James is a long time resident of Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he lives with... more
James is a long time resident of Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, and the proud father of three sons. James has and continues to be active in many volunteer community activities. James acted as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America Troop 140 out of Buffalo Grove, where each of his three sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. James participated and lead ma... view profile
I handle a wide variety of matters, including commerical and business litigation,... more
I handle a wide variety of matters, including commerical and business litigation, probate litigation, will contests, home healthcare litigation, preliminary and permanent injunctions, administrative hearings, overweight truck citations and permits, commercial lease disputes, general litigation and collection actions, equipment leasing and financing, replevin, detinue, repossession of personal p... view profile
We help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of estate planning, helping... more
We help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of estate planning, helping them avoid paying unnecessary taxes so that more assets pass efficiently to enrich the lives of their loved ones or supporting their favorite causes. We design our plans to be enforceable and clear, with a goal of minimizing one’s heirs from fighting over our client’s legacies. We also support a number of bu... view profile
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly... more
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly rewarding. It is an area of the law that is relatable and has or will affect all of us at some point during our lives."
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.