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Christopher Salvatore Nudo

Trusts Attorney at Elgin, IL

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Christopher Nudo

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    From the simplest Will and general life counceling to the most of complex plans. I work with all the tools. Whether you need a simple will, a living trust or a total family plan, I will taylor the legal work to your needs. Alway looking to pass value to the next generation and avoid taxes. One area of personal conviction is arranging for charitable giving. You can not out give God.

    30 years

  2. Trusts

  3. Commercial real estate

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Starting a new business? Should you be an LLC or a Corporation? How will these choices effect your business. Ask me, I'll help you.

    30 years

  5. Wills and living wills

  6. Power of attorney

My Practice: My primary areas of concentration are estate planning, transactional law, and real estate. I also have extensive experience in business succession, not-for-profit law, and legal issues concerning church ministry.

 I endeavor to practice law in a way that honors my Christian faith. I strive to provide not only the best legal advice, but I also care about my clients on a personal level. My background also includes biblical counseling and financial consulting based on biblical principles. I welcome phone calls from all areas of legal and non-legal concerns and am open to helping those in need when it is possible for me to do so. While my practice is Christ-centered and spiritually-led, I believe diversity provides opportunities for education and growth and as such, work with clients from backgrounds different than my own.

 I believe in transparency and integrity in all aspects of my professional and personal life. While I know that Avvo provides data regarding my professional background, I welcome you to review my profile at the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Should you wish to connect with me on social media, I am active on the following sites:

Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter (links in Contact Info section above)


Over the years, I have honed my skills as an attorney in three distinct areas of concentration: estate planning, transactional law, and real estate. 

Estate planning includes the preparation of wills, trusts, family planning, business succession, and strategies to minimize potential tax liability. 

Transactional law includes the starting, maintaining, selling and purchasing of all types of business entities.  Advising on corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships is part of my representation.

 Real estate includes the buying and selling of residential and commercial property as well as the drafting and review of leases.  


I graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, in the Spring of 1989, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration concentrating in Finance and Marketing.  I then went on to Thomas M. Cooley Law School and received my Juris Doctorate Degree, with Honors, in the area of Sales and Negotiable Instruments, in 1993.


I am a member of Harvest Bible Chapel and attend the Rolling Meadows campus.  I am a supporter of Christian education. My goals are to acknowledge the Lord in everything I do and to use the gifts He has equipped me with to serve Him.

If my approach and background seem to suit your legal needs, please call me at: or e-mail me at: . I’m happy to set up a free, no obligation, telephone or office consultation. After our initial consultation, if I don’t feel I have the experience to best represent you, I will do my best to provide a referral to another attorney whose areas of expertise are better suited to meet your needs.

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Licensed for 29 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Christopher

