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Michelangelo Scafidi

Business Attorney at Norridge, IL

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 37 years
    California - CA 35 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michelangelo

Learn Michelangelo’s areas of practice.

In addition to being a CPA, lawyer and entrepreneur,  Michelangelo is an avid outdoors man and family man.  Michelangelo has completed two 50 plus mile treks in the Rocky Mountains with his children.  


Michelangelo is happy to discuss your legal matters with you.  Over the years Michelangelo has developed an extensive network of lawyers with which he works for matters that are not within his expertise.  Michelangelo is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, California Bar Association, and the Illinois CPA Society.


Michelangelo is also known for his contributions to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council and the shooting sports.


Michelangelo believes in working and playing hard.  If you are looking for a results oriented person then he is your guy.


Michelangelo's personal mantra is:  

Life's and adventure, you have to live it!  


Law Offices of Michelangelo Scafidi, Ltd.
8344 West Lawrence Avenue
Norridge, IL, 60706-3152

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Posted by Don | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Incorporation
Mr. Scafidi was and is superb!! He did everything from "A-to-Z" to incorporate my new business. He is an experienced, comforting presence professionally and personally. He not only accomplished all business incorporation legalities, but also, his human elements greatly assisted me and my spouse; engaging, comforting, reassuring; he is vastly superior to several other attorneys I conferred with - professionally and personally. He treated us like family, not clients. The process of incorporation was detailed, timely, painless, and concluded with several other business-related resources above and beyond the scope of the legal. All that has greatly assisted my business in getting up and running efficiently and effectively. I cannot say enough to attest to Mr. Scafidi's performance on my behalf. I consider him my attorney for life, and I will not conduct anything business related before consulting with Mr. Scafidi ... he is superbly outstanding!!
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Posted by TFL Gun Guy, Inc. | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Incorporation of my small business
Michelangelo helped me file my S-Corp for my new business. He was completely professional and very thorough. He went out of his way to answer all my questions and make me feel at ease and was very reasonably priced. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb service
With the intention of consulting with an attorney about starting a business, I recently contacted Mr. Scafidi via email. He promptly and willingly replied with detailed answers to every question. Given that Michelangelo had offered me far more information than eight other lawyers I had contacted before him, I decided to schedule a face-to-face consultation. Mr. Scafidi presented me with several appointment options to ensure that I would be able to choose a convenient day and time. After meeting Michelangelo, I knew I made the correct choice. Mr. Scafidi greeted me with a smile, introduced himself, and explained his history as both an attorney and business owner. Throughout the meeting, Michelangelo clarified the key differences between business entities by using descriptive examples and also recommended the most suitable option for my business. Ultimately, I determined that Michelangelo Scafidi was the best attorney to handle all of the matters pertaining to my business. Michelangelo filed the necessary paperwork at his earliest convenience and the process was completed in a timely manner. I highly recommend Mr. Scafidi to anyone seeking an attentive attorney that is always available to offer their expertise and services. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Patrick | April 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable Business Attorney
For over a few years, I wanted to start my own business but I did not know where to start. I was referred to Michelangelo. Doing my first consultation meeting with Michelangelo, I was satisfied with how he explained in detail how to setup your own business. Michelangelo helped me start my own business in just a couple of days. He answered all of my questions and gave me advice with my concerns. I highly recommend Michelangelo for attorney services.
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Posted by Kenny | March 24, 2015
Excellent Service!
Mr. Scafidi was extremely helpful and walked me through company incorporation step by step. As this is the first company I have incorporated, there were many areas of uncertainty ranging from which type of company to form, to what type of paper a stock certificate should be printed on. Mr. Scafidi patiently answered my concerns and his open demeanor made me feel like there was no foolish questions. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking advice on starting a business. Thanks again Mr. Scafidi!
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Posted by JoAnne | March 10, 2015
Concealed Carry business
I found Michelangelo to be both knowledgeable and professional when it came to questions regarding my concealed carry business venture. He was never more than a quick phone call or e-mail away for the many questions I had for him. He gave deadlines that were always met, and his fees are very reasonable for an attorney of his caliber and credentials.
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Posted by Charlie | October 9, 2014
Very down to earth, understands and explains things well
Mr. Scafidi is a very good person. He takes the time to explain things to you so you can understand it. He is very up front and doesn't beat around the bush. He tells it like it is, which is a great thing so you are better able to make a decision. I would highly recommend Mr Scafidi to anyone who is looking for a lawyer for personal or business reasons.
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Posted by Haze | October 3, 2014
More than I expected
Michelangelo helped me start my business with an s-corp, but he did much more than that. Being very knowledgeable about the service I wanted to provide, he also provided me guidance and contact information. My experience was extremely positive... As much fun as it was productvie.
Posted by Gordon | September 18, 2014
Great Service
Michelangelo helped me set up my business. He laid out all the paperwork and filed the necessary papers and guided me throughout the whole process.. He was clear, concise and very professional.
Posted by Robert Fairbairn | July 23, 2014
Couldn't be happier with the service provided! Will continue to use him in the future!!
I was referred for Michelangelo by one of my friends who recently acquired his help in getting a business setup. My friend was also referred to him by another one of Michelangelo's previous clients. I feel that speaks volumes for the quality of work that he does for his clients. I have already given out all the cards I had and will continue to refer him to people I know. He is extremely knowledgeable and was willing to answer any questions I had, which is a quality I have not found in many lawyers. Because of that, everything was setup quicker than I had hoped and I was up and running in no time.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2014
Great Service
Great process and very informative with new clients, follow-up was amazing. Michelangelo Scafidi was very professional and trustworthy. I would do business with him again and I refer him on a regular basis.
Posted by Tim | November 14, 2013
Michelangelo Scafidi
In starting a business I needed a lot of direction. I was given many choices and Michelangelo Scafidi listened very well to my needs. I really appreciate the guidance I was given. My business is up and running now and would recommend Michelangelo Scafidi to anyone that needs help. Thanks!
Posted by Dave k | September 12, 2013
great lawyer
Mr Scafidi has done many things for me. Gave great advise, very reactive. I would recommend him and have recommended him many times
Response from Michelangelo Scafidi September 19, 2013
Dave Klempier at is a very skilled and resourceful craftsman.
Posted by James | September 9, 2013
#1 with a bullet
Michelangelo helped get my Firearms training business off the ground and running. He not only helped me incorporate but set me up with things I had not put much thought into. IL FOID waiver for new shooters and how the law applies to training. How to manage my expenses for tax purposes then referred an affordable accountant to me. He is always available to answer my questions. Thanks to his help I am poised and ready to capitalize on Illinois concealed carry laws. He is like a business partner to me.
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Response from Michelangelo Scafidi September 10, 2013
Jim at does a great job at training both certified instructors and civilians for basic , advanced and concealed carry courses. I have known and worked with Jim for many years.
Posted by Jay | September 9, 2013
Business counsel
Michelangelo completed and reviewed numerous documents enabling me to start a new business. He is trustworthy and kept me informed every step of the way. Michelangelo will go out of his way to see that you are provided the best possible service. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Response from Michelangelo Scafidi September 10, 2013
Jay at Concealed Firearm Training in Illinois does a great job at training civilians for basic , advanced and concealed carry courses. I have known and worked with Jay for many years.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2013
Corporate Counsel
Michelangelo has always been very responsive to the needs of our company. Michelangelo's expertise in negotiating leases, financial matters and mineral rights have been instrumental to the success of our company.
Response from Michelangelo Scafidi September 9, 2013
I have been very happy helping AE, Inc. for the past several years and again most recently with their needs. I look forward to working with them in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Asuncion Energy, Inc.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Litigation Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Michelangelo Scafidi, Ltd.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Litigation Lawyer
  • Sullivan Hill
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Federal Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court Judge George P. Kazen
  • 1986 - 1988
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  • Northwestern University School of Medicine
  • Prosthetics-Orthotics
  • 1991
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • DePaul University
  • B. S. in Commerce
  • 1983


