The law offices of Hoy Sahlas LLC

Testimonials about our Oak Brook Attorneys

Father-daughter law partners: Attorney Colleen L. Sahlas and Attorney David E. Hoy

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“Dear David & Colleen, [we] just want to express our appreciation for all your help and guidance in preparing our Trust & Wills.  We are so blessed to have such a great team of both of you to assist in completing this very important phase of our life.  Thank you so much for everything.  With gratitude and warm thanks,”  Ed & Theresa - Elmhurst, Illinois

“Thank you for all your help & advice over the years - your law firm is a special one, we were/are fortunate to have crossed paths,Ross & Trish - El Cajon, California

About a trust administration: “Thank you so much for your kind words and your help. With gratitude,”  Rosanne - Worth, Illinois

Regarding a probate and trust estate:Many thanks for walking with me on this journey and providing your counsel and support.  Thank you  so much for all the help and support you have given me.  A year ago I was feeling overwhelmed, nervous and a little scared but you have been there to help me navigate and move through this MOUNTAIN.  With a heart full of gratitude."  Theresa - Downers Grove, Illinois

My wife and I first used Colleen Sahlas for a home purchase, and have since used her legal services several times. We have always found her to be kind, helpful, honest, and generous with her time - few things one would normally equate with an attorney! We are very grateful to have found her.” Rob - Oak Brook, Illinois

Regarding a real estate sale:"Colleen, you are a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.  Your assistance and expertise throughout were so appreciated!” Jane - River Forest, IL

“Hi David, I received all the paperwork [estate planning documents].  By the way, you did a very excellent job! I am very, very pleased.  You were worth every penny.”  Shirley - Naperville, Illinois    

“Colleen saw me through a difficult house sale with skill and grace. I couldn’t have asked for better service.”  Nancy - La Grange Park, Illinois


“I wanted to thank you for your support during this entire guardianship process [for my mother].  Each year I completed this process was made easier because of your personal warmth and understanding . . . I am very grateful and thankful for all of your assistance during these last three years.” Judith - Cicero, Illinois


“Thank you, Colleen.  I don’t know if we ever fully conveyed how much we appreciated your work on (our brother’s) Estate.  We really did, and you made a very difficult situation much more palatable!"  Trish & Ross - San Diego, California


Lurie garden, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL
[regarding a real estate purchase] “Thank you ever so much for all of the experience and wisdom you offered me - the long hours and countless emails, the attention to detail and making sure everything is in order to make this a reality.  I appreciate all of your time, your quick responses to my email and phone calls - answering all of my questions! Thank you.” - Tiffani, Oak Park, Illinois


“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the very professional and caring handling of my duties as executor of my sister-in-law’s estate.  Since this was all so very new to me I was at a real loss as to what to do and how to do it. You were extremely sympathetic to the complex situation confronting me at that time. There were numerous heirs, complex bequeaths as well as property to be assessed and sold during a time, I might add, that was not conducive to quick and easy sales. Your vast knowledge of real estate law saved me many pitfalls and hassles along the rocky road to “sold”, thank you for your expertise! Needless to say there was a tremendous amount of bookkeeping, banking and correspondence which you and your staff handled professionally and expeditiously. I could not have done all of this alone, I was fortunate to have you and your staff helping me. Thank you for your moral support as well as your expertise, I would, and have, recommended The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd. to my relatives and friends.”  Margaret - Oak Park, Illinois


 “I have worked with attorney Colleen Sahlas on real estate transactions with clients over the better part of a decade, having been a Real Estate Broker since 2003. Colleen is a dedicated attorney who provides her clients with the highest level of support and professionalism in the sales process. She has an strong work ethic, is thorough, dependable, and pays excellent attention to detail. Ms. Sahlas also educates her clients about every aspect of the real estate transaction. My clients have been thrilled to be represented by Ms. Sahlas every time. One recent client said this past September about her experience in working with Colleen that she could not have been represented by a better attorney. I am delighted to recommend Ms. Sahlas for her excellent and dependable legal services."  Adriana Laura Cook, Real Estate Agent - Oak Park, Illinois


“Thank you so much for your excellent work on helping us close on both homes.  My wife and I really appreciate you - you really went out of your way to make everything go so smoothly.  I’m going to miss working with you. Thanks again!” Brian & Beth - Oak Park, Illinois


“What a load you have taken off my mind.  Thank you for your incredible professional and personal support.” Laura - Downers Grove, Illinois

The Art Institute gardens, Chicago, IL

“Thank you for our Wills.  We miss our visits and conversations with you during the estate closing.  You were so great in working it all out. We thank God for both of you. Thanks again for your help.” Ed & Doris - Rockford, Illinois


“Just want to say thank you for the time you spent on the phone with me last week regarding my auto accident.  So many people were giving me unsolicited advice - it made my head spin!  I am grateful that I was referred to you.  You advice was sound, fair and ethical.  Just what I needed to hear.  After speaking to you, I felt much more assured.  I hope we can do business in the future (on an unrelated matter I hope!).  And if ever someone I know is looking for competent, decent lawyers - I will not hesitate to refer them to you.  Thank you again!” Michelle - Oak Park, Illinois


“We wanted to thank all of you for the enormous effort you put in to helping us get our home.  We love it!  Thanks again for a job well done.” Seth & Kim - western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois


“Thanks for your help in the conclusion of my father’s estate.  We appreciate the work you did for us but also the manner in which it was done.  As you may have heard, my brother has just recently been discovered to have bone cancer.  It seems to be serious.  Our trust is in the same Lord whom you have also testified to serve.  That trust gives us considerable comfort.  Thanks again.” Paul - Geneva, Illinois

