Peoria, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers

Dion U. Davi
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Joliet, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(815) 582-4901 58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
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.
Mikal Stole
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Plainfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
24047 Lockport St.
#201b
Plainfield, IL 60544
Real Estate and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Mikal Stole a prominent family law attorney in the Cook, Will, and Grundy Counties. He has successfully represented clients with complex cases involving high net worth estates, child custody disputes (allocation of parental responsibilities), and divorces involving business interests, while also efficiently handling routine matters. Mikal's also writes appellate court briefs on family law matters and is frequently appointed as Guardian ad Litem. Mikal serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Will County Bar Association's Family Law Committee and has been responsible for organizing the annual Family Law Seminar for several years. Mikal presents topics to the Bar Association including...
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Personal Injury and Probate
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on personal injury, estates, and real estate. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.
Barbara Morton
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Plainfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 733-5350 15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan
Barbara Morton graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and...
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Real Estate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
Jack L Zaremba
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Joliet, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(815) 740-4025 26 E. Clinton Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
At the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome on your case, quickly and efficiently. As a former Will County prosecutor, I have the courtroom trial experience you can count on. I have tried criminal cases ranging from a speeding ticket to first degree murder, and if you have been charged with a criminal offense, you want an attorney who knows your case from the prosecutor perspective. I know their strategy and the techniques to counter them. Don't delay. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, contact the...
Robert F. Kramer
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Plainfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
16210 S. Lincoln Hwy.
Plainfield, IL 60586
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University
Robert F. Kramer received his law decree from Northern Illinois University and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1993. He opened The Law Offices of Robert F. Kramer, Ltd. in 1997, in Plainfield, Illinois and now has offices in Will and DuPage Counties. Mr. Kramer has over 20 years of experience representing clients in divorce and family law matters. He is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous child custody cases, complex marital estate and support cases and has helped over one thousand people with their legal matters. He attributes his firm's...
Todd J. Polito
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Joliet, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Real Estate, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School and Northern Illinois University
Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Todd has been surrounded by legal role models his entire life. His father, the Honorable Joseph C. Polito (retired) built a highly successful legal practice in Will County before being appointed as an Associate Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, which gave Todd the opportunity to regularly interact with many of his father’s colleagues and fueled his passion for the legal profession at a young age.

Todd served in the United States Navy for four years, earning the prestigious Naval Achievement medal before being honorably discharged. Upon returning to civilian life, Todd built...
Thomas R Siegel
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Monmouth, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(309) 734-8016 107 North Main Street
P.O. Box 590
Monmouth, IL 61462
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
Northern Illinois University
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 234-4682 221 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Attorney Steven Ekker began practicing law in Illinois in 1993. Since then, he has distinguished himself throughout Illinois courtrooms for outstanding legal services in a wide variety of practice areas. Focusing on civil litigation, Mr. Ekker is skilled in handling cases involving: personal injury; commercial and business disputes; real estate litigation; general civil litigation; divorce and family law; contract disputes; wage, salary, commission and other employment disputes; foreclosures; defamation; and, appeals.

With experience representing both sides of civil disputes, Mr. Ekker is able to effectively anticipate strategies from opposing counsel. He has a track record for success both in state and...
Bernard (Chip) Owens III
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Mt. Sterling, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(217) 214-2757 117 W Main Street
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Real Estate, Business and Collections
Valparaiso University School of Law
As an attorney licensed in Illinois and Indiana, my practice involves working with individuals and businesses to address their legal questions. In my practice, I typically assist and address legal issues regarding business formation, corporate issues, and general business. I work directly with my clients to address their legal matters. My goal is to become a trusted advisor to assist clients in addressing their legal needs.
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Real Estate, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Shayla L. Maatuka
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(217) 337-0700 303 South Mattis Avenue
Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61821
Real Estate, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Shayla Louise Maatuka transitioned her private practice into the partnership of Dodd & Maatuka. She currently serves as managing partner for the firm. She combines her expertise as an entrepreneur - successfully establishing four businesses - with the practice of law, concentrating on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, as well as business litigation. Her passion for the community helps others achieve their goals through entrepreneurship. She currently sits on the boards of Visit Champaign County and Mettler Studios, Inc. and formerly sat on the boards of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Executive Club of...
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Northern Illinois University College of Law
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Real Estate, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Brian C. Cichon
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Joliet, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60431
Real Estate, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Workers' Comp
IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Born in Chicago, IL. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1995. United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995. Preparatory education: Loras College, Dubuque, IA (B.A., 1992). Legal education: IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1995). Former Will County Assistant State’s Attorney. Member: Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, Illinois Worker’s Compensation Lawyer’s Association.

