There is no substitute for experience, and the attorneys at Naumann & Associates have it. Our attorneys have successfully handled trials and litigation throughout Chicagoland and the collar counties. They have made hundreds of court appearances before well over 150 judges in the Illinois courts in eight counties in northern Illinois, as well as in federal district, bankruptcy, municipal, and administrative law courts in the area. The attorneys at Naumann & Associates are familiar with the procedures and with many of the judges in those courts, particularly at the Daley Center, the suburban Cook County Courthouses, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, and courthouses in DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry Counties.
In addition to their litigation experience, the attorneys at Naumann & Associates have extensive transactional experience.
CORPORATE AND SMALL- TO MID-SIZE BUSINESS REPRESENTATION
No matter your industry, the attorneys at Naumann & Associates have experience to address your needs. From construction to logistics, from restaurants to finance, and from churches to charities, Robert K. Naumann has handled formation, dissolution, acquisition, sale, and many other transactions for numerous small- to mid-sized Illinois businesses of a variety of types including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and not-for-profit entities. Our firm has handled subsidiary formation and entity compliance in various other states, including Delaware, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, and Wisconsin. Robert K. Naumann has also handled countless matters for the Illinois operations of foreign-owned businesses. Our clients have hailed from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Whatever your business, Naumann & Associates can come alongside to help overcome challenges, thrive, and grow.
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Whether it be a multi-million-dollar commercial acquisition, or the sale of a modest family home, the attorneys at Naumann & Associates have handled numerous commercial, industrial, multi-family, and single-family residential real estate transactions throughout thirteen counties in northern Illinois. Our transactional experience includes representing sellers and buyers in bank-owned (REO) property transactions, short sales, new construction, resales, and investor transactions. Our varied background gives us knowledge of the commonly used contract terms, as well as the customs and practices of those particular transactions, so we know how best to protect our clients’ interests.
In addition to real estate transactions, our attorneys have experience with residential and commercial real estate development, property rehabilitation, condominium conversion, title disputes, construction matters, liens, leases, joint ventures, various methods of titling property, workouts with real estate collateral, and real estate financing.
ESTATE PLANNING, SETTLEMENT, AND PROBATE
Whether your asset base is large and diversified or small and simple, the attorneys at Naumann & Associates have experience with the right estate planning techniques to keep you protected during your lifetime, to make your loved ones as secure as possible after your death, and to minimize the risk of expensive court proceedings. Our estate planning strategies have helped countless clients avoid probate and litigation expenses entirely, maintain privacy, and limit estate tax exposure at federal and state levels. Our estate planning experience includes business succession planning, transfer of significant real estate holdings, representation of special needs clients and their guardians, and planning for late life and incapacity issues.
If Robert K. Naumann or Joseph S. Agnello did not prepare an estate plan for your deceased loved one, probate or other litigation may be unavoidable. Our attorneys have numerous probate matters pending at all times, and we represent Executors, Trustees, and Guardians, as well as heirs and beneficiaries, both in probate and outside probate, in Cook County and in the nearby collar counties. Our experience includes contested estates, creditor settlement and discharge, diverse assets, unconventional wills and codicils, and highly complex heirships. As a result, the attorneys at Naumann & Associates are not only experienced with the requirements of courts throughout Chicagoland and important rules of law, we are also experienced with the tools for settlement outside of probate, such as premium in lieu of probate.
Mr. Naumann is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Prior to starting his own firm, Attorney Naumann’s practice areas included banking and commercial litigation, formation and governance of business and not-for-profit organizations, commercial transactions, real estate law, construction law, and estate planning. His banking litigation experience focused heavily on non-routine mortgage foreclosures, while his commercial litigation experience centered principally on commercial lease and mechanics lien issues. Outside of
the courtroom, Attorney Naumann practiced primarily in the formation of business startups, closing real estate transactions, and developing estate plans.
