Estate Planning and Administration Lawyers
Helping Families and Small Businesses
At Knauf Law (previously Pankau Law), we are proud to provide our clients with high-quality legal counsel and services in estate planning, estate administration and trust administration, real estate, and business law. Our attorneys and legal staff offer both compassion and competence as we steer you through the legal process.
For over 30 years we have helped clients through the important process of estate planning. We understand how challenging it can be to answer difficult questions about your family, your finances, and the legacy you want to leave for your family and loved ones. The down-to-earth character of our firm will put you at ease and make the estate planning process as painless as possible. No matter how simple or complex your estate, an effective estate plan is a necessity. We can help you preserve your assets and protect your family.
Our experienced attorneys also provide top-notch estate and trust administration services. Successfully navigating the requirements of settling the estate of a family member or friend can be daunting for most people. We will help you through each step, which may include discussing probate, and ensure the assets of the estate are properly managed and distributed.
Lisa Knauf is a business owner, attorney, and community leader.
As owner of Knauf Law Office, P.C. in Addison, Illinois, the focus of her practice is estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, real estate and small business matters.
Lisa uses her legal skills and training to advocate for clients and their families, and to serve her local community through volunteer work and advocacy.
Real Estate and Business Law Counsel
Whether you are buying or selling real estate, the stakes are high and you must be legally protected. We have guided clients through countless real estate transactions of all types, and we use our experience to ensure your interests are protected at every step of the process. The advice and counsel of an experienced attorney is valuable in both residential and commercial real estate dealings, and we hope you choose Knauf Law (previously Pankau Law) to represent your needs.
Elder Law Attorneys
Whether you are a healthy senior citizen planning for retirement or downsizing your financial estate, or an adult child helping your parents with chronic healthcare needs, the experienced attorneys at Knauf Law (previously Pankau Law) can assist with these and other elder law issues.
Long Term Care and Guardianship
Whether it’s planning for long term care, guardianship, powers of attorney, asset protection or Medicaid planning, we focus on meeting the needs of seniors and their families. Let the attorneys and staff of Knauf Law (previously Pankau Law) be your resource for all of your family’s elder law and estate planning legal needs.
Special Need Law
Many families are faced with disabled children and adults. It is important to protect these love ones and to provide for them to the best of our abilities. Consider the establishment of a special needs trust to provide for special needs above those services provided by the governmental agencies. These trusts must be established within certain guidelines to make sure the assets of the trust are protected. We would be happy to meet with your and your love ones and let our attorneys and staff at Knauf Law (previously Pankau Law) work with you to set up your legacy.
To learn more about how we can assist you with any of our practice area, contact us to schedule a consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you to answer your questions and assess your legal needs. From our Addison law office (previously located in Itasca), we represent clients throughout the Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties.
Our office is multilingual and prepared to provide representation in English and Polish. Nasza firma zatrudnia osoby mowiace w jezyku angielskim i polskim.