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Play Introduction VideoPlay Introduction VideoMacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. was founded on the principle that to be successful, an estate planning or business lawyer must provide not only knowledgeable legal counsel, but also provide personal service and attention. Our experience achieving positive results makes us a clear choice for individuals and businesses in and around Hoffman Estates or Des Plaines needing cost-sensitive solutions. From planning, writing and updating estate plans like trusts and wills, to helping both for profit and non profit organizations with insurance and employment law matters, we offer legal counsel that effectively addresses the issues at hand and protects our clients in the future.

Our lawyers work to build strong partnerships with their clients. For over 55 years, we have committed ourselves to learning about the challenges, circumstances and goals of the businesses and individuals that come to us. We provide solutions based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of the law, with the client’s best interest in mind.

Business Law, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning & More

While we cannot guarantee the outcome of any case, our team of lawyers can guarantee that you will be satisfied with our unrivaled, unparalleled and principled legal services and reasonable fees. If we fail to reasonably satisfy any client with the work we perform, that client may receive up to a full refund of legal fees – our attorneys are that confident and dedicated to your legal needs. This guarantee applies to all services except litigation, mediation and arbitration, and contested probate matters.

We strive to provide high-quality legal work and services in the areas that matter most to our business, corporate and consumer clients. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to:

Business and Corporate Law – We help people select the right type of entity for their business, whether corporation, partnership or LLC, and perform all the necessary steps to organize their business as a legal entity in the state of Illinois. We assist with ongoing corporate governance and provide assistance with all legal matters for the life of the business, from negotiating business transactions to resolving business legal disputes, to matters of business succession or dissolution.

Church and Not-for-Profit Law – We provide advice and assistance from entity selection and formation to governance and daily operations, with special insight and focus on the business and legal issues unique to churches and other not-for-profit organizations, including tax-exempt status issues and child protection.

Commercial Real Estate – With over 35 years of experience dealing with issues in Chicago’s commercial real estate market, our attorneys are prepared to handle any complex purchase and sale transaction, lease negotiation, banking or financing matter, zoning issue, and more. A great deal rides on a commercial real estate transaction. We provide the advice and assistance necessary to see your deal through from inception to closing with efficiency and a successful result.

Construction Law – Our construction lawyers represent buyers, sellers, home builders, home owners, contractors, architects and others involved in residential and commercial construction projects in Hoffman Estates, Des Plaines and surrounding areas. We understand what is at stake in construction projects and how every minute of delay equals dollars out of somebody’s pocket. From bid and contract reviews to the resolution of disputes, we work to resolve your construction legal matter efficiently and effectively.

Employment Law – It is safe to say that the world of employment relationships can be complicated. Counseling employers is the primary focus of our employment attorney at MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. We have tenaciously represented both sides of the employment relationship in a variety of forums including negotiation as well as mediation and arbitration.

Estate Planning – Our clients frequently have business interests and complex assets that require thoughtful and creative estate planning. We take the time to get to know your needs and goals and craft the right set of wills, trusts, advance directives and powers of attorney to make sure you are properly taken care of during your lifetime, and that your estate is handled according to your wishes after you are gone. Choosing to skip estate planning is simply not an option. Call MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. to get started creating, reviewing or revising your estate plan.

Insurance Law – Insurance policies are notoriously some of the most complicated and complex legal contracts in existence. Our experience serving clients in a broad range of insurance lines enables us to help consumer and business policyholders interpret and understand their policies and coverage options, and adequately represent them in coverage disputes and claim denials or instances of insurance bad faith.

Litigation & Mediation – When disputes arise that cannot be resolved without formal legal intervention, MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. has the courtroom skills and experience to provide strong, effective advocacy to resolve any type of civil matter at mediation, trial or appeal. Our lawyers are familiar with the full range of business disputes across many fields, including breach of contract, business torts, employment disputes, corporate litigation, construction law, real estate and more.

Probate & Trust Administration – Settling an estate and giving effect to wills and trusts requires knowledge and experience in a wide variety of areas, along with dedication and commitment to completing tasks with a high degree of skill, efficiency, and ethical standards. The attorneys at MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. are thoroughly familiar with Illinois estate planning, probate and estate administration laws, and work diligently to see the estate through the proper administration efficiently and successfully.

Residential Real Estate – For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment they will make during their lifetime. So much time and effort goes into finding that perfect home, yet so much can go wrong at any point during a real estate transaction that the deal never seems complete right up to the very moment of closing. Our real estate attorneys are with you every step of the way making sure all legal issues are addressed and dealt with properly, including home inspection, title searches and clearance, obtaining financing, and representation at closing. We also represent home owners in mortgage and foreclosure defense litigation when needed.

Firm Distinctives

In today’s legal market, one faces nearly endless options when selecting a law firm. Excellent service is a hallmark of MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. We strive to honor, understand and serve our clients in all our interactions. We begin by offering a Client Bill of Rights that clearly states what you can expect when working with our firm.

It is our goal to meet or exceed expectations. We hope to build lasting partnerships with businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations that place their trust in us. As we conclude the legal matter at hand, we ask our clients to complete a satisfaction survey. The feedback we receive from the survey helps us refine our client service structure. Our client testimonials show our unmatched dedication and service to our clients.

Ask Experienced Lawyers About Your Legal Needs

MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. is a full-service business and litigation law firm with offices in Hoffman Estates and Des Plaines. We represent clients in many different practice areas and are confident that a business attorney or estate planning lawyer at our firm will provide quality legal representation.

We believe that our legal counsel will maximize your position and minimize any risks you might incur. You deserve the best counsel and service. Contact our Hoffman Estates & Des Plaines lawyers for a consultation and discover the difference a commitment to client service can make.

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TestimonialsWhat Clients Are Saying
Neil Geitner patiently guided us through the onerous task of drawing up our trust and will documents.

He listened carefully to our wishes and translated them into the legalese necessary for avoiding probate and assuring that our children will have... Read More

P.C.
We hired Attorney Andrew Smith for a case and he is by far one of the best attorney I've ever worked with.

Gave the attention we needed, made sure that we understood the process and was very accommodating. I would... Read More

N.T.
The entire professional and office staff were a pleasure to work with.

Neal was extremely patient in answering the questions I had re: my estate planning. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in walking me thru the entire procedure. His... Read More

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