Hays Firm LLC remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and remote meetings with both current and prospective clients. Please contact our office by email or by calling (312)626-2535 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Hays Firm LLC
The experience and expertise you need to navigate today’s complex legal system.
Chicago Trusted Estate, Probate, and Business Attorneys
By collaborating closely and sharing knowledge as a team, you – the client – get wider points of view and ultimately, more value. We develop a deep understanding of our client’s case and needs, and are nimble and motivated to accommodate a variety of clients. In turn, we have the flexibility to offer innovative fee structures tailored to meet your needs. You are our priority.
Illinois Probate and Trust Administration
The period after a loved one dies can be stressful and overwhelming. One of the experienced Chicago-based probate lawyers at Hays Firm LLC would be happy to determine whether probate is necessary to distribute the assets of your loved one.
WILLS AND TRUSTS
Wills and trusts help you extend your intentions, values, and priorities to future circumstances in which you will not be able to actively participate. The goal is to produce a plan that will strengthen and preserve financial security for you and your loved ones.
The estate lawyers at Hays Firm LLC provide practical advice and consultation to executors and administrators who are working to distribute the assets of a person who is deceased.
Establishing a guardianship estate for a friend or loved one may be necessary when they can no longer handle their own personal and financial affairs. If a person has not executed any documentation appointing an agent in the event of their disability, a guardian must be appointed for the person to ensure that their health care and financial obligations are uninterrupted.
GUARDIANSHIP FOR A MINOR
Establishing a guardianship estate for a minor who is the beneficiary of a settlement award or inheritance
WRAPPING UP THE RESPONSIBILITIES
Preparation of a final account and the formal discharge of the guardian at the end of the guardianship estate
FULFILLING GUARDIAN’S RESPONSIBILITIES
Performing all duties related to providing annual reports to the court that are required by law
Representing clients in obtaining the court’s appointment as guardian of their friend or loved one
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
Setting up trusts for a family member with special needs and ensuring that the trust is properly administered
Abuse of the elderly is on the rise. To protect yourself and your elderly loved ones, it is important to become educated in the risks and the red flags. The elder law attorneys at Hays Firm LLC are acutely aware of the risks and red flags that may indicate a loved one has been victimized. We have a great deal of experience advising family members and acting to protect the rights of their elderly loved ones.
Chicago Illinois Estate Planning Services
Hays Firm LLC works with individuals and families to ensure that our clients’ assets are protected and efficiently transferred to their loved ones upon their death. These services include drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other instruments to help clients meet their short and long-term goals. The Chicago estate planning lawyers at Hays Firm LLC provide asset protection planning services to clients as well. These services utilize various legal structures in order to provide a level of protection for a client’s property that is not possible through the use of simple trusts.
ESTATE PLANNING GOALS
Offering a consultation with clients about their estate planning goals to determine the tools they need to meet those goals
ESTATE PLAN CREATION
Creating wills, trusts, and powers of attorney in accordance with your needs and goals
TRUSTEES AND AGENTS
Offering guidance and advice to clients who are currently acting as a trustee or as an agent under a power of attorney document
ESTATE PLAN REVIEW
Reviewing your previously executed estate plan to see if it still meets your needs and goals
AMENDMENTS TO ESTATE PLANS
Amending your trust or will after a major life event
No one WANTS to need a lawyer, but if you do, these guys are GREAT! We had an EXCEPTIONAL experience helping our mom set up a trust & update her will! Sarah Buck was very professional, informative, thorough, answered ALL our many and varied questions, and was very prompt during every phase. When my mother unexpectedly landed in the hospital, she was very flexible in adjusting her busy schedule to meet when/where it was convenient for us. You can’t go wrong with this team!
– Mary Sebahar, ★★★★★
Attorneys are a dime a dozen in Chicago and it seems like a new law firm pops up on every corner each day. It seems like every street has three to four attorneys proclaiming they’re the best attorney in town. Even though there were attorneys all over my neighborhood, I took the time to search and find the law firm that was best for me and getting my estate planning in order.
After spending a good amount of time searching, I came across the Hays Firm. From day one, I knew they were going to be a great fit for me. Estate planning isn’t something that I took lightly, since I wanted to make sure that my partner was well taken care of when I pass away. Andy, Sarah, and Jaime were tremendous with pointing me in the right direction and helping me get my entire estate plan in order. While I really wasn’t losing sleep over my estate plan, I do now have the peace of mind knowing my partner and family are taken care of in care anything should happen!
A big thanks to Hays Firm for all your help! Definitely recommend them without any hesitation!
– Curtis Ksenak, ★★★★★
Business Law Services
Whether you are starting a new business or have owned your business for many years, periodically the services and counsel of a business law attorney are necessary. Serving Chicago and its surrounding areas, Hays Firm LLC has many years of experience in serving many types of businesses, including representing those needing a liquor license attorney.
RESTAURANT AND BAR SERVICES
Hays Firm LLC has developed a boutique practice providing skilled legal counsel related specifically to restaurant law, and unique operations related to this industry.
LIQUOR LICENSE SERVICES
Business law attorneys at Hays Firm LLC can provide expert legal services in obtaining necessary liquor license and permits. This includes liquor license applications in the City of Chicago and its surrounding area.
Attorneys at Hays Firm LLC represent business clients in connection with various types of commercial disputes, whether it’s a new business or a well-established company.