Winnebago County Estate Planning Lawyers

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Michael J. Smith
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Michael J. Smith
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 240-9792 4615 E. State St. Suite 101
Rockford, IL 61108
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Southern Illinois University School of Law
Since entering private practice, Attorney Smith has maintained a general practice with a concentration in family law. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association for over forty years each. Attorney Smith is currently a member of the family law section of each of these associations. He is currently on an advisory panel for the American Bar Association. He has been a presenter to other attorneys locally on family law and child related topics.

For over forty years Attorney Michael J. Smith has provided experienced family law representation. Family law...
Meghan Bolte
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Meghan Bolte
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(815) 399-1400 1707 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Meghan N. Bolte received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting and Political Science from Augustana College in 2007. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the John Marshall Law School in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review and a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010 and to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011. She is currently a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
Thomas Laye
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Thomas Laye
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jennifer Holder
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Jennifer Holder
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Richard P. Walsh
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Richard P. Walsh
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Employment and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Stephen Moore
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years of experience
(815) 490-4903 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Pamela Fox
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
University of Colorado School of Law
Jan H. Ohlander
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
400
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Gary L. Ecklund
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 60 years of experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Robert A. Fredrickson
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
400
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Oliver Nelson
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 227-1144 6885 Vistagreen Way
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Franklin Eubank Jr
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 961-9668 126 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Jay Trost
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 964-0058 1 Court Place
Ste 103
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Charles D. Schlueter
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Erin E. Kastberg
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 987-4050 2902 McFarland Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
David E. Mayfield
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 229-5333 4023 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Real Estate
George Bates
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
5823 Inverness Dr
Rockford, IL 61107
Estate Planning and Tax
Fred Wham III
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 484-5461 1111 S Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Business
Mark C. Johnson
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 315-4277 321 West State Street
Suite 1200
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning
Jeffrey Beck
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 637-9777 6845 Weaver Rd
Rockford, IL 61114
Estate Planning and Elder
Mark David Brynteson
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Mark David Brynteson
Boone County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(708) 667-6868 2969 Rolling Meadow Ct
Belvidere, IL 61008
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Regent University School of Law
My legal practice is primarily focused on Personal Injury, Estate Planning, and Probate Law. With a wealth of experience spanning over thirty-five years in each of these areas, I have consistently taken on a leading role in litigation, mediation, and settlement negotiations. In my capacity as the lead attorney, I diligently prepared for and handled 10-15 trials annually. This involved a range of tasks, including interviewing witnesses, managing interrogatories, responding to requests for production and admissions, conducting and defending depositions, crafting interlocutory motions, and preparing and presenting requested instructions in jury cases. Together with my two partners, we successfully expanded our law...
Mary E. Cacciapaglia
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Mary E. Cacciapaglia
Boone County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(815) 408-9008 1800 Doc Wolf Drive, #332
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Divorce, Juvenile and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Charles Sewell
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Charles Sewell
Boone County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 544-3118 215 South State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
David E. Mayfield
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning
Josef Richard Kurlinkus
Winnebago County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(815) 986-8788 13333 White School Rd
Roscoe, IL 61073
Estate Planning, Administrative, Employment and Municipal
Benedict Schwarz II
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Benedict Schwarz II
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years of experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
Daniel J. Kollias
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Daniel J. Kollias
(630) 407-1200 330 W State St
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Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfKane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years of experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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...
Christine S. Janis
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Christine S. Janis
(224) 655-7179 200 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationLake County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Christine’s focus as an attorney is on helping her clients through the most difficult situations life offers. Whether her clients are facing criminal charges, the end of a marriage, issues related to children, or end of life concerns, Christine’s passion for helping them through these issues is evident through her honesty, patience, and ability to make even the most complex legal issues make sense to her clients. Christine attended the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude with Juris Doctorate degree. During her tenure at NIU College of Law, she earned a Certificate in Criminal Practice. She...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Kevin G. Drendel
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
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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: Director (1999-2000), ...
James G Militello III
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James G Militello III
McHenry County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
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The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Cynthia Petersen
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Cynthia Petersen
Jo Daviess County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of experience
(815) 401-4700 126 S. Main Street
Stockton, IL 61085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Before I became an attorney, I worked for a retirement plan sponsor, learning the ins and outs of ERISA and investments in retirement plans. As part of my duties, I worked with the legal department to qualify QDROs. As an attorney, I have drafted and entered hundreds of QDROs, QILDROs and other orders dividing pensions and 401a, 401k, 403b, 457b and TSP accounts for over 23 years. I have been qualified as an expert witness in retirement plan divisions, and I have successfully litigated many retirement plan division issues. I can draft orders for you to enter or...
Brian J. Banahan
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Brian J. Banahan
(630) 868-3910 22 S. 4th Street Ste 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationKane County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years of experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Brian J. Banahan has been practicing law in DuPage, Kane and Cook County Illinois for over 20 years. He began his legal career and learned his way around the courtroom in 1997 as a full time 711 prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. From there, Mr. Banahan moved to serve as chief legal counsel and Deputy Public Administrator for DuPage County for 17 years. In that job, Mr. Banahan managed, administered, litigated, settled, and closed hundreds of decedent’s estates and an extensive number of related legal matters in nearly every area of the law. In the process, he...
Michael J Rada
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Michael J Rada
Lake County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(224) 655-5200 840 S. Northwest Hwy, Ste 102
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
The John Marshall Law School
Michael Rada is the owner and sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC located in Barrington, Illinois. Michael’s practice serves clients with matters in estate planning, probate, elder law and business law. Michael has served clients ranging from mid-sized companies to individuals.

