Berwyn, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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David J. Winthers
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Free Consultation! Skilled Estate Planning Advocacy! Practical Legal Solutions!

For over 35 years, I have provided exceptional advocacy for estate planning and family law matters. I will work tirelessly to protect your legal interests! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Kerry Reid Peck
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 41 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 clients include... Read More »
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Daniel J. Kollias
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Free Consultation! Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer! Protecting What Matters!

I provide exceptional estate planning counsel. I am dedicated to representing the rights and interests of my clients in all areas of estate planning law! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Berwyn, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(202) 615-8891 2501 Oak Park Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Berwyn, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 788-1200 7112 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Philip Fornaro
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(708) 639-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
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,...
T. Phillip Boggess
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 429-9650 106 W. Calendar Ave. #286
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Christopher L. Lufrano
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Oak Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 627-2179 818 Harrison Street
Suite 210
Oak Park, IL 60304
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Pace Law School
Christopher L. Lufrano is the managing attorney and principal of Lufrano Law, LLC and has extensive experience in matters involving securities investment disputes, regulatory defense, real estate law and business services. Mr. Lufrano is licensed to practice law in Illinois and New York, and often travels throughout the country to represent aggrieved investors in FINRA securities arbitrations where permitted under state law. Mr. Lufrano is a graduate of Boston University, where he majored in Business Management. Following college, Mr. Lufrano was employed by Morgan Stanley where he worked as...
Allison Walsh
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(708) 639-4320
Ext. 105
1022 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Donald B. Boyd Jr.
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Forest Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(708) 848-1005 232 South Lathrop Avenue
Suite 100
Forest Park, IL 60130
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
DePaul College of Law
I own and operate The Boyd Law Firm, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Forest Park, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. We concentrate our practice to issues such as asset discovery and recovery, domestic violence and orders of protection, child support, parentage, maintenance, custody, visitation and all related areas of a family law practice. I am a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and have been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. We accept all major credit cards and will agree to payment terms. Evening and weekend appointments are...
Farheen Fatima Ali
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Riverside, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
81 Lincoln Ave
Riverside, IL 60546
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Stephanie Sexauer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 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.
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Streetorth
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
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,...
Makedonka Baloski
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Comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Chicago. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Axel R. Cerny
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Estate Planning Lawyer! Dedicated Legal Advocacy!

With a combination of legal knowledge and skill, I provide legal representation for estate planning matters. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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William Harold Mazur
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(773) 405-2632 1829 N. Fairfield Ave. #1S
Chicago, IL 60647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Bill is an Illinois and New York licensed attorney operating a general law practice in Chicago. He represent clients throughout the Chicagoland area on matters ranging from tenant evictions and judgment collections, to divorces and much more. Having grown up on the South Side of Chicago, Bill understands the value and importance of high quality service at a reasonable price. His main goal is to carry that mantra into his law practice and provide excellent and effective representation at an affordable price. By operating a virtual law office, he has been able to operate a more mobile...
Jonathan P. Decatorsmith
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 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.
Dion U. Davi
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(312) 985-5676 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in family, real estate and estate planning throughout Illinois. DuPage family law attorney Dion U. Davi is a skilled negotiator who seeks to resolve legal disputes with a favorable settlement whenever possible. When needed, however, he has the skills and experience to effectively and zealously advocate for his clients in court.
Kerry Reid Peck
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Chicago , IL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 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...
Jonathan D. Herpy Sr.
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 505 N LaSalle Dr
#500
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
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, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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...
Izabela Czajkowska
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(773) 631-7100 6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Izabela concentrates her practice in estate and trust planning, probate, and estate and trust administration and litigation. Izabela also assists clients in planning for disability and special needs. Izabela also handles guardianship proceedings and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Cook County Circuit Court. Additionally, Izabela has experience with domestic and international income tax and business planning, and corporate and individual tax controversies. She also advises clients on business succession matters, wealth transfer and preservation, and corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, including drafting various business arrangements and agreements. Izabela was named as an Illinois Super...
Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Lisa A. Copland
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(312) 546-5059 35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Lisa A. Copland has significant experience in several areas of the law including domestic relations, civil litigation, probate, breach of contract and real estate law. She represents men and women in divorce cases, which includes division of property, custody, child support and visitation. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys also assist clients in estate planning and civil litigation.
Nora Baker
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(312) 382-1600 216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nora’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, estate and trust administration, business law and she also practices tax law in the areas of gift and estate taxation.

