I typically do not write reviews but I felt compelled to share our experience with Alfred Lee who assisted my husband and I will our estate planning late this year. We came to Al through a program benefit my employer offers, AARG Legal. They recommended 5 or 6 attorneys and law firms that participated in the program. I chose Alfred Lee and his firm after looking into his background and education and also with the help of a friend of the family that is an attorney. We could not be more pleased with the service we received from Al and his staff. We have been extremely careful with Covid and social distancing and Al was able to set up sessions for us via Zoom and take care of the entire process virtually. He also took the process of selecting a trust vs a will to an elementary level for us that was easy to understand and very detailed. He was able to answer all of our questions. He was prompt and on time for all of our appointments and made himself available to us whenever we needed a question answered. His staff, specifically Denise Jackowski and Brian Bentrup stepped in as we were wrapping up all the details and documents to complete our trust. They also were responsive and knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They made what we thought was going to be the most tedious part of the process very easy and it was a pleasure to work with them as well. Lastly, we felt that the expense to complete this trust was well within line of other firms we looked at and fair. They delivered a finished binder to us that will be easy for us and others to reference and utilize when needed to either be executed or reviewed. If you want to work with an ethical, knowledgeable and personable attorney, Al is your guy. We feel fortunate to have found him. He made a difficult emotional process easy to navigate. THANK YOU AL! – Liz & Bob M.
Attorney – Christos Dimoulis – “It has been a pleasure to work with Christos this past year….” – RW
Alfred Lee from PMHL was our attorney for both an estate settlement and real estate transaction relating to the estate. Fortunately he was referred to us by a brother in law who practices law in a different capacity. What was originally perceived as a daunting task for our family went extremely well – from the initial consultation through filings and then closing we never had any problems at all. The firm did exactly as they said they would do, and did it well. In the end it turned out to be routine – and hassle free – and went so smoothly that we were never surprised by anything, and would hire them again for any legal work we may need. – William Foellmer
The Des Plaines and Hoffman Estates lawyers at Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd. pride themselves in their commitment to client service and client satisfaction. Below are testimonials from satisfied clients.
You are all so great – we love working with you! – JM
[W]e are truly blessed and know that God has our back in this world. And it is such a relief to know that PM&H, Ltd. has our back in the world of law. Thank you. – JM
You guys are great. I am secure in the knowledge my business has been completely covered! – KW
You all are simply wonderful to deal with! I recommend others to you as often as I can. – DV
We feel you are a very honest firm to do business with. Thank you. – CK
I cycled through four law firms during my first ten years in business before I found [PM&H, Ltd.]. I have been so glad to have found a firm, now, of such competence, high levels of service, and integrity. Give one other example of someone who actually looks forward to working with his attorneys! I love working with [PM&H, Ltd.]. You have increased my four companies’ success and made my life so much easier in the process. Thank you! – MO
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Tempia A. Courts
Great customer service. Very professional. – DA & JA
Off the scale satisfied. – KB
Tempia is so personable. I love working with her. – LF
I had an experience where I needed advice on a business issue. I called Tempia Courts and wasn’t able to reach her, I believe it was a weekend! To my surprise, Tempia Courts returned my call and helped me with my issue; she even called back after to give me some other suggestions, which she didn’t have to do! Needless to say, but the suggestions that she gave helped me considerably, and I was able to use that information for a few other jobs that came my way. Thank you very much! – Anonymous
Tempia has always been very thorough, responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with! – MG
Tempia is a pleasure to deal with. She is very knowledgeable, clear and thorough. She was a huge help in submitting my WBE application that was approved! I am a very satisfied customer! – MG
Tempia dealt with my lack of knowledge in a very professional manner. I appreciate her help. –TP
We have been very happy with our experiences. As new small business owners, your guidance was crucial in helping us establish our corporation and have confidence that we have everything covered. Friendly knowledgeable staff that made us feel welcome! – CS
Tempia was great, timely/professional… They understand non-profit law providing very professional service in a responsive way with HEART. – EL
You are all very professional… and we feel like our backs are always covered – which is a huge comfort for us. – DW
All services provided have been consistently professional and personable. – MP
Takes very good care of all my business and personal needs. – JU
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Thomas W. Hargrove
Very good experience. – Anonymous
A couple of weeks ago, I had an insurance question and I called Tempia for guidance. She had Tom Hargrove, your attorney specializing in insurance, return my call within the hour. Tom then spent at least 20 minutes on the phone with me brainstorming solutions to an insurance problem I was having. I was incredibly impressed and grateful. – HM
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Alfred S. Lee
Al Lee – Thorough, easily understood, value for the service and friendly, comfortable staff. – RL
Al gave excellent advice and service – EG
Knowledgeable, efficient and approachable. Would recommend others use Al Lee. – BS
We used Al Lee to prepare Trusts for us in 2005 and again this year to update the Trusts. Very satisfied with the services provided. – Mr. & Mrs. W
Al has been incredibly helpful in helping us navigate our wills and trusts documents as it’s a bit complicated. As a non-legal person, the whole concept is hard to understand. Al was professional and knowledgeable. – Mr. & Mrs. P.
