Mount Prospect, Illinois Business Lawyers

Peter S. Lubin
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Exceptional Illinois Business Law Attorney!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I am committed to aggressively advocating for your rights and interests! Visit my website for client testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Olga S. Dmytriyeva
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Free Consultation! Skilled Business Lawyer! Effective & Efficient!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for my clients! Visit my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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John F. Kinney
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterIllinois
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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. Read More »
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Mt Prospect, IL Business Law Lawyer
(312) 953-2580 313 S Bobby Ln
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mt Prospect, IL Business Law Attorney
1919 E Burr Oak Dr
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Mt Prospect, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 670-9043 200 E Evergreen Ave
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mt Prospect, IL Business Law Lawyer
1824 E Cree Ln
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Business and Antitrust
Brian Lohse
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Des Plaines, IL Business Law Lawyer
(708) 667-6000 2454 E Dempster
Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Real Estate Closing Attorney: For as little as $195 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...
Boleslaw Gubernat
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Des Plaines, IL Business Law Attorney
(773) 407-3625 636 S. Des Plaines River Rd.
Suite 100
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Business, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Mr Michael D Gerstein
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Des Plaines, IL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(847) 296-8818 800 Lee Street
Suite 3
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mr. Gerstein concentrates his law practice in the areas of insurance law, workers' compensation, negligence, business disputes and criminal defense. He has over 40 years of trial experience in the above areas of law. He has represented people and companies involved in complex business disputes; people and companies whose insurance claims were denied; people injured on the job or otherwise; and people accused of crimes. He has tried hundreds of cases to either juries, judges or arbitrators. As a result of the complexity of the law today, Mr. Gerstein believes every client matter requires thorough thought, investigation, research...
Alexander Moskovic
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Arlington Heights, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 797-1300 3233 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 303
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Business and Collections
Roger William Stelk
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Arlington Heights, IL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(847) 506-7330 1500 W Shure Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Andre Paul Gaston
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Wheeling, IL Business Law Attorney
(312) 857-4270 1266 Longacre Lane
Wheeling, IL 60090
Business
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience

In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is... Read More »
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Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
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Experienced & Trusted Business Law Attorney! Skilled Counsel & Advocacy!

I am a successful and trusted business lawyer. I am committed to protecting the interests of my clients and achieving the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for reviews and results, and call for a consultation. Read More »
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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
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...
Lee R. Zeidman
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Skokie, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 786-2234 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1155
Skokie, IL 60076
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John Marshall Law School
Founded in 2009 by Lee Zeidman, Zeidman & Associates Ltd. set out to provide legal services to clients in a unique and ambitious manner. Focused first on the goals of each client rather than the bottom line, Zeidman & Associates built its foundation upon not only providing legal services but advising clients on the most efficient manner to resolve their legal issue or create their new business. In each of its practice areas, Zeidman & Associates strives to provide a unique experience for its clients so that they continue to return for each of their legal and consulting needs....
Misty J. Cygan
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Business, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
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 Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people....
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 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.
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
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.
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.
Susan Dawson
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Rolling Meadows, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Susan L. Dawson earned her juris doctorate at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2000 with a concentration in corporate/business law and taxation. Licensed in Illinois since 2000, Susan has spent her entire career representing businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs and employees. She has a wide range of experience working with clients on local, national and international levels. Susan delivers a commitment to service which surpasses client's expectations, promptly meeting tight deadlines and quickly responding to pressing matters as they arise. Susan is equally involved in the community, dedicating significant time and effort to supporting numerous not-for profit...
Alexander B Blum
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Evanston, IL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(773) 999-2586 900 Chicago Ave
Ste 104
Evanston, IL 60202
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)
Mark B Grzymala
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Skokie, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(847) 920-7286 10024 Skokie Blvd., Suite 206
Skokie, IL 60077
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mark Grzymala is the founder and President of Grzymala Law Offices, P.C. a commercial litigation law firm with a focus on the construction industry based in Skokie, Illinois. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois since 2001.

