There is no substitute for experience, and the attorneys at Naumann Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers have extensive transactional experience.
CORPORATE AND SMALL- TO MID-SIZE BUSINESS REPRESENTATION
No matter your industry, the attorneys at Naumann Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers 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 Agnello & Rogers 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.
Attorney Susan Rogers
I was fortunate enough to start my career doing the very law I love –estate planning and tax matters. And I have not looked back.
After graduating magna cum laude from Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)in 1983,I worked for a number of years in tax and accounting. I saw a pattern emerge that ordinary folks, like myself, needed access to an attorney to complete their own personal estate plan. In order to travel that path, it would require a career change and law degree. I graduated from NIU College of Law in 1991 and worked in a couple of boutique law firms always being drawn to estate planning and tax law.In 1999, I left as a partner of a multi-state law firm to “hang my own shingle” as I felt the personal touch is sometimes lost at larger firms.A good estate plan may include a will or trust, but a great estate plan must provide peace of mind.
A close friend always said estate planning is the most personal area of law and putting together an estate plan defines relationships. It also requires particular skills -I strive to listen well, connect deeply, and provide both sound and practical advice.
After 31 years of practicing law, the merger of Rogers Law Firm, LLC with Naumann Agnello & Rogers is that of providence -a true combination of equals –joining two firms of very similar in size and culture, with practice strengths that are complementary. More recently the direction of my work has been in trust/estate settlement and tax planning as there appears to be a tremendous need in this field. Tax considerations should not be the tail that wags the dog; however, good tax planning, at many times provides the best distribution of assets with limited tax implications. This merger allows me to focus more of my attention on this type of planning.
I am admitted to practice before the Illinois State Supreme Court, the GeorgiaState Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the USTax Court.
Attorney Joseph Whang
Mr. Whang is admitted to the U.S. Patent Bar and is admitted to practice before theIllinois Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Prior to joining Naumann Agnello & Rogers, 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.
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