We thought Al was great at explaining everything. He made the complicated details seem easy. We also appreciated his flexibility in scheduling meetings. Overall great to work with. – Mr. & Mrs. M
Mr. Lee managed our Estate Planning process and assembled a complete package of Wills and Trusts for our family. Mr. Lee took the time to understand our unique family situation and identified several areas that required attention that we were uanware of. Mr. Lee is very knowledgeable and made the process very easy and fast. Costs were discussed upfront and were very reasonable. The quality of the end product was metibulous, on very straighforward package with all the documents, as well as a thumb drive with digital versions. We enjoy a great peace of knowing that should something happen to my wife and I our family has clear and efficient instructions of what to do. Thank-you Al Lee for an excellent experience in preparing the inevitable. – Mr. & Mrs. W.
Responsive to specific objectives. Listens well. Very professional. Pleasure to work with. – BF
Al is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to clearly explain thing. Very easy to work with. – JN
Al was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. As we have been working with Trust for several years, he explained the new laws that ultimately affect out completed Estate documents. Thank-you Al! – Mr. & Mrs. C
Overall quality of work was good. Timeliness lagged on a couple of occasions due to staff changes. I greatly value the integrity of the leaders at PMHL and the willingness to integrate Faith issues in planning. – Mr. & Mrs. R
Great experience. Many options were presented and our questions were answered. More recommendations for decision making companies in case of the inability to make decisions due to health or mental illness (outside of our relatives) – Mr. & Mrs. H.
Alfred is both professional & personable. He has made the process truly enjoyable while providing excellent counsel and guidance. We have been very satisfied with the experience and would recommend his service to family and friends. – CJL
My wife just passed away and Al was knowledgeable, caring and very professional. He made a difficult situation very comfortable. – RB
Totally satisfied, professional informative and total value added. Legal advice second to none. – JB
Alfred Lee was pleasant to work with as well as knowledgeable and patient. – AP
Alfred was very ethical. Everything explained well with our families best interests at heart. – TSR
Very professional experience. Al Lee was very thorough & helpful in redoing our Trusts. – LS
Professional, convenient and easy to understand the process. – M & E
Al was very knowledgeable about the law involving Trust and Estate matters and made complex issues easy to understand. He used examples very well to illustrate potential pitfalls. I have already recommended Al to others. – DL
Working with Al was a great experience – JM
Overall, very positive experience. It took a lot longer than I expected. People were courteous and Al was patient in explaining the legal phases. Al has great people skills and he is a good listener. That is why we decided to go with him instead of another attorney.
Everything was gone over and explained and not rushed.
We set up Trusts for me and my wife. Alfred explained it all clearly and made the process easy and understandable. – MS
Al was recommended by a dear friend and we found Al to be very attentive, instructed us very well and was very organized. – J & M
We used Al to prepare a Trust for us in 2005 and again this year to update the Trust. – F & L
“Very satisfied with Mr. Lee’s knowledge and professional treatment us. Staff is cordial.” – Mr. & Mrs. K
“Al Lee was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable & professional. We appreciate being able to meet closer to our home” – no name
“I was terrified of filing bankruptcy but Alfred Lee put me at ease. I was well informed and given a great plan to become financially successful. – D.H.
“Al walked us through a painstaking process with patience, kindness and professionalism.” – Mr. & Mrs. S.
