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Since 1981 Denkewalter & Angelo has provided the highest quality legal advice in the areas of Estate Planning, Corporate & Business Entity Planning, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Tax Planning, and Probate Administration.

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Decades of Estate Planning & Other Legal Services

Since 1981, Denkewalter & Angelo has provided legal services in the areas of Estate Planning, Corporate and Business Entity Planning and more. Denkewalter and Angelo has represented thousands of individuals, families, and business throughout the nation

 
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Denkewalter & Angelo provides the highest quality legal advice in the areas of Estate Planning, Corporate, and Business Entity Planning, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Tax Planning, and Probate Administration to clients around the world. Since 1979, our achievements have established us among the best law firms in the state in each of our practice areas and a model law firm in modern-day law practice. Denkewalter and Angelo also represent thousands of individuals and families, as well as hundreds of businesses throughout the nation. 


At Denkewalter & Angelo, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We are focused on ensuring our clients attain their business goals by working with them to overcome any legal challenges that they encounter by delivering deep legal expertise. Our firm strategy is based on long term and personalized planning where we analyze a business or individual in terms of income, assets, structure, growth patterns and goals. Denkewalter and Angelo assist our clients in meeting corporate, professional, and personal needs. Bill Angelo and Kim Denkewalter have lectured in their areas of expertise.


Contact Us for more information about Denkewalter & Angelo or to schedule a free estate planning consultation.

 


About Us


Denkewalter & Angelo was established in 1979 out of the deep passion and desire to usher in new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges faced by our clients. We have earned our reputation as the leading law firm by committing to help our clients achieve their business strategies and by providing outstanding legal services to them. 


Our founding partners, Kim R. Denkewalter and William V. Angelo have a profound wealth of experience in the legal industry in estate planning with multiple recognitions. Denkewalter has practiced widely in the areas of Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Business Planning and has been recognized as one of the top practitioners in his field having been included in “Who’s Who in American Law” while William V. Angelo has broad base of experience in issues regarding Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Tax Law.


Denkewalter & Angelo has established its legal niche in Estate Planning, Corporate, and Business Entity Planning, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Tax Planning, and Probate Administration. Whether you are entering new markets or defending corporate reputation, we are the best at helping our clients go further and succeed. 


Contact Us for more information about Denkewalter & Angelo or to schedule a free estate planning consultation.

 


Practice Area

Estate planning, Wills, and Trusts


Denkewalter & Angelo estate planning service allows you to have control over your assets when you are alive and even after you pass on. We also advise on personal planning matters including residential real estate transactions, planning, and preparation of wills, trust indentures and related estate-planning documents. Denkewalter & Angelo also assists clients with estate and trust administration matters and sophisticated tax planning that involves family limited partnerships, insurance planning and the creation and administration of holding companies.


The range of services include:


•    Drafting and Execution of Revocable Living Trusts
•    Drafting and Execution of Wills
•    Durable Powers of Attorney for Property and Healthcare
•    Minimization of Estate Taxes
•    Wealth Transfer Planning
•    Asset Allocation Issues
•    Drafting and Administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
•    Transferring of Assets to Revocable Living Trusts
•    Special Needs Planning
•    Minor’s Trusts
•    Living Wills

Corporate governance and Business Entity Planning


Corporate governance has become a complex and critical area of focus for companies from corporations, financial services firms to public and limited liability companies. Denkewalter & Angelo routinely gives counsel to boards and board committees, senior management and internal legal and compliance departments to help them be effectively positioned deal with any challenging situations. Our counsel includes:


•    Choice of Business Entity
•    Incorporation
•    Organization of Limited Liability Companies
•    Joint Venture Agreements
•    Registered Agent Services
•    Buy Sell and Stock Redemption Agreements
•    Sale or Purchase of a Business
•    Employment Contracts
•    Confidentiality/Non-solicitation Agreements
•    Executive Compensation Agreements

Asset Protection Planning


Asset protection is an important element of estate planning. At Denkewalter & Angelo, we have the expertise and experience to protect your assets from issues such as creditors, lawsuit judgments, business failure, disability, bankruptcy, and divorce. Our asset protection planning is aimed at advising our clients on legal, regulatory and tax matters to explore ways to protect your wealth and your legacy.


