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Cook County & Lake County, Illinois

Steven Peck

Steven Peck

Attorney at Law

With over 30 years of experience in the fields of estate and tax planning, Attorney Peck is a highly-regarded estate planning lawyer who is well-versed in trust law. He's fully capable of providing you and your family with the comprehensive counseling you need in order to make the most of your assets and set your intentions for the future in motion. The first two hours of our initial consultation are complimentary — learn more about Steven's legal services and contact our office in Riverwoods, Illinois to start designing a plan today.
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Comprehensive Planning Services


Trusts are legal documents that allow their creators to specify exactly how they want their assets and property distributed. Many people choose to incorporate some form of trust into their estate plan, as they help the trust-makers heirs and beneficiaries avoid the probate process after their passing. Our attorney, Steven Peck, can walk you through the benefits of revocable, irrevocable, and other types of trusts, and provide personalized counsel for the creation of your own. Reach out to our office in Riverwoods, Illinois to get started.

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Asset protection planning is especially crucial for professionals and business owners — whose estate could be at risk due to the nature of their employment. To safeguard your assets, consult an experienced estate and tax planning attorney who knows the proper risk management strategies to apply to your specific situation. At the Law Offices of Steven H. Peck, Ltd., we can help you limit liability and find peace in knowing your hard-earned assets are secure. Give our attorney a call today for the skilled support you deserve.

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As an executor or trustee of an estate, it is your responsibility to handle the creditors’ claims process. This includes notifying potential claimants, paying valid claims, and ordering the payment of expenses and claims.  If you were appointed to serve as a trustee or executor of an estate, attorney Steven H. Peck can provide guidance on the best practices for handling creditors’ claims and help ensure that you fulfill your fiduciary duty to the estate and its beneficiaries.

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Serving Illinois Clients For Over 30 Years

If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your complex and sensitive estate planning matters in Lake County or Cook County, look no further than The Law Offices of Steven H. Peck, Ltd. For over 30 years, our attorney has served his Riverwoods, Illinois community and beyond with a range of trust and estate-related needs, including asset protection, estate administration, charitable giving planning, and more. Whether you're newly married or newly single, we know how to advise you in accordance with your goals and help you make the most of your assets. Reach out to us now to schedule your initial consultation.

In addition to estate planning and administration, we offer essential elder law services for our Lake County and Cook County clients. Our attorney will provide you and your loved ones with the knowledgeable and compassionate guidance you deserve when important decisions about long-term care must be made. Safeguard the legacy you worked hard to build by partnering with a skilled trust and estate lawyer — ours wants to help you and your family achieve peace of mind about your future, and we have the resources you need to make your future wishes known. Contact us today to start protecting what matters most.