Brian has been practicing law in Will County for over 20 years, and handles a variety of legal issues, be they simple, complex or something in between. He is a trial lawyer, with a current focus in the area of workers’ compensation and general civil litigation....
Zach Anderson
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Decatur, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
(217) 247-4775 202 S Franklin St, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Real Estate, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
I'm a lawyer in Decatur, Illinois at a full-service law firm. Before attending law school at the University of Illinois, I spent many years in the construction industry. This experience allows me to solve construction and real estate issues for my clients by applying a practical approach that many lawyers cannot. In addition, I'm one of the only lawyers in the Decatur area who assists social security claimants. I also take great pride in assisting injury victims in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and work-injuries.
William A Peithmann
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Mahomet, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 586-6102 409 E. Main St., PO Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Gregory B. Jumbeck
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Plainfield, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
24047 Lockport St.
#201b
Plainfield, IL 60544
Real Estate, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Creighton University
Gregory Jumbeck was admitted in 2003 to practice law in the State of Illinois. He focuses his practice in the area of domestic relations. Gregory centralizes his practice to Will and Grundy Counties as well as the Illinos appellate courts. Mr. Jumbeck has tried numerous pre and post-decree cases including child custody (aka allocation of parental responsibilities), removal from Illinois, business valuation, child support, and maintenance. Gregory focuses on reaching a favorable and equitable result for all parties involved. Gregory's courtroom presence makes him an effective litigator both in and out of the courtroom. Originally from the southwest suburbs...
Kimberly J. Myers
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DeKalb, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 217-3990 122 N. 1st Street
Suite C
DeKalb, IL 60115
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
John S Rossi
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Joliet, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 Mcdonough St
Joliet, IL 60431
Real Estate, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Illinois College of Law
John is a former Assistant State's Attorney in the counties of Will and Peoria, Illinois. He has been practicing in the field of family law for 20 years. He is also an accredited mediator in family law, and acts as a guardian ad litem, representing children in family law matters. In addition to family law, he is also an experienced probate lawyer, representing decedent's estates and their families. He has prepared countless Wills and Powers of Attorneys for individuals. In addition, he is a skilled adoption attorney, representing families in both related and unrelated adoptions.

