Harvard, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Alyx Durachta
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The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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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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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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Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Lake in the Hills, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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...
James G Militello III
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Woodstock, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 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.
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...
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.
Guy Youman
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McHenry, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 385-7444 4306F W. Crystal Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Probate and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Mary E. Cacciapaglia
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Belvidere, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(815) 408-9008 1800 Doc Wolf Drive, #332
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Divorce, Juvenile and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Charles Sewell
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Belvidere, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 544-3118 215 South State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
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
McHenry, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 578-1818 5400 W Elm St
McHenry, IL 60050
Estate Planning and Business
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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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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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 459-5190 651 W Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning and Elder
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
Marengo, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 568-8071 100 W Washington St
Marengo, IL 60152
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 455-5300 101 N Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney
4 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 477-4300 20 N Walkup Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(815) 477-7424 137 Crandall Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
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
Woodstock, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
1242 Dean St
Woodstock, IL 60098
Estate Planning
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,...
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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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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Dion U. Davi
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 657-5052 2221 W. Ferry Road
Unit 113
Naperville, IL 60563
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.
Amanda M. Zannoni
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St. Charles, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(630) 549-0960 250 W. River Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Amanda M. Zannoni joined MKFM as an Associate Attorney in 2018. She was sworn into the Illinois State Bar in November of 2017. Amanda is a 2017 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, NY where she earned her J.D. and a certificate in estate planning. During Law School, she worked for the Elder Law Clinic where she represented elderly clients in the areas of family law, estate planning, and elder law. She also held several executive positions in her legal community including Executive Director of the Syracuse Public Interest Network, Managing Editor of the Digest - 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....
Angel M. Traub
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Arlington Heights, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(847) 749-4182 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
Justin Mark Hastings
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 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

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Anthony Rosario Perrelli
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Lincolnshire, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(847) 913-5415 One Overlook Point
Suite 250
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Anthony (Tony) Perrelli is a partner of Hedeker & Perrelli and has provided his legal expertise to the firm since 2005. A resident of north suburban South Barrington, Tony specializes in estate planning, estate administration, and business and tax law. Clients rely on his smart, honest and compassionate approach to helping ensure their Hedeker & Perrelli LifePlan is protected from creditors, predators and the IRS. Tony is trusted by the hundreds of families and businesses who rely on Hedeker & Perrelli to plan and preserve their wealth. He has a deep understanding of tax laws and the estate planning process...
Izabela Czajkowska
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(773) 631-7100 1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
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...
Jonathan D. Herpy Sr.
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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...
Richard Warner
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 446-0087 1700 Park St. Ste. 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
RICHARD W. WARNER is the Founder and Managing Partner of the WARNER LAW GROUP. He concentrates his practice on Real Estate Law & Transactions, Estate Planning, and Personal Injury. He's handled thousands of files, matters, and transactions, and has tried and/or settled hundreds of cases in Administrative Hearings, Arbitration, Mediation and the State and Federal Courts in Chicago and the surrounding communities in Illinois. He is a native of Kane County, Illinois, where he graduated from the college preparatory school, Marmion Military Academy. Mr. Warner attended Illinois State University, graduating with a bachelor's of science degree in...
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...
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

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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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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...
Sarah A Nolan
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Schaumburg, ID Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, ID 60173
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 -...
Judith Jenz
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 225-8282 305 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Judith’s practice is focused in the areas of divorce, custody, paternity, and guardianship proceedings. She is an aggressive trial attorney and persuasive negotiator with extensive experience in negotiating and litigating divorce related issues including custody, visitation, maintenance, child support, the distribution of assets and liabilities, domestic violence and orders of protection.
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...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 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...
Lee R. Zeidman
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 786-2234 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1155
Skokie, IL 60076
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
John Marshall Law School
Founded in 2009 by Lee Zeidman, Zeidman & Associates Ltd. set out to provide legal services to clients in a unique and ambitious manner. Focused first on the goals of each client rather than the bottom line, Zeidman & Associates built its foundation upon not only providing legal services but advising clients on the most efficient manner to resolve their legal issue or create their new business. In each of its practice areas, Zeidman & Associates strives to provide a unique experience for its clients so that they continue to return for each of their legal and consulting needs....
Dana Zivkovich
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Niles, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 833-7755 8130 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
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.
John J. Lynch
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Palatine, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 283-7091 800 East Northwest Highway
Suite 700
Palatine, IL 60074
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
John Lynch became interested in debt relief and bankruptcy before he went to Law School. John was employed at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Florida, which at that time was the second largest airline in the US. Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and by 1991 it had closed its doors. John knew so many people that could not find work, had cars repossessed and faced mounting debt. Then, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and Pan Am airlines also closed its doors. By that time John was a Paralegal and owner of a Title Company. He worked as...
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...
Janella L. Barbrow
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 690-0100 300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Municipal
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Practice concentrated in the defense of tort, civil rights, and commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. Matters handled include negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions. Participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country; in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,...
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.