Probate, Estate Planning & Administration | Trust Formation & Administration

  • Adult guardianship and guardianship of a minor
  • Construction, reformation, revocation, and modification of wills and trusts
  • Admissions of wills to probate
  • Administration of the trust- Record keeping and allocation of principal and income
  • Transfer of assets into a trust
  • Trust investments
  • Elder law
  • Income taxation of Trusts
  • Termination of trusts
  • Contested claims again decedents’ estates, guardianship estates, and trusts
  • Will and Trust contests
  • Oral contracts to make wills and joint and mutual/reciprocal wills
  • Administration of Decedents’ estates
  • Marshalling assets
  • Family settlement agreements
  • Representing fiduciaries
  • Estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax background
  • Planning for disposition of closely held business or real estate for production of income
  • Grantor and non-grantor trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts and administration of charitable trusts
  • Annuities and pensions
  • Small estates
  • Nursing home litigation
  • Property held in revocable, irrevocable, and special needs trust
  • Living Wills
  • Issues relating to the Healthcare Surrogate Act

Federal Practice

  • Civil actions under federal jurisdiction

Corporate Law

  • Non tax considerations in selecting the business entity- Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP, corporation, LLC
  • Tax considerations in entity selection- Federal income tax and Illinois income tax
  • Formation of sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations
  • Duties owed to the business entity- Duty of loyalty, duties owed to partners, shareholders, and members
  • Derivative suites, Direct suits, and Special litigation committees
  • Shareholder agreements- Corporate articles and bylaws
  • Voting trusts, voting agreements and irrevocable proxies
  • Stock transfer restrictions and buy-sell provisions
  • Capitalization requirements
  • Dissolution and winding up of the corporation
  • Consolidations, mergers, share exchanges, and asset sales
  • Professional and medical corporations
  • Charitable foundations
  • Professional and Not-for-profit Professional Corporations


  • General trial practice
  • Civil actions in state and federal jurisdiction

Real Estate

  • Recession and reformation of contracts
  • Breach of real estate contracts and specific performance of real estate contracts
  • Suits to quiet title in real estate
  • Possessory actions – Ejectment, forcible entry and detainer
  • Suits to partition interests in real estate- Physical division of property, appraisal with party buyout and sale and division of proceeds in pro rata shares
  • Voluntary and involuntary partition of property
  • Predatory lending practices and legal remedies for mortgage abuse-Truth in lending and home ownership and equity protection acts
  • Defense of mortgage foreclosures
  • Loan commitment litigation
  • Illinois Credit Agreement Act
  • Cooperative, condominium and homeowners’ association litigation
  • Real estate mortgage foreclosure
  • Commercial and residential short sales

Commercial Property Tax Reductions

  • Assessor Complaints in all counties in Illinois
  • Cook County Board of Review Appeals
  • Sate of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board
  • Correcting assessment errors- Obtaining Certificates of Error

Workers' Compensation

All work-related injuries

Personal Injury

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Negligence
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Negligence & FELA
  • Vehicular Negligence
  • Workers’ Compensation

Unclaimed Property

  • Location and recovery of lost inheritances and unclaimed property for people, churches, non-profits, probate estates and several Fortune 500 companies