Lake Zurich Estate Planning Lawyers

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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 39 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal and founding attorney of Anderson & Associates, P.C. Jon orchestrated the growth of the firm from a one-attorney practice to a successful 12-attorney law firm serving the Chicagoland metro area. As one of the most established law firms in the Chicago area focused on family law, their dedicated attorneys uphold the highest standards to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. The firm’s additional practice areas include bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, corporate law, real estate, and personal injury matters.

Anderson & Associates, P.C. is conveniently located within the city and suburbs with four offices in...
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...
Patrick Quinn
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Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(847) 232-7180 350 S. Northwest Highway
Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Throughout much of Pat's career, he has worked defending insurance companies against personal injury, wrongful death, and healthcare negligence cases. This experience gives Pat a unique perspective, since he knows the "tricks of the trade" which insurance companies use as they value a personal injury claim and defend against a case. With this knowledge and understanding, Pat will ensure you are not taken advantage of in these situations, allowing you to achieve maximum compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Pat has been a trial lawyer for more than a decade and has tried numerous cases to verdict. Pat first developed...
Bradley R. Kaye
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Bradley R. Kaye (“Brad”) is a licensed attorney concentrating in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, estate planning, and criminal law. Brad is based in the Schaumburg office of Anderson & Associates, P.C., and handles cases primarily in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties.
Kyle D. Sellett
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kyle D. Sellett is based out of the firm’s Schaumburg office, where he practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Creditor Negotiations. He handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties.

Mr. Sellett’s legal career began as a Creditor’s Rights attorney and eventually acting as a Supervisor at his previous law firm. During his time practicing in Collection Law, he routinely handled trials, hearings, and other contested matters. His experience in this field makes him an ideal option to handle any case where there are delinquent debts involved. Additionally, he...
Michael Otte
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(773) 631-7100 1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago...
Joshua E. Stern
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
250 E. Illinois Road
Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Emory University
Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the managing partner of Stern Perkoski. As a dedicated family law practitioner, his goal is to help families through difficult transitions and act as a source of stability throughout the legal process.

Whether you are preparing to marry or are leaving your marriage behind, Joshua provides the legal expertise you need while lending an empathetic ear and remaining sensitive to the individual needs of each and every one of his clients. Because every matter is unique, Joshua takes the time to listen to what his clients want and outline their options, so they know what to...
Edward D. Siebert
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 656-3600 1320 Tower Road
Suite 153
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Edward D. Siebert was licensed in the State of Illinois in 2007 and the Northern District of Illinois in 2008. He has experience in estate planning, probate, real estate, litigation, appeals, corporate matters, family law, and personal injury. Edward's practice counties include Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, and Boone Counties in Illinois.
Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Dennise L. McCann is a Partner Anderson & Associates, P.C. who focuses on complex family law, bankruptcy and probate matters. She has been the managing attorney of the firm's Wheaton office since 2007. Dennise has been a certified mediator and guardian ad litem since 2010. She was nominated for an Inspirational Woman Award in 2012. She served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for reviewing her daily motion call, researching legal issues, drafting opinions and writing speech materials for continuing legal education programs. She graduated from The John...
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.
Richard A. Greenswag
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(847) 701-2251 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
University of Iowa
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 member of Kaplan & Greenswag LLC until March of 2011 when Greenswag & Associates, P.C. was formed.

Rick is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Rick is also a member of the Board of Directors and is President of PADS Crisis Services, Inc., a charitable organization serving the needs of the homeless in...
Makedonka Baloski
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(847) 823-9030 15 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Makedonka Baloski earned a B.A. from Indiana University in 1996 with a double
major in History and Anthropology with a concentration in Eastern
European studies. In 2000, she received a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. She served as an Article Editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Upon admission to the Illinois bar, Makedonka worked in Chicago
mainly focused in civil defense. She is also admitted to practice in Indiana.
Anthony John Pankau Jr
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Itasca, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 875-0500 105 E. Irving Pk Rd
Itasca, IL 60143
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
John Pankau graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, and Chicago Kent College of Law with High Honors. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and owns The Law Office of John Pankau, P.C. in Itasca, Illinois. Prior to and while attending law school, John and his wife Carole owned and operated a family business in Bloomingdale. John is an active member of his community, presenting educational seminars at local libraries and banks. Today, his practice concentrates in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, probate, and local government law.
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...
Marcia A. Franklin
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 701-2252 181 Waukegan Rd
#205
Northfield, IL 60093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
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 attorney from 1987 through 1994. Thereafter, she worked as a consultant until joining Kaplan & Greenswag LLC in January 2007.

