Winfield, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

William S. Wilson
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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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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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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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David J. Winthers
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
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Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
David J. Winthers is a lifelong resident of DuPage County having graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1974 and Wheaton College in 1977.
Axel R. Cerny
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Winfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
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Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Axel R. Cerny grew up in the DuPage County community, attending Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. Following graduation in 2006, Axel attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/ Journalism studies in 2010. From there, Axel returned to the area to study at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 2013, and after passing the bar exam was promptly hired to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. There he worked for two years under DuPage County State’s Attorney, Bob Berlin, prosecuting...
Dion U. Davi
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 580-6373 1776A S. Naperville Road
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in family, real estate and estate planning throughout Illinois. DuPage family law attorney Dion U. Davi is a skilled negotiator who seeks to resolve legal disputes with a favorable settlement whenever possible. When needed, however, he has the skills and experience to effectively and zealously advocate for his clients in court.
Judith Jenz
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 225-8282 305 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Judith’s practice is focused in the areas of divorce, custody, paternity, and guardianship proceedings. She is an aggressive trial attorney and persuasive negotiator with extensive experience in negotiating and litigating divorce related issues including custody, visitation, maintenance, child support, the distribution of assets and liabilities, domestic violence and orders of protection.
Dennise McCann
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
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...
Mr. Kurt August Carlson
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(630) 665-2500 124C S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
DePaul University
I feel that my expertise in each of these areas compliment the other. For example, complex divorces often involve real estate or business holdings, with the accompanying valuation and ownership issues. Sometimes, a trust for the benefit of children is appropriate. In doing estate planning, there is often the need to plan appropriately for the second marriage situation. Real estate clients also often need to appropriately plan their estates, and to take title to their home in a manner that is consistent with their ultimate estate desires. I was admitted to practice in the courts...
Angel M. Traub
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Lombard, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 426-0196 200 W. 22nd Street
Suite 210
Lombard, IL 60148
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...
Christopher Maurer
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
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...
Robert J Boszko
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
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...
Janella L. Barbrow
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 690-0100 300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Municipal
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Practice concentrated in the defense of tort, civil rights, and commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. Matters handled include negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions. Participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country; in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,...
Makedonka Baloski
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Daniel J. Kollias
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Justin Karubas
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Attorney Justin J. Karubas has been a Principal at Rolewick & Gutzke since April of 2006. He obtained his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1998. Attorney Karubas is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign from where he has a B.A. degree in Economics, Finance. Before joining Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., as an Associate Attorney in 1998, he was a legal clerk both at Illinois Masonic Medical center in 1997 and McKeown, Fitzgerald, Zoller, Buck, Hutchinson, & Ruttle in 1996....
Bradley R. Kaye
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, 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.
David Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Rd
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
David F. Rolewick graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1971. He worked as a clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Daniel Ward, then as Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. He has been in private practice since 1979.

He has served in numerous positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Hearing Board, Review Board and Vice Chair of Commission for Attorney Registration and Discipline of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 2001, he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Chairman of the Special Supreme Court Committee...
Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, bankruptcy, and creditor negotiations in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding collar counties. While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kiley earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. As an associate with Anderson & Associates, P.C., Kiley has handled complex custody cases involving issues with legal and residential custody, parenting time, allegations of abuse and neglect, and child removal. Kiley has also handled a...
Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 400 S Knoll St
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.

Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, 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...
Kathryn C Rolewick
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S Naperville Road
Suite 104A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kathryn C. Rolewick was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2013. She had worked as a Trust Administrative Officer for U.S. Trust, Bank of America, N.A. since graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013. She joined Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., the firm founded by her father, David Rolewick, in 2016. Kathryn's areas of practice include estate planning, wealth management, probate estates, contracts, and general corporate and business structures.

Rolewick attended Boston College where she graduated cum laude from the Honors Program in 2004. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the...
Sarah A Nolan
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
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 -...
Matthew K Dorich
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(630) 653-9400 400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Dorich is based out of our Orland Park office, where he practices a variety of areas of law including: Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Creditor Negotiations, and Evictions. He handles cases throughout Cook County and other collar counties.

Mr. Dorich began his career in 2014 at a Chicago-based firm focusing on real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, and civil litigation. He remained with this office for two years, raising to the position of Senior Associate, before accepting a position at a new firm focusing on Debtor’s Rights. During his time practicing law, Mr. Dorich has routinely handled bench trials, motion hearings,...
Laura Ellis
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David J. Winthers
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John Dirk Gutzke
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Carol A. Nolan
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(630) 668-6600 620 W Roosevelt Rd
Suite C1
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships for the Illinois State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the DuPage County Bar Association. Carol has been in practice since 1996 in the field of Medicaid planning. She advises clients about the rules pertaining to Medicaid, nursing homes, asset transfers, and trusts for the disabled. She will assist clients in filing Medicaid applications and related matters. Carol also has expertise in preparing revocable living trusts, wills, and other estate planning tools. This includes...
Nick Kulagin
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(630) 480-6399 400 S. Knoll St.
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
University of Notre Dame
Nick Kulagin is a dedicated family law and estate planning attorney who has represented residents of DuPage County and Kane County for 15 years. Based in Wheaton, Mr. Kulagin works diligently to protect his clients’ families, homes, and businesses. He believes that successful advocacy begins with investigating each person’s particular needs. With a strong reputation in the legal community, he is committed to helping his clients understand their legal rights and options so that they can make fully informed decisions.

