Law Office of Johann Chau

Building Stronger Families

Since 2011, the Law Office of Johann Chau has provided services in the areas of estate planning, revocable living trusts, healthcare powers of attorneys, general powers of attorneys, guardianship, probate, trust administration, wills, and real estate.  

We work to help protect your wealth, privacy, and loved ones from unforeseen events such as death, probate, incapacity, disability, and rising healthcare costs.  We are committed not only to providing professional legal services but also to bringing peace of mind to you as well as your family.

Our law firm uses a 4-step process that makes it simple for clients to follow. We use technologies like secure web portal, online forms, in-person consultation with virtual meetings available afterward, and e-signing to create an efficient and client-focused experience.

We meet you where you are! Call us to find the nearest location to you.

All consultations are by appointment only and are accessible at our South Loop main office, as well as other Chicago Metro areas, including the North, Northwest, West, and Southwest suburbs. These locations include but are not limited to Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, O'Hare, Chicago Downtown, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Downers Grove, Oakbrook, Naperville, LaGrange, Lisle, Orland Park, and others. 

Additionally, our Intake Paralegal can meet you virtually or in person to concierge you throughout your journey to create your estate plan.

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Wills and Estate, Cook County, Illinois

Practice Areas & Clients' Experiences

At Law Office of Johann Chau, we provide the following legal services.

Estate Planning

Mr. Chau has helped many families plan for contingencies in their lives as well as after death.  He drafted wills, revocable living trusts, asset protection, powers of attorney for property, powers of attorneys for healthcare, living wills, and many other estate planning documents.

Probate/Estate Administration

The probate process in Illinois can be complicated.  Mr. Chau has helped people move through the process with empathy and understanding of the pain surrounding the death of a loved one. 

Real Estate

Mr. Chau represents buyers and sellers for residential closings.  He has smoothly closed many residential homes and helps families and individuals begin the journey at a new dwelling.

Testimonial - "Exceptional Process"

We used the Law Office of Johann Chau for our home buying process.  They were exceptional throughout the entire process and were very detail oriented.  Being 1st time home buyers, we were anxious to miss something, but Mr. Chau and team showed us the entire process and walked us through ever step.  We'd highly recommend Mr. Chau for any legal services needed in the Chicagoland area!

- Megan M.

Testimonial - "Knowledgeable & Personable"

I enjoyed Johann and Mina's legal services.  They were quick to respond, patient and knowledgeable.  Most importantly they were personable and showed that they care about why I was in [the Estate Planning] process.  Do not hesitate to use them!

- Daniel C.

Testimonial - "Simplified the [Estate Planning] Process"

Great Team with Mina and Johann.  Helped make my [estate planning] portfolio easy to understand and simplified the process.  Will be working with them in the future dealings. 

- Scott J.

Testimonial - "I Feel Confident About The Documents"

Johann Chau did our Trust, Guardianship, Advance Directives, etc.  Took our MetLife insurance.  I loved the fact that everything was electronic...filling out forms, secure transfer, etc.  Worked quickly and good communication about timeline.  I started this process with another firm before finding Mr. Chau and was so glad I moved on to him.  This was much more efficient and I feel confident about the documents.  Clear communication about expectations on both sides and very professional.  

- Catherine N. L. 

Testimonial - "Very Knowledgeable Real Estate Attorney...Giving Honest Inputs"

Johann is a very knowledgeable real estate attorney!  He did his best to protect our interests.  And I truly appreciated hearing from him from time to time during this stressful buying process, "do whatever is best for you, there are plenty of condos in Chicago to buy."  From my experiences as a first-time home-buyer, nothing is more important and reassuring than having a lawyer who doesn't shy away from giving honest inputs and the pros and cons of each decision!  

- Grace N.

Testimonial - "He Was Always Responsive"

I worked with Johann to sell a condo in Chicago.  He is amazing through every step of the process.  He also was in-network for legal services (a perk through my employer) and the process was simple and straight forward.  He was always responsive and I had the BEST experience with him!  

- David L.

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About Law Office of Johann Chau

Mr. Chau is a warm-hearted family man who emotionally and intellectually relates to others, offering his guidance when needed. He embraces the concept and structure of what it means to be a family, incorporating those ideals to motivate his practice in Estate Planning.  Mr. Chau wishes to make a difference in the lives of his clients and their families in order to help in building stronger families.

Mr. Chau has practiced as an attorney since 2011 and is a diverse and intelligent man, Mr. Chau double-majored at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  While studying law, he worked as the executive assistant to the General Counsel of the American Medical Association, who mentored him.  Mr. Chau continued to hone and sharpen his practice of Estate Planning, participating as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Christian Legal Society, and Catholic Lawyer’s Guild. He aims to equip his vast knowledge of Estate Planning to make significant differences in the lives and hearts others.  He incorporates Catholic values into everyday life and law practice. Mr. Chau speaks English and Vietnamese.

Wills and Estate Legal Team

Meet the team

We are a modern mom-and-pop team!  

Multiple satellite offices. In-person consultation. In-person Signing. Zoom meetings available after consultation.  World-class cloud-based legal services offer online questionnaires, secure web portal, clear communication between attorney and clients, and efficient process for estate planning and other legal services.  

Above all else, personable customer service throughout!    

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Johann Chau

Johann Chau

Attorney at Law

Passionately making estate planning easy and achievable for every American family!

Mina Tse

Mina Tse

Paralegal | Intake Specialist

My day-to-day duty is to concierge potential and existing clients through the 4-Step Process and complete their estate planning or real estate transactions.

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111 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604

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