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Todd William Sivia

Business Attorney at Edwardsville, IL

4.2   5 reviews

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%

    18 years, 300 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%

    18 years, 100 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%

    18 years, 125 cases

  4. Commercial real estate
    10%

    18 years, 30 cases

  5. Elder law
    10%

  6. Personal injury
    10%

    18 years

Founder, Todd W. Sivia, is an attorney at Sivia Law. Todd maintains a significant asset protection practice. He assists his clients in their estate planning and general business needs, including drafting wills and trusts, representing clients in matters such as entity formation and structuring (partnerships, LLC and Corporations, contracts, asset purchases, sales agreements, and probating estates. Learn more about Todd.

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Licensed for 17 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/21/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/10/2022

Contact Todd

Todd Sivia
217 South Main Street
Edwardsville, IL, 62025-1921
Sivia Law
1 Terminal Drive
East Alton, IL, 62024
Todd William Sivia
5205 Hampton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63109
Todd William Sivia
1010 Franklin Street
Carlyle, IL, 62231
Todd William Sivia
912 North Main Street
Brighton, IL, 62012
Sivia Law
7A Park Place
Belleville, IL, 62226
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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Cat | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased.
After four and a half long years our daughters are where they belong with their mothers. Todd did an excellent job answering our insane questions, quelling our fears, and letting us know when things didn't look good. Court date after court date he doggedly wrote motions, filed petitions, requested files. Even more fact gathering and pursuing leads, very thorough work. My wife and I are very happy with Mr. Sivia's work. If services are needed again I will definitely call him first.
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Posted by Richard | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great personal and professional integrity.
I found Todd to be a man of great personal and professional integrity. He was able to organize and coordinate a great number of tasks and responsibilities and establish appropriate priorities in handling them. He was efficient, conscientious and refused to accept less than high quality work from himself. He was professional, took the appropriate time to address my needs and questions and was quick and efficient in resolving my needs. He is a pleasant, sincere and approachable person. I would and have referred him to both my colleagues, clients and family.
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Posted by Ronda | February 24, 2015
A caring attorney
Mr Sivia helped my father in a time of grief after the passing of my mom. He was caring and gave us very good information on "what to do next"!
Posted by Larry | May 9, 2013
Excellent Job on Buy / Sell Agreement
Todd Sivia handled a potentially difficult situation with confidence and obvious experience. My partner and I needed to put together a buy/sell ageement as our business was growing and we needed a plan for succession should something happen to one of us. Mr. Sivia put together an agreement funded by life insurance that satisfied both my partner and me and made sure our business would survive in the event of a death. He's smart, matter of fact and complete.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Censured
Please do your research before u hire a lawyer. What I read in telegraph seems he cares only about money. How sad taking advantage of businesses and individuals.
Response from Todd Sivia March 26, 2022
Thank you for your comment. The article in the newspaper states that I agreed to the Censure and took it very seriously. I publicly apologized for my actions and took responsibility. However, the case and the cause of the Censure was not related to money. It related to representing two individuals for the same purpose of defending them against a Plaintiff. The court actually found that I did not take advantage of the client and the client was not injured by my actions. I hope this better clarifies the article.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Censure with conditions issued in IL, 2021
updated on 05/19/2022

Censure with conditions means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State places conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a reocurrence of the wrongful act. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Sivia Business & Legal Services, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Vice President/Business Coach
  • Midwest Business Institute, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Vice President
  • Midwest Title & Escrow, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lewis & Clark Community College
  • 2005 - 2011
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • AS - Associates in Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Slack vs McDonalds
  • Settlement of over 1 million dollars

Associations

  • Edwardsville Rotary
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Edwardsville Gun Club
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Highland Gun Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Elder Law Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Metro East Landlord's Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • SCORE
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Goshen Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Illinois Public Defender's Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2022
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firms 2017 List
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 20 Small Business Owners in St. Louis Metropolitan Area
  • Small Business Monthly
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2008
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2008
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Art of Successful Business Succession
  • Preparing for Successful Succession
  • 2015
  • Conceal and Carry and Your Business
  • Conceal and Carry and Your Business
  • 2014
  • Granite City Landlords Meeting
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • 2012
  • Metro-East Landloard Assocation
  • Contracts
  • 2012
  • Lavender Law Conference
  • Asset Protection From Partner Liability
  • 2011
  • Lavender Law Conference
  • Real Estate Transactions: Tenant by the Entirety for Civil Unions
  • 2011
  • OurTaxMoney
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • 2009
  • Planning for Your Future
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • SIUE Small Business Development Center
  • Entity Selection
  • 2007
  • Metro-East Real Estate Extravaganza
  • Real Estate Investor Entity Selection
  • 2007
  • Meeting
  • Entity Selection for Landlords
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Business Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd is a wonderful asset to the legal community. He is a great strategist and is always willing to lend an ear to discuss a legal issue. He runs an efficient office and communicates well with his clients. He is not afraid to try matters, represent unpopular positions or vigorously protect the rights of his clients, even if it means he has to work hard to do it. He is willing to turn to others when he needs an outside opinion and has a great team around him to ensure he can present his clients with the most options for their success."
Business Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd and I have worked together on numerous cases. He is a hard worker and cares about his clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Todd on several matters over a period of several years. In each instance, our mutual clients expressed unanimous praise for the professional work and personal touch he brings to the table. I can attest to his genuine concern for the needs of his clients and their families."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a knowledgeable advocate for his clients in asset protection and planning, estate planning, real estate, and civil litigation."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury