Cicero, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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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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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Alyx Durachta
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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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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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.
John J Hansen
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(877) 205-6625 415 N. LaSalle St
Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60654
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
Experienced attorney with highly diverse practice familiarity. Concentration in tort litigation and general contract disputes. Secondary concentration in areas of debt negotiation and relief, domestic relations, estate planning and probate administration. Self-driven and organized with proven ability to manage large, diverse caseload successfully. Familiar with state and federal rules and procedures, mechanics of litigation, case law decisions and jury-verdict trends. Proven courtroom, negotiation, communication, and client interaction skills.
William R Pokorny
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(312) 983-0300 300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
The University of Chicago Law School
William R. Pokorny represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in areas including discrimination, disabilities, ERISA and employee benefits, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor relations. He represents employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Pokorny has experience with a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, utilities, hospitals and healthcare providers, insurance companies, financial services...
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
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...
Roger Paul Galer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(312) 288-8518 225 W Washington St., Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Galer is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and New York and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. He completed his law studies at The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and American University (Paris Program), then received his Master of Business administration in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University (Chicago). Following law school, and prior to establishing The Galer Firm, P.C., Mr. Galer worked as a litigator in New York City.
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...
David Nelson
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(773) 960-1162 53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Drake University Law School
Christine M. Hunt
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 583-0847 899 S. Plymouth Ct.
Suite G 10
Chicago, IL 60605
Estate Planning, Business and Family
Pennsylvania State University - University Park and The John Marshall Law School
K. Thomas Stevens
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(312) 786-2244 111 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Estate Planning, Business, International and Probate
Stevens & Associates is a law firm maintaining licensure in New York, Illinois, Washington D.C., as well as England and Wales. We strive to deliver dependable, timely, professional and better than cost-effective service. With over 20 years of experience, we engage in commercial transactions, entity structuring and governance, fiscal matters, tax planning, business litigation, and best practices analyses. Please contact the firm or refer to our website for a plenary description of our scope of practice. We seek to join sound professional advice with good, practical business sense. Attorneys of the firm welcome the continuing opportunity to...
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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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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Claribel Toro-Hernandez
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(787) 209-3832 4143 North Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Attorney at Law from Puerto Rico, practicing Immigration Law in Florida and Chicago Illinois.
Practicing attorney for over 30 years in Puerto Rico in the field of Inheritance Law.
Offices in Puerto Rico, Florida and Chicago.

Michael Booth
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
500 N. Dearborn St.
Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Please note that I do NOT do estate litigation or will contests.
Anthony M. Abou Ezzi
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(929) 322-3994 33 North Dearborn
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Robert P. Rauschert
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(773) 348-3093 1025 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alexander Domanskis
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IL 60606, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(312) 938-4070 1 North Franklin, Suite 1200, Chicago
IL 60606, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Al Domanskis' legal career began in 1977 as a law clerk for the Honorable Edwin A. Robson of the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Since that time, he has represented hundreds of businesses including partnerships, corporations, LLC's and individuals in business transactions. These include: acquisition and sales, financing, business planning and litigation if necessary.

Al also has extensive experience in real estate transactions and real estate financing, leasing and zoning. The firm also has a large estate planning practice.
Daniel Nicholas Janich
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 558-1070 200 West Madison Street
Suite 3440
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning and Employment
Daniel N. Janich is managing principal and founder of Janich Law Group, a law firm serving the needs of businesses, executives and other professionals in employee benefits, executive compensation, and estate planning and administration. His legal experience has been acquired as a member of several large law firms in Chicago. Mr. Janich counsels public and private corporations, executives and other business professionals on employment agreements, employee benefit plan design and administration, executive compensation arrangements, employee issues involving mergers and acquisitions, and business succession and estate planning strategies. His legal services are comprehensive in nature, covering tax, securities,...
Andrew Hays
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(312) 626-2537 55 W. Wacker Drive
14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
The mission of Hays Firm LLC is to provide individualized services based on the unique facts of each client's situation. To accomplish this goal, the firm establishes close relationships with its clients in order to understand their present financial situation, future goals and the type of legacy they wish to leave behind. By considering each client's global financial picture, the firm is able to specifically tailor an estate plan that most efficiently accomplishes their goals.
Roxanna Hipple
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Oakbrook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
1315 West 22nd Street, Tower Floor
Regency Towers
Oakbrook, IL 60523
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Chris Chipain
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chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
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chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Jennifer Lynn Guimond-Quigley
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(312) 754-1319 123 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
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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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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Melvin S Newman
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 59 years experience
(312) 648-2300 222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Business and Securities
The University of Chicago Law School
Thomas M. Edgeworth
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(312) 332-7300 208 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60604
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Kurt J. LeVitus
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 422-6284 29 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Insurance Claims and Probate
Barry Benjamin Kreisler
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(773) 394-6400 2846A North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60618
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
University of Chicago
Barry Kreisler is a Chicago lawyer with more than 40 years legal and business experience, having served as partner in several law firms, as vice president of and legal counsel to the multi-billion dollar Chicago investment advisor of a group of Chicago based publicly held mutual funds and as president and CEO of a middle sized Chicagoland real estate brokerage, management and development company.

A highly experienced real estate developer, Kreisler has himself developed and supervised the legal work regarding acquisition, development, and sale of Chicagoland shopping centers, office buildings, mixed use buildings, and literally thousands of condominium units. Kreisler has...
Yolanda R. Thomas
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(312) 735-0415 135 S. LaSalle
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Amanda M. Byrne
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
155 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 1950
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Bobbe Hirsh
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(312) 946-4206 205 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60045
Estate Planning, Business, International and Tax
Nora Marsh
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 325-7600 200 S. Frontage Rd.
Suite 322
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Estate Planning and Business
William H Pokorny Jr
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Oak brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(630) 571-6500 1000 jorie blvd
Ste 260
Oak brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Nettie Sabin
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(773) 463-4747 4322 N Mozart St
Chicago, IL 60618
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
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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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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Elizabeth Lentfer Osborne
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 855-4328 30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Estate Planning
Laura A Lipinski
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Western Springs, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 246-2680 4724 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Estate Planning
Audrey Cosgrove
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Wilmette, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
717 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Estate Planning, Criminal, Municipal and Real Estate
Jane Simon
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
500 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60611
Estate Planning
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...
Katrine Fleishman
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(312) 981-0409 180 N. La Salle Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Katrine R. Fleishman’s (née Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients – whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between – navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where...
Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 400 S Knoll St
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.

Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the...
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 12 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....
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.
Mr. Kurt August Carlson
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(630) 665-2500 124C S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
DePaul University
I feel that my expertise in each of these areas compliment the other. For example, complex divorces often involve real estate or business holdings, with the accompanying valuation and ownership issues. Sometimes, a trust for the benefit of children is appropriate. In doing estate planning, there is often the need to plan appropriately for the second marriage situation. Real estate clients also often need to appropriately plan their estates, and to take title to their home in a manner that is consistent with their ultimate estate desires. I was admitted to practice in the courts...
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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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.