Lafox, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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

With over 20 years of experience, I represent clients in Business, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Law matters. I counsel individuals, small and large businesses with a wide array of legal matters. I am dedicated to... Read More »
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Alyx Durachta
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer

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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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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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Maureen Sullivan Taylor
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Northern Illinois University
Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated with a J.D. from Northern Illinois University Law School. In addition to interning at the United States' Attorneys' Office, Maureen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law and also served on the Law Review. Founder of the firm, Maureen is a trained and experienced mediator, and is both a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Maureen is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and...
Ms. Juli Ann Gumina
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Admitted to practice law in 1995, Juli A. Gumina graduated with a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean's List and a member of the Bar & Gavel Society. Juli received her B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduate cum laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Juli honed her litigation skills for several years as a public defender in DuPage County, prior to joining the firm to focus on family law. Juli is a trained and experienced mediator, and is frequently appointed...
Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, bankruptcy, and creditor negotiations in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding collar counties. While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kiley earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. As an associate with Anderson & Associates, P.C., Kiley has handled complex custody cases involving issues with legal and residential custody, parenting time, allegations of abuse and neglect, and child removal. Kiley has also handled a...
Nick Kulagin
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(630) 480-6399 400 S. Knoll St.
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
University of Notre Dame
Nick Kulagin is a dedicated family law and estate planning attorney who has represented residents of DuPage County and Kane County for 15 years. Based in Wheaton, Mr. Kulagin works diligently to protect his clients’ families, homes, and businesses. He believes that successful advocacy begins with investigating each person’s particular needs. With a strong reputation in the legal community, he is committed to helping his clients understand their legal rights and options so that they can make fully informed decisions.

Mr. Kulagin attended De Paul University for his undergraduate studies, graduating with a Political Science degree. He went on to earn...
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Employment
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
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,...
Kathryn C Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Road
Suite 104A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kathryn C. Rolewick was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2013. She had worked as a Trust Administrative Officer for U.S. Trust, Bank of America, N.A. since graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013. She joined Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., the firm founded by her father, David Rolewick, in 2016. Kathryn's areas of practice include estate planning, wealth management, probate estates, contracts, and general corporate and business structures.

Rolewick attended Boston College where she graduated cum laude from the Honors Program in 2004. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the...
Robert Varak
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
4824 Snapjack Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
If you are looking for assistance creating a will or living trust, or updating an existing estate plan, please contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Varak to start the process. Your convenience and satisfaction are the most important things to me. I will be happy to come to your home during the day or in the evening to make things easier for you, and I am always available directly to answer your questions. I will give you candid, up-front advice about your options, the costs, and what to expect from the experience of making an estate plan....
David Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Rd
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
David F. Rolewick graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1971. He worked as a clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Daniel Ward, then as Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. He has been in private practice since 1979.

He has served in numerous positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Hearing Board, Review Board and Vice Chair of Commission for Attorney Registration and Discipline of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 2001, he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Chairman of the Special Supreme Court Committee...
Carol A. Nolan
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(630) 668-6600 620 W Roosevelt Rd
Suite C1
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships for the Illinois State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the DuPage County Bar Association. Carol has been in practice since 1996 in the field of Medicaid planning. She advises clients about the rules pertaining to Medicaid, nursing homes, asset transfers, and trusts for the disabled. She will assist clients in filing Medicaid applications and related matters. Carol also has expertise in preparing revocable living trusts, wills, and other estate planning tools. This includes...
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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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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Stephen Sotelo
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 428-3311 200 E. 5th Avenue
Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
A native of Illinois, Mr. Sotelo is the proud son of a working class family. Mr. Sotelo graduated third in his law school class, summa cum laude, at Northern Illinois University College of Law. As a former real estate agent, Mr. Sotelo's law practice now focuses primarily on real estate transactions. In his spare time, Mr. Sotelo enjoys volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Axel R. Cerny
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
#230
Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Axel R. Cerny grew up in the DuPage County community, attending Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. Following graduation in 2006, Axel attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/ Journalism studies in 2010. From there, Axel returned to the area to study at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 2013, and after passing the bar exam was promptly hired to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. There he worked for two years under DuPage County State’s Attorney, Bob Berlin, prosecuting...
Aaron T. Troy
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S. Naperville Road
Suite 104A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
John Dirk Gutzke
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Sharon R. Mulyk
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Glen Ellyn, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 852-1100 45 S. Park Road
Suite 230
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Sharon R. Mulyk is a partner with Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, where her practice is concentrated in family law and collections. Sharon is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, where she served as the President from 2012-2013. Sharon has also served, by appointment, as the DCBA Associate Counsel, Chairman of the Family Law Committee Chairman for the Membership Committee, Judiciary Committee, Planning Committee, CLE Committee and has volunteered her time to act as a Judicial Intervention Leader. She is the Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and Past President of the DuPage...
Edward M. Farmer
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Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(800) 700-4174 3015 E. New York Street
Suite A2-272
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Elder and Military
Valparaiso University School of Law
Ed was born in Park Ridge, Illinois. During grade school and high school, Ed lived in the small town of Crete, Illinois. In his senior year of high school, Ed enlisted with the Illinois Army National Guard as a field artillery cannon crewmember. In August of 2001, Ed was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for basic and advanced individual training. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon happened during his training.
After completing training, Ed returned to Illinois and shortly afterwards, began attending school at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 2004, during his senior year at...
David J. Winthers
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
#230
Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
David J. Winthers is a lifelong resident of DuPage County having graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1974 and Wheaton College in 1977.
Matthew K Dorich
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
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,...
Mr. Daniel G. Coman
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(630) 955-4257 2300 Cabot Drive
Suite 455
Lisle, IL 60532
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney with over 25 years of experience counseling business owners, executives, and high net worth individuals and families in the areas of tax, corporate, estate planning, asset protection and business succession planning. In conjunction with other attorneys of our Firm, we also handle commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate acquisition, leasing and divestiture, patents & trademarks, employment law, mergers & acquisitions, and other related matters.
Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(630) 426-0196 1776A S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jessica Wollwage-Rymut graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. After working for a year at a commercial real estate firm, Jessica was offered admission to the Chicago-Kent College of Law Honors Scholar Program. As an Honors Scholar, Jessica and her classmates enjoyed many unique opportunities, including working with Illinoislegalaid.org to create online tutorials for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