“Outstanding, friendly, patient counsel, enjoyed being able to include Faith in the discussions. Thank-you. I look forward to recommending your services to anyone with confidence and look forward to working with you in the future. Al and his team were nothing short of exceptional!” – Mr. & Mrs. R.
“We were in very good hands with Mr. Lee” – Mr. & Mrs. J
“Thank-you for walking us through the process so graciously and pretty much painlessly fine work. Michelle was excellent in the details.” – Mr. & Mrs. K
“Very professional and knowledgeable legal service.”
“Working with Al was tremendous, thoughtful, kind, professional. Al made discussing difficult possibilities and outcomes something we actually enjoyed. We felt we were making responsible decisions to love and provide for our children. Al helped us understand that decisions we need to make and the implications of the choices we faced. It was a very positive experience.”– Mr. & Mrs. M
“We had a positive experience dealing with knowledgeable people who were personable with a sense of urgency.”– Mr. W
“Mr. Lee was great! He was great at answering questions and very patient. Thank-you. “– Mrs. M
PMHL is a professional firm offering timely and professional services – BP
I have worked with other others lawyers – this process was far superior. I feel confident that my Estate will be left well protected and organized for my family….being educated about the mechanics is just as important as the execution – WR
Mr. Lee was excellent as our attorney, always available, highly recommended– Mr. & Mrs. S
It was a pleasure working with Al. I was greatly concerned about the potential cost in light of the price we received from another law firm. Al was understanding and upfront about “possible” cost, but indicated that costs could be less. After evaluating our specific situation, Al proposed a solution that would meet all of our Estate needs and the cost was significantly less. – Mr. & Mrs. V.
We are enthusiastically pleased with the help Al has given us – TS
We were very comfortable with Mr. Lee….. He made us feel like he knew us for years, but still being professional. – PDP
Very pleased. He led us through all the issues of creating an completing our will – which was no easy task. We felt safe and secure discussing our end of life issues. – GMS
Was very smooth and quick. Mr. Lee was GREAT! – Great experience – DO
Al was extremely helpful in helping us understand all of the issues involved in this process
Very pleased with everything – explanation of Estate Planning and Indemnification; also very prompt – DJT
Client Testimonials for Des Plaines Lawyer Gregory A. MacDonald
I appreciate the openness and accessibility of counsel. Also the friendliness and the kindness of treatment – Thank you. – JT
I have been a Gregory MacDonald client for over a year and a half. Having Gregory MacDonald by my side for legal advice, I feel very comfortable and secure. He always answers my questions no matter how large or small. – NC
We were very pleased with the services which Greg provided. You are lucky to have him! – ML & DL
Mr. MacDonald was extremely helpful and explained everything in the will, and Mary was a big help too. I will recommend him to my friends and relatives. –CM
I have worked with Greg MacDonald for estate planning on two occasions. Both times, I found him to be professional, knowledgeable and personable. Both he and his staff were responsive, and my work was done in a timely fashion. Thank you. – SK
Excellent service! Very professional and knowledgeable. – NS
The service was great, and your staff was friendly and well-informed. It was a pleasure doing business with your firm. I would recommend your firm in a heartbeat. Thanks again. – GL
Excellent, prompt, up-to-date advice and expertise. Thank you for your excellent work. – JS & ES
Very helpful with the services provided to prepare our estate. – GT
Excellent service (5 star). – FB
Professional yet personal experience with truly caring, helpful individuals. – DJ
We were very pleased with our entire experience with your firm. – DC & RC
This was a pretty straightforward deed issue associated with our trust, but nonetheless it was handled nicely and professionally. I thought the fees were reasonable and the timeliness and overall communication was very good. I feel safe working with Greg. – SC
Great listener, common sense approach with every answer. Thanks again. – Anonymous
Gregory MacDonald assisted with our estate planning, wills and trusts. His explanation of alternatives were clear, his advice was offered very professionally and he delivered what he committed to us. We are very satisfied and will recommend his services to friends and family. – DH
Thank you for taking care of us when we needed your services – quite quickly, as we were leaving for Europe. Thank you for your very efficient service! – LS & ES
Greg did a very efficient job for us. He explained all things completely and understandably. He also answered all questions. We never felt rushed! Also, Mary was very helpful & was so very efficient! When we called the office, they replied quickly. I would highly recommend Greg to all my family and friends. – SF & DF
The most complete & professional service I have ever encountered in 40+ years of business. – JV