We are regularly engaged in asset protection planning which involves:


•    Protection of Assets from Third Party Creditors and Claims
•    Protection of Assets from Spousal Claims

Real Estate Planning


Whether you are purchasing or selling real estate property you need an experienced planning and real estate attorney who will help guide you to make the right decisions that best fit your circumstances. Denkewalter & Angelo have immense experience in real estate planning and we will offer high-quality, affordable and friendly legal assistance in:


•            Residential Contract Review and Closings
•            Commercial Contract Review and Closings
•            Lease Preparation
•            Zoning
•            Subdivisions
•            Annexation Agreements
•            Land Trusts
•            1031 Exchanges

Tax Representation


Denkewalter & Angelo provides highly effective and solution-oriented tax counsel and legal representation to our clients countrywide. With some of our attorneys former IRS employees, we have a strategic advantage when dealing with the complex tax matters of government agencies, which helps us provide holistic and invaluable counsel on IRS policies and procedures. We ensure you have sound legal advice on:


•            Tax Audits
•            IRS Representation
•            IRS Dispute Resolution
•            Tax Fraud Defense
•            Prospectus Review and Evaluation Prior to Investing
•            Holding Title to Properties in the Most Tax
•            Advantageous Way

Probate Administration and Litigation


Probate can be a complicated and confusing process when family members are trying to come to terms with the loss while facing the prospect of dealing with their loved one's estate. Denkewalter & Angelo are experienced in addressing all probate administration and litigation issues so you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. Whether there are disputes or fraud allegations, we will employ our litigation experience to help resolve your dispute in an efficient and timely manner.
We will assist you in handling:


•            Supervised Independent Administration of   Decedent’s Estate
•            Will and Trust Contests
•            Guardianship for Minors
•            Guardianship for Disabled Persons
•            Creditors’ Claims
•            Contested Probate Litigation Matters.


Contact Us for more information about Denkewalter & Angelo or to schedule a free estate planning consultation.

Experience in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law

Mr. Denkewalter has practiced widely in the areas of Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Business Planning, and has been recognized as one of the top practitioners in his field. Mr. Angelo has a broad base of experience in issues regarding Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Tax Law, both as an advocate for businesses, and in his roles in the Internal Revenue Service.

 

When you work with Denkewalter & Angelo, you’re working with experts in Estate Planning, Corporate/Business Entity Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Real Estate Planning, Tax Representation, Probate Administration and Litigation.

Not Just Estate Planning

At Denkewalter & Angelo, we emphasize long-term personalized planning. This means that we analyze businesses and individuals on multiple levels to help them meet their corporate, professional, and personal needs.

...You, Your Family, or Your Business

Corporate & Business Entity Planning
Asset Protection Planning
Probate Adminstration & Litigation
Tax Representation
Real Estate
Planning

The Services We Provide at D A Law

COVID-19 UPDATE

As you know, on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Governor Pritzker extended the issued Executive Order directing all Illinois residents to stay at home until April 30, 2020. The Order also limits travel and restricts the operation of many businesses.

 

While the Order does affect the operation of certain businesses, law firms still qualify as an “essential business.”. This means that we are still able to assist you with your trust, estate, guardianship, probate, real estate, business planning and related legal matters. As this does temporarily limit and/or delay some of our capabilities we are striving for the least amount of interruption as possible.

 

For the safety of our employees and our clients, our office is currently operating with a limited number of onsite staff members, while the remainder of our employees are working remotely. In order to appropriately serve your needs, with the least amount of delay we are offering conference calls and videoconferencing. This applies to new clients looking to retain services, as well as our existing clientele.

 

Estate planning

During these unprecedented times, we understand that some of you may be concerned about how you will be able to execute the Trusts and ancillary documents we have already prepared. Please be advised that we have the capability to assist you in executing estate planning documents virtually. Prior to the extension of the stay at home order on March 26, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-14, which provides for remote witnessing and notarizing of estate planning and other documents using audio-video communication. We are ready and able to finalize and implement your estate plan, remotely, with the help of our attorneys and staff. Alternatively, we can offer curb side service for the execution of your documents or if you are able to provide your own witnesses and a notary at home (these individuals cannot be related to otherwise named in the documents) we can assist you remotely to execute yourselves.

 

Courts

The courts are not hearing probate matters at this time and any open matters will need to be heard when the stay at home order is lifted and the courts reopen.  Deeds cannot be recorded in person, at this time, however they can still be mailed and/or e-filed.

 

Real Estate

Tile companies remain open at this time and most have implemented drive up closings in an effort that creates a safe way for the community to continue the process of buying and selling of property.

 

Corporations/ LLCs

Online services still exist to assist in the formation and renewal of Corporate and Limited Liability Companies. We thank you for your continued confidence in our firm and we remain committed to serving you.

 

We appreciate your patience, as we navigate a new way to serve our clients. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to schedule a call of any type, please contact us directly at 847-583-2244 or feel free to use the “contact us” tab to send an email. More importantly, please keep yourselves and your families safe and well.