Nudo & Associates
1250 Larkin Ave, Ste 100
Elgin, IL, 60123
STE 860
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
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  29 customer reviews
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Posted by Angela | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Christopher Nudo helped me obtain my deed and he helped me with the sale of my home! Him and his team were very friendly and professional. He answered all of my questions. He also responds quickly to phone calls and emails! Highly recommend!!
Posted by ROBERT | June 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
We use Chris Nudo for all of our real estate transactions. We find him very professional, responsive, and always provided us high-quality service. I would recommend Chris to anyone in need of legal services. -Robert
Posted by Allen | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advice
My Wife and I hired Chris for our estate planning and we got more than we asked for. His advice was extremely genuine and he tailored all his advice towards our beliefs. We are also thrilled with his assistant Martel who's been so good with communication, answering all of our quick questions and so sweet. They moved promptly and with precision. We'd highly recommend hiring Chris Nudo and team for estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Chris was thoughtful and answered all of our questions. His work was done correctly the first time. It was a pleasure to work with him and his staff.
Posted by MJ | December 7, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Referred to Christopher by another Lawyer
I was referred to Christopher By my primary lawyer on a very specific legal mater of a Trust. Christopher actually picked up the phone when I called him. Christopher actually listened to my legal matter patiently and asked a few questions to clarify. He gave me good legal advice suggested what I might do next and gave me options which is exactly what I was looking for. I would absolutely use Christopher again for timely, sound legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Was extremely helpful and given his honest guidance
Chris has the knowledge and experience dealing with realestate for long time and it shows with his guidance. His feedback was very valuable.
Posted by Kathy | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Chris is easy to work with and extremely trustworthy. He made the process easy and he is reasonably priced.
Posted by Tom | March 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Comprehensive estate plan
Chris did an excellent job on our estate plan. He explained the process in simple terms and was available to answer questions along the way.
Posted by Mark | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Representation At It's Best
Christopher has represented myself and the companies I work with for many years. He has always been extremely diligent and wise in his research and counsel.
Posted by David | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond, Pulled off the impossible!
We hired Chris Nudo as our lawyer for our selling and buying a home process, as many know this process can be quite stressful and take very many different turns along the way, our case was no different, we definitely went for a roller coaster ride on this one. From the beginning Chris was there for us at any point in time, to call text or email with any questions and was very quick in his responses to ensure that we were well informed and in great hands, and up until closing day everything seemed to be going very smoothly. I say seemed to be because on closing day the roller coaster ride began. We were selling a home and buying a home at the same time and in order for us to put our down payment for the new home, the old home needed to sell first. So 9am Saturday morning was suppose to be the closing on the old home, (and 11am the closing on our new home) we had already signed all our papers for it so we didn't need to be present for the sale but Chris was there for us. Then the roller coaster began, the couple buying our house was from another state and their mortgage company was based there as well, they were suppose to send all the proper closing docs the previous night but somehow managed to forget to send them or they got lost in the process somewhere and nobody at that office was in yet, as they are in a different time zone and we couldn't get a hold of them, so the waiting began. Then when they finally opened, the buyers mortgage broker who was suppose to send the docs was gone out of the office on vacation so no one could get a hold of him to find out where the docs had gone, or how we could get them. This ensured that our closing on the new house was going to be affected and pushed back which also caused the people we were buying from, who were suppose to leave for Arizona that day, to be delayed in their efforts as well. We were also planning on moving all our stuff into the new house that day as we had to return the rental truck. It felt like the twilight zone, we didn't know what to do or what was going to happen next and there really wasn't anything we could do, accept wait. Chris proceeded to take us out to lunch and talk to us to try and relieve some of our stress and worry and ensure that he was going to do everything he could to make sure this sale and purchase happened and all the terrible "what ifs" that seemed so likely now weren't going to happen. We then proceeded to go and figure out what we were going to do with our truck full of all our stuff as it seemed the next possibility of us getting our house, at the very best, wasn't going to be until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest and Chris went to work. Chris stayed in contact with us over the next several hours keeping us updated on what was happened and being honest as to the most likely options and results but kept ensuring us that hes doing all he can. He worked from lunch until about 6pm tirelessly trying to make this happen for us even though at this point, being so late, it seemed impossible that it was going to happen that day. To our amazement we received a phone call from Chris around 530pm telling us to meet at the closing office and that the funds from the buyer of our house had finally come through and we have officially sold our old house and bought our new one. We were then able to get our keys for the new house that night! Between Chris, our real estate agent, and the people at the closing office (that Chris had persuaded to keep working even though it was far beyond time to go home) they somehow pulled off a miracle and made it happen for us. Chris Nudo went far above and beyond working tirelessly for us to pull off the impossible and ensure that we were able to get into our new home that Saturday! We are 100% sure that if we hadn't hired Chris we never would have gotten into our new home on that day and possibly the whole thing could have fallen apart.
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Posted by Debbie | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A man of integrity