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer James H. Pluymert
Your staff is professional and efficient – it is always a pleasure to work with your firm. – LA
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Ronald J. Senechalle
Ron, thanks again for being the laboring oar on the …… deal. As always, I’d be lost without you! – DC
On behalf of my family, I wanted to thank you and your team for your diligence and patience in seeing us through the closing of our home. There were many ups and downs throughout the process, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for all that you do. – HF
Thank you for your help in buying my home! – JF
Always enjoy working with everyone in the firm. Friendly and professional. – SW
You folks are great. – DS
Outstanding – you guys are fantastic. Continually delighted with all the things you’ve helped with over the years. – PG
No surprise, ease of mind, Forget about it, high class professionality. Thank you for assisting me in this matter. I needed someone to turn to. As usual, Senechalles make it happen mysteriously. My family is also thankful. As you know, I never lose a friends number and you will remain in the annals of [our] history. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, truly Ron. – JT
Ron and Amy make a great team – Ron’s expertise is outstanding – I’d recommend. – JD & SD
Ron was excellent. He took the time to explain the entire closing process and all the necessary documents. Even when there were some unexpected mishaps due to miscommunication by the other party, Ron expertly solved the problem with ease. We recommend Ron to everyone! – KC & JC
Very professional, competent, confident approach, but not “stuffy” at all – very approachable and open. Ron took extra time to explain the risks and options, even when we (the client) did not want to take the time to listen. Ron was invaluable at the closing – the deal might not have closed on time without his client involvement. – Anonymous
Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Lawyer Patricia A. Tauchert
Pat – Thank you for going extra steps to make the entire process go a little smoother. Thank you again – JB
Thank-you for everything you are doing for us! – RBC
This transaction is so well done! …over the top thrilled I am with you as our attorney and your service to us on this particular issue. It is in such stark contrast to our experience with the other attorney….we are in such good hands with you on this. Thanks for all you do for us! – RB
Thank-you for all of your great services to us over the years. – APS
You’re the best Attorney ever, no seriously. Thx. – JB
You make my life so much easier. Thank you Pat, you are invaluable to us. – AS
Patricia – Thank you for helping me with my Father’s Estate. Now I am at peach that things are in order. Blessings. – L.A.V.
Pat – Thank you for everything – especially your patience. – S.T.
Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd. has a team of professional, knowledgeable and organized lawyers. I trust them fully and know that they have my best interest in mind, – MS
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Client Testimonials for Hoffman Estates Joseph Selbka
I cannot emphasize enough how satisfied I am with Joe Selbka’s work on behalf of my children. My husband and I have three young children with medical and educational challenges. We have had difficulty with our school district regarding the kids’ physical safety and their access to their education.
Three months ago, we hired Joe. I oriented him with our children’s medical problems and gave him information from the kids’ medical providers. Many non-medical people struggle to comprehend our children’s medical problems, and how the problems affect their direct care needs. But Joe asked questions and made comments that demonstrated firm comprehension. He effectively hit the ground running, and even offered additional ideas that were very appropriate and helpful.
I appreciated Joe’s patient and informative communication with me, and his reasonable response time. He explained how the process works, helped to shape my expectations, and discussed factors that may influence the school district’s decisions.
He seeks what is best for the children, while operating within the confines of a system he seems to understand well. His communication with the school district is professional and pleasant, yet firm and confident. He negotiates for things the kids need in a way that is smart and effective. He does not get side-tracked by small setbacks, but keeps his focus on the bigger goals.
Today, thanks to Joe, our kids are receiving in school the nursing support and educational support that they have needed for some time. Robust measures are now being taken to shrink the children’s delays; many of the measures exist only because of Joe, as I did not even know enough to ask for them.
Our only regret is that we did not find Joe a year ago, as soon as we began having struggles with the school.
Though it is daunting to have three children who will have special needs for years into the future, my husband and I now have a sense of relief and confidence about those future years, now that we have Joe to advise us and to represent our kids when needed. – Anonymous
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