Newark, Illinois Business Lawyers

James V. DiTommaso
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Illinois Business Law Attorney

James V. DiTommaso is an attorney at DiTommaso Law LLC where he has experience with consumer fraud, class-action, and complex business litigation in both federal and state courts including the trial court and appellate... Read More »
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Shawn M. Collins
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

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... Read More »
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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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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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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...
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...
Dallas T. Bartz
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Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer with 8 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 33 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...
Wilton Person
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Plainfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(815) 254-2467 24330 Leski Lane
Plainfield, IL 60585
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
Brian C. Papo
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Plainfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(815) 436-9410 15124 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Jerry Fogelman
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Plainfield, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 685-3538 13122 Merganser Ct
Plainfield, IL 60585
Business, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Medical Malpractice
Crest Hill, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(213) 622-5124 2405 Ingalls Ave Apt 213
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Business and Estate Planning
DePaul Univ COL
Plainfield, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 254-9050 530 W Lockport Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer
(800) 822-5502 2297 Lakeside Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience

Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding... Read More »
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Julia Williams
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience

University of Maine School of LawIllinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer
563 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Business, Divorce and Family
Morris, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 942-0635 124 W Washington St
Morris, IL 60450
Business and Real Estate
Morris, IL Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(815) 941-5828 6155 E US Route 6
Morris, IL 60450
Business and Energy
University of Houston Law Center
Morris, IL Business Law Attorney
(815) 942-6270 2250 N Verona Rd
Morris, IL 60450
Business and Health Care
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 Lawyer
(815) 725-9981 822 129th Infantry Drive, #104
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
2720 Caton Farm Rd
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer
(630) 844-3288 16 S Locust St
Aurora, IL 60506
Business and Bankruptcy
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Jinah Hong
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Illinois Business Law Attorney

Jinah focuses her practice in commercial transactions, commercial litigation, banking and finance, where she represents lenders, manufacturing companies, developers, and businesses. Jinah has experience assisting... 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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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.
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 46 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...
Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
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.

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...
Patrick D. Austermuehle
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(833) 306-4933 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and IP
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Patrick D. Austermuehle, a partner at Lubin Austermuehle, P.C., has experience in complex business and commercial litigation and consumer class actions. He has assisted in the successful representation of a number of state and federal matters, including cases at the appellate level.

Mr. Austermuehle received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and earned a J.D. with Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was Notes and Comments Editor on the Law Review.

Prior to joining Lubin Austermuehle, P.C., Mr. Austermuehle served as a law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and as...
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(630) 333-0000 17W220 W 22nd St
#410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
In 1987, Vincent DiTommaso founded his own law firm. Vincent forged his law firm into a firm specializing in business litigation, consumer fraud, and class actions. For 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...
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.
Scott Alan Andresen
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East Dundee, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(773) 572-6049 319 Meier Street
First Floor
East Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
Valparaiso University School of Law
ANDRESEN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. is a Chicago-based law firm that focuses its offerings in the areas of sports law, entertainment and the arts, intellectual property and online legal matters. The firm further offers a wide array of legal and non-legal services and consultation to business and corporate clients ranging from small entrepreneurs and startups to multi-million dollar corporations. The firm always strives to provide clients the finest, cost-effective legal services delivered with personal attention and professional diligence. When possible, flat fees and other individualized fee structures are implemented to help clients obtain the services they need at a price they...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(331) 330-7466 105 Jackson Avenue
Ste. 4b
Naperville, IL 60540
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...
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Exceptional Illinois Business Law Attorney!

I am a skilled Chicago business law attorney. I am committed to providing professional legal representation for your business! Visit my website for client testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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Adam Gana
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2045 W Grand Ave
#76604
Chicago, IL 60612
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Business, Appeals, Employment and Securities
New York Law School
Peter S. Lubin
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(833) 306-4933 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Consumer and Employment
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...
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Business Law Attorney with 24 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....
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
Edward John Manzke
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
A gifted personal injury lawyer, Ed excels in understanding the facts and law concerning how a client was injured, and in developing a legal strategy to win just compensation. He is passionate about representing injured people who are at a low point in their lives and need legal help. A lawyer since 1992, Ed has won numerous verdicts and favorable settlements for his clients. In the past fifteen years, he has recovered over $100 million dollars. He has represented clients in the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois state courts and federal courts throughout the country.

Ed has...
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.
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...
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.
Shawn M. Collins
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(630) 527-1595 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...
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Business Law Attorney with 13 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,...
Misty J. Cygan
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 12 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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Patrick D. Austermuehle
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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 »
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