Charleston Estate Planning Lawyers

Joe Pappas
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Joe Pappas
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years of experience
(217) 345-6222 622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
Brian D. Pondenis
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Brian D. Pondenis
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(217) 345-3929 604 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Illinois College of Law
Brian is proud to continue the tradition of personal services performed by Brainard Law Offices LLC, the oldest law firm in Charleston. We have the advantage of years of experience, both from debtor, creditor, and trustee perspectives, which enables our firm to provide superior bankruptcy services for our clients. We believe each client deserves individual attention.
Billie Constant
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Billie Constant
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 394-5885 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Billie Constant is a committed young lawyer with a fervent determination to provide her clients with the legal representation they need and deserve. She got her start in the legal field working as a Legal Assistant at The Tapella and Eberspacher Law Firm in 2004 before she moved away to continue her education. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, she went on to pursue a legal degree at SIU School of Law in Carbondale. While in law school, Ms. Constant was nominated as class speaker, was selected as a Women’s Bar Foundation Scholar, Event Coordinator for...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Kevin P. O'Flaherty
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(217) 803-8679 10 E. Main St.
Ste. 101A
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. We are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited to divorce and family...
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Decatur, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years of experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Julie C. King
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Julie C. King
CHAMPAIGN, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years of experience
(217) 714-8558 301 N. Neil, Suite 400
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Illinois College of Law
I’m a solo practice attorney in Champaign, Illinois. I focus exclusively on business formation and transactions, intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements), and estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney). I have over 20 years of experience in working with clients, from individuals to large businesses, to help them with life stage planning, business planning, intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, and other legal matters. My “proactive planning” approach to my practice means that I works with clients to carefully develop plans of action to help achieve their personal and business goals as smoothly as possible and avoid...
William A Peithmann
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William A Peithmann
Mahomet, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(217) 586-6102 409 E. Main St., PO Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
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Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
SHELBYVILLE, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years of experience
(217) 549-4533 POB 647
151 South Morgan Street
SHELBYVILLE, IL 62565
Estate Planning, Construction, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago and University of Nottingham School of Law, U.K.
Liz Nohren has been practicing law for over 20 years. Her first 5 years were spent at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago, where she thrived and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of a city practice. However, Liz felt a pull to return home to the family firm in Shelbyville and join her father in practice. She remained lead counsel on a couple trials, including a construction litigation jury trial, and completed that work by commuting to Chicago for approximately 8 months after her move at the firm's request. Since moving home to Shelby County, Liz...
J. Steven Ayres
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J. Steven Ayres
Robinson, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
John H. Elder
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John H. Elder
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Planning and Estate

John H. Elder brings a special degree of experience to the clients of Meyer Capel. John works with his clients to deal with the tax issues of estate planning, but has always realized that this is only one component of the planning process. It is very important that an attorney work with the family members to learn about the needs and personalities of the various individuals and to develop a plan that meets the family goals and objectives. Some of the greatest qualities of an estate planning attorney are compassion, trust, and communication skills and it is only...
Forrest J. Heyman
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Forrest J. Heyman
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Forrest Heyman joined the firm as a summer associate in 2011 and became an associate attorney following his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2012. His areas of practice include business planning, corporate transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Forrest is a locally-raised attorney with an international perspective. Hailing from Paxton, Illinois, Forrest attended Butler University from 2005 to 2008, where he earned a bachelor of science in economics, with honors. Following a semester in Hong Kong, Forrest was named Sigma Nu National Man of the Year and joined The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he...
John Wozniak
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John Wozniak
Urbana, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(217) 367-1647 108 East Anthony Drive, Suite A
Urbana, IL 61802
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
John Hensley
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John Hensley
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(217) 531-2180 One E. Main Street
Suite 204
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
Bruce Baber
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Bruce Baber
Paris, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(217) 463-3225 216 E Wood St
Paris, IL 61944
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Criminal Defense and Probate
The University of Chicago Law School
General practice solo law firm, with emphasis on criminal & DUI law, family law, real estate, and wills, estates & trusts.
Rebecca E.P. Wade
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Rebecca E.P. Wade
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Rebecca concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, probate, wills, trusts and trust administration. She counsels clients on a variety of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration issues and has significant experience in drafting both basic and complex estate plans that include wills, revocable trusts (or "living trusts"), irrevocable life insurance trusts, living wills, advanced directives, powers of attorney for health care and powers of attorney for property. In addition to preparing basic estate plans and counseling clients regarding a broad array of issues such as the importance of choosing an appropriate guardian for...
Brooke A. Didier Starks
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Brooke A. Didier Starks
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Brooke A. Didier Starks is an estate planning lawyer concentrating her wills, trusts and probate practice in east-central Illinois. She enjoys counseling a wide variety of clients on all matters related to estate planning and estate administration. Brooke welcomes the opportunity to assist clients who are providing for their children, whether it is counseling them through the decision of whom to appoint as guardian for a minor child, establishing a trust for a special-needs child, or planning for college education. She especially enjoys working with farm families to preserve the family business and pass it on to...
