Hampshire, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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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Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience

In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is... Read More »
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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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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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Lauren Jackson
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St. Charles, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(847) 714-2866 200 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Lauren Jackson focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate and estate planning, although her background includes probate, contracts, corporate formation and business succession planning. Lauren’s unintimidating, caring approach has garnered her a respectable reputation all over Northern Illinois. With her dedication for efficient cost effective services, you will learn that with Lauren on your side you have a reachable attorney with your best intentions in mind. Lauren prides herself on quality work over quantity and it has proved she is a success based on past customer positive reviews. Lauren eagerly represents...
Farrah Qazi
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Elgin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 504-0648 2400 Big Timber Road
Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60124
Estate 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...
Katrine Fleishman
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Fox River Grove, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 483-5278 100 East Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
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 330 W. State Street
Suite 3
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 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...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 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...
Lidia E Serrano
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 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...
James G Militello III
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Woodstock, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 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...
Karrsten Goettel
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South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 695-2000 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago
Karrsten Goettel concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, real estate development, leasing, zoning and land use, business, merger and acquisition transactions (sales and purchases of assets and/or stock), corporate and business law and estate planning and administration. He has practiced among our firm's attorneys since 1997 and as a partner since 2002.

Mr. Goettel currently serves on the Board of Commissioners of the St. Charles Park District (where he is President), as a member of the St. Charles Housing Commission and as a Board Member of the Celtic Sports Foundation. From 2000 to 2002, he...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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St. Charles, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 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...
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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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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Justin Mark Hastings
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(847) 844-0698 526 Market Loop, Ste D
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Northern Illinois University
While working full time, and raising his two children, Justin started college in pursuit of becoming an attorney. His dream has been brought to fruition as he is ready and able to tirelessly represent his clients. He considers his role as an attorney to not only be an advocate for his clients, but also for the community. Justin brings passion and strong ethical fortitude to the practice of law. When not practicing law, Justin enjoys spending time coaching youth football and baseball.

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Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. & Certificate in Civil Advocacy, 2016

DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy &...
Edgar Petti
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 61 years experience
(630) 232-9303 22 S 4th St Ste 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Petti is a resident of Elburn, IL. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Pittsburgh PA and Evanston IL. He has acted as legal counsel for both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in Chicago and the Chicago Suburban area. For the past twenty two years, he has maintained his principal law office in Kane County, Illinois. Mr. Petti's corporate law work includes serving as staff counsel for Motorola and General Counsel of Andrew Corporation, two international electronic businesses. His trial work has taken him from Connecticut to...
Aaron J. Lytle
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South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60142
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Akron
Aaron J. Lytle is one of the firm's suburban Chicago attorneys who practices in several key areas: estate planning and wealth protection, wills and trusts, probate administration, trust administration, business planning, taxation, real estate and special needs planning for children with disabilities. Mr. Lytle has spent several years working in the business sector on corporate issues relating to succession planning, valuation, acquisitions and generating capital. Before joining AHR, he worked for companies such as American Express and Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase).

Mr. Lytle also previously served on the Board of Trustees for DayOne Reliance, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that...
Rodney Piercey
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(847) 490-8450 2300 Barrington Rd
Suite 400
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
-Successfully completed over 2,200 estate plans ranging in size to $210 million. -Assisted in redirecting more than $150 million away from estate taxes and to charities and heirs. -Eliminated estate taxes in more than 450 estate plans which were otherwise taxable. -Conducted more than 50 briefings, seminars and workshops on estate and tax elimination planning. -Co-author of "Combining Life Insurance and Annuity Policies to Create a Financial Engine for a Nongrantor CLAT," Journal of Practical Estate Planning, CCH Incorporated, August-September, 2004. -Author of "Tax Elimination Planning", "The Ten Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning", "How a Charitable Trust Can Save You Taxes",...
G. Tyler Stevenson
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Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn St.
Batavia, IL 60510
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Family
Northern Illinois University
Tyler's practice emphasizes business organization and planning (including business formation and corporate maintenance); municipal law; creditors' rights (including foreclosures and collections); commercial law; real estate (including land use and zoning law); and estate planning.
Thomas Radek
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cary, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 969-0096 200 w main
cary, IL 60013
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Practice consists of residential and commercial real estate, wills and trusts.
Kimberly J. Myers
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DeKalb, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(815) 217-3990 122 N. 1st Street
Suite C
DeKalb, IL 60115
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Medansky
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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(815) 893-4818 7115 Virginia Road
Suite 102
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Robert Medansky is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney providing clients and their families throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties in Illinois with quality guidance and legal representation. He is a skilled negotiator and accomplished trial attorney who is widely recognized and respected for his integrity and vigorous advocacy to protect his client’s rights and interests. Since 1986, Mr. Medansky has successfully represented numerous clients in complex financial and high-conflict divorce matters. He approaches every family law matter with compassion, integrity, and a focus on personal service. As a skilled negotiator, he takes a strategic...
William R. Kuehn
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Barrington, Il Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(847) 381-4797 102 N Cook Street
P.O. Box 563
Barrington, IL 60010
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and The John Marshall Law School
Roxanna Hipple
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(847) 426-2900 303 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
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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Judith Schening
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South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 453-8884 101 S. McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
Estate Planning
Northern Illinois University
Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(331) 222-7978 127 S. 1st. St., Ste. #201
PO Box 517
Geneva, IL 60134
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Jenette M. Schwemler
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Lake in the Hills, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 245-4665 1301 Pyott Road, Suite 201G
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
The John Marshall Law School
For 20 years, I have represented clients in contested divorce and custody matters in McHenry County. I am also a court appointed guardian ad litem and mediator in family law cases. I also provide representation for clients needing estate planning and Medicaid planning.
Kevin W. Bruning
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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(815) 455-3000 333 Commerce Drive, Suite 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Kevin Bruning is a lawyer with more than twenty years of experience in the litigation field. Bruning & Associates, P.C. is a full service law firm devoted to providing high quality, cost efficient and effective legal representation to its clients. The firm was established in January 2000 and has experienced steady and measured growth since its inception. The diverse professional backgrounds of each attorney at Bruning & Associates provide a substantial compliment of expertise and specialization that permits the firm to provide comprehensive legal services to its clients.
Donald A Hitzel Jr
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schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(847) 843-0307 1700 peach lane
schaumburg, IL 60194
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lawrence W. Lobb
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(630) 631-7602 101 W. Hamilton St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Kimberly R. Shefts
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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 455-5300 444 North Route 31
Suite 100 ~ Office 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Estate Planning, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Probate
Huntley, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 659-8613 10469 Bethel Ave
Huntley, IL 60142
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Genoa, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 784-2695 213 W Main St
Genoa, IL 60135
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Elgin, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 888-9800 85 Market St
Elgin, IL 60123
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
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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Elgin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
75 Market St
Elgin, IL 60123
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Jessica L. Malmquist
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(847) 382-3995 1250 South Grove Avenue
Suite 101
Barrington, IL 60010
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Alexandra M. Goddard
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(847) 382-3995 1250 South Grove Avenue
Suite 101
Barrington, IL 60010
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 459-3120 453 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 455-5300 101 N Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning
Barrington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 381-8700 224 W Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
DeKalb, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
125 N 1st St
DeKalb, IL 60115
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lake in the Hills, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 382-7328 9 Pebble Beach Ct
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(630) 453-8884 107 S McLean Blvd
South Elgin, IL 60177
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 620-5013 145 W Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
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.


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.