Nora drafts many types of trusts for clients including: life insurance trusts, special needs trusts for disabled persons, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable lead trusts, and charitable remainder trusts.

Nora provides services for businesses including: choosing the proper corporate entity; formation of the corporate entity; drafting partnership agreements, operating agreements, and corporate shareholder agreements and bylaws; buying and selling business; purchasing and leasing assets and real property in conjunction with...
Lindsey Markus
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 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,...
Marcia A. Franklin
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience

Marcia worked with the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney in the Mass Media Bureau and as Branch Manager in the Common Carrier Bureau from 1982 through 1987, and at MCI Telecommunications as a senior... Read More »
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William S. Wilson
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Compassionate Estate Planning Attorney!

For over 30 years, I have provided knowledgeable, skilled legal counsel and advocacy for those with estate planning needs! Visit my website for more information and client reviews. Free consultation for estate planning! Read More »
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Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 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,...
William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
Over 30 years ago, Bill Wilson began his legal career along side his dad, James T. Wilson and practiced with him until his passing in 2008. Bill carries on the legacy of compassionate, expert legal counsel concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities.

Bill feels a “profound obligation to provide counsel that ensures the safety of the hard earned assets of families.”

He extends that obligation outside of his practice too. Currently, he serves as President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in La...
Joel J.H. Funk
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 505 N LaSalle Dr
#500
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Ann Leone
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(773) 437-0489 1655 S Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Ann Leone is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She then attended The John Marshall Law School and received her Juris Doctorate. She has worked in various government agencies, including the Department of Children and Family Services and The Cook County Office of The Public Guardian as a Guardian ad litem. Through these agencies, she gained invaluable experience working on various complex juvenile immigration cases and handling many domestic relations cases, including custody disputes and divorces. Additionally, she has worked with numerous non-profits, specializing in...
Michael Otte
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(773) 631-7100 6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
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...
Erik B. Diggs
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 380-1070 33 Dearborn
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Michigan State University
I am a problem solver, not just an Attorney. I look at the whole picture of the problem in order to help you resolve it, whether it is divorce, custody/visitation with your child(ren), or even child support. I will not only provide you with legal options but also help open up the lines of communication between you and your partner. If it is handling the issues left behind after a death in the family, I can help distribute assets and help resolve conflicts between feuding parties. I am dedicated to handling all of my cases with humanity. If it is...
Muniza Bawaney
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(312) 860-3755 30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Muniza Bawaney, Esq. is an Attorney at Law First LLC and primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, corporate and small business legal services, civil litigation, estate planning and real estate matters. Her goal is to achieve the best results for her clients and she succeeds in doing so. Some of Ms. Bawaney's most recent successes include reaching favorable cash settlements for her clients against adversaries such as General Mills, State Farm, Pekin Insurance, The Village of Skokie and the Steeple Hill Condominium Association. Ms. Bawaney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Administration...
Mr. Nathan Leong
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
200 E Randolph Dr
AON Center, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
Estate Planning, Business, Communications and Employment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Shekar Jayaraman
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 722-6596 332 South Michigan Ave.
Suite 8125
Chicago, IL 60604
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of South Dakota School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Attorney Shekar Jayaraman, Esq., LL.M has a multi-faceted background of both public and private sector experience. He is passionate, zealous, and detail oriented.