Mr. Kulagin attended De Paul University for his undergraduate studies, graduating with a Political Science degree. He went on to earn...
Aaron T. Troy
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 653-1577 1776 S. Naperville Road
Suite 104A
Wheaton, IL 60189
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
William V. McGrath
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 665-2500 124C S. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
William V. McGrath is a native of the Chicago area, residing in DuPage County since 1985. He studied History and Political Science at Marquette University , receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University in 1973. Mr. McGrath was awarded his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1977. He was elected to that law school's Law Review in his second year, graduated in the top 10% of his class, and received his degree cum laude. From law school Mr. McGrath joined a boutique civil litigation firm on LaSalle Street in Chicago , and began practicing state and...
Mr. Robert TC Kay
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(630) 665-1900 221 E. Illinois Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Kay is a partner at the firm where he advises businesses, individuals and local governments in a broad range of transactions. Mr. Kay counsels individuals through decisions concerning their estates and businesses with his extensive experience in real estate, business planning and estate/trust administration. He represents property owners, builders and real estate developers in buying and selling commercial and residential real estate, leasing, zoning approvals and complex transactions. Background and Education: For fifteen years Mr. Kay represented the Village of Lisle in a wide variety of local government matters including zoning annexation open meetings act, freedom of information act, personnel employment, taxation, intergovernmental...
Gail Petrich
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(708) 524-0171 1801 D Mill St
Suite 107
Naperville, IL 60540
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Carlo G D'AGostino
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(630) 784-0446 422 W. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Real Estate
Mr. Roy I Peregrine
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 665-1900 221 E. Illinois Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Estate Planning
Benedict Schwarz II
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St. Charles , IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(630) 200-4882 100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
St. Charles , IL 60174
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...
Mike Drabant
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Axel R. Cerny
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Ian Holzhauer
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(630) 355-8100 222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014....
Lidia E Serrano
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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law since 2001. I graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2001 and from DePaul University in June of 1996. My main area of concentration is family law, i.e., divorce, paternity, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody) and adoption. As a family law attorney, I understand that my clients have to make difficult decisions while dealing with complex issues and emotions. As such, I believe that the key to successful representation depends not only in understanding the underlying issues, but, also in experience and expertise in the law...
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,...
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Employment
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
Maureen Sullivan Taylor
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Northern Illinois University
Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated with a J.D. from Northern Illinois University Law School. In addition to interning at the United States' Attorneys' Office, Maureen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law and also served on the Law Review. Founder of the firm, Maureen is a trained and experienced mediator, and is both a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Maureen is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and...
John J. Lynch
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 283-7091 1011 Warrenville Road, Ste. 150
Suite 150
Lisle, IL 60532
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
John Lynch became interested in debt relief and bankruptcy before he went to Law School. John was employed at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Florida, which at that time was the second largest airline in the US. Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and by 1991 it had closed its doors. John knew so many people that could not find work, had cars repossessed and faced mounting debt. Then, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and Pan Am airlines also closed its doors. By that time John was a Paralegal and owner of a Title Company. He worked as...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Municipal and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. He was a...
Cynthia Hutchins
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(630) 510-0600 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 224
Lisle, IL 60532
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Northwestern University
At the Wheaton, Illinois Law Firm of Cynthia Hayes Hutchins, we have spent the last 10 years helping people throughout DuPage County and beyond plan not just for their own future, but for what happens afterward. Contact us today, we can help if you or a loved one has any estate planning or elder law needs. You can feel welcome with our firm. We will listen to your needs and will carefully study the options to meet those needs. We will also treat you the way we would expect to be treated: with the respect you deserve. At the Law Office of...
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Sharon R. Mulyk
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Glen Ellyn, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 852-1100 45 S. Park Road
Suite 230
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Sharon R. Mulyk is a partner with Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, where her practice is concentrated in family law and collections. Sharon is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, where she served as the President from 2012-2013. Sharon has also served, by appointment, as the DCBA Associate Counsel, Chairman of the Family Law Committee Chairman for the Membership Committee, Judiciary Committee, Planning Committee, CLE Committee and has volunteered her time to act as a Judicial Intervention Leader. She is the Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and Past President of the DuPage...
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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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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.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.