Wills, Trusts, Probate, & Business Attorneys in Wheaton, Illinois
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C.1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
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Law Firm OverviewRolewick & Gutzke, P.C. was founded by Mr. David Rolewick in 1978 and has served clients in Wheaton and the surrounding Chicago suburbs, including DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County, for almost thirty years. Mr. John Gutzke joined the firm in 1984 and became a principal in 1991. Mr. Justin Karubas recently became an equity partner in the firm. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. has six accomplished attorneys who are active in their communities, members of numerous Bar Associations and committees, authors of numerous legal publications, and speakers at legal seminars. In recognition of their accomplishments, David has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer and both David and John have been named as Leading Lawyers.
Since founding our firm in 1978, our attorneys have been building and maintaining relationships with our clients. We are proud of the fact that we have been counsel to hundreds of businesses and individuals for more than 25 years. By knowing our clients and their needs and goals, we are able to weigh alternatives and recommend courses of action to protect and further their priorities. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. offers a full range of legal services to individuals, families, trusts and trustees, business owners, and real estate developers.
In addition to our attorneys, our legal team includes paralegals and support staff who are integral parts of our firmís success. Under the supervision of experienced attorneys, these members of our team can do many of the basic legal tasks that clients often bring to our office for handling, thus saving the client many dollars in legal fees. Additionally, a paralegal can quickly and accurately respond to a client's questions or discuss the status of a file.
Year this Office was Established: 1978
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., represents individuals, families, business owners, real estate investors, and developers, in a variety of areas including:
- Special Needs Trusts
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 personís 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. In addition to providing parents and other caregivers with peace of mind, a special needs trust can ensure that your loved one will be taken care of financially.
- Wills and Trusts
We have been recognized by others in the legal community for its exemplary estate planning services. Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers as Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. Our firm offers a full range of estate planning services, including wills, every type of trust, powers of attorney, and pre-nuptial agreements. Each of our clients has unique needs and goals; we adjust our services to fit each client accordingly. Extensive experience in wills and trusts provides our firm with flexibility. We are able to listen to the needs of our clients and adjust estate planning tools accordingly.
- Probate and Estate Administration
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. responds to our clients' needs. This means we will be as involved in the probate process as you would like us to be. Some clients need general guidelines about the process; some want our firm to fully handle the final affairs. The personal representative is responsible for actions such as: Gathering documents; Notifying heirs and beneficiaries; Valuation of property and assets; Paying the estate's debts; Preparing federal and state estate tax returns; Distributing assets. We also handle guardianships for minors and disabled or incompetent adults.
- Residential Real Estate
Buying a home is often one of the most exciting times in life. A home is also one of the largest investments a person can make in his or her life. 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. Our attorneys offer comprehensive service to home buyers and sellers during the buy-sell process. We routinely review contracts to ensure our clients' interests are protected and modify contracts when necessary.
- Financial and Tax Planning
Whether your wealth has been accumulated through business ownership, scrupulous saving, or a family inheritance, our firm can offer guidance regarding legal means of tax reduction and prevention. Rolewick & Gutzke seeks continuous relationships with our clients. This relationship allows our firm to understand our clients' needs, goals, concerns, and adjust our tax planning strategies accordingly. Often, the more wealth, property, and assets an individual has, the more complex financial and tax issues become. Our firm has been recognized by our peers for the quality of services we provide. We can discuss with you the advisability of using certain methods to protect your assets.
- Commercial Real Estate
Our firm's representation regarding commercial real estate property includes addressing issues such as land use, zoning, 1031 tax exchanges, and litigation. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. represents developers, property owners, and others during commercial real estate development projects, sales, and acquisitions. Our firm strives to maintain continuing relationships with our clients. These relationships allow our firm to take protective and aggressive actions on our clients' behalf. We also represent clients whose legal issues include: Sale and purchase of commercial property; Commercial real estate closings; Eminent domain; Development agreements; Construction contracts.
- Commercial Litigation
Our firm offers assertive representation to business clients who have encountered disputes over contracts, leases, employment, and other commercial issues. As litigators, we work with clients in an effort to settle issues before a lawsuit is filed. However, if it is determined that litigation is required; we aggressively pursue its completion. We successfully represent business clients in a variety of disputes including: Construction litigation; Contract disputes; Lease agreement disputes; Business dissolution disputes; Employment disputes; Shareholder disputes; Commercial real estate disputes.
- Business Formation
Our firm helps aspiring business owners turn ideas into viable business opportunities. We accomplish this by seeking on-going relationships with our clients, advising clients on a variety of business formation issues, and routinely helping clients throughout the course of their business. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. often takes preventive steps on our clients' behalf to ensure their interests are fully protected. Our firm advises new and aspiring business owners on the legal, financial, and contractual issues related to starting a business.
- Business and Commercial Law
As part of our business and commercial law practice, our firm offers a truly comprehensive approach to meeting the legal needs of business owners. This includes advising business during the growth of a business, reviewing business contracts, and performing employment audits. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. offers a thorough and communicative approach to the needs of business owners. Our firm represents business owners during various on-going business transactions. Whether you are interested in growing your business, selling parts of your business, or revising contracts, our firm can help.
Mr. John Dirk Gutzke
Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning
Mr. Justin J. Karubas
Banking and Finance, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Criminal Law
Mr. David F. Rolewick
Appellate Practice, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Estate Planning
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