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Lauren E. Jackson

Real estate Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   57 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    We understand the purchase or sale of real estate is probably the biggest transaction you may ever make. Every situation is unique and it can be a daunting process. This is why having an experienced attorney like Lauren, who specializes in residential real estate, far outweighs any perceived benefit of tackling the process alone.

    19 years

  2. Estate planning
    40%
    Estate Planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate after a person’s death. We understand the ultimate goal of an estate plan is determined by the specific goals of the client and can be a simple or complex situation. At the Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson, our goal is to help you make sense of your current financial situation in relation to transferring your assets to your loved ones in the most cost effective manner possible.

    19 years

  3. Probate
    10%
    The passing of a loved one is an emotionally and challenging process. There are many questions that need to be answered before distributing the estate and that can be a demanding endeavor. Here, at the Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson, we understand the process of estate administration and are focused on helping those faced with the responsibilities and challenges this process presents so that it will go smoothly and successfully.

    19 years

MY UNINTIMIDATING, CARING APPROACH HAS GARNERED ME A RESPECTABLE REPUTATION ALL OVER NORTHERN ILLINOIS. WITH MY DEDICATION FOR EFFICIENT COST EFFECTIVE SERVICES, YOU WILL LEARN THAT WHEN YOU RETAIN MY LAW PRACTICE, YOU WILL HAVE A REACHABLE ATTORNEY WITH YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND.

Lauren Jackson focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate and business succession planning, although her background includes contracts and corporate formations as well. 

Lauren’s unintimidating, caring approach has garnered her a respectable reputation all over Northern Illinois.  With her dedication for efficient cost effective services, you will learn that when you retain Lauren you have a reachable attorney with your best interests in mind. 

Lauren prides herself on quality work over quantity and it has proved to be beneficial to all parties based on positive customer reviews.  Lauren eagerly represents individuals in the buying, selling, or leasing residential and commercial real estate properties as well as assisting individuals in making the transfer of their assets upon their death simpler and easier on their loved ones.

Lauren began her career clerking for Konicek & Dillon in St. Charles, IL assisting the attorneys with research, drafting petitions, motions and orders for the firm’s representation of its clients in insurance defense matters.   Upon graduation from law school, Lauren worked as an associate at Lavelle Law, Ltd. Located in Palatine, IL.  There she obtained experience in many areas of the law including estate planning, business succession planning, probate, collections and a variety of real estate transactions.

Lauren earned her B.A. from Northern Illinois University in 1999 with an emphasis in journalism.  She went on to attend the law program at Northern Illinois University and became licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois in 2003.

Lauren is an active member of the Kane County Bar Association (), the Elgin Downtown Neighborhood Association (?????); Board Member of Chicago Repertory Ballet () and the First Congregational Church of Elgin ().

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2021,2020,2019,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2024 2021 2020 + 3 ...

