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Robert James Varak

Estate planning Attorney at Naperville, IL

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Robert J. Varak is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A, 1993) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1996), where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar. In over a decade as a practicing attorney he has focused on estate planning and business law. Mr. Varak has created plans for estates of all sizes, from the most modest of estates up to and including complex estates with assets valued at millions of dollars. While the primary goal of most of Mr. Varak’s clients is to insure that their children are provided for financially, the plans he implements for his clients include creative tools to assure every parent that the guardianship, educational and other needs of their children are completely addressed while minimizing the costs and expense which may diminish many estates. 

In addition to representing private individuals, Mr. Varak has consulted with nonprofit organizations regarding implementing and optimizing their planned giving programs. He has drafted planned giving policies and advised organizations on everything from marketing to stewardship. 

Mr. Varak also has extensive experience in business law as both a transactional attorney and litigator. He has successfully litigated on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs, and he understands that every deal or lawsuit requires a unique plan suited to the business he represents. Mr. Varak is married and the father of three young daughters.

Specialties: The Illinois Supreme Court rules do not allow attorneys to claim specialization. I do focus my practice on estate planning, living trusts, A-B trusts, QTIP, irrevocable life insurance trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney for health care, land trusts, special needs trusts and related endeavors.

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Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Robert

Law Offices of Robert J. Varak
4824 Snapjack Cir
Naperville, IL, 60564-4330

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Posted by Shelly | January 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and knowledgeable about special needs trusts
We reached out to Robert to set up a special needs trust without knowing much about the process and feeling quite uncomfortable about facing tough decisions. Robert is not only knowledgeable and passionate about estate planning, he also has a knack for personally connecting with his clients. He ushered us through the process and took the time to ensure that we were comfortable with our decisions for which we are most grateful. We highly recommend his law office and strongly encourage people to do their estate planning. We learned so much about the consequences of not having a plan and we feel so much better knowing that we have a plan in place.
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Posted by Alaina | July 30, 2019
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Great for estate planning
Rob was a pleasure to work with. He helped us create an estate plan and it was actually pretty painless. He is extremely knowledgeable and is adept at translating complex legal jargon into understandable concepts. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Lynn | June 23, 2019
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Mrs. Lynn Rivero
Rob was great to work with, he was knowledgeable, proficient and answered all our questions. We were grateful for his expertise in our estate planning, he thought of things we didn't. I highly recommend Rob, he is well versed and your legal needs will be in good hands with Rob as your attorney.

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
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Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert J. Varak
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Russel G. Winick
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Rock, Fusco & Garvey
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Davis, Mannix & McGrath
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Of Counsel
  • Novack & Macey, LLP
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD
  • N/A

Associations

  • Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Dean's Scholar
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1993

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Naperville Estate planning Lawyer Robert James Varak
Robert James Varak
Estate planning Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 26 years
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