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Practice areas


  1. Banking: 40%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%



Hourly ($335/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy M. Hughes

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer.


    Timothy Hughes Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Brian I Warens

    I have worked with Steve on many matters. He is one of the most intelligent attorneys I know. I am always impressed by his knowledge of many areas of law and incredible attention to detail in all of them. His many years of experience have given him the ability to quickly hone in on issues and identify the likely solutions. I absolutely endorse Steve.


    Brian Warens Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Lavelle Law, Ltd.

501 West Colfax Street
Palatine, IL, 60067


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Harno ScholarUniversity of Illinois College of Law1996
Robert J. Saner Prize in Business AdministrationBradley University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLavelle Law, Ltd.2011 - Present
AssociateWinston & Strawn, LLP1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Corporation and Business Law CommitteeChairman2006 - 2007
University of Illinois Law ReviewAdministrative Editor1995 - 1996
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Lavelle Law WebsiteBanking and Business Monthly, November 20152015
Lavelle Law WebsiteBanking and Business Monthly, October 20152015
University of Illinois Law ReviewI.R.C. Section 6050I and the Attorney-Client Privilege: The Misplaced Emphasis on Incrimination Over Confidentiality1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Bradley UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Good Morning SchaumburgExit Planning for Business Owners2014