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Anthony J. Madonia

Business Attorney at Des Plaines, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Legal Counsel for Everyday Issues Outside Legal Counsel, Part of the Team. Licenses & Permits Contracts & Agreements Corporate Filings Intellectual Property Mergers & Acquisitions Venture Capital Regulatory & Compliance Financing & Equity An established company needs a trusted legal advisor to assist in managing ongoing issues and growth. When you retain Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd. you acquire a partner focused on your business, your community and your results.

    29 years

  2. Estate planning
    Achieve Your Goals. Realize Your Dreams. Provide For Your Legacy. Defining your legacy and providing for your spouse and family requires thoughtful consideration and planning. Today's families can include several generations, each having different goals and priorities along with needs and wants. A well-structured Estate Plan should reflect your intentions, fulfill your wishes, provide for special circumstances and protect your assets.

    29 years

  3. Tax
    The most simplistic of financial transaction can have considerable tax consequences. Transaction & Transition Planning - When and how to acquire, divest or invest Compliance & Interpretation - Government regulations, industry requirements and tax law Reorganizing & Restructuring - Business entities, transitions, tax implications Estates & Gifts - Before, during and after distributions IRS & Tax Court Representation - When interpretations and documents are in question

    34 years

  4. Probate
    Direction, Navigation and Representation through Estate Settlement.

    9 years


Anthony J. Madonia, Esq., CPA, is the founder and partner of Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd., a premier law firm located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Anthony J. Madonia & Associates has been in business for over 25 years. An Attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Tony focuses on the areas of Estate Planning, Taxation, Wealth Counseling and Administration, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Law.


With a passion for helping clients preserve and protect their assets and interests, Tony helps businesses and the families they support to realize their goals and objectives.  His dual concentration in both legal and tax allows him to provide a broad perspective when planning for growth or transition, especially during times of economic uncertainty.  Tony works to anticipate various situations, structure assets, and related documents to address individual issues and circumstances with appropriate solutions.


Tony has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, a Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He has taught Estates & Trusts and Estate Planning & Drafting as an adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School.  Tony is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Association of Attorney-CPA’s, the Wealth Counsel, the Small Business Advocacy Council and the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors.


Active within the legal profession, Tony is past Chairman of the Asset

Protection Committee of The Chicago Bar Association, is a member of

the Justinian Society of Lawyers and Mentor for the Illinois Supreme

Court – Committee on Professionalism. His community endeavors

include the Planned Giving Committee and Board of Advisers of

Catholic Charities of Chicago; BoardMember and Treasurer for both

Le Ballet Petit and The Safer Foundation; past President of the

Rotary International – Financial District Chapter and former Assistant

District Governor for Rotary International. Tony is a recognized Five

Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional, a frequent guest

speaker and has co-authored five books.



A native Chicagoan, Tony has been married to his wife, Jenny for 30

years.  They have two sons and one daughter.




Specialties & Interests
Estate Planning   Taxation   Wealth Preservation     Business Counsel


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Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd.
2700 S River Road
Suite 115
Des Plaines, IL, 60018