Marcia is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Marcia also serves on the Northbrook Plan Commission.
Mildred Palmer
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Rolling Meadows, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Florida
Mildred ("Millie") V. Palmer graduated Cum Laude from University of Flordia's College of Law in 1990 with a concentration in taxation and estate planning. After graduation she went to work for Ernst and Young as a tax attorney in the Special Services Group while taking LLM classes at Chicago Kent. In 1992 she moved from Ernst and Young to Gardner Carton and Douglas where she practiced tax law. As a tax attorney attached to a large firm, Millie saw a wide variety of work in the area of taxation, charitable giving, corporate work and estate planning. During this time, she...
Jay Kaufman
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 807-1108 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600A
Northbrook, IL 60062
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Northern Illinois University
As the founder of the firm Kaufman Law Group, LLC, Jay C. Kaufman practices in the areas of business law and estate planning. For nearly 35 years, he has been practicing at his own firm. Attorney Kaufman is a proud member of ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, American Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from North Illinois University. Mr. Kaufman has earned an 8.5 Excellent rating on Avvo.com. For a case review, please contact his firm today.
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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Craig Pierson
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Lake Bluff, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(847) 234-0099 67 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Craig D. Pierson has been practicing law in Illinois for 20 years. Craig focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business law. As an estate planning attorney, Craig has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, generation-skipping tax, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In his practice as a real estate lawyer, Craig has advised clients on condominium conversion, environmental concerns, tax challenges, and has created appropriate corporate and other companies with which to hold real estate. His real estate practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, real estate...
Dennis Delman
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(847) 674-3000 4711 Golf Rd. Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60201
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Probate
DePaul College of Law
I am a partner in a small suburban firm for over 35 years that provides excellent legal services to thousands of satisfied clients. I regularly lectures on various legal topics and am appointed by the court to mediate Family Law issues. I also love playing tennis and am on the Board of several charitable organizations
Thomas J. Hansen
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Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 292-9930 422 North Northwest Highway, B-5
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Thomas Hansen was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and Park Ridge, Illinois. Thomas lives in Park Ridge, with his wife and three children. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, a Certified Public Accountant Certificate from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University, a Juris Doctor with Distinction from John Marshal Law School. Thomas is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society of Certified Public...
Eric J. Vogel
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Eric J. Vogel was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2008 after graduating from John Marshall Law School. He served as Assistant Public Defender in the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office for over 10 years. In his time at the Public Defender’s Officer, he handled cases in several areas of the law, including, misdemeanor and felony criminal, juvenile abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency and specialty courts. Mr. Vogel has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History from Arizona State University in 2002.

Attorney Vogel understands that every client’s...
Lisa M Knauf
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Addison, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 474-5401 221 E Lake Street
Suite 105
Addison, IL 60101
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Lisa Knauf is an attorney that combines her legal expertise with real world experience. She had a successful sales career before going back to school to attend Northern Illinois Univ. College of Law for her law degree, She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is the owner of Knauf Law Office PC in Addison Illinois.The Knauf Law practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, including wills, living trusts, and powers of attorney, probate administration, real estate and elder law.

Lisa is an active member of her community, currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of...
Jasmina de la Torre
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
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 providing quality service and zealous representation for my clients.

I received my B.A. from the University of Illinois - Chicago, and my J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. In 1998, I was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, and also the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

I was raised by immigrant entrepreneurs, and have managed and owned my...
Robert M Kaplan
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 33 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.
Gregory P Turza
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Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(847) 674-0200 626 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Estate Planning and Elder
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
For nearly 40 years, Gregory Turza has helped hundreds of individuals plan their estates, providing practical and effective answers to complex problems with explanations that are clear, cogent and accurate. His firm’s goal is to bring you peace of mind knowing that your family’s inheritance is protected and that surviving family members find themselves in harmony instead of in court by creating plans that suit your unique financial, personal and family circumstances. Don't delay managing these most critical areas of your life.

I offer independent advice to people just like you who make prudent and informed decisions about protecting and...
Michael Brennan
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GRAYSLAKE, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(414) 989-8295 17495 W BLUFF DRIVE
GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030
Estate Planning and Business
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota who founded the Virtual Attorney to bring estate planning and business law into the 21st century. Through the use of technology and the internet he offers estate planning to young families, co-habitating couples, homosexual couples, and everyone in between. The Virtual Attorney is also the one-stop shop for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Starting out is tough and you don't have money to throw away on an in-house lawyer. With the Virtual Attorney's flat-fee based Essential In-House Counsel arrangements you'll get exactly what you need and you won't pay unexpected hourly...
Robert B. Ramirez Jr.
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Glenview, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 724-5582 1141 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
DePaul College of Law
I have been an attorney for over 35 years. I am a federal trial lawyer. I have tried cases in state and federal court in Illinois and Florida, I am licensed to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States. I have tried divorce and criminal cases in Illinois and Florida. I have tried cases before administrative judges and arbitrators in Florida and Illinois. I graduated De Paul Law school in Chicago and became a member of the Illinois bar in 1983. I attended the masters of Law in Taxation program from 1983-1985. I was admitted to...
Manish C. Bhatia
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(773) 991-8423 10 N. Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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.
Samuel Bae
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Des Plaines, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(847) 813-6992 2720 South River Road
Suite 246
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Jigar K. Patel
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(847) 239-7175 1363 Shermer Rd.
Suite 315
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Jigar K. Patel is an Illinois licensed attorney with an office in Northbrook, Illinois, and practicing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The JKP Law Firm is a boutique law firm providing legal services related to Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions, and Commercial Litigation.
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.
Robert Medansky
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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 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...
Jenette M. Schwemler
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Lake in the Hills, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 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.
Patrick Sean Sylvester
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Wilmette, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(847) 251-2999 1000 Skokie Blvd
Wilmette, IL 60091
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
Patrick S. Sylvester is a licensed attorney who practices law in northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. Serving clients both in and out of the courtroom, he has significant experience both in courtroom litigation and trials and in transactional law. Practice areas include wills, advanced estate planning, executor and trustee services, probate, estate litigation, and real estate transactions. He uses his knowledge of the legal system and an analytic approach that recognizes the unique nature of every client's needs to ensure that you receive the results and outcome that you deserve.
Guy Youman
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Inverness, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 776-8856 Inverness, IL 60067
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Probate and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Charles Todd Newland
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Rolling Meadows, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(847) 797-9300 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 990
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
Roxanna Hipple
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(847) 426-2900 303 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Nick Bathas
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney
10 N. Martingale Road
Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Estate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Tax
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Andrew John Hawes
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Niles, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(847) 583-0101 8041 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
University of Wisconsin Law School
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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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