Winthrop Harbor, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Michael Goldberg
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Katrine Fleishman
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Pkwy
Ste. 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Katrine R. Fleishman’s (née Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients – whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between – navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where...
Oleg Feldman
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 777-6838 100 S SAUNDERS RD STE 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2526
Estate Planning and Business
Marquette University Law School
You believe you deserve an attorney who focuses on his client's needs, rather than on his bottom line. So do we. Ask our clients, and they’ll tell you that we take the time to get to know our clients to understand their particular situation to give them the most practical and effective legal solution. And, many of our services are provided based on a flat-rate arrangement.  It helps us to earn our clients' trust and lifetime relationship.

Mr. Feldman provides legal assistance to clients concerning a broad range of business and estate planning matters, including business formation and organization, contract review,...
Lauren LoMonaco
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 247-8300 1580 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 220
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property is and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s top realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can...
Craig Pierson
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Lake Bluff, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(847) 234-0099 67 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Craig D. Pierson has been practicing law in Illinois for 20 years. Craig focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business law. As an estate planning attorney, Craig has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, generation-skipping tax, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In his practice as a real estate lawyer, Craig has advised clients on condominium conversion, environmental concerns, tax challenges, and has created appropriate corporate and other companies with which to hold real estate. His real estate practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, real estate...
Stephen S. Newland
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Pkwy. Ste. 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Deborah A. Long
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Felix Kutsin
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Round Lake, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(847) 502-2296 571 S. Huntington Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Felix Kutsin is a Lake County, Illinois lawyer dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal services. With over a decade of experience and a commitment to staying informed of the latest developments, attorney Felix Kutsin strives to achieve an unmatched level of personal commitment to your legal issues. If you are looking for a business lawyer in Round Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee or the surrounding suburbs that can guide you through incorporating your business, drafting contracts or designing a succession plan for your business, attorney Felix Kutsin has both the attention to detail and expertise to take care of it.
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(847) 737-4953 1641 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
Michael Brennan
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GRAYSLAKE, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(414) 989-8295 17495 W BLUFF DRIVE
GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030
Estate Planning and Business
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota who founded the Virtual Attorney to bring estate planning and business law into the 21st century. Through the use of technology and the internet he offers estate planning to young families, co-habitating couples, homosexual couples, and everyone in between. The Virtual Attorney is also the one-stop shop for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Starting out is tough and you don't have money to throw away on an in-house lawyer. With the Virtual Attorney's flat-fee based Essential In-House Counsel arrangements you'll get exactly what you need and you won't pay unexpected hourly...
Lawrence J. Gregory
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 367-4460 700 Florsheim Dr., Suite 11
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Anne Brown
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 859-9064 Suite 150
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Health Care and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Ms. Brown has participated in the legal, financial and administrative oversight of multi-million dollar conglomerates, where she has provided advice on tax, business and regulatory matters. She has served as business advisor and counsel to universities, academic medical centers, professional associations, long-term care facilities, group practices, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers.
Jerrold Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 337-4476 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., #12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce and Real Estate
Bobbe Hirsh
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Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 283-0226 310 Whytegate Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Estate Planning, Business, International and Tax
Waukegan, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 662-0280 813 Washington St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Waukegan, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 693-7371 20 N. Martin Luther King Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Gurnee, IL Estate Planning Attorney
4473 Old Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 295-4305 One Westminster Place
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
DePaul University College of Law
Vernon Hills, IL Estate Planning Attorney
392 W Sycamore St
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Antioch, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 395-2806 505 Orchard St
Antioch, IL 60002
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 550-8450 1580 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 367-6232 746 7th Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Vernon Hills, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(847) 955-6000 101 Corporate Woods Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
SMU Dedman School of Law
Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
1117 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Antioch, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 395-3434 425 Lake St
Antioch, IL 60002
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Lake Bluff, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 295-8463 110 E Sheridan Rd
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lake Forest, IL Estate Planning Attorney
410 Circle Ln
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lake Bluff, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
231 E Prospect Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Estate Planning
Libertyville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(847) 680-4970 1512 Artaius Pkwy #300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Estate Planning and Family
Long Lake, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(847) 546-4430 25620 W Long Beach Dr
Long Lake, IL 60041
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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.
Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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,...
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.
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 20 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...
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 10 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...
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,...
James G Militello III
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Woodstock, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
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...
Anthony Rosario Perrelli
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Lincolnshire, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(847) 913-5415 One Overlook Point
Suite 250
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Anthony (Tony) Perrelli is a partner of Hedeker & Perrelli and has provided his legal expertise to the firm since 2005. A resident of north suburban South Barrington, Tony specializes in estate planning, estate administration, and business and tax law. Clients rely on his smart, honest and compassionate approach to helping ensure their Hedeker & Perrelli LifePlan is protected from creditors, predators and the IRS. Tony is trusted by the hundreds of families and businesses who rely on Hedeker & Perrelli to plan and preserve their wealth. He has a deep understanding of tax laws and the estate planning process...
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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.

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