Palatine, 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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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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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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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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Kenneth E. Kaiser
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Palatine, IL Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(847) 991-6675 502 N Plum Grove Rd
Ste D
Palatine, IL 60067
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
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.
Kenneth C. Apicella
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Palatine, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(847) 934-6000 4811 Emerson, Suite 110
Palatine, IL 60067
Business, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Palatine, IL Business Law Lawyer
(708) 450-3262 745 S White Willow Bay
Palatine, IL 60067
Business, IP, Securities and Tax
Palatine, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 705-5866 1627 W Colonial Pkwy
Palatine, IL 60067
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Palatine, IL Business Law Lawyer
(847) 202-0120 840 N Clark Dr
Palatine, IL 60074
Business and Tax
Michael J Rada
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Barrington, IL Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(224) 655-5200 840 S. Northwest Hwy, Ste 102
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Michael Rada is the owner and sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC located in Barrington, Illinois. Michael’s practice serves clients with matters in estate planning, probate, elder law and business law. Michael has served clients ranging from mid-sized companies to individuals.

Knowing that the law is not a “one size fits all” proposition, Michael applies his wealth of experience dealing with people and complex problems in finding the right solution for each individual client. He believes that listening to the client and fully understanding the desired outcome is an essential part of the legal process. In addition,...
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...
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...
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...
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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Edward X. Clinton, Sr.
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 66 years experience

The John Marshall Law School7th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, U.S. Supreme Court and Illinois
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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
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
Charles Todd Newland
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Rolling Meadows, IL Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(847) 797-9300 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Blake Austin Culver
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Barrington, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(847) 382-2900 18-2 E Dundee Rd
#100
Barrington, IL 60010
Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
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.
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...
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
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
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
Theodore G. Karavidas
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Barrington, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 381-4797 102 N Cook St
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
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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Robert L. Dawidiuk
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Rob is a Partner at The Collins Law Firm, chairing its Banking & Financial Department. Rob focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and corporate clients in commercial banking and real... Read More »
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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.
William R. Kuehn
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Barrington, Il Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(847) 381-4797 102 N Cook Street
P.O. Box 563
Barrington, IL 60010
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and 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...
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
Nick Bathas
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Schaumburg, IL Business Law Attorney
10 N. Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Business, Appeals, Securities and Tax
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Andrew Joseph Kelleher Jr
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North Barrington, IL Business Law Attorney
(847) 382-9130 102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
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
Scott Alan Andresen
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(773) 572-6049 17 North State Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
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...
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....
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...
Daniel J. Voelker
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Free Consultation! Highly Effective Business Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide exceptional legal counsel and representation for a vast array of business law matters. I aggressively advocate for my clients! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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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.
Dr. Maudia Norman Washingon
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney
(888) 586-4441 155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Tax
Michigan State University
Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctorate

John Marshall School of Law, Chicago Illinois
LLM (Law of Masters Candidate) Real Estate Law

Argosy University, Chicago Illinois
Doctorate of Business Administration, International Business
Published Dissertation

Robert Morris University, Chicago, Illinois
Master in Business Administration, Concentration Management

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice, Minor: Sociology

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Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Central District Court of Illinois
Southern District Court of Illinois
United States Tax Court

I am an attorney who is passionate about my profession and clients. I believe in providing top-notch, innovative, cutting-edge strategies and advice. My clients feel as if they are my only client. ...
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....
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Chicago, IL Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(630) 333-0000 100 N LaSalle St
#2200
Chicago, IL 60602
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...
Jonathan David Herpy Sr.
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 505 North Lasalle Street
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Securities
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jonathan David Herpy, Sr. has been named one of the top private equity and corporate attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40 by Chicago Magazine in 2016 and 2017.

Jonathan has represented investors, sponsors, and managers of public and private pension plans, broker-dealers, investment advisers, custodians, and other financial industry service providers throughout the entire range of the investment spectrum and routinely provides market-leading advice on public/private offerings of equity and debt along with capital raising strategy.
In addition to the above, Jonathan has been touted as an industry leader for his sophisticated and efficient approach to structuring on- and off-shore...
Farrah Qazi
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Elgin, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 504-0648 2400 Big Timber Road
Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60124
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Immigration and International
DePaul College of Law and University College of London
Farrah Qazi is the founding attorney and owner of Qazi Law Offices. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Political Science, with minors in English Literature and Spanish Language and Literature. She also attended the University College of London where she studied Global Business and International Law. As an intern and associate at the International Human Rights Institute, Farrah handled cases involving the trafficking of women and children in Latin America, and translated critical court documents from Spanish into English. Farrah is multilingual and...
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
REAL Law Group, P.C. is a boutique law firm established in 2015 with the idea that effective representation requires both a professional commitment and personal approach that matches the clients passion and strategic objectives. REAL Law Group, P.C. believes that a real estate transaction, whether it is your first home or commercial property, requires a team approach that emphasizes technical legal skills and communication. REAL Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience advising home buyers and sellers, real estate developers, brokers, investors, lenders and condominium associations in all facets of their real estate and business needs. REAL Law Group,...
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...
James V. DiTommaso
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Chicago, IL Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(630) 333-0000 100 N. LaSalle St
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and IP
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
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 court. Also, his practice includes business transactional matters, family law, defamation, copyright, non-competition, and trade secret litigation. He received a JD, from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2017 and a BFA, from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2011. While at Chicago-Kent, he was on the Dean’s List, he was a member of the Executive Board for the Chicago-Kent Justinian Society of Lawyers, and he received...
Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 400 S Knoll St
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 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...
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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Peter M. LaSorsa
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Experienced business attorney concentrating in sexual harassment defense.

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