Mr. Naumann graduated 7th in his class at Regent University School of Law, where he attended on a full scholarship and was the Executive Editor of the Regent University Law Review. The focus of his legal studies was commercial law. Mr. Naumann earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Judson College, now Judson University, in Elgin, Illinois. During his senior year he served as President of the Student Body and Student Senate. Between his undergraduate and graduate education, he had a five-year career in information technology, with positions in corporate sales and in technology implementation.
Faith and community involvement have always been a priority for Mr. Naumann, particularly by way of serving at the local churches he has attended, as well as by volunteering with other charities and community groups. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Mr. Naumann has received numerous awards and honors in the areas of public speaking, negotiations, business, and law.
Although Mr. Naumann was born and raised in Minnesota and lived many years elsewhere in the Midwest and on the east coast, he is now a long-time resident of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, with his wife, who grew up in the Village, and their three children.
Memberships and Activities:
- Rotary International, Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village (Director at Large)
- Christian Legal Society, Northern Illinois Chapter
- Living Hope Church, Elk Grove Village
- Cub Scout Pack 190 (Assistant Den Leader)
- Des Plaines Executive Network (past President)
- Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Illinois State Bar Association
Legacy (Board of Directors)
- Des Plaines Self-Help Closet and Food Pantry (Board of Directors)
- Christian Life Church, Mount Prospect
Mr. Whang is admitted to the U.S. Patent Bar and is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Prior to joining Naumann & Associates, Mr. Whang was active in drafting patent claims at the Law Office of Mathew R. P. Perrone, Jr. With experience primarily in the area of mechanical patents, Mr. Whang was instrumental in numerous successful patent applications. Mr. Whang was also heavily active in legal aid, particularly with the Elgin office of the nationwide legal aid ministry, Administer Justice.
While attending law school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Mr. Whang admitted to practice under the Illinois Third Year Practice Certificate program where he assisted with criminal prosecutions at the office of the State’s Attorney in Chicago.
Mr. Whang is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His career after college led him to a position as an industrial chemist in Cincinnati, Ohio, but he soon discovered that a career change was in order and thereafter enrolled in law school.
Mr. Whang is a recreational climber and a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He presently resides in Wood Dale, Illinois.
- Des Plaines Executive Network
- Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Christian Legal Society, Northern Illinois Chapter
- Jubilee Bible Church
Ms. Lee is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Law.
Prior to joining Naumann and Associates, Ms. Lee’s primary area of focus was residential real estate law, with experience in commercial real estate law. Ms. Lee started as a bankruptcy attorney, but quickly discovered her true passion was protecting and advising clients with one of their largest financial investments, real estate. She transitioned to focus primarily on real estate law and managed the residential real estate department for Sulzer & Shopiro, Ltd.
Afterwards, Ms. Lee started her own practice and focused on representing private and corporate clients in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Some of the services provided were: contract review, contract modification, repair negotiations, financing review, document review for homeowners’ associations, ordering title commitments, title search and examination and clearing any potential liens, preparation of closing documents, ordering and reviewing plats of survey, preparing deeds and closing documents, attending closings, reviewing and explaining closing documents with clients, and post-closing dispute resolution.
Ms. Lee obtained her law degree from the prestigious Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While attending Loyola’s Law School, she worked at the Law Office of Robert E. Senechalle, Jr., before he was nominated as a Cook County Judge. During her time working for the Honorable Robert E. Senechalle, Jr., Ms. Lee gained invaluable experience in several legal fields including real estate law. Prior to law school, Ms. Lee earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Ms. Lee has been a lifelong resident of Illinois and has lived in the City of Chicago and a number of surrounding suburbs. She now resides in Barrington, Illinois, with her husband and their four children.
Throughout her life, Ms. Lee has been an active member and volunteer at her church and an active volunteer in the community. She has faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher, usher, and welcoming team member, and she helped launch the Administer Justice location in Hoffman Estates. Ms. Lee and her husband also run a door knocking food drive every year and donate hundreds of bags of food each year to local pantries and shelters.