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David Jonathan Wolf

Real estate Attorney at Woodstock, IL

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    I prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents for clients with estates that range in size from $50,000 to $10,000,000. I also help my clients settle the estates of loved ones who have passed away. This includes probating the estate, assisting with the transfer of assets, and preparing a federal estate tax return when necessary.

    30 years

  2. Real estate
    40%
    I represent buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate.

    30 years

  3. Business
    20%
    I help my clients choose the appropriate entity (corporation, LLC, etc.), file the appropriate documents and coordinate with their other advisers. I then assist my corporate clients with many legal issues that arise in connection with their businesses, including drafting and reviewing contracts, leases, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements. Finally, I work with business owners who are buying or selling businesses, representing them throughout the transaction.

    30 years

I have been a licensed attorney since 1994, practicing in the areas of business law, estate planning and real estate. I am a 1986 graduate of Northwestern University, and obtained my law degree in 1994 from the DePaul University College of Law. I have served on the boards of local not-for-profit corporations, was the treasurer of the Woodstock Morning Rotary Club (2005-2007), President of the Woodstock Morning Rotary Club (2008-2009) and was the co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Corporate Law Committee (2002). I live in Hebron with my wife Joanne and many critters -- horses, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.

I believe that it is critical to communicate clearly with my clients. That means that I strive to return phone calls the same day, and communicate with clients using whatever method they prefer. I interact with some of my clients almost exclusively via email. Others prefer phone calls and letters. All of my clients have my cell phone number. Whatever the method of communication, I find that my clients appreciate the fact that I keep them informed of the status of their matters.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Law Office of David J. Wolf, P.C.
244 North Throop Street
Suite 100
Woodstock, IL, 60098

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Becky | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic communicator
David was my real estate lawyer. He was there for me every step of the way. He consistently worked to ensure that my best interest was considered. He communicated clearly and frequently. If it were not for his hard work and diligence, my home closing had all the potential of being unsuccessful as many issues came up along the way. Thank you, David!
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Posted by Kara | July 29, 2015
A True Professional
David is extremely knowledgeable and willing to work through difficult situations. I greatly appreciated his expertise and willingness to work with me. He was able to assist me with placing my condo in a trust, he is knowledgeable in the short sale process, and treats you with respect throughout the entire process. He was very timely in his responses and kept me well informed along the way. I would highly recommend working with David. He is a true professional!
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Posted by Kelly | June 24, 2015
AH-MAZ-ING Lawyer- 5 stars is not enough!!!!
David helped us with a CRAZY short sale. We would have lost if it weren't for him. Our agent did not do well and she almost cost the sale of our home. He swooped in and nailed it! Helped us through the entire thing. He spent HOURS with me; on the phone, in person and email. He went ABOVE and BEYOND what I expected! He is truly amazing, very honest and trustworthy! I have already recommended him multiple times and my sister just closed with him today. I assure you, you use David and you will have a pleasant transaction!!!
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Posted by Rich | February 18, 2015
A lawyer YOU CAN TRUST
Due to circumstances my wife & I needed to find a lawyer that could not only update our Wills, our Health Care & Property Power of Attorneys, but someone we could also trust to act as an Executor & Agent. As a result of extensive Due Diligence, we schedule a meeting with David Wolf to discuss our specific needs. He was a "done-to-earth professional. He never talked down to us. He was through and answered our questions and discussed options we might like to consider. One of those options, as we have no children, was how do we make sure our cats (our kids) were taken care of. The net result is David wrote our new Wills and Power of Attorneys to meet our wishes, and he is named as an Executor and. Agent after both of our deaths. After talking with a number of law firms as part of our Due Diligence process, we found his fees to be more then reasonable. If you have questions or concerns about Estate Planning, Wills or Healthcare or Property Powers of Attorney, & you are looking for a lawyer YOU CAN TRUST, I would make an appointment to chat. That part is free.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2013
You're in good hands with David!
Upon my mother's death, I became the Successor Trustee of her Trust. When I ran into some problems administering this trust, I looked up estate attorneys on Avvo. I chose David to consult with because of the his excellent reviews and very high ratings. I was so impressed with his professionalism, his knowledge and experience in this field, his attention to detail, and probably most importantly to me, his ability to clearly explain how the problems could be taken care of. I felt such a load off my shoulders when I hired David. He worked diligently to get the problem solved and kept me informed every step of the way. I really appreciated the fact that communicating with David was so easy and his responses were so prompt. He stayed on top of things right down to the end. I wish everything in life would be as worry-free as when David was handling the situation.
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Posted by Heather | August 21, 2012
Knowledgeable, great lawyer - highly recommend!
We chose David to be our real estate lawyer based on his other stellar reviews, and he didn't disappoint! He is personable, intelligent, and knows his stuff. He explained everything to us clearly throughout the home-buying process, and made us feel very comfortable as first-time buyers. We would definitely work with him again and highly recommend him as a lawyer!
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Posted by Kristen | August 6, 2012
Assistance in the purchase of a short sale
My husband and I were recommended to David by our real estate agent and could not have been happier. Purchasing a short sale can be very trying but David was very knowledgeable and diligent in helping us to close the deal. His professionalism and expertise had shown right from the beginning. Since this was our first time purchasing a short sale there were a lot of unknowns to us. David was wonderful at making us feel comfortable and explaining things in ways we could better understand. I would absolutely recommend David and will definitely seek his services in the future.
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Posted by Dail | February 8, 2012
The Man!
As a Top Producing Realtor in the McHenry/Lake County areas, Dave has always provided exceptional service to my clients and myself. I can feel confident when my files are in his hands because I know Dave has the work ethic and knowledge to make my clients successful in whatever their goals may be! I would recommend Dave to anyone wanting the best service you can find!
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Posted by Robert & Amanda | February 6, 2012
David Wolf, a legal asset you can count on.
Our family has engaged Mr. Wolf's services on several occasions over the past few years for varied reasons. His professional demeanor along with his legal acumen have gained our respect and belief that he provides the absolute best in representation that is possible. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He is a valued contact for us on many levels and we will continue to seek his counsel in the future.
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Posted by Lisa Haderlein | January 31, 2012
Professional, personable and trustworthy attorney
My husband and I hired David several years ago to draft our wills. We were very happy with the service. David has good attention to detail and explains legal concepts (to our non-legal minds) clearly and patiently. Since then we have hired him to help us with some contract matters, and have always been pleased with his professionalism and clarity of his explanations. On top of his important professional qualities, David is also a nice and personable person who is easy to talk with. We are happy to have found our attorney - someone who can help us with legal matters for years to come.
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Posted by Jim Brown | January 31, 2012
Not only great with the details but awesome at the closing table!
In this tough real estate market having an attorney that is driven by his clients protection and needs is critical. It has been a true blessing to not only use David personally but also have him to refer to my clients and associates. It is rare to find a real estate attorney who is able to excel both at the legal/administrative aspects of the transaction while also exceeding your expectations on the customer service/communication fronts as well. It's a great feeling to watch your clients not only be protected, but also walk away from the closing table with piece of mind in understanding all that they just signed.
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Posted by Christian | January 25, 2012
Business and Personal Attorney
I have known David for a number of years, when I started my business he was there for me. Helping me work through what I needed. When it came time to set up trusts and my families wills again David helped us work through the best pathway to get what we wanted and needed, with no surprises. I hold David in the highest regard and would recommend him to anyone in need of an Attorney.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David J. Wolf, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Woodstock Legal Consultants, Ltd.
  • 2006 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Tenney & Bentley, LLC
  • 2001 - 2006

