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As a practicing attorney, and a founding partner of a law firm that bears my name, I take an especially focused view of serving clients. While certain areas of law can be complex, what matters most in dealing with any legal case is hard work, and meeting the needs of our clients. Before we begin any work, whether in the office, in a meeting, a hearing, or the courtroom, it is imperative that we understand your needs, concerns, and all aspects of your case. I believe that our hard work yields categorical preparedness. For this reason, I, and all of our attorneys, take time to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and review the options available to you. Once we have a course of action, I assure you that you cannot find another attorney who will work harder and be more thorough, on your behalf. These are the traits that make for exceptional lawyering.


I also believe that as a business owner, I have a responsibility to commit to my local community, and participate fully in the events that are important to the residents who live and work here. Lavelle Law always has, and always will be, a willing and active contributor to the overall needs of our local community and the people and organizations that make it so vibrant and successful.


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Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 40%
  2. Tax: 40%
  3. Real Estate: 20%



Hourly ($455/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Steven A. Migala

    Kerry has been a pleasure to work for and with. I am happy to call him my partner. Kerry draws on his wide knowledge of the law gained from over 25 years of experience in providing effective, practical solutions in his areas of practice to our clients.


    Steven Migala Banking Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • James Randall Doerr

    Kerry Lavelle delivers the highest quality legal representation to his clients at a fair cost. He expects the other lawyers at his firm to follow his example. Kerry has over 25 years legal experience to draw from in representing his clients. Kerry has a reputation of excellence within the legal community. He has my endorsement.


    James Doerr DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Lavelle Law Ltd.

501 W Colfax St
Palatine, IL, 60067-2545


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Business Leader of the YearPalatine Chamber of Commerce2014
Spirit of Life AwardSociety for the Preservation of Human Dignity2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLavelle Law, Ltd.1991 - Present
Professor of LawJohn Marshall Law School2003 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationCorporate counseling; Federal tax; Estate planningN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS RepresentationN/A
Business TransactionsN/A
Grocery LawN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationThe Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm2015
Daily Herald Business LedgerA Game Changer in the Delaware Courts2014
Construction Equipment Distribution JournalWhy Every Employer Should Adopt A Social Media Networking Policy2010
I.R.C. SECTION 482Tax Implications for Closely-Held Domestic Business Associations, Virginia Tax Review1989
Criminal Justice Journal, Western State University College of Law, Volume 12, Issue 1Conspiracy in Closely-Held CorporationsN/A
DePaul Business Law Journal, Volume 4, Number 1Drafting Shareholder Agreements for the Closely-Held BusinessN/A
The Practical AccountantThe Legal Aspects of Starting a New BusinessN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
DePaul UniversityEconomics/FinanceMBA - Master of Business Administration1983
North Park College and Theological SeminaryEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paychex SeminarsRepresenting Taxpayers with Extraordinary Tax Problems2015
Eder, Casella & Co. SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2014
CJBS, LLC SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2014
Tighe Kress & Orr SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
The Stapleton Group SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Stout Risius Ross, Inc. SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Michael Silver & Company SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Kipnis, Rosen & Bloom, Ltd. SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Eder, Casella & Co. SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
EC Ortiz & Company SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Brown, Kaplan & Liss LLP SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
BIK SeminarProblematic Taxpayers2013
Tax LawVarious Chambers of CommerceN/A
IRS collection letters, complex audit matters, and detecting, avoiding and defeding potential tax fraud casesIllinois C.P.A. SocietyN/A
IRS Collection IssuesC.P.A. SocietyN/A
How to buy existing businesses/Starting up new businessesHarper CollegeN/A
Federal Tax Practice and ProcedureJohn Marshall Law SchoolN/A