Practice Areas

Chicago Estate Planning, Probate, Tax and Corporate Attorneys

The areas of law that we focus on at John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC involve those issues that most affect the bottom line for individuals, businesses, and families: the protection and preservation of your assets. Drawing upon our more than 30 years of experience as an estate planning attorneys, tax lawyers, and certified public accountants, our clients can feel confident that their legal matters are being handled with diligence and competence.

Contact our Chicago area law office to schedule a consultation with our office and one of our skilled Chicago estate planning, probate, tax or corporate lawyers.

Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning

Appropriate estate planning is customized specifically for the individual or couple. Whether your goal is simply to pass along a family home, to minimize estate taxes if you have significant assets, or to leave a charitable legacy, the Chicago estate planning lawyers at John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC can help. We can also help you execute other estate planning tools to ensure your wishes are carried out, such as statutory powers of attorney.

While trusts are initially more expensive, they are powerful estate planning tools that can meet a variety of goals both during life and after death. A living trust may save you money in the long run.

Probate Services and Estate and Trust Administration

Our probate attorneys assist executors, administrators, and trustees to ensure that the process of probating an estate or administering a trust goes smoothly and is completed properly, including handling all tax issues involved.

Probate and Trust Litigation

There are often disputes involving a decedent's property after death. Our attorneys are experienced in the intricacies of disputed estates and trusts and represent fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and creditors in contested matters throughout the Chicago area. Whether the dispute revolves around breach of fiduciary duty claims , alleged lack of capacity or undue influence, issues, or recovering disputed property for an estate or individual, our attorneys will work hard so that you achieve the best possible outcome.

Estate and Trust Tax Return Preparation and Advice

There are a myriad of tax issues involved with the death of an individual and not all probate attorneys are familiar with them. Often there are opportunities to implement strategies that will reduce the tax burden on the beneficiaries of an estate. Fiduciaries can be forced to confront difficult tax questions involving hard to value or illiquid assets. Our attorneys can assist fiduciaries with all tax matters after death including the preparing and filing of estate tax returns,, fiduciary, and final individual income taxes.

Tax Preparation Tax Preparation

At John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC, we assist individuals and businesses with federal and state income tax returns, as well as gift tax returns. We also advise clients on tax planning to reduce next year's potential tax bite.

We have an exceptionally capable and experienced staff of attorneys and paraprofessionals for income tax preparation. Attorney John Pembroke is a certified public accountant and has over 30 years experience as a tax attorney and is well versed in the preparation of individual, estate, trust, and corporate returns. Paralegal Cindy Del Medico is a business professor at a local community college and was a bank examiner for nine years. You will find our team thoroughly prepared to help you understand any new tax laws that may affect your return.

Residential Real Estate Closings

The most important goal in any real estate transaction is ensuring that the title to the property is transferred without any encumbrances from the previous owner. At the law office of John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC, we work to ensure a smooth closing process and clear title on your new home purchase.

Through Pembroke Financial Services, you have access to our 30 plus years of experience as tax lawyers and certified public accountants. We manage our clients' investments diligently and personalize investment strategies to best meet our clients' needs and goals.

Comprehensive Business Law

The business lawyers at John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC can take your business from the planning stages to business success and growth with business planning services, transactional legal services, general corporate law counsel, and commercial litigation services.

Contact Our Park Ridge Probate Lawyers Today

We invite you to contact our dedicated team to schedule a consultation about your legal needs today.