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Attorneys provide superior legal counsel for businesses both large and small

Chicago Attorneys Serving Throughout Illinois

The Clear Legal Choice for Individuals, Businesses, Churches & Non Profits

MacDonald, 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 27 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.

Mediation, Arbitration and ADR – Hiring an attorney to help resolve a legal dispute does not have to be time-consuming or costly. We work hard to resolve your dispute as efficiently as possible, often using negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to keep you out of the courtroom and get you back to concentrating on your life or business without the constant stress of an ongoing legal dispute.

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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    — Liz & Bob M.
  • Alfred Lee from PMHL was our attorney for both an estate settlement and real estate transaction relating to the estate. Fortunately he was referred to us by a brother in law who practices law in a different capacity. What was originally perceived as a daunting task for our family went extremely well - from the initial consultation through filings and then closing we never had any problems at all. The firm did exactly as they said they would do, and did it well. In the end it turned out to be routine - and hassle free - and went so smoothly that we were never surprised by anything, and would hire them again for any legal work we may need....Read more

    — William Foellmer
  • Marc is a wonder, fantastic, intelligent and capable attorney. He has provided my son and myself with so much help and support. He is an asset to anyone that he teams up with....Read more

    — Bill P
  • I have been a Gregory MacDonald client for over a year and a half. Having Gregory MacDonald by my side for legal advice, I feel very comfortable and secure. He always answers my questions no matter how large or small....Read more

    — NC
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