Knowing that the law is not a “one size fits all” proposition, Michael applies his wealth of experience dealing with people and complex problems in finding the right solution for each individual client. He believes that listening to the client and fully understanding the desired outcome is an essential part of the legal process. In addition,...
Lidia E Serrano
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Lidia E Serrano
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years of 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...
Lauren Jackson
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Lauren Jackson
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(847) 714-2866 2001 Larkin Ave. Suite 202
Elgin, IL 60123
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Northern Illinois University
Lauren Jackson focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate and estate planning, although her background includes probate, contracts, corporate formation and business succession planning. Lauren’s unintimidating, caring approach has garnered her a respectable reputation all over Northern Illinois. With her dedication for efficient cost effective services, you will learn that with Lauren on your side you have a reachable attorney with your best intentions in mind. Lauren prides herself on quality work over quantity and it has proved she is a success based on past customer positive reviews. Lauren eagerly represents...
Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
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Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(331) 222-7978 28 N. 1st St.
Suite 101
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Owner and Principal Attorney at DLAW, PC As an attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Deanna Aguinaga Walker enjoys the flexibility that having her own law practice gives her. She is able to become personally involved with each of her clients, and she appreciates the opportunity to assist them on a wide range of legal matters. Deanna earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Northern Illinois University School of Law in 1995. Since then, she has dedicated her career to meeting the needs of her clients. When you work with Deanna, you can expect her to provide legal advice...
Rodney Piercey
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Rodney Piercey
Lake County, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(224) 848-4646 1000 Hart Rd
Suite 300
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
-Successfully completed over 2,200 estate plans ranging in size to $210 million. -Assisted in redirecting more than $150 million away from estate taxes and to charities and heirs. -Eliminated estate taxes in more than 450 estate plans which were otherwise taxable. -Conducted more than 50 briefings, seminars and workshops on estate and tax elimination planning. -Co-author of "Combining Life Insurance and Annuity Policies to Create a Financial Engine for a Nongrantor CLAT," Journal of Practical Estate Planning, CCH Incorporated, August-September, 2004. -Author of "Tax Elimination Planning", "The Ten Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning", "How a Charitable Trust Can Save You Taxes",...
Bridget C. Trainor
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Bridget C. Trainor
Stephenson County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Nichol M. Broshous
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Nichol M. Broshous
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years of experience
(630) 445-2355 100 Illinois Street Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Karrsten Goettel
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Karrsten Goettel
Kane County, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years of experience
(847) 695-2000 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago
Karrsten Goettel concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, real estate development, leasing, zoning and land use, business, merger and acquisition transactions (sales and purchases of assets and/or stock), corporate and business law and estate planning and administration. He has practiced among our firm's attorneys since 1997 and as a partner since 2002.

Mr. Goettel currently serves on the Board of Commissioners of the St. Charles Park District (where he is President), as a member of the St. Charles Housing Commission and as a Board Member of the Celtic Sports Foundation. From 2000 to 2002, he...
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