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Michael J. Smith
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Michael J. Smith
Rockford, IL Probate 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...
Robert Canfield
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Robert Canfield
Rockford, IL Probate Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(815) 968-7200 1111 S. Alpine Rd.
#704
Rockford, IL 61108
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University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Robert (Bob) Canfield was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1965. After joining the Army in February of 1968, he went on to Army flight school and graduated 2nd in his flight class. He spent a year in Vietnam flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division and then returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an Instrument Flight Instructor.

Following active Duty, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA in psychology in 1976 and his Law degree in 1978. After taking and passing both the...
Faye M. Lyon
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Faye M. Lyon
Rockford, IL Probate Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(815) 229-9922 1111 S. Alpine Rd.
#703
Rockford, IL 61108
Probate, Divorce and Family
Attorney Faye M. Lyon P.C., divorce attorney Rockford IL. Faye was born in and has been a life-long resident of Rockford Illinois. She has been practicing law since 1987, focusing and specializing in the area of family law, which not only encompasses dissolution of marriage or divorce work, custody and child support, but also includes wills, trusts, estates, juvenile, paternity, guardianships, collection matters and real estate. Attorney Lyon is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association, having served as President from 1991-1993. As a member of the Winnebago...
Gary L. Ecklund
Rockford, IL Probate Lawyer with 60 years of experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark David Brynteson
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Mark David Brynteson
Belvidere, IL Probate Attorney with 34 years of experience
(708) 667-6868 2969 Rolling Meadow Ct
Belvidere, IL 61008
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
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
Belvidere, IL Probate Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(815) 408-9008 1800 Doc Wolf Drive, #332
Belvidere, IL 61008
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University
Danielle L. Burza-Smith
Rockford, IL Probate Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(815) 397-2006 475 Executive Pkwy Ste 3
Rockford, IL 61107
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Lauren Jackson
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Lauren Jackson
Elgin, IL Probate 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...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Kevin G. Drendel
Batavia, IL Probate 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), ...
Christine S. Janis
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Christine S. Janis
(224) 655-7179 200 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationBarrington, IL Probate Lawyer with 7 years of experience
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
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...
Aaron J. Lytle
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Aaron J. Lytle
South Elgin, IL Probate Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60142
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Akron
Aaron J. Lytle is one of the firm's suburban Chicago attorneys who practices in several key areas: estate planning and wealth protection, wills and trusts, probate administration, trust administration, business planning, taxation, real estate and special needs planning for children with disabilities. Mr. Lytle has spent several years working in the business sector on corporate issues relating to succession planning, valuation, acquisitions and generating capital. Before joining AHR, he worked for companies such as American Express and Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase).

Mr. Lytle also previously served on the Board of Trustees for DayOne Reliance, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that...
Brian J. Banahan
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Brian J. Banahan
(630) 868-3910 22 S. 4th Street Ste 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Probate Lawyer with 26 years of experience
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
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...
Rhonda Rosenthal
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Rhonda Rosenthal
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney with 28 years of experience
(815) 444-9791 407 E. Congress Parkway
Suite B
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Northern Illinois University
have been a licensed attorney and practicing attorney since 1995. Although I have practiced in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties, I currently limit my practice to McHenry County. I focus on issues affecting families and represent spouses, parents, children and disabled adults in divorce, post decree, paternity, adoption, juvenile, probate and guardianship matters. I am a trained Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative and appointed by the court in divorce or probate matters. I am also a trained Collaborative Attorney and mediator. Although I no longer accept court appointments for mediation, I use these skills in my roles as negotiator,...
Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
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Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
Geneva, IL Probate Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(331) 222-7978 28 N. 1st St.
Suite 101
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning 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...
James F. White
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James F. White
Sugar Grove, IL Probate Attorney with 35 years of experience
(630) 466-1600 160 S. Municipal Dr.
Suite 100
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. White has practiced law for thirty years. He graduated from Indiana University in 1986 and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1989. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and admitted to practice in the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois, in 1989. While attending law school, he was a law clerk with the law firm of Carey, Filter, White & Boland. He became an associate of that firm upon graduating, and in 1996 became a partner.

Mr. White served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Summit Homes beginning...
Carin Brio
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Carin Brio
Barrington, IL Probate Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(815) 575-8019 840 S. Northwest Hwy
Suite 116
Barrington, IL 60010
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Carin Brio started her practice at one of the largest real estate law firms in the State of Massachusetts as one of a handful of associates who represented clients in over 200 real estate cases every month. Since then, she has added estate planning, probate, family law, and other areas of law to her practice and helped hundreds of clients with the legal matters that are important to them. Now based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, Carin and her staff work diligently on their cases - whether it is a contested divorce case, setting up a trust for your family, or...
Elizabeth Youakim
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Elizabeth Youakim
St. Charles, IL Probate Lawyer
(630) 445-2355 100 Illinois Street Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Brent Glenn
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Brent Glenn
Barrington, IL Probate Attorney with 23 years of experience
(224) 443-0220 111 North Avenue
Suite 202
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of Chicago
Brent Glenn graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 2000. He began his career at top law firms in Chicago and Washington, D.C. including Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin. At that time, he concentrated his legal career on commercial real estate matters including real estate finance of both borrowers and lenders, commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases. In addition, he provided real estate support in corporate transactions valued at more than a billion dollars.

