Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience

Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of LawIllinois
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Axel R. Cerny
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney

Drake University Law SchoolIllinois
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Jasmina de la Torre
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Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Illinois College of LawIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer

The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Stephanie Sexauer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(312) 300-4743 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Ms. Sexauer focuses her practice on probate matters, including: elder law, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts, and will contests. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is regularly selected by Cook County judges to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults. Stephanie also serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
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 20 years in the areas of commercial 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....
Josh Rohrscheib
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Decatur, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(217) 429-4296 Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP
202 S. Franklin, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
I believe the best lawyer for you is almost always the one who will care the most about you and solving your problems. He will take the time to carefully listen to you, understand your situation, and give you the best advice on how to deal with it. He’ll give you the time you need to get to know him so you can ask questions and fairly judge if you want him to help or represent you.
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
(630) 200-4882 100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
St. Charles , IL 60174
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 521 West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
(855) 886-1529 553 9th Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
(855) 886-1529 1355 North Bluff Road, Suite B
Collinsville, IL 62234
(855) 886-1529 32 Country Club View Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Todd Alan Roseberry
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Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Three Hierarchs in Champaign, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. His...
Marcus Hayes Herbert
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Carbondale, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(618) 549-9800 308 West Walnut
Carbondale, IL 60901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
For the past 25 years, my practice has focused on helping individuals, families, and small businesses to overcome financial setbacks and obtain a Fresh Start. Sometimes this means fighting foreclosures or defending against credit card suits. Very often, it involves filing bankruptcy to eliminate multiple debts or to consolidate several debts into one smaller monthly payment that my clients can actually afford. I treat my clients with dignity and respect and am proud to have served more than 10,000 people in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
(866) 702-8933 416 S 5th St
PO Box 2693
Paducah, KY 42003
Ray Choudhry
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Moline, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

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Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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St. Charles, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(331) 254-3033 210 S 5th St
Ste. 107B
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
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...
(708) 894-3030 16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
(630) 324-6666 5002 Main Street, Ste. 201
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(331) 330-7466 105 Jackson Avenue
Ste. 4b
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 253-4060 110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Ms. Juli Ann Gumina
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Admitted to practice law in 1995, Juli A. Gumina graduated with a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean's List and a member of the Bar & Gavel Society. Juli received her B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduate cum laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Juli honed her litigation skills for several years as a public defender in DuPage County, prior to joining the firm to focus on family law. Juli is a trained and experienced mediator, and is frequently appointed...
David J. Winthers
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience

David J. Winthers is a lifelong resident of DuPage County having graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1974 and Wheaton College in 1977. Read More »
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Marcia A. Franklin
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney

American University Washington College of LawDistrict of Columbia and Illinois
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Lidia E Serrano
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law since 2001. I graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2001 and from DePaul University in June of 1996. My main area of concentration is family law, i.e., divorce, paternity, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody) and adoption. As a family law attorney, I understand that my clients have to make difficult decisions while dealing with complex issues and emotions. As such, I believe that the key to successful representation depends not only in understanding the underlying issues, but, also in experience and expertise in the law...
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(708) 833-7755 8 W. Main St.
Glenwood, IL 60425
Estate Planning, Business, Elder 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.
(708) 833-7755 350 S. Northwest Hwy.
Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Robert J Boszko
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) began his career at Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2002 as a law clerk and was hired as an associate attorney in 2004, he is now a Partner with the firm and primarily practices out of the firm's Schaumburg (Cook County) office where his practice is focused on complex financial divorce and custody disputes. Bob’s comprehensive understanding of various areas of law including, Tax Law, Business Transactions and Planning, Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning and Administration, provide him the foundation and creativity to resolve complicated divorce and child custody disputes. Bob utilizes compassion and...
400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
20 N. Clark St.
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60602
15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Kerry Reid Peck
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Chicago , IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(312) 201-0900 105 W Adams St
Chicago , IL 60603
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kerry Peck is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. He is also the managing partner of the Chicago law firm, Peck Ritchey, LLC, whose clients include families, hospitals, banks, the State of Illinois, County of Cook, and City of Chicago. He provides legal representation for trust and guardianship litigation, business planning, and estate planning. Mr. Peck is well experienced in guiding his clients through the probate process, assisting in the transfer of assets and resolution of claims, and implementing estate plans. He is also very dedicated in...
Maureen Sullivan Taylor
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Northern Illinois University
Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated with a J.D. from Northern Illinois University Law School. In addition to interning at the United States' Attorneys' Office, Maureen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law and also served on the Law Review. Founder of the firm, Maureen is a trained and experienced mediator, and is both a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Maureen is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and...
Ian Holzhauer
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 355-8100 222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014....
Michael J Rada
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(224) 655-5200 840 S. Northwest Hwy, Ste 102
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
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,...
Justin Karubas
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Attorney Justin J. Karubas has been a Principal at Rolewick & Gutzke since April of 2006. He obtained his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1998. Attorney Karubas is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign from where he has a B.A. degree in Economics, Finance. Before joining Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., as an Associate Attorney in 1998, he was a legal clerk both at Illinois Masonic Medical center in 1997 and McKeown, Fitzgerald, Zoller, Buck, Hutchinson, & Ruttle in 1996....
Janella L. Barbrow
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(630) 690-0100 300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Municipal
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Practice concentrated in the defense of tort, civil rights, and commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. Matters handled include negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions. Participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country; in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,...
Lindsey Markus
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(312) 855-6417 30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates, protect assets, transfer wealth, and minimize taxation. Lindsey works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, advise on business formation, wealth preservation and gift and estate taxation. A Principal at the law firm of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. since 2006, Lindsey received her J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Lindsey was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2006 and the Florida Bar in 2007. Founded in 1987, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. has over sixty attorneys who concentrate in a variety of areas which include estate planning,...
Daniel J. Kollias
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience

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... Read More »
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Nicholas A. Beis
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience

Northern Illinois UniversityIllinois
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Dennise McCann
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Dennise L. McCann is a Partner Anderson & Associates, P.C. who focuses on complex family law, bankruptcy and probate matters. She has been the managing attorney of the firm's Wheaton office since 2007. Dennise has been a certified mediator and guardian ad litem since 2010. She was nominated for an Inspirational Woman Award in 2012. She served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for reviewing her daily motion call, researching legal issues, drafting opinions and writing speech materials for continuing legal education programs. She graduated from The John...
1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
20 N. Clark St.
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60602
15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Farrah Qazi
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Oak Brook Terrace, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 504-0648 Two MidAmerica PLaza
Suite 800
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, 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...
(630) 504-0648 Batavia, IL 60181
Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 749-4169 15 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 321
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, 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,...
(708) 630-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, 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,...
Drew R. Quitschau
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(309) 636-7167 456 Fulton St. Suite 203
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
University of Arkansas School of Law
Drew Quitschau is an accomplished, results-driven attorney with 15 years of legal experience in a multitude of practice areas. He is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients by developing creative strategies to accomplish their objectives. Drew primarily concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, business law, family law, collections, probate, and estate planning.

Drew Quitschau received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, and he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Illinois State University. While in law school, Drew was the Articles Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, an Arkansas Bar...
Robert Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, DUI and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
After attending the University of Illinois for Undergraduate school I attended Northern Illinois University School of Law. I was a Prosecutor for the McLean County State's Attorney's office for a year and a half, before leaving the office to practice with my father Jim Finegan. I will be working closely with my father on bankruptcy, real estate and other civil cases in the Bloomington, Illinois area.
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Jonathan P. Decatorsmith
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(312) 906-5041 565 West Adams Street
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder
Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has been practicing tax law for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, Professor Decatorsmith was a senior trial attorney and internal instructor with the Internal Revenue Service for 11 years. He has tried more than 40 cases before the United States Tax Court, and previously served as adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Minnesota.
Sarah A Nolan
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Sarah A. Nolan joined Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2010 when was hired on as an associate attorney and now a partner of the firm. Sarah works primarily out of the firms Orland Park & Schaumburg offices, where she practices a variety of areas of law, including Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Creditor Negotiations, and Litigation. Ms. Nolan handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties. Ms. Nolan received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from the Loyola University of Chicago in 2005. In 2009, Ms. Nolan earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University -...
1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, ID 60173
20 N. Clark St.
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60602
400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(630) 634-8401 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway
Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Employment
The John Marshall Law School
After 8 years defending employers with a respected Chicago defense firm, Arik started Hetue Law, P.C. with a mission of helping people navigate the legal issues surrounding starting and growing their businesses as an outside general counsel, and protecting their finances and families via proper estate planning.

Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience

Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 20 years in the areas of commercial law and litigation, bankruptcy law and... Read More »
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Kerry Reid Peck
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Chicago , IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience

Kerry Peck is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. He is also the managing partner of the Chicago law firm, Peck Ritchey, LLC, whose... Read More »
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Trent West
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Nokomis, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Michael G Curry
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Mount Vernon, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(618) 246-0993 123 South 10th Street Ste 507
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Michael was born and raised in Southern Illinois. Since receiving his law license in 1992 he has helped thousands of families and individuals throughout Southern Illinois including Centralia, Fairfield, Flora, Carmi, Mount Carmel, Albion, Salem, Chester, Sparta, Clay City and Louisville find relief from their financial stress. He is also available to help you with your other family issues: wills, power of attorney, real estate, landlord and tenant and a wide range of legal services. If you are not able to meet at our office, please ask for a home visit.
Elizabeth M. Fink
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Elizabeth Fink focuses her career on the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning. She has been practicing law in Chicago, IL since 2009 and has represented clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and spent a semester of study at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in May 2009. Elizabeth is a member of the National Academy of...
Sharon R. Mulyk
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Glen Ellyn, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 852-1100 45 S. Park Road
Suite 230
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Sharon R. Mulyk is a partner with Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, where her practice is concentrated in family law and collections. Sharon is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, where she served as the President from 2012-2013. Sharon has also served, by appointment, as the DCBA Associate Counsel, Chairman of the Family Law Committee Chairman for the Membership Committee, Judiciary Committee, Planning Committee, CLE Committee and has volunteered her time to act as a Judicial Intervention Leader. She is the Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and Past President of the DuPage...
Cynthia Hutchins
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(630) 510-0600 620 W Roosevelt Rd
Suite C-1
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Northwestern University
At the Wheaton, Illinois Law Firm of Cynthia Hayes Hutchins, we have spent the last 10 years helping people throughout DuPage County and beyond plan not just for their own future, but for what happens afterward. Contact us today, we can help if you or a loved one has any estate planning or elder law needs. You can feel welcome with our firm. We will listen to your needs and will carefully study the options to meet those needs. We will also treat you the way we would expect to be treated: with the respect you deserve. At the Law Office of...
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Belleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 551-0300 20 E. Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing Partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Missouri. Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association. After law school, Ms. Spector went...
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Misty J. Cygan
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
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....
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, 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...
Michael Otte
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(773) 631-7100 5339 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago...
(773) 631-7100 7667 W. 95th St.
Suite 203
Hickory Hills , IL 60457
(773) 631-7100 10 N. Martingale Rd.
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Michael V. LaCicero
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
1200 Harger Road
Suite 706
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Michael V. LoCicero has practiced law in DuPage County for over three decades. Michael's dedication to the community includes volunteering in local education, sports, and government programs. As a seasoned attorney, he believes in personal service at a reasonable price and dedication to cases from start to finish. Michael values open communication with his clients by keeping them fully informed about case matters, providing advice, and ultimately helping clients make the best, fully-informed decisions possible. Michael's problem solving and cost-effective approach allows him to reach client goals as quickly as possible at a reasonable rate.
Judy A. Goldstein
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Mokena, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience

DePaul College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of LawIllinois, 7th Circuit, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana and U.S. Supreme Court
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Richard A. Greenswag
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer

University of IowaIllinois
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.