Skokie, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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

In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is... 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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Alyx Durachta
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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William S. Wilson
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Compassionate Estate Planning Attorney!

For over 30 years, I have provided knowledgeable, skilled legal counsel and advocacy for those with estate planning needs! Visit my website for more information and client reviews. Free consultation for estate planning! Read More »
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Lee R. Zeidman
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 786-2234 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1155
Skokie, IL 60076
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
John Marshall Law School
Founded in 2009 by Lee Zeidman, Zeidman & Associates Ltd. set out to provide legal services to clients in a unique and ambitious manner. Focused first on the goals of each client rather than the bottom line, Zeidman & Associates built its foundation upon not only providing legal services but advising clients on the most efficient manner to resolve their legal issue or create their new business. In each of its practice areas, Zeidman & Associates strives to provide a unique experience for its clients so that they continue to return for each of their legal and consulting needs....
Van A Schwab
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(847) 208-4569 10024 Skokie Blvd
Suite 245
Skokie, IL 60077
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...
Earl Weiss
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 679-5580 10024 Skokie Blvd. #240
Skokie, IL 60077
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
9933 Lawler Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 677-3300 8170 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Patents
Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 676-2575 4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60076
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Skokie, IL Estate Planning Attorney
5301 Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60077
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 568-0160 9239 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 833-7755 8 W. Main St.
Glenwood, IL 60425
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.
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...
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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Laura Ellis
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

Creighton UniversityIllinois
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Elizabeth M. Fink
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Elizabeth Fink focuses her career on the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning. She has been practicing law in Chicago, IL since 2009 and has represented clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and spent a semester of study at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in May 2009. Elizabeth is a member of the National Academy of...
Patrick Quinn
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Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 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...
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...
Misty J. Cygan
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with dual degrees. During her four years in the military, Misty was responsible for producing a weekly flying and aircraft maintenance schedule for a fleet of 24 F-15 fighter jets. Misty also provided support for Operation Noble Eagle in response to the 9/11 attacks.

At the core of Misty’s practice is her love of the law and her desire to help people....
Marcia A. Franklin
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 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.
Makedonka Baloski
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(847) 823-9030 15 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Park Ridge, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 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.
Joshua E. Stern
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 868-9584 161 N. Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Emory University
Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern, a boutique law firm located in Evanston and Chicago and specializing in divorce, matrimonial and family law.

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 expect as...
Jeffrey P. Story Esq.
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Evanston, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(847) 328-7552 1609 Sherman Ave.
Suite 210
Evanston, IL 60201
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Bio Jeffery P. Story, Attorney at Law: Jeff Story graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar that same year. During the past eight years he has worked in civil litigation in Chicago. He is married to Amy Marinacci, a fellow attorney that he met in law school. Amy grew up in Evanston where her family still lives. Jeff and Amy have a young son, Gabriel who goes to Pope John XXIII School in Evanston. Jeff recently lost his mother and father within...
Richard A. Greenswag
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Northfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 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...
Dennis Delman
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Skokie, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 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
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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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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Ms. Sheryl Rae Ghezzi
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Lincolnwood, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(847) 675-7570 4433 W. Touhy
Suite 404
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Estate Planning and Family
The John Marshall Law School
The Law Offices of Sheryl Rae Ghezzi was established in 1986. General litigation developed into a boutique practice concentrating in Family Law and Estate Plannning. Focus Forward strategies are utilized to competently address the unique personal issues involving divorce, children,child custody, and individual estate directives. I support my Clients as they go through the process of transitioning their lives and assist them in Focusing Forward as a strategy to assist them in resolving the emotional stresses inherent in family law legal issues. I have lectured in the areas of child custody, family law, the divorce process and...
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 21 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is familiar with business torts, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, real estate disputes, litigation relating to governmental regulation and more. Jasmina also has significant experience with complex appeals. Jasmina applies the same passion, dedication and professionalism to every case to which she contributes.
Jasmina is fluent in Spanish and Serbian, conversant in French and has studied German, Russian and Greek. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and...
Manish C. Bhatia
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Evanston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(773) 991-8423 1222 Chicago Ave.
#305
Evanston, IL 60202
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.
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...
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
Mollie Whitehead
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(773) 906-5752 6232 N Pulaski Rd Ste 404
Chicago, IL 60646
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Audrey Cosgrove
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Wilmette, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
717 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Estate Planning, Criminal, Municipal and Real Estate
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...
Jay Kaufman
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 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.
Bradley R. Kaye
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(847) 509-9990 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
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.
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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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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Robert P. Rauschert
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(773) 348-3093 1025 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Bradford Block
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(847) 559-0860 400 Skokie Blvd
Suite 550
Northbrook, IL 60062
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
DePaul College of Law
BRADFORD E. BLOCK is the principal of the Law Offices of Bradford E. Block, in Northbrook, IL. He has been an attorney for more than 35 years and practices in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, equity financing, tax law, and the preparation and negotiation of corporate and technology contracts. Mr. Block has lectured to various professional groups on matters related to limited liability companies, partnerships, business transactions, S-corporations, and tax exempt organizations. He is a former adjunct professor of business planning and partnership law at DePaul University. Mr. Block is also a commercial...
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...
Jigar K. Patel
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 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.
James J Wochner
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Northbrook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(847) 272-7360 707 Skokie Blvd
Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Saint Louis University
James J. Wochner is the founder and principal owner of The Wochner Law Firm in Northbrook, Illinois. He graduated from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, earning a degree in Economics. While in college, he participated in intercollegiate varsity basketball and baseball. Mr. Wochner received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University after attending night law school. By day he taught mathematics and history and coached athletics in a high school in St. Louis, Missouri. He is presently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and its section on Trusts and Estates. He is admitted to practice before all...
Karen Frances Stebbins
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Glencoe, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(847) 905-0319 P.O. Box 158
Glencoe, IL 60022
Estate Planning, DUI, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Claribel Toro-Hernandez
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(787) 209-3832 4143 North Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Attorney at Law from Puerto Rico, practicing Immigration Law in Florida and Chicago Illinois.
Practicing attorney for over 30 years in Puerto Rico in the field of Inheritance Law.
Offices in Puerto Rico, Florida and Chicago.

Arthur Corbin
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Des Plaines, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(773) 570-0054 2500 E. Devon Ave.
Suite 275
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
- Chicago-Kent College of Law - Loyola University Chicago - Former Sergeant of United States Marines
Barry Benjamin Kreisler
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(773) 394-6400 2846A North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60618
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
University of Chicago
Barry Kreisler is a Chicago lawyer with more than 40 years legal and business experience, having served as partner in several law firms, as vice president of and legal counsel to the multi-billion dollar Chicago investment advisor of a group of Chicago based publicly held mutual funds and as president and CEO of a middle sized Chicagoland real estate brokerage, management and development company.

A highly experienced real estate developer, Kreisler has himself developed and supervised the legal work regarding acquisition, development, and sale of Chicagoland shopping centers, office buildings, mixed use buildings, and literally thousands of condominium units. Kreisler has...
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
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 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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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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