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It was a pleasure to work with you and we are very happy with the results. Your paralegal, Ann Birriel, was very pleasant and patient explaining the myriad forms and processes involved in the transaction. Her assistance was gratefully received. – Mr. P

Exemplary service and counsel. – M.A. & N

We were extremely satisfied and impressed with the entire process, knowledge, explanation, and attention. – Mr. & Mrs. J

Very informative. Everything explained clearly. This was my first time going through this process. All my questions were answered with patience and understandable information. – Ms. F

Satisfied and prompt services. – Mr. Y

Thorough, friendly service. Very responsive to all needs and requests. – Mr. & Mrs. L

The team was very professional and prompt. – Mr. K

Excellent legal services. – Mr. M

Excellent consideration to the client’s needs. – Mr. B

Explanation was thorough, always tried to make me feel at ease, great experience. – Mr. Y

Everyone at PMHL has treated us with professionalism and quality. – Mr. F

Knowledgeable, prompt, friendly, honest services. All I asked for and more. – Ms. D

Thank you for excellent service. – Mr. P

I typically do not write reviews but I felt compelled to share our experience with Alfred Lee who assisted my husband and I will our estate planning late this year. We came to Al through a program benefit my employer offers, AARG Legal. They recommended 5 or 6 attorneys and law firms that participated in the program. I chose Alfred Lee and his firm after looking into his background and education and also with the help of a friend of the family that is an attorney. We could not be more pleased with the service we received from Al and his staff. We have been extremely careful with Covid and social distancing and Al was able to set up sessions for us via Zoom and take care of the entire process virtually. He also took the process of selecting a trust vs a will to an elementary level for us that was easy to understand and very detailed. He was able to answer all of our questions. He was prompt and on time for all of our appointments and made himself available to us whenever we needed a question answered. His staff, specifically Denise Jackowski and Brian Bentrup stepped in as we were wrapping up all the details and documents to complete our trust. They also were responsive and knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They made what we thought was going to be the most tedious part of the process very easy and it was a pleasure to work with them as well. Lastly, we felt that the expense to complete this trust was well within line of other firms we looked at and fair. They delivered a finished binder to us that will be easy for us and others to reference and utilize when needed to either be executed or reviewed. If you want to work with an ethical, knowledgeable and personable attorney, Al is your guy. We feel fortunate to have found him. He made a difficult emotional process easy to navigate. THANK YOU AL! – 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. – William Foellmer

The Des Plaines and Hoffman Estates lawyers at MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. pride themselves in their commitment to client service and client satisfaction. Below are testimonials from satisfied clients.

You are all so great – we love working with you! – JM

[W]e are truly blessed and know that God has our back in this world. And it is such a relief to know that PM&H, Ltd. has our back in the world of law. Thank you. – JM

You guys are great. I am secure in the knowledge my business has been completely covered! – KW

You all are simply wonderful to deal with! I recommend others to you as often as I can. – DV

We feel you are a very honest firm to do business with. Thank you. – CK

I cycled through four law firms during my first ten years in business before I found [PM&H, Ltd.]. I have been so glad to have found a firm, now, of such competence, high levels of service, and integrity. Give one other example of someone who actually looks forward to working with his attorneys! I love working with [PM&H, Ltd.]. You have increased my four companies’ success and made my life so much easier in the process. Thank you! – MO

Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Tempia A. Courts

Great customer service. Very professional. – DA & JA

Off the scale satisfied. – KB

Tempia is so personable. I love working with her. – LF

I had an experience where I needed advice on a business issue. I called Tempia Courts and wasn’t able to reach her, I believe it was a weekend! To my surprise, Tempia Courts returned my call and helped me with my issue; she even called back after to give me some other suggestions, which she didn’t have to do! Needless to say, but the suggestions that she gave helped me considerably, and I was able to use that information for a few other jobs that came my way. Thank you very much! – Anonymous

Tempia has always been very thorough, responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with! – MG

Tempia is a pleasure to deal with. She is very knowledgeable, clear and thorough. She was a huge help in submitting my WBE application that was approved! I am a very satisfied customer! – MG