Originally from the south suburbs of...
Warren Earl Benning
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Springfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(217) 851-1909 1118 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is an Associate Attorney for National Legal Solutions Center in Springfield, IL. I focus my practice on Elder law and probate planning.
My passion is to help my clients understand their options as to advance directives and estate planning.
Patrick T. Fitzgerald
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Patrick Fitzgerald begin his legal career with Meyer Capel in 1987 as a law clerk. Now, as a shareholder with the firm, he concentrates in real estate. Mr. Fitzgerald is a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law where he earned a spot on the Dean's List. In 1986, he received a bachelor of arts in economics, also from the University of Illinois. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Further, he is actively involved with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Champaign...
John Wozniak
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Urbana, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(217) 367-1647 108 East Anthony Drive, Suite A
Urbana, IL 61802
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Illinois College of Law
Philip J Vacco
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PLAINFIELD, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(815) 254-3460 2510 MONTEREY DR
PLAINFIELD, IL 60586
Real Estate
Drake University Law School
A graduate from the Drake University School of Law, Mr. Vacco's practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate and estate planning. Mr. Vacco is also a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors®. He is an active member with the IL and Will County Bar Associations, where he serves on both the Will County Real Estate Law Committee and the Illinois State Bar Real Estate Section Committee. He is also a Member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association. As a member of the Will County...
David B. Sholem
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Business
Case Western Reserve University
David B. Sholem joined Meyer Capel in 1978 and was named as a shareholder of the firm in 1982. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Sholem attended the University of Illinois College of Law and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1978. Mr. Sholem’s professional affiliations include Champaign County (Illinois) Bar Association (former President), Illinois State Bar Association (Real Estate Section) and American Bar Association. David Sholem has represented a number of real estate developers and...
Jeffrey M. Davis
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Business
University of Illinois College of Law
EXPERIENCE Mr. Davis’ experience ranges from helping clients with all issues surrounding their start-up venture to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses. Mr. Davis concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: •representing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with the legal matters these entities may face, including initial incorporation/organization, corporate governance issues, drafting and review of contracts and leases, licensing issues, securities issuances and debt financing transactions •representing clients with the sale or purchase of a business, including due diligence matters and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction •representing clients, both lenders and borrowers, in debt...
James G. Ahlberg
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Rochelle, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 562-4443 501 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 358
Rochelle, IL 61068
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Illinois College of Law
Jenny H. Park
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jenny Park always knew what she wanted from a career. She wanted to help people. But it was not until a few years after earning her undergraduate degree that she decided the field of law would offer her the best opportunities to do just that. When Jenny first entered the University of Illinois as an undergrad, it was with the intention of becoming a medical doctor. In 1993, she graduated from the U of I with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Then, she took some time off from school to reassess her career goals. While working as a paralegal during...
Forrest J. Heyman
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Forrest Heyman joined the firm as a summer associate in 2011 and became an associate attorney following his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2012. His areas of practice include business planning, corporate transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Forrest is a locally-raised attorney with an international perspective. Hailing from Paxton, Illinois, Forrest attended Butler University from 2005 to 2008, where he earned a bachelor of science in economics, with honors. Following a semester in Hong Kong, Forrest was named Sigma Nu National Man of the Year and joined The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he...
Brian C. Papo
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Plainfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(815) 436-9410 15124 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Criminal and Family
Northern Illinois University
Harold N. Adams
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Business
University of Illinois College of Law
For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment they will ever make, and naturally, they're nervous about it. They want someone trustworthy to lean on, someone knowledgeable to handle the paperwork, someone well-versed in legal matters to represent them at the closing. They want someone like Harold Adams. With his dual background in finance and law, Harold brings a unique combination of skills to the table. In addition to a solid foundation in residential and commercial real estate transactions, Harold is well-grounded in general business matters, including the foundation of new corporations and partnerships and the...
Matt C. Deering
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate, Business, Communications and IP
Large corporations and small companies alike need sound legal advice from attorneys who understand the demands and dynamics of the business environment. Clients of Meyer Capel will find these skills in Matt C. Deering. A native of Champaign-Urbana and a graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Deering holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He joined the firm in 1994 as a law clerk and became a full-time associate in 1996 and a shareholder on January 1, 2003. In addition to handling general corporate and business law concerns,...
Francis J. Jahn
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Business
University of Illinois College of Law
Since joining the firm in 1970, Francis J. (Jerry) Jahn has been responsible for building and expanding the business practice of Meyer Capel. He served as President of the firm from January 1999 until December 2010. A 1967 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Jerry was winner of the Frederick M. Green Moot Court Competition and the Horner Cup and Waterman Prize for Excellence in Moot Court Competition as a law student. He was also recipient of the Harno Scholarship. Jerry is a member of the Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations. He served on CCBA's board of...
Catherine H. Barbercheck
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 352-3634 1508 W. Park Avenue
P. O. Box 1127
Champaign, IL 61824-1127
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Lewis University College of Law
John H. Elder
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Planning and Estate John H. Elder brings a special degree of experience to the clients of Meyer Capel. John works with his clients to deal with the tax issues of estate planning, but has always realized that this is only one component of the planning process. It is very important that an attorney work with the family members to learn about the needs and personalities of the various individuals and to develop a plan that meets the family goals and objectives. Some of the greatest qualities of an estate planning attorney are compassion, trust, and communication skills and it is only...
Mr. Jeffrey Hays
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
411 W. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate, Business and Immigration
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ward F. McDonald
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Champaign, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Ward F. McDonald brings a wealth of experience in real estate, banking and commercial law to the clients of Meyer Capel. His background includes 13 years as CEO of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., a title insurer with multi-state operations, and 25 years as an attorney in private practice. Over the course of his career, Ward has handled numerous transactions in the $1-100 million range for commercial and residential real estate developments, including sales, acquisitions, refinancing and consolidations. Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of Illinois as well as his Juris...
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