BUSINESS LAW/TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS
The firm provides a full range of corporate and general business legal services required by its business clients, including but not limited to Contracts and transactional matters.
The firm’s practice includes organization, financing, merger, acquisition, reorganization, and dissolution of corporations and LLC’s Our services include counseling clients in the daily operation of their business enterprises, as well as with regard to ownership succession and transfer, disputes between management and shareholders, expansion and contraction of the business, and compensation matters.
ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
Tatooles Law maintains a complete estate planning practice, from the preparation of the basic types of wills and trusts to highly sophisticated tax-oriented estate plans. The latter frequently involve the creation of foundations and of other charitable interests, asset planning, and various types of property transfers and rearrangements. We are also actively involved in the administration of trusts, decedent’s estates, and estates of incompetents, representing both corporate and individual fiduciaries. In addition, we have substantial experience in various aspects of post-mortem tax planning and in the representation of parties to will and estate contests.
The firm’s practice includes representation of clients in all areas of Family Law, such as Dissolution of Marriage, child custody and support, paternity, adoption and name changes.
Our firm has had extensive experience in drafting and enforcing various types of security agreements, real estate mortgages, financing instruments, equipment leases, and other specialized financing arrangements.
The firm’s litigation is engaged in a broad-based commercial practice, handling disputes of virtually all types. The firm has won complex cases for its clients at the pre-trial motion stage, at trial before both judges and juries, and also on appeal. The litigators understand that litigation is not an end in itself, and that the burdens which litigation imposes on the client must not be disproportionate to the likely result. Toward that end, the firm’s goal is not only to solve problems, but also to counsel clients to structure their affairs to avoid those problems in the future.
The firm also engages in litigation and client support for personal injury actions, including settlement negotiations with insurance companies and aggressive representation in court when necessary.
REAL ESTATE LAW
We represent clients with respect to their real estate acquisitions, sales, exchanges, leases, and sale-leaseback transactions. The firm has worked on special real estate problems arising from syndications, rehabilitations, and condominium matters, including conversions and condominium association representation. We also represent our clients in mechanics’ lien matters, foreclosures, and the negotiation and enforcement of architects and construction contracts of all types. The firm also has experience in annexation, land development, eminent domain, and zoning matters.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
We represent clients for DUI (driving under the influence) in areas throughout northern Illinois. Our law office works with individuals of all ages who have been charged with DUI. It doesn’t matter if you were caught and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol as a minor; we work with the individual and the family in need of supportive DUI defense representation.
John A. Tatooles & Associates is a full service firm with lawyers who have experience in the broad array of legal problems faced everyday in both business and personal relationships.