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John Neil Wood

Business Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Grant Park Legal Advisors, LLC provides comprehensive legal services to start-up ventures, closely-held and midsize businesses in Northern Illinois. We advise on business formation, structure and governance matters, as well as business transactions.

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Grant Park Legal Advisors, LLC provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients from diverse backgrounds throughout Northern Illinois. Our team will take the time to get to know you and customize an estate plan that best suits your needs.

  3. Probate
    20%

  4. Trusts
    20%

  5. Wills and living wills
    20%


Attorney John Wood is an entrepreneur at heart and began his career in the business world in 1984 by taking the Real Estate Brokers Exam in Wisconsin at the age of 18. He continued to pursue his academic studies at Nicolet College until graduation. After completion of his degree at Nicolet, John moved to central Illinois where his family had relocated. He accepted a position in accounts receivable management for Southern Illinois School of Medicine. During his tenure at SIU Medical School, John diligently completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees at University of Illinois, Springfield. Seeking to continue to pursue his academic interests, John studied at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his academic career, receiving a Juris Doctor from DePaul and being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1997. While at DePaul, John discovered a new career path and passion that allowed him to focus on his desire to build a business and provide a meaningful service to his clients.

Location

Grant Park Legal Advisors LLC
307 N. Michigan Ave
Ste 820
Chicago, IL, 60604
Grant Park Legal Advisors LLC
18700 S. Wolf Rd, Suite 250
Mokena, IL, 60448
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Reviews

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Posted by Shekar | January 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jayaraman Law, LLC
John and I have been working with each other now for many years. He's more than just an attorney - he's an expert in a number of fields, and I know that I will always get the most balanced perspective on any matter that I need assistance with. He is fair, conscientious, thorough, and very authentic with his advice and final work product. He goes the extra mile with every single matter - no matter how big or small, and I without reservation endorse him.
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Posted by mark | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
John is very very knowledgeable lawyer, he explains everything very clearly, he has your best interest in mind , and he is very fair in his prices, he's honest ,he will tell you if there is something you can do on your own vs paying a lawyer to do it for you, hes givin me the best advice on things, and has found loop holes that no other lawyer has found for me, I recommend john very highly , if you hire him you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney to Retain
As a client, I have been very pleased with Attorney John Wood’s legal services. After first gaining a full understanding of my issues, he provided recommendations and pertinent details concerning legal processes to me in plain English. I also appreciate that he continued to follow-up with me to ensure that I was always aware of issues or important developments that related to my case. I will not hesitate to retain him as needed in the future.
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Posted by John | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
John did a great job on my estate plan. He made me feel very comfortable working with him. He was very patient and professional. He took the time to answer all my questions and never made me feel rushed. I would use him again if needed. His prices were very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and very helpful
Would highly recommend! Worked with me to help my mother with her needs. Very accommodating. Worked hard to get the records straightened out. Would use him for our requirements if only was licensed in our new state.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-450 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Grant Park Legal Advisors LLC
  • 2018 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The Northern Trust Company V. Walker, Linde, Brown
  • Settled

Associations

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Probate Lawyers in Chicago
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • Best Probate Lawyer in Joliet
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • Top 17 Joliet Probate Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Attorneys 0f 2020
  • Top 100 Magazine
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Modern Land Trust and Estate Planning-CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Divorce Bootcamp-CLE Attended
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse John
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"John and I have been working with each other now for many years. He's more than just an attorney - he's an expert in a number of fields, and I know that I will always get the most balanced perspective on any matter that I need assistance with. He is fair, conscientious, thorough, and very authentic with his advice and final work product. He goes the extra mile with every single matter - no matter how big or small, and I without reservation endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chicago Business Lawyer John Neil Wood
John Neil Wood
Business Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years