Tempia dealt with my lack of knowledge in a very professional manner. I appreciate her help. –TP

We have been very happy with our experiences. As new small business owners, your guidance was crucial in helping us establish our corporation and have confidence that we have everything covered. Friendly knowledgeable staff that made us feel welcome! – CS

Tempia was great, timely/professional… They understand non-profit law providing very professional service in a responsive way with HEART. – EL

You are all very professional… and we feel like our backs are always covered – which is a huge comfort for us. – DW

All services provided have been consistently professional and personable. – MP

Takes very good care of all my business and personal needs. – JU

Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Alfred S. Lee

Alfred Lee and staff are genuinely caring, responsive, honest, open and transparent. – Mr. & Mrs. B

We needed prodding. Al could have pushed the process more quickly with deadlines. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Al! –  Mr. & Mrs.

Al was fantastic! Ann went above and beyond to assist. Great team! –Mr. & Mrs. W

Al Lee – Thorough, easily understood, value for the service and friendly, comfortable staff. – RL

Al gave excellent advice and service – EG

Knowledgeable, efficient and approachable. Would recommend others use Al Lee. – BS

We used Al Lee to prepare Trusts for us in 2005 and again this year to update the Trusts. Very satisfied with the services provided. – Mr. & Mrs. W

Al has been incredibly helpful in helping us navigate our wills and trusts documents as it’s a bit complicated. As a non-legal person, the whole concept is hard to understand. Al was professional and knowledgeable. – Mr. & Mrs. P.

We thought Al was great at explaining everything. He made the complicated details seem easy. We also appreciated his flexibility in scheduling meetings. Overall great to work with. – Mr. & Mrs. M

Mr. Lee managed our Estate Planning process and assembled a complete package of Wills and Trusts for our family. Mr. Lee took the time to understand our unique family situation and identified several areas that required attention that we were uanware of. Mr. Lee is very knowledgeable and made the process very easy and fast. Costs were discussed upfront and were very reasonable. The quality of the end product was metibulous, on very straighforward package with all the documents, as well as a thumb drive with digital versions. We enjoy a great peace of knowing that should something happen to my wife and I our family has clear and efficient instructions of what to do. Thank-you Al Lee for an excellent experience in preparing the inevitable. – Mr. & Mrs. W.

Responsive to specific objectives. Listens well. Very professional. Pleasure to work with. – BF

Al is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to clearly explain thing. Very easy to work with. – JN

Al was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. As we have been working with Trust for several years, he explained the new laws that ultimately affect out completed Estate documents. Thank-you Al! – Mr. & Mrs. C

Overall quality of work was good. Timeliness lagged on a couple of occasions due to staff changes. I greatly value the integrity of the leaders at PMHL and the willingness to integrate Faith issues in planning. – Mr. & Mrs. R

Great experience. Many options were presented and our questions were answered. More recommendations for decision making companies in case of the inability to make decisions due to health or mental illness (outside of our relatives) – Mr. & Mrs. H.

Alfred is both professional & personable. He has made the process truly enjoyable while providing excellent counsel and guidance. We have been very satisfied with the experience and would recommend his service to family and friends. – CJL

My wife just passed away and Al was knowledgeable, caring and very professional. He made a difficult situation very comfortable. – RB

Totally satisfied, professional informative and total value added. Legal advice second to none. – JB

Alfred Lee was pleasant to work with as well as knowledgeable and patient. – AP

Alfred was very ethical. Everything explained well with our families best interests at heart. – TSR

Very professional experience. Al Lee was very thorough & helpful in redoing our Trusts. – LS

Professional, convenient and easy to understand the process. – M & E

Al was very knowledgeable about the law involving Trust and Estate matters and made complex issues easy to understand. He used examples very well to illustrate potential pitfalls. I have already recommended Al to others. – DL

Working with Al was a great experience – JM

Overall, very positive experience. It took a lot longer than I expected. People were courteous and Al was patient in explaining the legal phases. Al has great people skills and he is a good listener. That is why we decided to go with him instead of another attorney.

Everything was gone over and explained and not rushed.

