McHenry, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Marcia A. Franklin
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 39 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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Kerry Reid Peck
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 42 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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Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 22 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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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
McHenry, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 578-1818 5400 W Elm St
McHenry, IL 60050
Estate Planning and Business
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...
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.
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...
Felix Kutsin
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Round Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(847) 502-2296 571 S. Huntington Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Felix Kutsin is a Lake County, Illinois lawyer dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal services. With over a decade of experience and a commitment to staying informed of the latest developments, attorney Felix Kutsin strives to achieve an unmatched level of personal commitment to your legal issues. If you are looking for a business lawyer in Round Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee or the surrounding suburbs that can guide you through incorporating your business, drafting contracts or designing a succession plan for your business, attorney Felix Kutsin has both the attention to detail and expertise to take care of it.
Kevin W. Bruning
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Crystal Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 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.
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...
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 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
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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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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Anthony Rosario Perrelli
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Lincolnshire, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 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...
Stephen S. Newland
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Fox River Grove, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(847) 483-5278 100 East Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Stephen S. Newland obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation where he worked on multimillion-dollar high publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney...
Oleg Feldman
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 777-6838 100 S SAUNDERS RD STE 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2526
Estate Planning and Business
Marquette University Law School
You believe you deserve an attorney who focuses on his client's needs, rather than on his bottom line. So do we. Ask our clients, and they’ll tell you that we take the time to get to know our clients to understand their particular situation to give them the most practical and effective legal solution. And, many of our services are provided based on a flat-rate arrangement.  It helps us to earn our clients' trust and lifetime relationship.

Mr. Feldman provides legal assistance to clients concerning a broad range of business and estate planning matters, including business formation and organization, contract review,...
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 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...
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...
Bradley L. Schencker
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Buffalo Grove, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 686-3626 400 West Dundee Road
Suite 6
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Dean Richard Hedeker
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Lincolnshire, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(847) 913-5415 One Overlook Point
Suite 250
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Dean Hedeker is a leading Chicago-area authority on estate and tax planning, business law and investments. A long-time resident of north suburban Lincolnshire, Dean has more than 25-years experience helping business owners and families grow, protect and pass on their hard-earned money through tax planning, estate planning and investment management services. Dean is among a rare breed of professionals because he possesses wide-ranging experience and certifications in the fields of law, estate, tax and financial planning and accounting. Over the past 10 years alone, Dean has created more than 2,000 estate plans and every year he handles more than 300 complex...
James Siebert
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Arlington Heights, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 253-7500 3325 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
DePaul University
James is the principal attorney at the Law Office of James C. Siebert & Associates, P.C. / Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys, P.C. The Office provides legal services throughout the Chicago area concentrating in Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Asset Preservation, Medicaid Application Representation, Child Caretaker Agreements, Appeals of Medicaid Denials or unfavorable decisions, Nursing Home Contract Review, Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse, Estate Planning, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Planning, Parkinson’s Planning, Addicted Beneficiary Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Guardianship and Real Estate. James C. Siebert is one...
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

DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy &...
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...
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 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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Alyx Durachta
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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Michael J Rada
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(224) 655-5200 840 S. Northwest Hwy, Ste 102
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
The John Marshall Law School
Michael Rada is the owner and sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC located in Barrington, Illinois. Michael’s practice serves clients with matters in estate planning, probate, elder law and business law. Michael has served clients ranging from mid-sized companies to individuals.

Knowing that the law is not a “one size fits all” proposition, Michael applies his wealth of experience dealing with people and complex problems in finding the right solution for each individual client. He believes that listening to the client and fully understanding the desired outcome is an essential part of the legal process. In addition,...
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...
Brent Glenn
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(224) 443-0220 111 North Avenue
Suite 202
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Chicago
Brent Glenn graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 2000. He began his career at top law firms in Chicago and Washington, D.C. including Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin. At that time, he concentrated his legal career on commercial real estate matters including real estate finance of both borrowers and lenders, commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases. In addition, he provided real estate support in corporate transactions valued at more than a billion dollars.

In 2017, Brent opened his own practice in Barrington, Illinois. In addition to commercial real estate, his practice now includes a...
Mr Robert J Ross
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Inverness, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 358-5757 1622 W Colonial Parkway
Suite 201
Inverness, IL 60067
Estate Planning and Business
DePaul College of Law
Bob Ross has practiced in Illinois in areas of wills and trusts, business law, acquisitions, succession planning and related commercial real estate matters since 1980.
Brian J. Cohan
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Long Grove, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 202-3341 5659 RFD
Long Grove, IL 60047
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Lawrence J. Gregory
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 367-4460 700 Florsheim Dr., Suite 11
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(847) 737-4953 1641 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
Deborah A. Long
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Rodney Piercey
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Barrington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(224) 848-4646 1000 Hart Rd
Suite 300
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",...
Lauren LoMonaco
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(847) 247-8300 1580 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 220
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property is and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s top realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can...
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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Sandra Schildgen
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

University of Iowa College of LawIllinois
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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.
Marc Blumenthal
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Buffalo Grove, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(847) 808-7090 355 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Michael Goldberg
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Patricia L Deemer
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Lake Zurich, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(847) 847-7463 795 Ela Road
Suite 100
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
Jerrold Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 337-4476 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., #12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce and Real Estate
Anne Brown
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 859-9064 Suite 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Health Care and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Ms. Brown has participated in the legal, financial and administrative oversight of multi-million dollar conglomerates, where she has provided advice on tax, business and regulatory matters. She has served as business advisor and counsel to universities, academic medical centers, professional associations, long-term care facilities, group practices, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers.
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
William R. Kuehn
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Barrington, Il Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 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
Andrew Joseph Kelleher Jr
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North Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 382-9130 102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Bobbe Hirsh
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 283-0226 310 Whytegate Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Estate Planning, Business, International and Tax
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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Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 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.


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