PRACTICE AREAS

Wheaton, Illinois, Law Firm

“The law: it has honored us; may we honor it.” Daniel Webster
The attorneys at Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. represent individuals, families, trusts and trustees, estates, business owners, real estate developers, and others who have legal concerns. These concerns include planning for the future of their families, any type of business transaction, employment matters, contract disputes, real estate ownership and development issues, and estate matters. In all areas of practice, our firm seeks to have continuing relationships with our clients. We have been representing many of our clients for almost 30 years, and hope to for another 30 at least! Please contact Rolewick & Gutzke to arrange a consultation about any of the following practice areas.

Wills and Trusts
“The idea is to die young as late as possible.” Ashley Montagu
Our firm has been recognized by others in the legal community for our quality estate planning services. Clients in every facet of life, with any type of family situation, should consult with us to find out how to plan for their demise to assure their loved ones are cared for in the best way possible. Clients receive comprehensive representation from the very first meeting with our firm, and our fees for estate planning work are generally quoted at the time of initial consultation.

Financial and Tax Planning
“He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.” Benjamin Franklin
Our firm helps clients protect property and assets from taxes and from creditors, if necessary. We assist business owners with succession planning as the senior generation nears retirement. If you have complex assets or significant wealth, there are many options available to you, and you should seek the advice of one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We also assist clients with Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements should the situation call for it.

Special Needs Trust
“A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.” Thomas Mann
We help individuals establish trusts for disabled and special needs children or other family members who might need assistance and protection. With the right planning, it is possible to protect a disabled person’s assets and to qualify for government assistance. The goal is usually to obtain as much financial assistance as possible for the disabled person that might be available from outside institutions and government authorities before using family resources, that you would like to protect for special needs.

Probate & Estate Administration
“Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” Truman Capote
Our firm offers a range of probate and estate administration services, from consultations regarding how to handle the basic legal requirements surrounding a person’s death, like filing the Will, to complex litigation due to disputes among the beneficiaries – or alleged beneficiaries. We also handle guardianships for minors and disabled or incompetent adults.

Residential Real Estate
“Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.”  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Our firm strives to provide buyers and sellers with a truly seamless closing process. We routinely review and negotiate contracts, monitor all contract contingencies, prepare titles and deeds, as well as all standard closing documents, and do everything possible to protect the best interests of our clients during the transaction.

Business and Commercial Law
“Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.” Benjamin Franklin
Our firm advises business owners on various on-going aspects of business operations. This includes employment agreements, employee handbooks, employment practice audits, annual reporting, maintenance of business records, purchase and sale of businesses or parts of businesses, and contracts of all types.

Commercial Litigation
“The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.” William Ruckelshaus
We offer assertive representation to clients who encounter disputes over contracts, leases, employment, and other commercial issues. Many of our business clients come to us for assistance with the collection of an amount owing to them – from a customer, or a business partner, or an ex-employee, or a tenant.

Commercial Real Estate
“Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.” Donald Trump
Our firm represents real estate developers, investors, and others in areas such as development, land use, 1031 tax exchange, and litigation regarding those issues.

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our law firm represents people who have been hurt in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, workplace injuries, and more. We are committed to helping you recover damages from pain and suffering, wage loss, job loss, and medical treatments. We also assist the loved ones of those deceased with wrongful death suits.

Contact a lawyer from Rolewick & Gutzke to arrange a consultation.

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