We set up Trusts for me and my wife. Alfred explained it all clearly and made the process easy and understandable. – MS

Al was recommended by a dear friend and we found Al to be very attentive, instructed us very well and was very organized. – J & M

We used Al to prepare a Trust for us in 2005 and again this year to update the Trust. – F & L

“Very satisfied with Mr. Lee’s knowledge and professional treatment us. Staff is cordial.” – Mr. & Mrs. K

“Al Lee was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable & professional. We appreciate being able to meet closer to our home” – no name

“I was terrified of filing bankruptcy but Alfred Lee put me at ease. I was well informed and given a great plan to become financially successful. – D.H.

“Al walked us through a painstaking process with patience, kindness and professionalism.” – Mr. & Mrs. S.

“Outstanding, friendly, patient counsel, enjoyed being able to include Faith in the discussions.  Thank-you.  I look forward to recommending your services to anyone with confidence and look forward to working with you in the future.  Al and his team were nothing short of exceptional!” – Mr. & Mrs. R.

“We were in very good hands with Mr. Lee” – Mr. & Mrs. J

“Thank-you for walking us through the process so graciously and pretty much painlessly fine work.  Michelle was excellent in the details.”  – Mr. & Mrs. K

“Very professional and knowledgeable legal service.”

“Working with Al was tremendous, thoughtful, kind, professional.  Al made discussing difficult possibilities and outcomes something we actually enjoyed.  We felt we were making responsible decisions to love and provide for our children.  Al helped us understand that decisions we need to make and the implications of the choices we faced.  It was a very positive experience.”– Mr. & Mrs. M

“We had a positive experience dealing with knowledgeable people who were personable with a sense of urgency.”– Mr. W

“Mr. Lee was great!  He was great at answering questions and very patient.  Thank-you. “– Mrs. M

PMHL is a professional firm offering timely and professional services – BP

I have worked with other others lawyers – this process was far superior.  I feel confident that my Estate will be left well protected and organized for my family….being educated about the mechanics is just as important as the execution – WR

Mr. Lee was excellent as our attorney, always available, highly recommended– Mr. & Mrs. S

It was a pleasure working with Al.  I was greatly concerned about the potential cost in light of the price we received from another law firm.  Al was understanding and upfront about “possible” cost, but indicated that costs could be less.  After evaluating our specific situation, Al proposed a solution that would meet all of our Estate needs and the cost was significantly less. – Mr. & Mrs. V.

We are enthusiastically pleased with the help Al has given us – TS

We were very comfortable with Mr. Lee… He made us feel like he knew us for years, but still being professional. – PDP

Very pleased. He led us through all the issues of creating an completing our will – which was no easy task. We felt safe and secure discussing our end of life issues. – GMS

Was very smooth and quick. Mr. Lee was GREAT! – Great experience – DO

Al was extremely helpful in helping us understand all of the issues involved in this process

Very pleased with everything – explanation of Estate Planning and Indemnification; also very prompt – DJT

We are truly appreciative to Mr. Lee and his paralegal. With our estate planning accomplished, we are satisfied and feel well prepared.  – H. & T.

Extremely professional- courteous from the secretaries to Mr. Lee.  R. S.

My husband and I really appreciated Al’s approach. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner.  Anonymous

Overall experience was pleasant. Julie and Mark

Mr. Lee did a tremendous job. J.R.

Made the “trust” process very understandable and easy. Thank you! Anonymous

Have recommended firm to others based on expertise and client service provided. L & K

Organized, concise, helpful, trusting. Anonymous

Alfred was excellent in taking us step by step through the process. His staff was top notch! D & M

Each step was clearly explained as we moved through the process we gained so much knowledge. Working with Al was a very “comfortable” experience. Which made a top of the decisions so much easier. He encouraged us to bring our children in to review the process and be sure they also understood as well. We were very pleased how we were treated as “family” during our meetings. We will definitely refer others. Anonymous

Al was very patient and kind through a very emotional process for my sister and I.  He was amazing helping set up a special needs trust. LWF

Al and his staff at P.M.H.L. Ltd were very patient with us going through the estate process. Always very responsive to questions and giving us time to review as needed. Anonymous

Our experience with the services rendered by Mr. Lee were extremely satisfactory and presented to us in a way that was easily understood and his suggestions or recommendations were always in our best interest. Stacy and Michael

Very solid, very professional communications exceeded expectations. W.O.

