Chicago Heights, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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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Alyx Durachta
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The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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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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Chicago Heights, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 756-1550 165 W 10th St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 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.
Masah S SamForay
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Homewood, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(708) 960-4033 1953 Ridge Rd.
Homewood, IL 60432
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. Beyond being recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer, Masah SamForay knows the concerns of clients, intimately. She is a divorcee and working mother who understands what it means to fight for her family during a difficult divorce.

Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a...
Kelly Karczmar
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Crete, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(708) 927-1234 575 W. Exchange St.
Suite 102
Crete, IL 60417
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Kelly Karczmar graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 1994. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2005, where she served in the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. Ms. Karczmar served for six years as a Human Resources Director in a Fortune 100 company. She was responsible for union negotiations, employee relations and legal compliance. Ms. Karczmar is an attorney admitted to practice in the state bar of Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has practiced law since 2005. She is a member of...
James B. Spina
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Homewood, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(708) 647-1900 18141 Dixie Highway
Suite 108
Homewood, IL 60430
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Practicing law since 1979, James B. Spina is well-experienced in real estate transactions, wills, trusts and estate planning. His fees are very reasonable, affordable for just about anyone.
Mr. Thomas Eric Ost
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Tinley Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 359-1751 7734 Brookside Glen Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Illinois Institute of Technology
I am Thomas Eric Ost. As a former Assistant Public Defender in DuPage County, I handled hundreds of criminal, mental health, and juvenile cases. Those cases ranged from DUIs, Domestic Batteries, and Retail Thefts to Aggravated Batteries and Murder. The police and the prosecutors seem to do their best to dehumanize defendants to everyone including to the defendants themselves. Yet in 23 years of practice, I’ve learned that most people with legal problems are not bad people. They are people who are caught up in a problem a lot bigger than they...
James B. Spina
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Crete, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(708) 647-1900 27612 Soouth State Line Road
Crete, IL 60430
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Practicing law since 1979, James B. Spina is well-experienced in real estate transactions, property transfers, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and estate planning. His fees are very reasonable, affordable for just about anyone.
Lela J. Davis Esq.
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South Holland, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
17070 South Park Avenue
Suite K
South Holland, IL 60473
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Mississippi College School of Law
Attorney engaged in the Private Practice of Law as a Solo Practitioner in the areas of real estate and housing law, eviction and real estate litigation, family law, divorce and child support/custody, probate and guardianship, commercial law, and litigation. Experience in government, corporate and private practice environments. Broad range of experience in other areas including: corporate law, intellectual property, business management, litigation, government legal environments, compliance, and real estate acquisitions. Practicing Illinois Attorney for 27 years and Arbitrator for the Cook County Court system since 1990. Extensive experience in management, administration, negotiations and contracting. Both South Suburban and Chicago Office...
Thomas Planera
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Matteson, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 283-8500 4440 Lincoln Hwy
Matteson, IL 60443
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Sarah A Nolan
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 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 -...
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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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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Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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...
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...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Tinley Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 894-3030 16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.

For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
Christopher Maurer
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 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
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney and a Partner at Anderson & Associates, P.C.
Christopher has over two decades of experience. He practices primarily from the firm's Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. He has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony/maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from...
Robert J Boszko
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 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...
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...
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...
George L. Schoenbeck
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 448-8141 9501 W. 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
George Schoenbeck represents clients in estate planning, estate administration, business succession planning, business general counsel matters and commercial transactions. He enjoys assisting his clients in navigating through the various obstacles they face in their estate and business matters. George Schoenbeck received his juris doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was conferred a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Schoenbeck has written articles published in the Illinois Bar Journal and various Section Council Newsletters of the Illinois State Bar Association on the topics of estate planning, estate administration,...
Matthew K Dorich
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Dorich is based out of our Orland Park office, where he practices a variety of areas of law including: Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Creditor Negotiations, and Evictions. He handles cases throughout Cook County and other collar counties.

Mr. Dorich began his career in 2014 at a Chicago-based firm focusing on real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, and civil litigation. He remained with this office for two years, raising to the position of Senior Associate, before accepting a position at a new firm focusing on Debtor’s Rights. During his time practicing law, Mr. Dorich has routinely handled bench trials, motion hearings,...
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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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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David B. Sosin
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(708) 448-8141 9501 W. 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Northwestern University
Mr. Sosin is a Partner in the firm Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd. A 1972 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, he has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois. David Sosin has served as Village Attorney for the Village of Crestwood, Illinois for over a decade, and practices in all areas of auto dealership representation, real estate law, and zoning law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

David Sosin was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's College of Laureates in 2011, joining a select group of...
Trisha M. Rachoy
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Frankfort, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(815) 534-2003 21200 S. LaGrange Rd
Ste 146
Frankfort, IL 60423
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Trisha focuses her private practice on individual and small business transactional and compliance matters. She handles all areas of real estate law, estate planning and probate matters, and business transactions and compliance. She believes in actively listening and communicating with her clients in order to help them accomplish their goals. Before starting her own practice, Trisha worked in both a large law firm and as general counsel for a small business. While working for one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country, Trisha gained experience counseling employers on benefit law compliance and transactions....
Judy A. Goldstein
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Mokena, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(708) 479-0800 19235 Wolf Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Elder
DePaul College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Thomas J. Olofsson JD
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(773) 905-1193 9924 S. Walden Parkway
Chicago, IL 60643
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
The John Marshall Law School
Paul Smolinski
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Palos Heights, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(708) 371-9500 6446 West 127th Street
Suite 201
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Nick Bathas
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney
10 N. Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Estate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Tax
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Lansing, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 895-2800 3546 Ridge Rd
Lansing, IL 60438
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Matteson, IL Estate Planning Attorney
5704 Woodgate Dr
Matteson, IL 60443
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Calumet City, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 862-5800 850 Burnham Ave
Calumet City, IL 60409
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Dolton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 849-5577 1350 E Sibley Blvd
Dolton, IL 60419
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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Oak Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
5039 151st St
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Evergreen Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney
3316 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 349-4002 10723 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60467
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(773) 298-3640 10221 S California Ave
Chicago, IL 60655
Estate Planning
Evergreen Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 425-8883 3502 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Oak Lawn, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 423-1505 10735 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
15252 S Harlem Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(773) 581-6508 4239 W 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60629
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(773) 238-9041 9924 S Walden Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60643
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
14210 Woodward Dr
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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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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.


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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.