Mark has over 16 years’ experience representing a wide range of clients from the small business owners to Fortune 500 companies. He aggressively represents his clients with a variety of issues including contract disputes and negotiation, construction defect claims, mechanics lien claims, foreclosures, transportation, collections, judgment enforcement, intellectual property issues,...
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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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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Vicki Hathaway Gonzalez
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Business Law Attorney
Business, Foreclosure Defense, Municipal and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
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. ...
Mildred Palmer
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Rolling Meadows, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida
Mildred ("Millie") V. Palmer graduated Cum Laude from University of Flordia's College of Law in 1990 with a concentration in taxation and estate planning. After graduation she went to work for Ernst and Young as a tax attorney in the Special Services Group while taking LLM classes at Chicago Kent. In 1992 she moved from Ernst and Young to Gardner Carton and Douglas where she practiced tax law. As a tax attorney attached to a large firm, Millie saw a wide variety of work in the area of taxation, charitable giving, corporate work and estate planning. During this time, she...
Jasmina de la Torre
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is familiar with business torts, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, real estate disputes, litigation relating to governmental regulation and more. Jasmina also has significant experience with complex appeals. Jasmina applies the same passion, dedication and professionalism to every case to which she contributes.
Jasmina is fluent in Spanish and Serbian, conversant in French and has studied German, Russian and Greek. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and...
Manish C. Bhatia
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Evanston, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(773) 991-8423 1222 Chicago Ave.
#305
Evanston, IL 60202
Business and Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Manish C. Bhatia has focused his education and practice on Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning since the first year of law school. He has also added Asset Protection, Elder Law and Nonprofit Organizations/ Charitable Giving to his fields of practice. Manish is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago and the Indian American Bar Association. To arrange an initial meeting, please visit www.mcb-law.com/contact. Several convenient locations are available to meet, including locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, Northbrook, Deerfield, Niles and other suburbs.
Makedonka Baloski
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(847) 823-9030 15 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
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 School of Law. She served as an Article Editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Upon admission to the Illinois bar, Makedonka worked in Chicago
mainly focused in civil defense. She is also admitted to practice in Indiana.
Mr. Charles Barton Brown Esq.
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Northfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(847) 784-1300 Suite 160
400 Central Avenue
Northfield, IL 60093
Business and IP
Seattle University School of Law
Our law firm concentrates its practice in intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, confidential information, licensing, branding, software) and corporate. We will well know our clients businesses, leading to the optimal advice. All our attorneys are highly experienced and will come to fully know your business.
Robert L. Herst
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Long Grove, IL Business Law Attorney with 38 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.
Marcia A. Franklin
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Northfield, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 701-2252 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
Richard A. Greenswag
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Northfield, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 701-2251 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
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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Erin E. Showerman
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Matthew Adam Wood
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Rolling Meadows, IL Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 307-5942 3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 450
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of Notre Dame
David Arena
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Park Ridge, IL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 698-9600 216 W Higgins Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Municipal
David T. Arena joined Di Monte & Lizak in 1996. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago in 1993, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. David received his law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law with honors in 1996. In 1995, David took first place in the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Moot Court Competition, where he received the Dean’s Moot Court Award for Outstanding Advocate and the Hugo Black Award for Outstanding Oralist. David participated in the 1995 ABA...
Mr Robert J Ross
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Inverness, IL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 358-5757 1622 W Colonial Parkway
Suite 201
Inverness, IL 60067
Business and Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
Bob Ross has practiced in Illinois in areas of wills and trusts, business law, acquisitions, succession planning and related commercial real estate matters since 1980.
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...
Marc Blumenthal
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Buffalo Grove, IL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(847) 808-7090 355 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Philip Prorok
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Rolling Meadows, IL Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 390
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Business, Employment, IP and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip A. Prorok earned his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010, with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Philip previously worked as a law clerk for Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, learning the ins and outs of WPD’s various practice areas. He spent last summer working in the Cook County Assessor’s Office, dealing with property tax assessment matters and other issues affecting the running of that governmental office. Philip graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He has passed the United States Patent and Trademark Registration Examination and is...
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.
Bradford Block
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(847) 559-0860 400 Skokie Blvd
Suite 550
Northbrook, IL 60062
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Tax
DePaul College of Law
BRADFORD E. BLOCK is the principal of the Law Offices of Bradford E. Block, in Northbrook, IL. He has been an attorney for more than 35 years and practices in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, equity financing, tax law, and the preparation and negotiation of corporate and technology contracts. Mr. Block has lectured to various professional groups on matters related to limited liability companies, partnerships, business transactions, S-corporations, and tax exempt organizations. He is a former adjunct professor of business planning and partnership law at DePaul University. Mr. Block is also a commercial...
James J Wochner
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Northbrook, IL Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(847) 272-7360 707 Skokie Blvd
Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University
James J. Wochner is the founder and principal owner of The Wochner Law Firm in Northbrook, Illinois. He graduated from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, earning a degree in Economics. While in college, he participated in intercollegiate varsity basketball and baseball. Mr. Wochner received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University after attending night law school. By day he taught mathematics and history and coached athletics in a high school in St. Louis, Missouri. He is presently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and its section on Trusts and Estates. He is admitted to practice before all...
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
Kenneth A. Abraham
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience

KENNETH A. ABRAHAM, RETIRED JUDGE Following 15 years of service as a judge, Ken has joined DiTommaso as a litigation consultant and a dispute resolution specialist heading DiTommaso's arbitration and mediation practices.... Read More »
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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 Carolina... Read More »
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