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Woodstock Morning Rotary Club
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Woodstock Morning Rotary Club
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Corporate Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Writing
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1992

Publications

  • ABA Family Advocate
  • Employee Handbook "Must Haves"
  • 2009
  • ABA Family Advocate
  • Your Choice of Legal Entity
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • An Educational Seminar on Planning for Retirement
  • Is a Will or Trust Necessary for My Situation
  • 2019
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Legal issues for farm start-ups
  • 2015
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Legal issues for farm start-ups
  • 2014
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Legal issues for farm start-ups
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Your Money After Divorce
  • 2013
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Legal issues for farm start-ups
  • 2012
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Choice of entity for small scale farmers
  • 2011
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Choice of entity for small scale farmers
  • 2010
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Choice of entity for small scale farmers
  • 2009
  • Stateline Farm Beginnings
  • Choice of entity for small scale farmers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. My firm has referred several clients to Mr. Wolf for estate planning and each one has been pleased with his work."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have referred to him my own clients, when their legal needs are outside the scope of my practice. Those clients have reported their satisfaction with David's work, and that David was dedicated to their legal objectives."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several friends and family members to David and he has always taken great care of them. Wills and Trusts are an area of the law where you want an expert and as an attorney praciticing in different areas of the law, I trust David with my personal friends and family."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I have had the pleasure of knowing David for the past several years as a fellow attorney in the community and without question, David is a highly skilled attorney who provides excellent legal services to his clients. I recommend him highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David as a fine estate planning colleague. It is refreshing to know that David places communication with his clients high on his priority list. I believe that good communications is one of the marks of both happy clients and a successful attorney. David is a true credit to the legal community!"
Real estate Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I evaluate my peers first on the ability to understand the legal issues and specific questions being asked. Mr. Wolf demonstrates his "diagnostic" abilities consistently, and has a good handle on the areas of law that he provides answers for."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to endorse Atty. Wolf. He gives clear and detailed advice and counsel. He is certainly an asset to any client."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been following David's recent legal work with great interest and believe he provides an excellent resource for those seeking Estate Planning services within the Chicago metropolitan area. His contribution to the local community is also noteworthy."
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