Law Office of Edward J. Whalen

Practice Areas

Real Estate

The Law Office of Edward J. Whalen focuses its real estate law practice on representing a wide range of clients, including individual and commercial buyers, sellers and developers. Ed has a solid understanding of the current and changing real estate market and is always looking at ways to protect his clients. Ed represents buyers, sellers, developers, associations, and common interest communities. Ed handles every legal aspect of a sale or purchase whether residential or commercial. This includes closings, buyer and seller agreements, and sales by owner. He prepares all real estate documents, including contracts, contingency letters and agreements, easements, deeds, and leases. He performs contract review, handles title issues, conducts due diligence for residential and commercial transactions, and handles contract disputes and partition suits. Ed also handles real estate issues related to estate planning and trust administration.

Estate Planning and Administration

The Law Office of Edward J. Whalen provides comprehensive estate planning services for clients throughout Illinois. Ed analyzes clients' goals to ensure the appropriate plan is developed to maximize the benefits of all applicable estate and tax laws. Ed will draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and any other legal documents needed to carry out your estate plan. Ed assists estate representatives and trustees in court administration of estates and litigation on undue influence and breach of fiduciary duty. If you do not currently have a will or you have one that is outdated, please contact us. You will be provided with options for your estate planning that can allow you to plan for you and your family's future. Ed also has experience in estate and trust administration, probate, and State and related Federal Estate Tax issues.

Corporate and Business Law

The Law Office of Edward J. Whalen has experience in the formation of legal and business entities, including partnerships and limited liability companies. Ed also provides advice in the merger and sale of business entities, ownership control and buy-sell agreements, ownership and management succession planning, confidentiality, non-compete disputes, protection of proprietary information, and executive and employee benefits.

Business Litigation

The Law Office of Edward J. Whalen focuses on contract and commercial disputes, business torts, unfair business practices, other business litigation, and other areas of general litigation. Ed offers clients experience and diligence in the law and in the courts. Ed utilizes his experience and strong professional relationships to ensure that each client receives the representation and attention they deserve. Ed’s practice covers the full range of litigation issues businesses and individuals encounter, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and resolution of payment disputes. You are welcome to contact us for a consultation on any pending litigation matters you may have.

Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations

The Law Office of Edward J. Whalen is experienced in the formation of not-for-profit corporations. Ed advises not-for-profit corporations on operation, employment and tax issues, and provides advice on governmental regulations of fundraising and solicitations.