Oak Lawn, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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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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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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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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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Michael Otte
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(773) 631-7100 6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
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...
Izabela Czajkowska
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(773) 631-7100 6035 North Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60631
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...
Oak Lawn, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
9850 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hickory Hills, IL Estate Planning Attorney
7667 W 95th St
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Oak Lawn, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 636-0950 4544 W 103rd St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Oak Lawn, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 423-1505 10735 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Bridgeview, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 598-9400 8929 S Harlem Ave
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Thomas J. Olofsson JD
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(773) 905-1193 9924 S. Walden Parkway
Chicago, IL 60643
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
The John Marshall Law School
Paul Smolinski
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Palos Heights, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(708) 371-9500 6446 West 127th Street
Suite 201
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
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 38 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.

For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
Alyx Durachta
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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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Philip Fornaro
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(708) 639-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 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...
William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
Over 30 years ago, Bill Wilson began his legal career along side his dad, James T. Wilson and practiced with him until his passing in 2008. Bill carries on the legacy of compassionate, expert legal counsel concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities.

Bill feels a “profound obligation to provide counsel that ensures the safety of the hard earned assets of families.”

He extends that obligation outside of his practice too. Currently, he serves as President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in La...
Sarah A Nolan
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
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 -...
Robert J Boszko
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) began his career at Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2002 as a law clerk and was hired as an associate attorney in 2004, he is now a Partner with the firm and primarily practices out of the firm's Schaumburg (Cook County) office where his practice is focused on complex financial divorce and custody disputes. Bob’s comprehensive understanding of various areas of law including, Tax Law, Business Transactions and Planning, Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning and Administration, provide him the foundation and creativity to resolve complicated divorce and child custody disputes. Bob utilizes compassion and...
Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 634-8401 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway
Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Employment
The John Marshall Law School
After 8 years defending employers with a respected Chicago defense firm, Arik started Hetue Law, P.C. with a mission of helping people navigate the legal issues surrounding starting and growing their businesses as an outside general counsel, and protecting their finances and families via proper estate planning.

Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
T. Phillip Boggess
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 429-9650 106 W. Calendar Ave. #286
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Tinley Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 894-3030 16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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...
Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Christopher Maurer
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Schaumburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney and a Partner at Anderson & Associates, P.C.
Christopher has over two decades of experience. He practices primarily from the firm's Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. He has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony/maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from...
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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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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Alyx Durachta
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th
St #110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Kyle D. Sellett
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
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...
George L. Schoenbeck
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 448-8141 9501 W. 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
George Schoenbeck represents clients in estate planning, estate administration, business succession planning, business general counsel matters and commercial transactions. He enjoys assisting his clients in navigating through the various obstacles they face in their estate and business matters. George Schoenbeck received his juris doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was conferred a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Schoenbeck has written articles published in the Illinois Bar Journal and various Section Council Newsletters of the Illinois State Bar Association on the topics of estate planning, estate administration,...
David B. Sosin
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(708) 448-8141 9501 W. 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Northwestern University
Mr. Sosin is a Partner in the firm Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd. A 1972 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, he has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois. David Sosin has served as Village Attorney for the Village of Crestwood, Illinois for over a decade, and practices in all areas of auto dealership representation, real estate law, and zoning law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

David Sosin was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's College of Laureates in 2011, joining a select group of...
Allison Walsh
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(708) 639-4320
Ext. 105
1022 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Matthew K Dorich
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
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,...
Mark A. Lara
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 655-6000 The Prairie Building
835 McClintock Drive, 2nd Floor
Burr Ridge, IL 60527-0860
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Farheen Fatima Ali
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Riverside, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
81 Lincoln Ave
Riverside, IL 60546
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Nora Marsh
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Burr Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 325-7600 200 S. Frontage Rd.
Suite 322
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Estate Planning and Business
Laura A Lipinski
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Western Springs, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 246-2680 4724 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Estate Planning
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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Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

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Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Probate and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Stephanie Sexauer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(312) 300-4743 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Ms. Sexauer focuses her practice on probate matters, including: elder law, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts, and will contests. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is regularly selected by Cook County judges to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults. Stephanie also serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
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...
William Harold Mazur
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(773) 405-2632 1829 N. Fairfield Ave. #1S
Chicago, IL 60647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Bill is an Illinois and New York licensed attorney operating a general law practice in Chicago. He represent clients throughout the Chicagoland area on matters ranging from tenant evictions and judgment collections, to divorces and much more. Having grown up on the South Side of Chicago, Bill understands the value and importance of high quality service at a reasonable price. His main goal is to carry that mantra into his law practice and provide excellent and effective representation at an affordable price. By operating a virtual law office, he has been able to operate a more mobile...
Carol A Nolan
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 668-6600 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 224
Lisle, IL 60532
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Since 1996, Illinois elder law attorney Carol A. Nolan, has been providing valuable legal advice for seniors and their families. As a skilled Wheaton estate attorney, Ms. Nolan is devoted to the rights and legal options of elderly and disabled people in DuPage County and Chicago's western suburbs. Her Lisle law office handles a wide range of financial, health care, and estate planning matters, including Medicaid applications and planning, disability planning, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), guardianships, wills, trusts, and probate administration.

Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration,...
Masah S SamForay
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Homewood, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(708) 960-4033 1953 Ridge Rd.
Homewood, IL 60432
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. Beyond being recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer, Masah SamForay knows the concerns of clients, intimately. She is a divorcee and working mother who understands what it means to fight for her family during a difficult divorce.

Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a...
Jonathan P. Decatorsmith
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(312) 906-5041 565 West Adams Street
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder
Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has been practicing tax law for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, Professor Decatorsmith was a senior trial attorney and internal instructor with the Internal Revenue Service for 11 years. He has tried more than 40 cases before the United States Tax Court, and previously served as adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Minnesota.
Lisa A. Copland
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(312) 546-5059 35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Lisa A. Copland has significant experience in several areas of the law including domestic relations, civil litigation, probate, breach of contract and real estate law. She represents men and women in divorce cases, which includes division of property, custody, child support and visitation. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys also assist clients in estate planning and civil litigation.
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,...
Jonathan D. Herpy Sr.
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 505 N LaSalle Dr
#500
Chicago, IL 60654
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 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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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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