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Practice Areas

ESTATE, TAX AND ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING

We assist clients in drafting and preparing wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney for healthcare and property. For maximum estate tax reduction, we use a variety of planning techniques, including bypass trusts, charitable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained trusts, qualifies personal residence trusts and family foundation. Asset protection planning is implemented for our clients by using limited partnerships, limited liability entities and other devices. 

REAL ESTATE

We help our clients ease the agreement process between buyer and seller and make sure all contracts are handled correctly. 

ELDER LAW-VA BENEFITS AND MEDICAID PLANNING

We offer consultation and planning concerning issues confronting the aging person. Our planning allows an elderly family member to enter a nursing home while preserving the family assets. 

PLANNING FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

We are often called upon to assist clients that have disabled children through the use of supplemental needs trusts, guardianships and other planning tools to protect the disabled person and keep his/her governmental assistance in force.

NURSING HOME INJURY LITIGATION

The Nursing Home Care Act of Illinois gives the right to a nursing home resident to recover current and future medical expenses, attorneys' fees and costs of litigation as a result of abuse or neglect by a nursing home.

PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

We offer a comprehensive array of services, from pre-administrative consultation through final accounting and closing of the estate. We offer post mortem tax planning, estate, fiduciary and inheritance tax return preparation. We are often called upon to act as Executor or Trustee for the process of administering a decedent's estate. 

FIDUCIARY SERVICES

We act as a fiduciary for many of our client's trusts. Start the conversation with us!

ADVISING NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS

A myriad of issues confront the not-for-profit corporation today from employment issues to governmental funding concerns. Having acted as a member and President of a local not for profit rehabilitation facility, Bill Wilson adds his practical experience with his legal knowledge of this area of practice.

SMALL BUSINESS FORMATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Today's businesses are often confronted with issues such as appropriate choice of entity, employment matters, state and federal filings, and real estate considerations. We assist businesses from implementing the founder's vision of the business to the orderly succession of ownership.

GUARDIANSHIP

If someone close to you is unable to care for him or herself or oversee matters relating to their property, our probate lawyers can help you establish a guardianship to insure your loved one is cared for and his or her property is looked after in a competent and professional manner.