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Michael Alan Goldberg

Probate Attorney at Libertyville, IL

5.0   12 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    17%

    11 years, 50 cases

  2. Probate
    17%

    11 years, 25 cases

  3. Trusts
    17%

    11 years, 50 cases

  4. Wills and living wills
    17%

    11 years, 50 cases

  5. Guardianship
    16%

    11 years, 10 cases

  6. Real estate
    16%

    11 years, 125 cases

I am a lifelong Chicagoland resident with a passion for helping families plan their estates so their loved ones are cared for upon their passing. I utilize wills, trusts, powers of attorney for property and healthcare, with the goal of both ensuring that assets pass to your intended loved ones and to make sure that the right people are acting on your behalf if you are unable to make decisions.

I am licensed to practice in Illinois and primarily work in Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Kendall County. I am also licensed for the Federal Bar of the Northern District of Illinois.

I offer a no charge, no strings attached initial consultation for estate planning.  We can formulate an estate plan that meets your needs without breaking the bank. If you recognize that you need estate planning (and everyone does!) then do not hesitate to give me a call.

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Michael

Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC
350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL, 60048
Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC
223 N. IL. Rt. 21
Suite 14
Gurnee, IL, 60031
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Posted by Nate | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Estate planning attorney
Michael Goldberg is fantastic estate planning attorney. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and detail-oriented. He really looks out for your best interests. I recommend his services because of his experience and reliability. Thanks Michael!
Posted by Robert | December 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He Combines Compassion With Competence
I gladly write this review of my experience with Michael Goldberg. He was very kind, attentive and extraordinarily helpful throughout the long, arduous and painful months it took my daughter and I to settle the estate of my wife who died of cancer in July, 2017. His guidance and counsel were instrumental in helping us make the right decisions.
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Posted by Andy | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike Goldberg makes life easier!
As Mike Goldberg said to us, he helps people "tie up loose ends while they can still make a knot." My wife and I are expecting a baby in a few months and wanted to get a will and trust set up before the baby's arrival. Mike was thoroughly helpful and diligent in helping us protect the well-being of our future child, mitigate our tax liability, and make life easier for our whole family in the event of our untimely demise. Also worth mentioning, Mike's fee was disclosed upfront. We did not get a surprise invoice later with some random billable hours. We knew exactly how much we were going to spend with Mike before any of the work began. To me, this made the whole experience easier and more productive. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by Sheryl | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Michael did a great job stepping me through my options of doing a will of a trust. He let me know the differences so I felt confident in the choice I made. He made the whole process very easy.
Posted by Amy | March 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and thoughtful service for first home (condo unit) purchase
I'm so grateful that Michael was my attorney for my condo purchase. As a first-time homebuyer, there was a lot I didn't know about how the process worked and what to expect. Michael was helpful in terms of keeping me updated on what was happening and what was reasonable to expect of the seller and seller's attorney, including negotiations with the seller about repairs; what the building's condominium association needed from me, what to expect from them, and whether the HOA had any special assessments, lawsuits, or other notable circumstances; setting up the actual closing; and everything else that came up from the time my offer was accepted, all the way up to (and after) closing on the sale. At the closing, he explained what each document I was signing was, and he was thorough and patient answering my questions. Having Michael as my attorney for this purchase really offered exceptional peace of mind; his knowledge and guidance helped me to feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.
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Posted by Robert | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We hired Michael Goldberg as our lawyer for the purchase of our home. He was knowledgeable,diligent and efficient. I now recommend him to all my family and friends.
Posted by Patricia | September 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Michael delivered as he promised. Today I received a Fedex from my lender and my 50K principle was forgiven. If you're in financial difficulties with your home mortgage make an appointment to see Michael Goldberg.
Posted by Phuong | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! He had our back.
Mike is a great attorney. We were selling a property and ran into some delays with the buyers. Mike kept us informed of our options throughout the process and was quick to respond to our needs. When we did close, he handled everything for us. Overall, we felt like he had our backs, and made the transaction far more pleasant.
Posted by Monica | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING Service!
Mr. Goldberg was our attorney during negotiations with our second mortgage lender. He has been great to work with, very professional,quick to respond to any question that we had. Mr. Goldberg was there for us every step of the way, keeping us updated and hopeful. Michael has gone far and above what we had expected or ever received from any other attorney in the past. Our second mortgage lien was released without us paying a penny. We couldn't be happier! Thank you Michael!
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Posted by william | February 5, 2015
Successful Modification
I needed to secure a mortgage modification and explore any other options available. I had tried once on my own and failed but was ultimately successful in obtaining the modification due to the efforts of Mr. Goldberg and his staff. They were very diligent and persistent in working with the mortgage company and were successful in achieving the goal.
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Posted by Drew | December 11, 2014
Very responsive and well informed
Michael was the attorney for my wife and I during our purchase for our first home. From the moment we started working with him he was always very polite and well informed. We had a few issues that had to be ironed out with the sellers after the home inspection. Michael kept us very well informed of all our options and always responded promptly to any questions or concerns we had. While we were negotiating compensation for the issues revealed by the home inspection, Michael was in constant contact with the Sellers attorney, our agent and us. My wife and I never felt uncomfortable or ill-equipped to make a decision and that was due Michael.
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Posted by Laurie | December 10, 2014
FIVE STARS ALL AROUND!
We were referred to The Rogers Law Group by a relative. We faced a daunting situation and felt lost when we entered the Rogers Law Group. Michael was our attorney and he gave us all the facts up front and took front and center of the situation all the way to the end. He was extremely knowledgeable and honest. He did not tiptoe around the truth of a matter ever. Giving detailed facts and answers always. He always presented both best and worst case scenarios. He was able to get back to us extremely fast with whatever questions we may have had. He truly was on OUR side and did all he could to defend our situation. We feel he went even above and beyond ALL the time and we'd recommend this lawyer to anyone. We would go back to them in an instant if we ever needed legal services again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Matlin Law Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lakelaw
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Rogers Law Group, NFP
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney Intern
  • The 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Beloit College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • U.S. Bank N.A. v. Filipovic, 2015 IL App (2d)