During law school, Jessica interned at the Chicago-Kent Taxpayer clinic helping taxpayers prepare returns and negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA of DuPage...
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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Robert M Kaplan
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(847) 845-9477 1535 W Schaumburg Rd, Ste 204
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida
Attorney Robert M. Kaplan has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He is dedicated to assisting clients with family law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, estate planning and probate matters. After receiving a degree in law from The University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, and working as a Public Defender in Miami, FL, Attorney Kaplan made the move to Illinois to start his own practice in 1991.
Christopher B. Collander
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(630) 420-1333 608 South Washington Street
Suite 307
Naperville, IL 60540
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chris graduated from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree in Sports Management and minors in Business and Political Science.
Chris graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2016 and sat for the Bar Examination in July of 2016. Chris was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November of 2016. During law school, Chris held several internships: one with a Civil Litigation firm in Glenview; another with the City of Naperville, where he had his 7-11 License and assisted the City Prosecutor in Traffic Court and DUI Court; and...
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",...
Mr. Robert TC Kay
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(630) 665-1900 221 E. Illinois Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Kay is a partner at the firm where he advises businesses, individuals and local governments in a broad range of transactions. Mr. Kay counsels individuals through decisions concerning their estates and businesses with his extensive experience in real estate, business planning and estate/trust administration. He represents property owners, builders and real estate developers in buying and selling commercial and residential real estate, leasing, zoning approvals and complex transactions. Background and Education: For fifteen years Mr. Kay represented the Village of Lisle in a wide variety of local government matters including zoning annexation open meetings act, freedom of information act, personnel employment, taxation, intergovernmental...
Michael D. Hovde Jr
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Bloomingdale, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(630) 894-8500 107 Third St
Ste 3
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Natalia Kabbe
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 219-4200 1952 McDowell Road
Suite 101
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Kimberly J. Myers
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DeKalb, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 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
Jeffrey Kabbe
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 219-4200 1952 McDowell Road
Suite 101
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Northwestern University School of Law
William V. McGrath
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 665-2500 124C S. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
William V. McGrath is a native of the Chicago area, residing in DuPage County since 1985. He studied History and Political Science at Marquette University , receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University in 1973. Mr. McGrath was awarded his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1977. He was elected to that law school's Law Review in his second year, graduated in the top 10% of his class, and received his degree cum laude. From law school Mr. McGrath joined a boutique civil litigation firm on LaSalle Street in Chicago , and began practicing state and...
Donald A Hitzel Jr
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schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(847) 843-0307 1700 peach lane
schaumburg, IL 60194
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

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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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Gail Petrich
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(708) 524-0171 1801 D Mill St
Suite 107
Naperville, IL 60540
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Harold W Conick
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 681-1336 1001 Warrenville road suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
Carlo G D'AGostino
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 784-0446 422 W. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Real Estate
Nick Bathas
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 778-9939 1304 Dunrobin Rd.
Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60540-8282
Estate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Tax
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Mr. Roy I Peregrine
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 665-1900 221 E. Illinois Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning
Rebecca Chamberlin Little
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Woodridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 450-3782 2715 Stonewall Ave
Woodridge, IL 60517
Estate Planning
St Charles, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
555 S Randall Rd
St Charles, IL 60174
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 906-5571 605 N. Broadway
Ste. 1
Aurora, IL 60505
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
North Aurora, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 264-2099 149 S Lincolnway
North Aurora, IL 60542
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney
519 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
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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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.

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