In 2017, Brent opened his own practice in Barrington, Illinois. In addition to commercial real estate, his practice now includes a...
Nichol M. Broshous
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Nichol M. Broshous
St. Charles, IL Probate Attorney with 10 years of experience
(630) 445-2355 100 Illinois Street Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Anthony R. Scifo
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Anthony R. Scifo
Elgin, IL Probate Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(847) 628-8305 2175 Point Blvd.
Suite 150
Elgin, IL 60123
Probate, Elder and Family
Anthony R. Scifo is a duly licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, admitted in November 2007. He is experienced in the practice of civil litigation, particularly family law litigation and probate litigation. Anthony is an experienced and Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Family Law Divisions of Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, and DeKalb County. Further, he is a Court approved Guardian ad Litem for the Adoption Division and the Probate Division in Kane County, Illinois. Anthony is also an experienced and Court-Approved Family Law Mediator in DuPage County, DeKalb County, and Kendall County. In November...
Robert Medansky
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Robert Medansky
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(815) 893-4818 7115 Virginia Road
Suite 102
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Robert Medansky is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney providing clients and their families throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties in Illinois with quality guidance and legal representation. He is a skilled negotiator and accomplished trial attorney who is widely recognized and respected for his integrity and vigorous advocacy to protect his client’s rights and interests. Since 1986, Mr. Medansky has successfully represented numerous clients in complex financial and high-conflict divorce matters. He approaches every family law matter with compassion, integrity, and a focus on personal service. As a skilled negotiator, he takes a strategic...
Jack Slingerland
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Jack Slingerland
Sycamore, IL Probate Attorney with 46 years of experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Probate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Richard H. Schmack
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Richard H. Schmack
Sycamore, IL Probate Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 895-2074 584 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL
Probate, DUI, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Richard Schmack was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Berwyn, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in 1977 with double majors in Political Science and History. In 1980 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Richard was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Richard has made DeKalb County his home since1985. He, his wife, Jackie, who is his office manager, and...
Ralph E Elliott
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Ralph E Elliott
Freeport, IL Probate Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Probate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ralph Elliott has been engaged in the practice of law in Freeport, Illinois since 1981. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Summa Cum Laude, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition in 1978.He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. Ralph is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Illinois, the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Christina M. Weller
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Christina M. Weller
Freeport, IL Probate Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
Freeport, IL 61032
Probate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Christina Willman earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. She received a degree in Agribusiness, Cum Laude, upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2015. While in law school, Christina was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. In addition, Christina was a student attorney in the Clinical Law program, focusing on estate planning and general litigation. She also has completed legal internships at Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment in Pella, Iowa, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

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Sean Fergus
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Sean Fergus
St. Charles,, IL Probate Attorney with 25 years of experience
100 Illinois Street
Ste. 200
St. Charles,, IL 60174
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Erika Eassa
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Erika Eassa
St. Charles, IL Probate Attorney
(630) 445-2355 100 Illinois Street Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Probate, Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Lawrence W. Lobb
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Lawrence W. Lobb
Batavia, IL Probate Attorney with 26 years of experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn St.
Batavia, IL 60510
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Kimberly J. Myers
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Kimberly J. Myers
DeKalb, IL Probate Attorney with 13 years of experience
(815) 217-3990 122 N. 1st Street
Suite C
DeKalb, IL 60115
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nicole Janes
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Nicole Janes
St. Charlies, IL Probate Lawyer
(630) 445-2355 100 Illinois Street Suite 200
St. Charlies, IL 60174
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Carlos M. Arteaga
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Carlos M. Arteaga
(224) 655-7179 200 N Northwest Hwy
Ste 201
Barrington, IL 60010
Barrington, IL Probate Lawyer with 3 years of experience
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Guy Youman
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Guy Youman
McHenry, IL Probate Attorney
(815) 385-7444 4306F W. Crystal Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
Probate, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Dawn M. Weekly
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Dawn M. Weekly
Sandwich, IL Probate Attorney with 19 years of experience
(815) 570-2334 410 E Church St
Suite D
Sandwich, IL 60548
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfProbate, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Kathleen Judy
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Kathleen Judy
St. Charles, IL Probate Attorney
(847) 714-2866 1218 e main st
Suite b
St. Charles, IL 60174
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Richard Van Den Bussche
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney with 43 years of experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School
Andrew Joseph Kelleher Jr
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Andrew Joseph Kelleher Jr
North Barrington, IL Probate Attorney
(847) 382-9195 102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
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Andrew Kelleher, a co-founder of Kelleher + Holland, LLC, had a vision of legal services deeply rooted in high-level client services from the very inception of his career. He believes that nothing replaces old-fashioned hard work. That hard work has been focused on putting the client’s best interests first for 25 years. Andy concentrates his practice in trust and estate law, business law, tax law, and asset protection planning for high net worth business owners, executives, and individuals. He enjoys the never-ending challenges of solving complex estate and tax planning puzzles for his clients. Being both an attorney and a CPA,...
Adam M. Sault
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Adam M. Sault
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Lawyer
(815) 529-2178 610 Crystal Point Dr.
#2
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
David Freriks
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David Freriks
Hinckley, IL Probate Attorney
(815) 981-1381 PO Box 668
Hinckley, IL 60520
Probate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
David R. Freriks, JD, MLIS

Mr. Freriks is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Chicago-Kent School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois and Federal Bars in 1980. During law school, he clerked for the late Honorable Brian B. Duff (1930-2016), United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

In addition to his law practice, he has held administrative and management positions with the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State; Baker & McKenzie, the largest law firm in the world; the Association of Legal Administrators; the Thomson Reuters...
Robert A. Holland
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Robert A. Holland
North Barrington, IL Probate Attorney
102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
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Robert Holland concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, corporate transactional work, business planning, asset protection, commercial real estate transactions and prenuptial agreements. His experience as both an attorney and a CPA enables him to offer a blend of legal and financial advice for over a decade. Bob’s business planning practice includes representation regarding the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, including ownership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and not-for-profit planning.
Kimberly R. Shefts
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Kimberly R. Shefts
Crystal Lake, IL Probate Attorney
(815) 455-5300 444 North Route 31
Suite 100 ~ Office 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Probate, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
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