Tom Radek received a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated Cum Laude, and was a member of the John Marshall Law Review. Prior to law school, Tom attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in American Colonial History. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors.
Tom spent the first four years of his legal career as a Chicago litigator defending insurance companies. In 1996, he went back to his Northwest Suburban roots and opened his own firm specializing in the area of law that he loves, real estate. Tom has helped thousands of families with their pursuit of the American dream, purchasing a home. In addition to assisting his clients with the purchase and sale of their home, Tom also helps those same clients with the safeguarding of their assets by drafting their Wills and Trusts.
Tom is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the Cary Referral network, among many other organizations and charities. He also acts as an Arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration System.
Our office specializes in real estate conveyancing. We are prepared to represent you in the sale of your real estate and to make the entire process easy and enjoyable for you.
We offer reasonable fees and give you the comfort you need to proceed confidently toward the sale of your home, as well as, the purchase of any new real estate. Some of the services we provide when representing sellers are:
If this is your first home purchase, or perhaps you haven’t purchased a new home in a while, the process may seem confusing. We hope that our office can make the entire purchase process easy and enjoyable for you.
Some of the services we provide when representing buyers are:
CALL Tom Radek, Attorney at Law, 847.969.0096 if you have any questons regarding real estate, or if you would like Mr. Radek to review a contract for the sale or purchase of a home.
Creating Wills to Distribute Assets and Manage Debts
A will, also known as a last will and testament, is a document that provides instructions for the distribution of assets and personal property. The contents of a will often depend upon an individual's life circumstances. For example, young parents may want to incorporate provisions for protecting their children and leave all of their assets to a children's trust. Older adults may wish to leave assets to their children and/or favored charity.
Tom Radek handles all aspects of creating a will, from discussing financial issues with clients to drafting the document itself. Rest assured, he will make sure your wishes and interests are fully honored.
Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney
Unlike traditional wills, living wills provide instructions during a person's lifetime. Living wills provide clear instructions regarding life support in the event of a tragic injury or illness. They are often used in conjunction with healthcare powers of attorney, which provide legal authority to a trusted individual to make other important health care decisions in the event that someone becomes unable to make these decisions alone.
Creating Trusts to Serve Your Family's Needs
A trust is an important tool for anyone who wants to protect and manage their assets for future generations or other designated beneficiaries. It can be the principal component of your overall estate planning package, or serve as a separate tool when preparing for nursing home expenses and other elderly care needs.
Attorney Radek can talk to you about the benefits of establishing a trust. The benefits of setting up a trust include:
To learn more about the benefits of trusts and whether establishing one is right for you, call Tom Radek, Attorney at Law, at 847-969-0096. From his offices in Cary, Mr. Radek serves clients in McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Cook County, and throughout Illinois.
Two Types of Powers of Attorney
The two types of powers of attorney are:
Choosing Your Agent for Powers of Attorney
It is very important that you name a person you trust to act as your agent. Attorney Radek can help you explore your options regarding who to choose and talk through the decision with you. You can choose one person to serve as both health care and property power of attorney, or you can choose a different person for each type.
Mr. Radek encourages you to talk to your family about who you have chosen. It is critical that you choose someone who can honor your wishes. If you have any questions about this process, Mr. Radek is happy to offer his guidance.
If you have questions, please contact us. We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way.