Rathje & Woodward, LLC

Full-Service Law Firm in Wheaton, Illinois

Rathje & Woodward, LLC

300 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 300

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone(630) 668-8500
Fax (630) 668-9218

Website www.rathjewoodward.com
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Other Offices: Madison, WI  

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Law Firm Overview

Rathje and Woodward LLC in Wheaton, Illinois offers a broad range of legal advice to a diverse clientele. The law firm has been serving the public since 1938. As a result of the firm's longevity, it has built a reputation for high-quality legal advice.

Attorneys at the firm customize their services to meet the needs of the clients. They have the experience and skills necessary to be successful when representing their clients. The amount of knowledge and experience the staff at Rathje and Woodward has allows them to represent each case confidence and to garner favorable outcomes.

Rathje and Woodward LLC continues to represent individuals, businesses and municipalities with strong legal advice. The lawyers at the firm understand what is needed by the communities they serve and provide for those needs. Because of their response to the needs of the community, the law firm has built a reputation for success.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Directors and Officers; Mechanics Lien; Shareholder Disputes; Business Succession; Charitable Giving; Choosing Beneficiaries, Trustees and Executors; Guardianships; Healthcare Powers of Attorney; Powers of Attorney; Misdemeanor; Family Law: (Alienation of Affection; Annulment; Broken Engagements/Breach of Promise to Marry; Child Abduction; Civil Unions; Contribution to College Education; Fathers’ Rights; Guardianship; Joint Parenting Agreements; Modifications; Orders of Protection; Parentage; Post-Decree Modifications; Post-nuptial Agreements; Property Settlements; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDRO”); Qualified Medical Support Orders; Removal, Child Relocation, Parent Relocation); Insurance Recovery; Family Law: (Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Employment Agreements; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Hiring/Firing; Internal Investigation; Non-Compete Agreements; Restrictive Covenants; Retaliatory Discharge.

Areas of Law Description

The attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC have a long history of experience of matters involving:

- Litigation

Our attorneys give clients the confidence they need to prepare for any trial. Each client has unique and special concerns as it relates to their personal and professional needs. We have successfully resolved litigation cases for a variety of legal issues pertaining to: commercial transactions; construction; directors and officers; employment; homeowners’ associations.

- Employment Law

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we believe employment matters are better handled in-house and that prevention is the most cost-effective strategy.

- Homeowners’ Association

Our attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC have extensive backgrounds in real estate, zoning, including business law and will benefit from our knowledge in these areas, as well as our admirable reputation in the community.

- Municipal Law/Local Government Law

Our attorneys have successfully represented villages and other government clients in a wide array of municipal law issues, including astute legal counsel on matters.

- Wills, Trusts and Estates

Whether you need to plan for the financial future of your personal or business affairs, are charged with the administration of an estate, or have a probate issue, the experienced attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC are able to help.

- Criminal Defense

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients who have been accused of committing a state or federal criminal offense.

- Family Law

The attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC understand the concerns many families have when there are family law matters that need to be addressed.

- Real Estate, Land Use and Development

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your real estate, land use and development needs.

- Business, Corporate, Transactional, Tax and Financial Planning

Our lawyers possess the knowledge and experience to assist businesses of every size and in every industry to make crucial decisions and achieve their goals. Our attorneys serve as general counsel to national companies, as well as well-known energy companies, professional services companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, construction companies, utilities and municipalities.

- Business and Corporate

The attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC possess the knowledge and experience to assist businesses of every size and in every industry to make crucial decisions and achieve their goals.

- Tax and Financial Planning

The experienced attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC provide individuals, businesses, trusts and estates with invaluable counseling regarding tax and financial planning matters.

- Intellectual Property

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, our attorneys represent clients for a variety of cases involving intellectual property matters, relating to disputes over: applications to USPTO; audio or visual recordings; books; cease and desist letters; copyrights; DVDs; infringement claims; international protection; licensing; movies; service marks; slogans; software; trade secrets.

- Employment Law

Our firm recognizes the needs of employers and businesses and effectively helps to resolve many of the issues companies face concerning the following matters: At-Will-Employment; Discrimination; Employee Handbooks; Employer/Employee Counseling; Employment Agreements; Harassment; Hiring/Firing; Investigation; Noncompeting Agreements; Overtime.

- Real Estate, Land Use and Development

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we handle a variety of real estate, land use and development concerns, including: commercial real estate; construction law; contracts; easements; economic incentive/redevelopment/tif assistance; eminent domain; landlord/tenant; leases; real estate; real estate tax appeals; subdivision and platting; tax incentive financing (TIF); and zoning and zoning entitlements.

- Wills, Trusts and Estates

Our wills, trusts and estate planning attorneys will help clients with every aspect of: business succession; charitable giving; estate planning; guardianships; healthcare powers of attorney; large estates; powers of attorney; revocable living trusts; special needs trusts; tax planning; testamentary trusts; trusts; and wills.

- Criminal Defense

Rathje & Woodward, LLC represents clients in criminal defense matters, involving: assault; battery; domestic violence; drugs; DUI; felony; juvenile; misdemeanor; murder; and theft/burglary.

- Adoption

At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we help families that are seeking to establish new family bonds through adoption. Our adoption attorneys have more than 35 years of experience with providing legal guidance to individuals and families.

- Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage

The divorce attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC understand the sensitive issues that often arise from the dissolution of marriage or in paternity cases.

- Arbitration and Mediation

Rathje & Woodward, LLC provides exceptional legal counsel to a wide range of local, regional, national and international businesses, throughout Illinois and the world over.

- Banking, Loans and Finance Lawyers

Our attorneys are experienced with handling all banking, loans and finance matters, including: asset backed loans; asset commercial bank lending; asset environmental compliance; asset guarantees; asset letters of credit; asset lines of credit; litigation; asset mezzanine financing; asset private lending; asset project financing; asset promissory notes.


Michael Adams Michael Adams
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation

Kevin Carrara Mr. Kevin M. Carrara
Arbitration, Business Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation

Timothy Elliott Mr. Timothy D. Elliott
Appellate Practice, Insurance, Litigation

R. Terence Kalina Mr. R. Terence Kalina
Business Law, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Litigation

Tracy Kasson Mr. Tracy D. Kasson
Appellate Practice, Litigation, Real Estate

Ann Marie Lampariello-Perez Ms. Ann Marie Lampariello-Perez
Criminal Defense, Family Law, Municipal and State Law

Mark McAndrew Mr. Mark J. McAndrew
Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Business Law, Corporate Law, Employment

Reese Peck Mr. Reese J. Peck
Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Foreclosure, Landlord and Tenant Law

Charles Philbrick Mr. Charles L. Philbrick
Insurance, Litigation

Scott Pointner Mr. Scott E. Pointner
Banking and Finance, Business Law, Corporate Law, Litigation, Municipal and State Law

Emily Shupe Ms. Emily A. Shupe
Appellate Practice, Employment, Insurance, Litigation

Henry Stillwell Mr. Henry S. Stillwell
Business Law, Corporate Law, Homeowners Association, Municipal and State Law, Real Estate

Kaitlyn Anne Wild Ms. Kaitlyn Anne Wild
Business Law, Corporate Law, Litigation

John Worthen Mr. John S. Worthen
Business Law, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Tax Planning

John Zemenak Mr. John R. Zemenak
Appellate Practice, Business Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation



  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State of Illinois Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

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