At every meeting all questions were addressed and answered in “laymen’s terms” that were easy to understand. Attorney Lee made me feel comfortable from the first meeting and I never felt rushed at any meeting. Attorney Lee and his staff, and the MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle firm exceeded all expectations through to the final polished product!  D.M.

Most legal issues whether general or extremely serious, can for a lay person be quite daunting. I felt at least from the start of our first meeting. Alfred Lee and his associate Christos were very informative, explaining in detail, my concerns and questions. I am certainly thankful and appreciative for the patience and their valuable time given to me. Anonymous

Everything was explained and carried out to the highest level. Attorney Al Lee was recommended to me for estate planning. He is very engaging and very professional. The visual aid presentation was well done and made a confusing, legalistic topic much more simple and understandable. He invited questions and gave answers with examples. I could not have had a better experience. Jean

Knowledge and ability to explain the reasoning and process was extremely helpful. Anonymous

Very professional and trustworthy – J & S

Very appreciative of time and clear advice given to me as a senior citizen. E.N. competent, knowledgeable, friendly and explained all legal terminology when required which helped us to understand each and every aspect of the trust. Chuck provided good advice when required with confidence and experience. He was a pleasure to work with. Anonymous

great experience of the entire Trust process – K.N.

Extremely Pleased!  Very satisfied with the Estate Planning process offered by your firm.  M.C.

Client Testimonials for Des Plaines Lawyer Gregory A. MacDonald

Greg, thank you for your help and guidance through a very difficult time. I very much appreciated your professionalism in dealing with the most difficult members of our family. – Mrs. B

I appreciate the openness and accessibility of counsel. Also the friendliness and the kindness of treatment – Thank you. – JT

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. – NC

We were very pleased with the services which Greg provided. You are lucky to have him! – ML & DL

Mr. MacDonald was extremely helpful and explained everything in the will, and Mary was a big help too. I will recommend him to my friends and relatives. –CM

I have worked with Greg MacDonald for estate planning on two occasions. Both times, I found him to be professional, knowledgeable and personable. Both he and his staff were responsive, and my work was done in a timely fashion. Thank you. – SK

Excellent service! Very professional and knowledgeable. – NS

The service was great, and your staff was friendly and well-informed. It was a pleasure doing business with your firm. I would recommend your firm in a heartbeat. Thanks again. – GL

Excellent, prompt, up-to-date advice and expertise. Thank you for your excellent work. – JS & ES

Very helpful with the services provided to prepare our estate. – GT

Excellent service (5 star). – FB

Professional yet personal experience with truly caring, helpful individuals. – DJ

We were very pleased with our entire experience with your firm. – DC & RC

This was a pretty straightforward deed issue associated with our trust, but nonetheless it was handled nicely and professionally. I thought the fees were reasonable and the timeliness and overall communication was very good. I feel safe working with Greg. – SC

Great listener, common sense approach with every answer. Thanks again. – Anonymous

Gregory MacDonald assisted with our estate planning, wills and trusts. His explanation of alternatives were clear, his advice was offered very professionally and he delivered what he committed to us. We are very satisfied and will recommend his services to friends and family. – DH

Thank you for taking care of us when we needed your services – quite quickly, as we were leaving for Europe. Thank you for your very efficient service! – LS & ES

Greg did a very efficient job for us. He explained all things completely and understandably. He also answered all questions. We never felt rushed! Also, Mary was very helpful & was so very efficient! When we called the office, they replied quickly. I would highly recommend Greg to all my family and friends. – SF & DF

The most complete & professional service I have ever encountered in 40+ years of business. – JV

Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer James H. Pluymert

Your staff is professional and efficient – it is always a pleasure to work with your firm. – LA

Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Ronald J. Senechalle

Ron, thanks again for being the laboring oar on the …… deal. As always, I’d be lost without you! – DC

On behalf of my family, I wanted to thank you and your team for your diligence and patience in seeing us through the closing of our home. There were many ups and downs throughout the process, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for all that you do. – HF

Thank you for your help in buying my home! – JF

Always enjoy working with everyone in the firm. Friendly and professional. – SW

You folks are great. – DS

Outstanding – you guys are fantastic. Continually delighted with all the things you’ve helped with over the years. – PG

No surprise, ease of mind, Forget about it, high class professionality. Thank you for assisting me in this matter. I needed someone to turn to. As usual, Senechalles make it happen mysteriously. My family is also thankful. As you know, I never lose a friends number and you will remain in the annals of [our] history. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, truly Ron. – JT

Ron and Amy make a great team – Ron’s expertise is outstanding – I’d recommend. – JD & SD

Ron was excellent. He took the time to explain the entire closing process and all the necessary documents. Even when there were some unexpected mishaps due to miscommunication by the other party, Ron expertly solved the problem with ease. We recommend Ron to everyone! – KC & JC

Very professional, competent, confident approach, but not “stuffy” at all – very approachable and open. Ron took extra time to explain the risks and options, even when we (the client) did not want to take the time to listen. Ron was invaluable at the closing – the deal might not have closed on time without his client involvement. – Anonymous

Pat – Thank you for going extra steps to make the entire process go a little smoother. Thank you again – JB

Thank-you for everything you are doing for us! – RBC

This transaction is so well done! …over the top thrilled I am with you as our attorney and your service to us on this particular issue. It is in such stark contrast to our experience with the other attorney….we are in such good hands with you on this. Thanks for all you do for us! – RB

Thank-you for all of your great services to us over the years. – APS

You’re the best Attorney ever, no seriously. Thx. – JB

You make my life so much easier. Thank you Pat, you are invaluable to us. – AS

Patricia – Thank you for helping me with my Father’s Estate.  Now I am at peach that things are in order.  Blessings. – L.A.V.

Pat – Thank you for everything – especially your patience. – S.T.

MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. has a team of professional, knowledgeable and organized lawyers. I trust them fully and know that they have my best interest in mind, – MS

If you need assistance with any of your business and not-for-profit organization needs, or if you need help with insurance, mediation and arbitration, estate planning, residential real estate or commercial real estate, we invite you to join our family of satisfied clients. We provide knowledgeable, experienced legal counsel backed by a Client Service Guarantee. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Joseph Selbka

Outstanding job on the reply to the IBLP claims – Mrs. B

I cannot emphasize enough how satisfied I am with Joe Selbka’s work on behalf of my children. My husband and I have three young children with medical and educational challenges. We have had difficulty with our school district regarding the kids’ physical safety and their access to their education.

Three months ago, we hired Joe. I oriented him with our children’s medical problems and gave him information from the kids’ medical providers. Many non-medical people struggle to comprehend our children’s medical problems, and how the problems affect their direct care needs. But Joe asked questions and made comments that demonstrated firm comprehension. He effectively hit the ground running, and even offered additional ideas that were very appropriate and helpful.

I appreciated Joe’s patient and informative communication with me, and his reasonable response time. He explained how the process works, helped to shape my expectations, and discussed factors that may influence the school district’s decisions.

He seeks what is best for the children, while operating within the confines of a system he seems to understand well. His communication with the school district is professional and pleasant, yet firm and confident. He negotiates for things the kids need in a way that is smart and effective. He does not get side-tracked by small setbacks, but keeps his focus on the bigger goals.

Today, thanks to Joe, our kids are receiving in school the nursing support and educational support that they have needed for some time. Robust measures are now being taken to shrink the children’s delays; many of the measures exist only because of Joe, as I did not even know enough to ask for them.

Our only regret is that we did not find Joe a year ago, as soon as we began having struggles with the school.

Though it is daunting to have three children who will have special needs for years into the future, my husband and I now have a sense of relief and confidence about those future years, now that we have Joe to advise us and to represent our kids when needed. – Anonymous

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