Being a successful attorney requires dedication, diligence, creativity, knowledge,... more
Being a successful attorney requires dedication, diligence, creativity, knowledge, and, most of all, the ability to communicate effectively. As an attorney, and in accordance with the general philosophy of Lavelle Law, I am committed to not only acting as a competent advocate for my clients, but also keeping my clients aware of and involved in every step of the legal process.
As a practicing attorney, and a founding partner of a law firm that bears my name, I... more
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... view profile
Jim was born in Chicago and raised in Mount Prospect, Illinois, where he graduated... more
Jim was born in Chicago and raised in Mount Prospect, Illinois, where he graduated from Prospect High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at The University Of Illinois-Urbana in 1979, and then obtained his C.P.A. Certificate in 1980. In 1984, he earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Jim is a long time resident of Palatine, Illinois, where he lives wi... view profile
I concentrate my practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration,... more
I concentrate my practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, corporate transactional work, succession planning, and real estate.I have been involved in estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, business succession planning, the administration of complex estates, resolving IRS disputes regarding contested estates and discounts, and the formation of ... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.