Notably, Attorney Jayaraman was a Judicial Clerk for a United States Magistrate, with a heavy focus on violent crimes. He earned an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Business and Corporate Governance, and has served under the Ohio Secretary of State as a Regional Liaison, handling Business Services and Elections.

While in law school, Attorney Jayaraman was selected as an Extern for a United States Magistrate for the summer after his first year, and...
Manish C. Bhatia
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Evanston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(773) 991-8423 1222 Chicago Ave.
#305
Evanston, IL 60202
Estate Planning and Business
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.
Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience

With over 20 years of experience, I represent clients in Business, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Law matters. I counsel individuals, small and large businesses with a wide array of legal matters. I am dedicated to... Read More »
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Alyx Durachta
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Bradley R. Kaye
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(847) 509-9990 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Bradley R. Kaye (“Brad”) is a licensed attorney concentrating in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, estate planning, and criminal law. Brad is based in the Schaumburg office of Anderson & Associates, P.C., and handles cases primarily in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties.
Joshua E. Stern
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(847) 868-9584 161 N. Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Emory University
Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern, a boutique law firm located in Evanston and Chicago and specializing in divorce, matrimonial and family law.

Whether you are preparing to marry or are leaving your marriage behind, Joshua provides the legal expertise you need while lending an empathetic ear and remaining sensitive to the individual needs of each and every one of his clients. Because every matter is unique, Joshua takes the time to listen to what his clients want and outline their options, so they know what to expect as...
Kyle D. Sellett
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kyle D. Sellett is based out of the firm’s Schaumburg office, where he practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Creditor Negotiations. He handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties.

Mr. Sellett’s legal career began as a Creditor’s Rights attorney and eventually acting as a Supervisor at his previous law firm. During his time practicing in Collection Law, he routinely handled trials, hearings, and other contested matters. His experience in this field makes him an ideal option to handle any case where there are delinquent debts involved. Additionally, he...
Patrick J. Crotty
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(630) 810-0811 2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Notre Dame
Tax planning, Tax disputes, business planning, tax, estate planning and estate administration and litigation practice in Oak Brook, Illinois
Brent Wills
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
120 N. LaSalle
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and IP
Washington University in St. Louis
Brent practices in the areas of estate planning and probate administration, probate and estate litigation, business succession planning, asset protection, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. He is a member of Wealth Counsel Trust an Estate Practice. In his practice, Brent represents individuals, families and corporate clients on estate planning matters in the formulation and implementation of strategies to reduce taxation, protect and preserve assets, and facilitate the transfer of assets among family members and other charities. Brent advises clients in connection with the establishment of both simple and highly customized estate...
Matthew Becker
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 357-1200 980 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60611
Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Alan Sohn
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years experience
(312) 236-7005 30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2040
Chicago, IL 60602
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
University of Illinois College of Law
Alan Sohn has provided expert legal counsel in the areas of wills and trusts, business succession planning, the organization and representation of privately-held businesses, probate and administration of estates, elder law, and real estate acquisition and leasing. Alan is conversant with and has utilized S corporations and limited liability companies for business, estate planning and asset protection. Alan has also counseled and assisted his clients in connection with the resolution of family disputes and when necessary represented their interests in the courts and in arbitration proceedings where efforts in resolving such disputes have been unsuccessful. Having dealt with a...
Van A Schwab
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(312) 372-4569 134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
James Oberholtzer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(312) 765-7484 211 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Tax
DePaul College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. He has provided legal representation to: Families. Estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, taxation of wills and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, creation and administration of trusts, and probate of estates. Entrepreneurs. Closely held companies, family partnerships and individual entrepreneurs in formation and finance of enterprises, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning and executive compensation, entity governance, integration of tax, legal and business objectives, protection of intellectual property and selection and supervision of local counsel. Senior Housing. Senior housing owners and operators...
Lauren LoMonaco
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(312) 803-0365 300 N. Lasalle #4925
Chicago, IL 60654
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property is and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s top realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can...
Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Estate Planning 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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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.


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