Practice Areas

APPELLATE LAW
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The Law Group has experienced appellate advocates who have successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate District Courts and Federal District Courts.

BANKING AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
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The Law Group represents banks in foreclosure and collection matters, as well as with operational issues as they present.

CIVIL LITIGATION
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The Law Group represents its clients in all types of civil litigation. This can involve the State, municipalities, banks, corporations or individuals. When necessary, these cases are taken all the way to trial by judge or jury, and even to appeals courts if required to achieve the desired result.

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW
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The Law Group advises its clients on the appropriate business organization considering tax, liability and administrative issues.

The Law Group represents corporations (S and C), professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures and other form of business associations. Business clients are also counseled on applicable governance, administration, record maintenance, compliance and their fiduciary responsibilities.

CRIMINAL LAW
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The Law Group represents clients who have been charged with a crime. This representation includes drug charges, aggravated battery, DUI, and revocation of probation proceedings. Motions to suppress evidence or statements made are often brought on behalf of clients charged with an offense.

DEBTOR/CREDITOR RELATIONS
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The Law Group works with both creditors and debtors to resolve their debt issues at any stage, from the first signs of trouble to representation in bankruptcy court.

ESTATES AND ESTATE PLANNING
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The Law Group advises individuals, families and fiduciaries (individual and corporate) on a wide variety of estate and trust administration issues. Firm attorneys have significant experience in creating basic to complex wills, trusts and other gift, asset transfer and estate planning devices, and in handling matters in court, whether routine probate proceedings or complex litigation involving estate contests or trust matters. Get more information on probate.

For many the initial appointment for estate planning purposes can be overwhelming. We’ve provided information here that will help you prepare for the appointment.

We have also prepared a checklist to assist you in gathering details regarding the assets to be inventoried for the purpose of a decedent’s estate tax.  This page also explains the manner in which income and expenses of the decedent are to be handled and accounted for. Read more about Initial Working Conference Scheduled for Administration of Decedent’s Estate.

FAMILY LAW
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The Law Group represents clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce (dissolution of marriage) proceedings, maintenance (spousal support), child support, child custody, and division of assets and liabilities. This practice also includes adoption proceedings, termination of parental rights, paternity matters, juvenile dependency and child neglect actions, and orders of protection.

REAL ESTATE LAW
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The Law Group represents landowners, developers, farmers, lenders, landlords and contractors in all types and phases of real estate transactions and disputes, including §1031 tax-deferred exchanges and reverse §1031 exchanges.

TAXATION AND TAX LITIGATION
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The Law Group advises businesses and individuals on federal, state and local tax law, liability, strategy and regulation. Clients of the Group include C-corporations, S-corporations, professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, disregarded entities, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, non-profit organizations, estates and trusts. The Law Group regularly handles IRS Appeals and has taken cases to the U. S. Tax Court and has successfully sought tax refunds in the U. S. District Court.

TITLE INSURANCE
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The Law Group provides title insurance services at the request of its clients, lenders and realtors. Read more about title insurance.