Ward F. McDonald
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Ward F. McDonald
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Ward F. McDonald brings a wealth of experience in real estate, banking and commercial law to the clients of Meyer Capel. His background includes 13 years as CEO of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., a title insurer with multi-state operations, and 25 years as an attorney in private practice. Over the course of his career, Ward has handled numerous transactions in the $1-100 million range for commercial and residential real estate developments, including sales, acquisitions, refinancing and consolidations. Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of Illinois as well as his Juris...
Todd J. Black
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Todd J. Black
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Business
The John Marshall Law School
As a former senior tax consultant for a former Big Eight accounting firm, and as a business school graduate, Todd Black is uniquely qualified to advise clients on legal matters pertaining to estate planning and administration and corporate/business planning. A practicing attorney in Champaign-Urbana since 1987, Mr. Black joined Meyer Capel in 1993. Mr. Black received a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Illinois in 1983. He attended the University of Illinois on a full athletic scholarship and served as co-captain of the U of I's varsity tennis team. He was the recipient of numerous undergraduate honors, including...
Marjorie A. Harris
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Marjorie A. Harris
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
With a focus on estate planning and administration, Marjorie A. Harris works closely with individuals and families who are seeking ways to provide financial security for today and protect their assets for the next generation. In addition to advising clients on trust and estates and tax planning matters, Marjorie's practice also includes the establishment and representation of nonprofit and charitable organizations, and charitable gift planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Marjorie earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in applied mathematics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. She went on to earn...
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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Edward J. Blake Jr.
Effingham, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
Trent West
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Trent West
Nokomis, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
Todd Alan Roseberry
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Todd Alan Roseberry
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years of experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Bloomington, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. He's currently a student at...
Robert Finegan
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Robert Finegan
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, DUI & DWI and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
After attending the University of Illinois for Undergraduate school I attended Northern Illinois University School of Law. I was a Prosecutor for the McLean County State's Attorney's office for a year and a half, before leaving the office to practice with my father Jim Finegan. I will be working closely with my father on bankruptcy, real estate and other civil cases in the Bloomington, Illinois area.
James T. Finegan
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James T. Finegan
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years of experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
Christopher Everett Sherer
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Christopher Everett Sherer
Hillsboro, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years of experience
(217) 532-5678 434 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Estate Planning, Administrative, Appeals and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
David V. White
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David V. White
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
Jeana K. Reinbold
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Jeana K. Reinbold
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years of experience
(217) 241-5629 1119 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney Jeana K. Reinbold's practice focus is on resolving disputes between debtors and creditors and she will assist with strategy and prosecution or defense if a bankruptcy case (chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13) needs to be involved. She also helps clients protect their assets and plan for their financial futures by helping them design an estate and/or business plan, and assist with legal planning for a business.
Don Pioletti
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Don Pioletti
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(309) 821-0246 121 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Don B. Pioletti, Jr. has practiced law for over 35 years. He graduated from the George Mason University Law School in Virginia in 1976. He then served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and later as an Assistant State's Attorney. He now practices at Pioletti & Pioletti in Eureka, IL doing general practice law.
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Mary Christine Ludwig
Pontiac, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Probate
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
Jared Giuffre
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Jared Giuffre
Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
James R. Enlow
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James R. Enlow
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Timothy Ryan Connor
Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(618) 664-9202 200 South Third Street
Post Office Box 352
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Municipal
New England Law | Boston
Justin R Johnson
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Justin R Johnson
Carmi, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(618) 380-2277 1220 E Main St.
Suite D
Carmi, IL 62821
Estate Planning, Elder, Energy and Probate
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Warren E. Benning
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Warren E. Benning
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years of experience
(217) 789-0899 1118 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is the owner of Law Office of Warren Benning in Springfield, IL. The focus of my practice is on Elder law and probate planning. Also, I handle consumer bankruptcies. I offer free consultations as to estate planning and Elder law matters.
My passion is to help my clients understand their options as to advance directives and estate planning.
Jackson E Donley
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Jackson E Donley
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years of experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Immigration, Probate and Social Security Disability
The John Marshall Law School
Joshua Phillip Rinker
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Joshua Phillip Rinker
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
Matthew Lane McArthy
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Matthew Lane McArthy
Carmi, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(618) 380-2277 1220 E. Main St., Suite D.
P.O. Box 519
Carmi, IL 62821-0519
Estate Planning, Energy, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Dennis R. Atteberry
Taylorville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years of experience
(217) 824-3131 220 West Main Cross Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Phillip Reed
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Phillip Reed
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(217) 528-7333 1129 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Fred B Moore
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Fred B Moore
Bloomington, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 830-3084 2107 Ridge Creek Dr
Bloomington, IL 61705
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
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