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Robert V. Borla - Attorney

Stacey E. Lynch - Attorney

Steven Parise - Attorney

Robert V. Borla - Attorney

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DuPage County Real Estate Law Committee (Past Chairman)

Lawyer - Broker Committee of Mainstreet Organization of Realtors


Robert V. Borla Biography

In 1967 when I became an attorney I saw a painting in a lawyer's office that greatly influenced my career. The painting was of a cow. Pulling on the tail was an English gentleman who was labeled "Plaintiff." Pulling on the horns was a similarly dressed person who was labeled "Defendant." Beyond the cow in the regal black robe and wig was the Judge and sitting on a milking stool milking the cow was a person labeled "Lawyer." The title of the painting was "Litigation." A copy of that painting is in our reception area.

Since then I have always kept my focus on what is best for the client and not what is best for the firm. I do not believe attorneys should make a decision for a client but rather should explain the options available and the legal ramifications of those options. The client can then make an intelligent and knowledgeable decision.

I have tried to keep our practice human and personal. I do not use file numbers, I use our clients' names. I prefer to have a real person answer the phone. I have evening hours for appointments since many of our clients cannot come to the office during the workday.

Many times at the conclusion of a conference I am told by the client that they are glad they talked with me and that they feel better for doing so. I may not have told them what they wanted to hear or I may not have devised a brilliant legal ploy but I did advise them the easiest, least costly, least time consuming, practical solution to their problem. I do not "milk the cow."

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1964. My law degree was obtained from University of Illinois Law School at Champaign, Illinois. My wife Trish and I have been married since 1969. We have three children and nine grandchildren. I handle most of the transactional work in the office, i.e. sales of businesses, real estate transactions, etc. I also do estate planning wills and trusts. I am a past Chairman of the DuPage County Real Estate Law Committee, former General Counsel to the DuPage Board of Realtors (now known as the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors) and a frequent speaker at seminars on real estate and estate planning topics.

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Stacey E. Lynch - Attorney
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Stacey E. Lynch Biography

I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people. The justice system can be daunting and as your counsel I can help you maneuver through the system whether you are the one suing or being sued.

My specialty is in litigation. I have tried everything from medical malpractice cases to DUI's. My practice areas are vast. There is not an area of law I am not comfortable with or willing to litigate. I believe, as your counsel, it is my duty to explain to you the risks involved in litigation and of course I will give you legal advice but ultimately it is your decision as to whether you want to proceed to trial.

I am diligent in the way I litigate and how I communicate with clients. I will answer your phone calls and you will be treated with respect.

In 2010 I was named one of the Top 100 Consumer Female Lawyers in Illinois. In 2009 I was the youngest woman to ever obtain a verdict for over $22 million for an individual plaintiff. I am tenacious and committed to the cases I take.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and my Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School and was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1999.

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Steven Parise - Attorney
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Admissions & Qualifications:

2012, Illinois Bar
DePaul University College of Law, LLM
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD, Cum Laude
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Associate Editor
Grand Valley State University, BA
Licensed Illinois Life & Health Insurance Producer
DuPage County Bar Association, Member
Chicago Bar Association, Member

Steven Parise Biography

Steven is a transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on real estate, estate planning, and complex elder law issues facing retirees. Steve uses the term 'transactional' to mean that his focus is on bringing people together. His goal is to be a complete resource to individuals, families, and businesses at their most exciting or difficult times. For example, counseling a young couple through the purchase of their first home, drafting a will or trust when they start a family, protecting their family member's assets from the nursing home, and administering the estate when a loved one passes away. It's these ongoing relationships with clients that fulfill his law practice.

After four years at Grand Valley State University, Steve was awarded an Honor's Scholarship to attend the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating with honors, Steve pursued a Master of Law from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

In 2013, Steven was chosen to represent DePaul at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria. That year, he also contributed to a publication on export controls in transnational firearms trafficking.

Today Steve focuses on using these experiences back in the community where he lives and works, to allow clients to lean comfortably on his counsel and advice.

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