The Art Institute on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

“This letter is to express my appreciation for your cooperation in connection with the sale of real estate.  The role of a Realtor is so much simpler in matters of this type when the attorney is as familiar as you were with this real estate transaction.” Ann - real estate agent, Homewood, Illinois



“This is just a quick note to say thanks for helping us with our new home purchase in Oak Park.  The closing went very smoothly - and we very much appreciate all your efforts in making it so.  You very patiently and thoroughly explained all the documentation, leaving us feeling knowledgeable and comfortable.  Thanks so much again, and we hope you have a prosperous new year.” Jason & Jennifer - Oak Park, Illinois


“Thanks for your advice.  You can’t believe how frustrated I was, and how relieved I am now!  You were a real, ’sanity saver!’” Ruth - Oak Park, Illinois

Cloud gate, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL

The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd. handled my house closing, and I could never ask for better attorneys. They were on time with all the papers and tied up all the loose ends. They were professional, but also friendly and personable. I highly recommend them.”  Darlene - Chicago, Illinois



“I think very highly of your work and the open communication we’ve had.” Michael - Chicago, Illinois

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business partnership.  I wish you and your daughter much success.  It has truly been my pleasure to know you and work with you all of these years.”  June Stout, Vice President, The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank - Oak Park, Illinois


“Thank you both very much for all your dedicated and professional help with the closing of my home. You both helped me feel at ease in a very stressful situation!” Garry - La Grange, Illinois


“Thanks again for all your help,  you really made this stressful process seem like a breeze.  I’m very thankful [my real estate agent] told me about you.  Once again thanks for everything.”  Kevin - Chicago, Illinois


I have worked with Colleen on a real estate closings and she did an outstanding job each time.  Her professionalism is shown in her preparation, organization and vast knowledge.  Colleen was so helpful to the clients and she always stayed on top of things during the closing process to ensure everything went smoothly.  I would highly recommend Colleen to anyone.  We have a great working relationship and I know I can count on her services and I never worry for my client.Andrew, Real Estate Agent - Chicago, Illinois


Attorney David E. Hoy and his law partner & daughter, Colleen L. Sahlas
“Colleen and I have worked together on several estates and trusts.  She has the highest integrity and is prompt and complete in her work.”  Jean Sredl, Certified Public Accountant - Riverside, IL


“Thank you for your help - your letter and actions make a statement about your integrity.   Exceptional!” Judith - Chicago, IL


“Just a note to say how very grateful we are for you and the wonderful work you have done for us.  It’s been a pleasure doing business with a firm of high standards and integrity.  Thank you and may you be blessed.” Craig & Nancee - Glen Ellyn, Illinois


“I just got a chance to read the article ’[Oak Brook Area] Welcomes Father-Daughter [Legal] Team,’ in the Oak Brook Business First Spring Newsletter. And, yes, your practice does help us feel ’comfortable and cared for throughout the entire legal process.’  Chris and I can vouch for that! Thanks again.” Kristen - Hinsdale, Illinois


“First of all, thank you for getting the deal closed. I appreciate the good work you do.  In this last year there have been several complex situations, all of which you resolved in good fashion.  Thanks again.”  John, seasoned Real Estate Agent - Oak Park, Illinois


“I was very pleased with your firm’s work on my condo purchase and I was confident that all the documents and related materials were accurate and well-executed. It’s never my plan to need lots of interaction with attorneys, but when I do need one, I want to be comfortable knowing that my attorney is legally savvy and capable and also human and caring. I felt that when I worked with you.” Elizabeth - Chicago, Illinois


 “Thanks for everything. You are really on top of things. I love my new place.” Linda - western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois


 “Many, many thanks for the great job you have done for us in estate planning!  God bless you richly!  We thank God for you.” 

John & Helen - River Grove, Illinois 


 I, as the executor of an estate knew I needed a qualified lawyer. I called a person who immediately recommended the Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas. I met with them, and found, to my delight, that they were the lawyers I was looking for.  The entire estate was done with utmost care and without delay. I would recommend Colleen Sahlas, who does the highest quality of work, and with complete cooperation at all times!  Thank you Colleen for the excellent service rendered.”  Howard - Wheaton, Illinois 


[regarding a decedent’s estate:] I appreciate your help.  You folks have been a blessing to me and my family through this difficult time.  I know why my Mom trusted you so."  Kathy - Woodridge, IL


Thank you for  helping me with the purchase of my first home.  You are very efficient and thorough and I appreciate your professional experience.  I will certainly refer you to other clients when they need an attorney.”  Stephen - Hinsdale, Illinois

“Thank you so much for your legal, professional assistance in selling our home. It was a real ordeal for me and you made it an easier process for me & my family.”  Leta - Chicago, Illinois

“Colleen, thank you for your patience and for not making this process as intimidating as I feared it might be. I appreciate how well you’ve explained the steps to me . . . It’s really a comfort to work with someone like you.  Thank you for all you’ve done for me this year in terms of guidance, support,  and encouragement. “  Linda - Oak Park, IL 

“Colleen, Thank you for your understanding ear and helpful ideas.  Thank you for your help in the settlement of my dad’s estate.” Wendy - Elmhurst, IL

“I so enjoyed our discussion today.  I must admit I have been a little overwhelmed with everything going on and speaking with you, Colleen, has put me at ease tremendously.  You are an angel.” Margaret - Yorkville, IL  

“Dear Colleen, . . . for the real estate transaction: Thank you very much for making the process go smoothly.” - Joseph, Chicago, Illinois

“Colleen, thanks again for all your hard and expert work on my behalf. God bless.” - Ted, Roseville, Illinois

“Thank you for representing me in the process of this sale and closing.  Your service and detail-oriented assistance in all things pertaining to this are commendable and greatly appreciated. Gratefully . . . “  Doris, Glendale Heights, Illinois


~ All photos on this page were taken by Colleen L. Sahlas ~