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Mary E. Vanek

Probate Attorney at Northbrook, IL

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also known as Mary E. Haeger

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 1 year
    Illinois - IL 35 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State FL
    Acquired 2022
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Mary

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Estate and Trust administration

  2. Litigation
    Contested Estate and Trust litigation and beneficiary representation

  3. Estate planning
    Wills and Trusts

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Small Corporate and LLC formation

My mission is to protect my clients' right as benficiaries and help them perform their legal duties as executors and trustees.  I understand that coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we face in life, and I help my clients navigate the complex and confusing estate and trust administration process with compassion and understanding.


Matlin Law Group, P.C.
500 Skokie Blvd Ste 100
Northbrook, IL, 60062-2827

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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Matlin Law Group, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mary E. Vanek, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Kiesler & Berman
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Kovitz Shifrin & Waitzman
  • 1988 - 1992
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  • Valparaiso University
  • B.A.
  • 1984
  • DePaul University
  • J.D.
  • N/A


  • Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 29
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"I highly endorse Mary. In the many years that I have know Mary, she has always demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in her craft. She effectively handles any estate planning issue from large estate tax issues, trust preparation, contested probates and trusts, guardianships, and many other areas of the estate planning practice. I have seen examples of her document. drafting and they are excellent. I have also seen her effectively manage the most difficult of estate planning contested issues. She treats her clients with warmth and compassion and is extremely ethical. I would and do refer clients to her without reservation."
Estate planning

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Northbrook Probate Lawyer Mary E. Vanek
Mary E. Vanek
Probate Attorney
Northbrook, IL
Licensed for 35 years