Associations

  • Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Excellence Award in Wills and Trusts
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2010

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Networking International
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael for all of your estate planning needs. He has done a fine job for my clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Michael is passionate about the work that he does and about helping his clients get the best result possible in usually unfortunate circumstances. I always recommend potential clients to Michael for estate and probate matters."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael and I worked together on more than one matter and I can say, without a doubt, that Michael is an incredibly professional attorney with a sharp legal mind."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was on opposing sides of a real estate transaction and throughout the entire process attorney Goldberg was professional and a strong advocate for his client."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a top notch legal mind. I would not hesitate to trust him with advise on managing an estate."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Michael for a short time, but have confidence in his abilities as an attorney. Any Estate/Trust matters I come across, I will refer to Michael. He has demonstrated genuine concern for his clients and the capacity to resolve any issues that come his way."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a very careful and skilled estate planning attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a complex case to him. I endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My connection with Michael goes all the way back to law school as we were in the same class. He has always been helpful for me to refer clients to and is always accommodating when I have a specific question that is in his area of practice."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael and I went to high school together and were introduced through a mutual friend a number of years back, after we had both begun our legal careers. Since meeting Michael, with his vast legal knowledge base and consistent display of diligence, intelligence and compassion, he has served as a trusted estate planning/administration referral source who I can comfortably and confidently send any of my current and former clients to for advice and or representation. For all of the above reasons, I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Mike for a number of years. He is kind, caring, and very knowledgeable about real estate and foreclosure matters."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enjoyed working with Michael on several matters. He is hard working, smart, a good lawyer, and a nice person too!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have the opportunity and pleasure to know Mike for several years now, and I have found his work ethic, desire, and zeal to help his clients to be exemplary in all aspects of his practice. He genuinely likes clients and has a strong desire to help them to the best of his ability, and he is honest and fair in his dealings with them. His skill set has developed rapidly since he and his knowledge base has increased dramatically since he became a lawyer. I have no doubts or qualms about his abilities, and if he believes he can help someone, I know they will get the help they need."
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Libertyville Probate Lawyer Michael Alan Goldberg
Michael Alan Goldberg
Probate Attorney
Libertyville, IL
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation