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Howard M Lang

Estate planning Attorney at Libertyville, IL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 50 years
    Arizona - AZ 48 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1974
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1975
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Howard

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Howard has practiced law in the private sector for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Estate & Business Law Group, P.C., and has dedicated his practice to designing estate and succession plans for individuals, families, and businesses. Howard has received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell which represents recognition by his peers for legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. He is active in local and statewide Bar Associations.

In addition to practicing law in the private sector, Howard served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for Illinois, Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook and Lake Counties, IL, and as a Hearing Officer for the Illinois Pollution Control Board. 

Howard served on active duty as an enlisted airman (Staff Sgt.) and officer (Captain) in the United States Air Force from 1967-1971, and retired as a Captain in the United States Navy JAG Corps. Howard’s work in the community has included service as an elected school board member in the position of Vice President and membership on several village committees and boards. He currently serves as President of the Village of Libertyville Foundation and recently co-organized a public charity, Military Outreach USA, where he is a director and officer.


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Estate & Business Law Group, P.C.
700 Florsheim Drive, Suite 11
Libertyville, IL, 60048-5000
Howard M Lang
700 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL, 60048-5000
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Posted by Judy | August 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
After the death of my husband, my financial advisor recommended Howard to me. We attended an introductory informational meeting together and decided he was very knowledgeable and I found him very congenial as well. He helped me get all my assets into a trust, made sure my daughter who is my Power of Attorney was thoroughly instructed about her responsibilities, and provides the opportunity for an annual review to make sure everything is in order. I would recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Joe and Sandy | December 3, 2017
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Trust, Wills and Ira Preservations
In 2005 Howard Lang and his legal team put together our trust and will. Everything was done thoroughly and very well organized. We continue to meet with him each year for updating any necessary changes in the laws or for ourselves. Also, he has wonderful seminars throughout the year for his clients and has met with our children and us to explain important subjects. In 2012 we also added an IRA Preservation Trust. We couldn’t be more pleased and confident that our estate has been handled professionally and all is in order.
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Posted by Dennis | November 18, 2017
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Estate Planning Advisor
Mr. Lang has consistently demonstrated his professional knowledge and experience over a relationship with us of 20 years. He is very well organized and thorough in all of his work with us. His office staff is well trained and efficient as well as being very client-friendly. Mr. Lang melds a strong legal base with his sincere concern about how our estate planning affects the human aspects of our relationships with beneficiaries, executors, and those with power of attorney over specific parts of our plan. Over the years we have referred family and friends to his practice with, what they say, are excellent results. Mr. Lang has also represented us successfully in an outside estate settlement dispute. We now, and in the past, have always recommended Mr. Lang's practice.
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Posted by Jean | November 16, 2017
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Thanks for keeping my family together!
Howard's attention to the unique family circumstances has given me the peace of mind to know that my family will be in harmony after my passing. I know if changes in my circumstances or in the law occur, Howard will address my estate planning needs pro-actively through my membership in his Annual Maintenance Program.


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Estate & Business Law Group
  • 1979 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Michigan State Law School
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Trial/ Defense Counsel
  • U. S. Navy Active Duty
  • 1984 - 2017


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967


  • Military Outreach USA
  • Founding Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
  • Founding Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois/Wisconsin Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative Resources
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1993 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Completion Award
  • Trial of Advocacy
  • 1988


  • Journal of Practical Estate Planning
  • Family Business Governance, Transition and Transformation: Gaining a Competitive Advantage
  • 2005
  • Unknown
  • Your Life Your Legacy
  • 2003
  • Esperti Peterson Institute Contributory Series
  • IRAs, Hot Topics and Recent Developments in the IRA/Qualified Plan Distribution Arena: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
  • 2000
  • Esperti Peterson Institute Contributory Series
  • Generations: Planning Your Legacy
  • 1999
  • Esperti Peterson Institute Contributory Series
  • Legacy: Plan, Protect and Preserve Your Estate
  • 1996
  • Esperti Peterson Institute Contributory Series
  • Conspectus Current
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is the absolute best. I've known him professionally for over 20 years. He is a very capable, very careful lawyer. The entire focus of his practice is Estate & Business Planning and Estate Administration. He is very patient with his clients, is able to explain complicated things in a way that they can easily understand. He has over 35 years' experience, and has my highest personal recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"Howard is a thoughtful and caring attorney who works hard to design estate plans that are tailored to meet his clients' needs. He is smart and knowledgeable and I recommend him highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Howard for over 12 years, and we have worked on many matters together. Howard is a thoughtful, yet practical, attorney who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and probate, and elder law."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Howard for over fifteen years and as a founding member of EPICOR. I have come to admire his legal skills and practicality in solving problems."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard is one of the most, inovative, resourceful and knowledgeable lawyers you will have the chance to work with. His entire practice has been designed to make the client feel comfortable while being the center of focus for the entire firm. When you have an estate planning issue, you can be assured Howard will find the right result for you. I have known Howard for the past 15 years through both state and national organizations, and I have personally seen and worked with his office and staff. I highly recommend Howard for any estate planning matters."
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Libertyville Estate planning Lawyer Howard M Lang
Howard M Lang
Estate planning Attorney
Libertyville, IL
Licensed for 50 years