Wills, Trusts,
& Estate Planning

We draft effective estate plans, wills and trusts to protect you and your family’s best interests throughout all stages of life.

Estate & Probate Administration

Losing a loved one is difficult enough. When you need help navigating the next steps, let our attorneys guide you through the estate administration process.


A guardianship grants the legal authority to make decisions for someone else, typically a child or a disabled person, and can be beneficial in certain situations.

Contested Estates & Probate Litigation

An estate becomes contested in certain situations, such as when a will or trust is invalid or if an executor was removed. We help move the process forward.

Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

Purchasing or selling a home, commercial building or other property is a major decision. Review your options with our experienced attorneys.

Tax Law &

We provide experienced tax litigation services to resolve various disputes and matters related to tax law.

Business Planning & Formation

Starting a new business is exciting, and you want to ensure that yours has a strong foundation. Our attorneys can help you with key business decisions.


We understand that litigation can be stressful, so we handle your case efficiently and with the utmost attention to detail.


Skilled Attorneys Helping
Clients in Illinois and Indiana

Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC is a respected law firm with
more than 90 years of combined legal experience representing individuals and business owners with commercial law, civil litigation, estate planning and tax matters.

At Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, our attorneys put your best interests at the forefront of what we do. We represent clients in estate planning and administration, business and commercial law and tax litigation matters. We’ve assisted thousands of clients throughout our careers by delivering skilled guidance that can only be developed and honed over many years of practice.

it works this way

Estate Planning Process

Starting a business can be a complex process riddled with unexpected obstacles. An attorney can help you discover the right solutions to lead your company toward a bright, prosperous future.

the team

meet our team

Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC is a team of experienced attorneys committed to helping our clients better understand their options. Whether you need assistance with business litigation, estate planning or probate, you can depend on us for comprehensive answers. We recognize that these matters can be challenging, especially when you’re processing a loved one’s death or managing a business, so we handle every case with precision and efficiency.

Don Oliver


Admitted to the Illinois
Bar in 1988, Don is also
CPA certified since 1985 …

Kristin E. Hoeksema


Working in matters
involving probates,
contested wills, trusts …

John M.


Admitted to the Illinois Bar
in 1988, John has broad
experiences in certified …

why choose us

what sets us apart


Each of our attorneys has over three
decades of experience and over 90
years of combined experience.


We’re well-versed in the intricacies of estate planning and business law. Two of our attorneys are Certified Public Accountants and one teaches tax law.

client focused

Our legal advice and counsel prioritize your goals while helping you mitigate risks as you navigate the legal playing field.


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As business owners ourselves, we understand the
importance of cost-consciousness when seeking
legal services. Receiving the right legal
advice can serve as a valuable investment in the
interest of your business. By securing the help of
a knowledgeable attorney, you’re better equipped
for the road ahead. Contact our firm now to discuss
all facets of estate planning and business law.

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