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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I asked Anthony some questions and he helped for free - he did very good research and got back to me with solid data. if you have any project , please reach out o Anthony and see if he can help .
Posted by Karin | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Professional Estate Planning
We were searching for an estate planner in Chicagoland and are so pleased we met Tony and his associates. They gave us great planning tools and took us through an interview process that was very thorough. Our finished plan was impressively thorough but still sets us up to build on it in the future. A huge relief to know we are protected should something unforeseen happen.
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Posted by Linda | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Highest Level of Legal Service Received
The attorneys at Anthony J. Madonna were knowledgeable, professional, respectful, and worked in a timely fashion. They were available for questions by telephone and all emails were responded to promptly. Attention to detail, compassion during a difficult time, and follow up were displayed throughout our meetings. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Name change
Mr. Madonia helped us with our school's non-for-profit group and our name change. His knowledge and care surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Diana | July 16, 2015
5 Stars for Anthony Madonia
My attorney was retiring and he turned me over to Anthony Madonia. Both met with me the first time and we we went over the estate plan which had been done 12 years before. I was happy that at our first meeting both attorneys - the old and the new - met with me and we went over items that needed going over - changes to be made, new laws that were in place 12 years later, etc. At our second meeting, I met with Mr. Madonia. His attention to detail, his explanations - all great. I feel confident with this new legal relationship and feel I am making the correct decision. I like the staff that I met and feel comfortable calling them as well as calling Mr. Madonia. I will recommend him to my friends.
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Posted by Kathleen | June 25, 2015
Estate Planning Recommendation
Tony and his staff were very helpful in updating my mom's Estate Plan, which was over 15 years old. They found several errors made when my father passed away and corrected them so that assets were correctly titled and in order. My mom passed away two years ago. Tony and his staff have been very helpful in answering questions, providing advice and creating the Estate Tax returnsw. They have also helped with leases, etc., for the property that is in the Family Trust. I am a straight-forward, bottom line business owner. Tony and his team have been the same way - straight-forward, knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend his firm to people looking to create, update or manage an Estate Plan.
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Posted by Pam | June 25, 2015
Divorce - Straightforward, got the job done!
Tony was my divorce lawyer, he was understanding and helpful in my time of need. Although my divorce was amicable, there were still many questions that had to be answered and he helped navigate through a difficult time. His staff was knowledgeable and trustworthy.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd.
  • 1995 - Present


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
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  • The Wealth Counsel
  • Member
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  • Small Business Advocacy
  • Member
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  • Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
  • Members
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  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney
  • Five Star Professionals
  • 2014


  • Collaborative Press
  • The Complete Guide to Estate & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Press
  • Being in Business is a Funny Thing - Getting Out is Not!
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Press
  • Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Press
  • Midas Managers: How Every Business They Touch Turns to Gold
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Summer 2014 Conference
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Anthony
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He was once my professor for Estate Planning in law school and event today I often reach out to him for estate planning advise. He is very knowledgable, practical, and professional."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Tony for more than 20 years. I have used him personally for all of my estate planning and income tax filings and we have collaborated on a number of litigation matters for common clients. He always brings something new to the project and is tireless in his efforts on behalf of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tony over the years. He is a wonderful resource and he takes very good care of the clients I refer to him. He has all my confidence and has a great reputation among all of my colleagues. If your issues have anything to do with estate and/or business planning you can't go wrong with Tony Madonia."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse Tony! Working as a young associate in Tony's office, I saw first-hand the high level of dedication Tony has to his clients. He applies his in-depth knowledgeable of the law in the areas of business, tax and estate planning to develop creative solutions for his client's legal needs. In addition to being a talented attorney, he is a dedicated family man and is generous with his time for many charitable causes. I have and will continue to refer people to Tony as I know that they will be in good hands."
Business Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known and worked with Tony for close to 25 years. He has been a valuable confidant and counsel to me on many business issues related to my legal practice, the structure of my law form and in various personal tax matters. He is truly concerned with his client's well being and best interests and is extremely qualified to offer advise on business and tax related matters. I have referred many individuals to him for legal services and he has provided them with outstanding representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Tony with great enthusiasm and without reservation. In 2013, Tony taught my Estates & Trusts class. He taught in the evening after working full-time during the day. He taught us the black-letter law and gave us practical, real-world knowledge so that we could best serve our clients. Tony has 24 years of experience as an attorney and is also a CPA. So, he is even better qualified to serve his clients. Tony is also involved in the community, serving as an officer to and on the boards of several non-profits. I recently started my own law practice in estate planning and real estate. I have already encountered some difficult legal issues. For help, my first thought was and is to contact Tony. Each time I have done so, Tony was pleasant, generous with his time and gave me the right answers. Other professionals have told me they consider him family. I consider Tony a friend and mentor. Again, I endorse Tony with great enthusiasm and without reservation."
Tax Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many of my clients to Tony. He has also represented me. He is an excellent lawyer and a fine human being. Tony really cares about his clients."
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Des Plaines Business Lawyer Anthony J. Madonia
Anthony J. Madonia
Business Attorney
Des Plaines, IL
Licensed for 33 years
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