Chris is our business and personal family lawyer. Chris displays extreme work ethics, integrity, a man above reproach. Chris communicates at an understandable level, simplifying terms. Chris is a true advocate for our company, an integral part of our advisory team, and fortunately I can continue running the business without concern for putting the company in jeopardy because Chris is on retainer. We’ve been in business for many years and finally feel we have a lawyer who will work on our behalf. I never hesitate to run something past Chris because his advice is vital to our success and protection. Just in the last couple of months he has completed a trust on my behalf, is working on leasing agreement terms that are fair to both parties, an employment agreement, sales rep agreement. He has had plenty of opportunity to prove himself and has to the utmost. There have been no surprises after the fact. I highly recommend Chris.
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Posted by Robert | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Chris did a very good job handling my closing
Over all he did a great job in helping me with my real estate purchase. He knows the process and was an expert on it. the only thing he have neglected to cover was itemization of the utilities that I needed to activate. I don't know if it was his part to guide me or if it was my Realtor?
Posted by Craig & Karen | March 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chris was our lawyer for the sale of two residences. He has also helped us in other legal matters. He is very professional and very knowledgeable. Chris is easy to work with, returns calls and messages quickly and does such a great job. We highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Chris to be the attorney on my home purchase. Could not be happier with how professional and efficient he was. Walked us through the whole process and made us feel comfortable. Would highly recommend to other.
Posted by Kyle | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Purchase
My wife and I recently worked with Mr. Nudo to purchase our first home. My parents recommended him because they were very happy with his services in their Estate Planning. We are thankful for their recommendation because Mr. Nudo was great to work with and did an exceptional job. He was organized, thorough, and personable. He kept us in the loop during the process and made us feel comfortable and confident in our purchase. Would recommend without hesitation.
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Posted by Lori | March 13, 2017
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Real Estate
Mr. Nudo helped us close on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. There were some issues with the Title Search that took some time and expertise in resolving. Mr. Nudo was persistent and creative in finding the answers so we could proceed with the sale. He was efficient, informative and friendly during the process of purchasing our new home. He was quick in responding to our questions and always truthful with how things worked and what we needed to do to make the best use of our money and time.
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Posted by George | March 13, 2017
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Great lawyer, even better guy!
I've worked with Chris Nudo for many years. He is a rare find in the world of attorneys. He is not only fantastic lawyer, but he is also a good guy. You can be sure that you are getting the best legal advice and work, while also knowing that you can trust him. I highly recommend hiring Chris Nudo for your business, estate, or real estate transactions. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by John, CFPtm | March 13, 2017
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Estate planning.
I have referred Chris and jointly worked with Chris on the drafting and execution of several clients estate documents. He has provided much expertise in helping clients crystallize their goals and incorporate them into their estate plans. I had him personally handle my father probate estate and was quite satisfied. I highly recommend Chris for estate planning services for both simple and complex matters.
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Posted by Mitul | March 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Actually cares about you
Working with Chris on a recent home purchase was a great experience. He is knowledgeable and works to ensure you are represented well. He is available when you need him and will respond back quickly if you need to leave a message. The best thing is that I now use him for my business needs as well due to the great experience we had with him.
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Posted by David | March 18, 2015
Chris Nudo, a professional team member.
I have only worked with Chris for about two months, but I find him to be a key partner in a team endeavor for a common client. He has been very responsive and communicative through out, and our working relationship has been positive and professional.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bazo Freeman
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sr. Director Planned Giving Ministry and Legal Oversight
  • Harvest Bible Chapel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • DiMonte and Lizak
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Managing Partner
  • Nudo, Poteracki and Associates, PC
  • 1993 - 2006
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Creighton University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Randall Travnick


  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2019
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sunrise Senior Centers
  • Elder Care and Medicaid Planning
  • 2008
  • Parkway Bank and Trust Company
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Christopher
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Nudo has a fantastic reputation in the community. He is friendly, skilled and articulate. When I think about Chris I think about someone that does the right thing and cares. He up-lifts the reputation of all lawyers."
Business Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and easy to work with."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris does a very thorough job. Great to work with!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a man of integrity who produces outstanding work. I have trusted him with my personal matters and fully endorse and recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an impressively energetic and motivated individual. He brings a passion, drive and determination to his work and has experienced great success. Chris approaches his work with the big picture in mind, and knows how to get the job done at a fair price."
Business Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chris is a great example of how an attorney should handle his client's matters. He is honest, ethical, hard working and supportive."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christopher succeeded me as Chair of our Transactional Law Committee. I am delighted with his enthusiasm in that role, and his creative approach to transactional matters. He has an open mind, is a good listener and a quick study."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An extremely bright, solid, well grounded lawyer. I clearly endorse this lawyer's work. I refer clients to Mr. Nudo if it is outside of my specialties."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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