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simon law group llc
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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David was our attorney for the closing on the sale of our house. There were several hiccups along the way, including at the 11th hour, but he was always very responsive, professional, and helpful. This was a stressful process and his calm manner was reassuring.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Paula B.
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She is helping me purchase my first home. She is doing an amazing job listening to us and giving advice and is very knowledgeable about real estate law so I feel comfortable with her.

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby D.
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Amazing service! I will admit I was a bit skeptical since his fees are only $100 to be an attorney for a sale of a home, but he came through 100%. He handled everything for me while I was out of state. I had no worries. Any questions I had he answered expeditiously!!! Definitely recommend Frank for anyone looking for a no nonsense attorney.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine B.
Verified review

Mr. Rada responded very quickly to my estate needs. He was professional and very nice and easy to work with.

Lufrano Law, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
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Christoper was veryour efficient in explaining complex terms and conditions in the contractual agreement. He was also in touch with us through the whole process. To top that, he is available 24/7 for further inquiries as needed.

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Pinzur, Cohen & Kerr, Ltd.
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Andy M.
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An attorney that definitely works for you. Bob is hands down worth every dollar charged. I was astonished by his meticulous work ethic, he works to make sure you are not overcharged even if you missed something trust me, Bob will find it. This is my second closing, my first attorney, I heard from for the first time at the closing. I heard from Bob at a minimum two times per week, sometimes just to let me know how things are processing. I highly recommended attorney Pinzur for you realtor or legal matters.

Kiswani Law, P.C.
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne D.
Verified review

Mervate is a compassionate and skilled attorney in her field and takes the time to listen to her clients. I look forward to Mervate winning my Divorce and Custody case.

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Hammal M.
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Kyle is one of the best lawyer we have experienced. We consider him as our family lawyer for all the matters. Thank you Kyle.

APEX LAW GROUP, P.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
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Cortne is amazing! She's very thorough and responds to all of my questions. She fast in replying to emails and writing reports. She makes the process smooth and pleasant. I recommend her to anyone buying a home and looking for a real estate attorney.

The Siwek Law Office, Ltd.
4.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Keith K.
Verified review

Without Mr.siwek myself and my family would have never been able to make it through this 2year court case that we did not think could have been so difficult. Wit Mr. Siwek on our side it was as pleasant a process as he could possibly make it answering countless questions at any time we had one, do yourself a favor and have this man help you as he has helped us.

Lisa A. Copland, P.C.
3.8
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana M.
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Lisa is an amazing attorney! She is responsive, professional, knows the law and how to help her clients get what they need. And above and beyond that - she is wonderful to work with!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Serafin M.
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Grace was wonderful as my closing attorney. She was responsive, informative and I felt she always had my best interests at heart. Everyone involved in the closing said she was a pleasure. She will be my go to attorney for any future real estate dealings. I highly recommend Grace.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elbert J.
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Very nice and honest lawyer. He is a real expert. Highly recommended

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug G.
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Jeffrey is currently working with me on a case and has been extremely responsive and helpful. I look forward to updating my review once the work has been completed.

Emmett Financial Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
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Initial interview was very good - Bob knows what he is talking about, and I will use his guidance for my situation.

Rivera & Associates
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Luz A.
Verified review

I hired Mr. Gil for Real Estate representation and now he is my head attorney for everything. I like his professionalism and interpersonal skills. He has a vast experience in several branches of law and good reputation. Best of all reasonable fees. I highly recommend Attorney Rivera.

  • 63 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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He is helping me with my real estate legal issues in Joliet, IL I hope to sell the house in early March. Robert Greenly

Holden-Ellis & Associates
5.0
from 1 review
    Chevy P.
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    I retained Attorney Holden-Ellis for my divorce years ago. She was always very professional and made sure I understood everything along the way. Over three years later, I was able to reach out for consultation and paperwork. Not only was this doneat no expense, she was very concerned.

    Infinity Strategic Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Carlas G.
      Verified review

      The Infinity Strategic Group worked as the selling attorney for a property my client purchased.. This law firm was very responsive, knowledgeable, and took the time to ensure my client knew every step of the process. I will be referring their services to future clients.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      Larry brings a broad range of commercial and residential real estate experience to his clients in DuPage County and Chicagoland. Larry is a licensed practicing attorney, focusing on commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. as Of Counsel, Larry operated his own firm in Wheaton. He prides himself on his accessibility to his clients and his ability to work closely with them to achieve their goals.

      About

      We are a full-service estate planning law firm located in Naperville, Illinois, serving clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Since 1995, our firm has been dedicated to representing clients in setting up wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We also handle trust administration, probate and guardianship needs of our clients. We attribute much of our success to our understanding that we are in a service industry. Our philosophy stems from the belief that our clients deserve personal attention, ethical treatment and exceptional representation. When the time comes to make legal decisions that will affect your future, you can rely on us.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

      If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

      • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
      • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
      • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
      • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
      • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
      • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
      • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

      What does a real estate lawyer do?

      A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

      What kind of lawyer does wills?

      No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

      Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

      • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
      • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
      • Have an ownership stake in a business
      • Expect someone to contest your will
      • Want to disinherit your spouse

      How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

      Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

      How much does it cost to have a living will?

      Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

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