Location

Lauren E. Jackson
1218 E. Main Street
Suite B
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
The Law Office of Lauren E. Jackson
2205 Point Blvd.
Suite 100
Elgin, IL, 60123
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Frederick Kalvelage | December 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Intelligent and well Practiced Lawyer
I highly Recommend Lauren Jackson. I was dealing with some of the most unscrupulous people in the world and she was like a Beacon of light in stormy waters for weary seamen. Super Intelligent, Professional, Took just the right amount of Time, Incredible Patience and well versed in her Field, If they had a 10 star system, I would give her 12.
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Response from Lauren Jackson December 27, 2019
Thank you for such kind words. It is always great to hear when clients are satisfied.
Posted by Sharon | September 18, 2019
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Sharon Mehr
We recently used attorney Lauren Jackson for estate planning purposes. We were extremely pleased with her services. Lauren listened to our needs, offered prompt responses and clearly possessed great knowledge and expertise in trust/estate planning. We would highly recommend Lauren Jackson.
Posted by Frank | March 7, 2024
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Setting up a Trust
We went to Lauren to set up a trust. She explained everything in the trust and what was in it . It was a simple process and was completed in a timely manner. We highly recommend her .
Posted by Frank | February 15, 2024
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Perfect for our needs
Lauren came highly recommended from friends and family (who also happened to be a lawyer but did not want to use because of too much personally information etc). the initial meeting was informative for both parties in order to understand what we needed as well as to understand from Lauren all the steps needed to complete the process. Lauren executed all the documents then we meet to review and sign. pretty easy actually. She exceeded all expectations.!!
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Posted by Sara | February 3, 2024
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Excellent Estate Attorney!
Lauren is exceptional in her knowledge and execution. She is a pleasure to work with. Organized and very responsive. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson for estate planning needs!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2024
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Client
We were referred to Lauren by many people, including my son who has used her for all of his business and personal transactions. We are beyond pleased she set up our wills, POA, and did our closing on our home. When I contacted her to change a few details she handled it quickly. We highly recommended her and her staff.
Posted by Jennifer | January 17, 2024
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Highly Recommend
Lauren was extremely professional when helping on the closing of our house sale. Lauren had our best interest in mind when the buyers were being unreasonable. Lauren settled everything within our wishes and was very timely.
Posted by Debra | August 30, 2023
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Estate/probate Lawyers
I contacted this Law office to help me after my Dad passed. It had to go thru probate, and both Lauren & Kathleen & the staff are very knowledgeable, helpful & very nice!!!! I would call them and set up an appt for your needs!! They work hard for you!! Would use again!!;)
Posted by Rhonda | August 30, 2023
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Wills and Death documents
Very pleased with all functions of this Law Firm. Started with making a call to the office whereby I spoke initially with Samantha. She was courteous and helpful. I first inquired with several questions and this law firm sent out pricing right away without any commitment. I changed my appointment a few times with ease. When we met with Lauren Jackson in her new office in Elgin off of Randall Road, the building is beautiful and easy to get to with ample parking. She was personable, knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions we had. The whole process was done with ease, with end result of all our Wills and Legal Death documents done, and the price was exactly as they quoted. Highly Recommend!
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Posted by Frank | July 29, 2023
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Review
After extensive research on trying to locate an attorney specializing in trust law. I decided on working with Lauren. My wife and I felt very comfortable, and confident that she would be able to accomplish getting our affairs in order. The process actually went very smoothly. She patiently went thru everything and put us at ease with every step. Very professional. Lauren did an amazing job. Very happy with our decision to work with Lauren. Highly recommend her. Don`t put it off. These matters are far too important to trust to just anybody. Sincerely frank and Audrey
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Posted by Ruth Lehman | March 2, 2023
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Review
Lauren did a great job especially with keeping us posted on what was going on with our sale, she worked well with our agent on how to go forward with the next buyer when the first sale didn't go through.
Posted by Michael | December 25, 2022
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Creating a joint revocable living trust
Lauren was very informative, she was easy to understand and made the process of creating a trust very easy. She answered all of our questions and explained things in terms that we could understand. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Mike | April 20, 2022
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Purchased home remotely
Lauren and her consciousness staff exceeded my expectations! I'm 61 years old and this was one of my best experiences with a lawyer during a home purchase. Knowledgeable and very responsive.
Response from Lauren Jackson April 26, 2022
Thank you for the great review!
Posted by Jocelyn | September 8, 2021
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Closing on home
Lauren's professionalism made my home closing easy and smooth. Great communication and very fast responsive time overall.
Posted by Lawrence | September 8, 2021
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Excellent
My wife and I have worked with Lauren and her team on a home purchase, a home sale, then a trust and wills for both of us. Lauren has always been professional and direct with our needs. She has answered some tough questions and may not have had the answers at the moment but was quick to find accurate solutions. She is wise enough to intervein when I made mistakes and before there were any consequences. Both of my closing went without any issues and this is all during covid as both closings needed to be done remotely. I would advise anyone that is looking for the best consul in trusts or real estate to do your research, talk with many and return to Lauren and her team.
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Posted by Kurt | August 5, 2021
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Lauren Jackson
I have hired Lauren for my last two real estate transactions. She is very professional, knowledgeable, organized, and reliable. She is always quick to respond to questions which is great. Lauren is easy to work with and super nice! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Response from Lauren Jackson August 8, 2021
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Posted by Cody | July 28, 2021
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Amazing!
Absolutely amazing! Lauren and her team are extremely professional and polite. Very responsive and helpful. Being a newer agent, I had a lot of questions, Lauren never once seemed bothered by me haha. I loved working with them and cant wait to do so again. Everything went smooth during our process and kept us all with peace of mind. Highly recommended!!
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Response from Lauren Jackson August 8, 2021
Thank you for the great review and positive feedback!
Posted by Kathy Raymond | July 7, 2021
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Professional, compassionate, thorough
Lauren prepared our Special Needs Trust, with incredible sensitivity to the different dynamics involved. She explained patiently and clearly how each component of the trust functioned and was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had, while offering suggestions for areas we had not considered.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2021
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Will and trust
We recently hired Lauren to draw up our trust. We found her to be highly knowledgeable and very friendly. She responded promptly to all calls and emails. Lauren was very detail oriented and and helpful throughout the entire process. We would definitely recommend Lauren.
Posted by Tom & Sandy | March 27, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Lauren did our estate planning in 2015. When it came time to choose a lawyer for a recent land purchase this year, we contacted her without hesitation. She is extremely professional and found her to be trustworthy, covering every detail and keeping us informed during the process. We are fortunate to have found a lawyer of her caliber and credentials. There is no need to look any further than Lauren for your estate planning and real estate needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Lauren E. Jackson
  • 2007 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • VLK Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2020

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Northern Illinois University, College of Journalism
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Elgin Community College
  • A.A.,
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Student Loan Trust vs Bethke
  • All interest was waived from last payment date and going forward
  • Estate of Robert Domek
  • All assets received by beneficiaries without objection
  • Estate of Robert Grover
  • All assets received by beneficiaries without objection

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2023

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Best Probate Lawyers in Aurora
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Real Estate Lawyers in Elgin
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Best Real Estate Lawyers in Elgin
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Best Real Estate Lawyers in Elgin
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • The Center of Elgin
  • Financial & Estate Planning Retirement Workshop
  • 2018
  • Free financial and estate planning retirement workshop
  • Asset protection in retirement
  • 2017
  • Free Estate Planning and Retirement Workshop
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2017
  • Financial Success through Education Workshop
  • Estate Planning with Asset Protection
  • 2017
  • Asset Protection in Retirement
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Kim's Karate Seminar
  • Estate Plans - What you need to know
  • 2013
  • Real Estate Seminar
  • Real Estate Process - From contract to closing
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren provides a tremendous level of services to all of her clients. I highly recommend her for all estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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