  • National Rifle Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • CPA Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who Honoring Executives and Professionals
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Board for Certification in Pedorthics - Carl Riecken
  • 2006
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  • Fra Noi
  • Michelangelo Scafidi - A True Renaissance Man
  • 2007
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Circumventing State Court Orders of Criminal Restitution: A Bankruptcy Loophole, 19 J. Marshall L. Rev. 449
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • National Symposium, Indianapolis, IN
  • Pedorthics: Are you practicing within the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice?
  • 2005
  • National Symposium, Orlando, FL.
  • SCFO's: They are within your Scope of Practice.
  • 2004
  • National Symposium, Nashville, TN.
  • Why should you care State Licensure?
  • 2002
  • National Symposium, Orlando, FL.
  • Policies & Procedures: What every pedorthic practice needs to know.
  • 1999
  • National Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Facility Accreditation: What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Michelangelo
General practice Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelangelo brings a unique combination of highest integrity, highest ability and highest intelligence to his practice. This formidable combination ensures that his clients are getting the best possible representation and the best possible results in any situation."
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Michelangelo based on both my professional and personal dealings with him in the legal community. Michelangelo is a trusted legal advisor to his clients but is also a man of character. He is respected as an attorney and people value his counsel and respond to his leadership."
General practice Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michelangelo Scafidi as a top notch attorney. I have known Michelangelo for more than 10 years. His integrity, follow through and ability to get the point across are second to none. James D. Palmatier"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelangelo is a top notch lawyer, excellent writer, and has the highest integrity. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelangelo for over 20 years as both a colleague working for our firm and as my co-counsel on numerous litigation matters. Michel is a hard working, diligent lawyer with impeccable ethical and professional standards. I would recommend Michel, without exception to any client seeking representation in Michel's field of practice."
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