counsel of Northwestern Memorial Hospital/HealthCare, renowned tertiary care medical center and largest hospital in Illinois, with $1,700,000,000 total 2009 fiscal year operating revenue. ...
Jay Kaufman
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 807-1108 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600A
Northbrook, IL 60062
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Northern Illinois University
As the founder of the firm Kaufman Law Group, LLC, Jay C. Kaufman practices in the areas of business law and estate planning. For nearly 35 years, he has been practicing at his own firm. Attorney Kaufman is a proud member of ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, American Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from North Illinois University. Mr. Kaufman has earned an 8.5 Excellent rating on Avvo.com. For a case review, please contact his firm today.
Yevgeny 'Gene' Meltser
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(847) 444-9000 3100 Dundee Road Suite 915
Northbrook, IL 60620
Free ConsultationBusiness, Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Gene received his Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law.

He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court For The Northern District of Illinois, Federal Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and to practice Immigration Law in all jurisdictions of the United States.

Mr. Meltser is also licensed in the U.K. as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Gene is a co-founder of Immigrant Legal Defense Committee. Mr. Meltser is a member of the American...
Jigar K. Patel
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 239-7175 1363 Shermer Rd.
Suite 315
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Jigar K. Patel is an Illinois licensed attorney with an office in Northbrook, Illinois, and practicing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The JKP Law Firm is a boutique law firm providing legal services related to Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions, and Commercial Litigation.
Robert L. Herst
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Long Grove, IL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 383-5024 5915 RFD
Long Grove, IL 60047
Business
Loyola University Chicago
I provide business counsel services, including legal advice on commercial contracts and guidance on corporate compliance programs.
Marc Blumenthal
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Buffalo Grove, IL Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(847) 808-7090 355 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
E Michael Ciesla
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 412-1988 836 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Business and Securities
The John Marshall Law School
David Bohrer
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 498-6878 900 Skokie Blvd
Suite 250
Northbrook, IL 60062
Business, Collections, Construction and Divorce
Rafi Arbel
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Lawyer
(312) 970-9353 620B Academy Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Business
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
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