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Our clients and colleagues speak for the high quality of our services. Please read the testimonials about our Father-Daughter Law Firm. 

Estate Planning

"How fortunate we are to have received your services in contemplation of our and family future.
By and through your council we are confident we have established a plan to provide for future needs for ourselves and family. Know that your appreciated. With respect and gratitude, "

George and Shirley - Western Springs, Illinois

"What a thorough job, Colleen. Thanks for handling this for me. I can’t say how impressed I am with your expertise and organization. I couldn’t asked for more, and I know the current coronavirus situation made everything that much harder. Sincere thanks for everything"

Perry - Elmhurst, IL

"Colleen came referred by a close friend and did not disappoint. My wife and I had recently had a child and needed to get our estate planning in order. Colleen helped us think through each and every possible scenario, even those we had not thought of. She was kind, diligent, and thoughtful throughout the process. I would certainly recommend reaching out to Colleen and feel we are in a really good financial place after having the privilege of working with her."

Tyler & Melina - Park Ridge, Illinois

"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

"Colleen Sahlas has been an EXCELLENT referral source for our clients. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and professional and communicative with clients. It is truly a blessing to have a reliable referral source for clients who ask questions outside of our field of expertise and I proudly recommend Hoy and Sahlas to all of our clients seeking legal counsel. Thanks for doing what you do, Colleen!"

Ryan Hickel, CPA - Hinsdale, Illinois

"Colleen was so incredibly helpful while consulting on the best way to set everything up. She made the entire process so easy and completed everything in amazing turnaround time. I appreciate her easy to understand explanations and professionalism through the entire process. I have recommended her to several friends."

J.C. - Antioch, Illinois

"Colleen Sahlas is the Estate and Trust attorney I refer all of my clients to because she is just so good and dependable. She knows the law and is responsive and helpful when people need it most. You will be in good hands with Colleen. "

Amy Ketchum, Attorney - Oak Park, Illinois

"Fantastic lawyers! We trust them with all our legal needs. We've used them to create our wills, trust, and powers of attorney. They are honest, kind, highly intelligent and look out for the interests of their clients. We also used them when we bought our home! They are amazing lawyers! Highly recommend! We would give them ten stars if we could!"

Theodore - Chicago, Illinois

"My perspective on estate planning was that it would be a morbid and daunting task. However, working with the Law offices of Hoy and Sahlas (Colleen) made this an experience in which brought peace of mind to me and my family. Their services are thorough and complete, which left us with the comfort of knowing that our plans for the future are secure and in place."

Keith - Oak Brook, Illinois

"I am an attorney in the community and I have discussed estate planning law with Colleen Sahlas. I found her to be both pleasant and knowledgeable. Colleen Sahlas knows estate planning law to an expert level while maintaining the empathetic attitude one needs during the hard times which necessitate estate planning."

Russell Knight, Attorney - Chicago, Illinois

"I do appreciate your kindness and compassion. You are a comfort to me. So glad we met. The accountant found things in good order you helped us establish, and praised the way the trust was written. Best wishes to you and your family."

Leah - River Forest, Illinois

"Colleen, thank you SO MUCH for your services! You have blessed us in a long-term way (the nature of the documents), but also blessed me specifically today. You made things easy, and you made me smarter, too, with your answers to my questions. The best thing about having you was that WE TRUST YOU! That made all the difference! Thanks again."

James - Oak Park, Illinois

Decedents’ Estates

"I am extremely pleased to recommend the Law offices of Hoy & Sahlas, LLC.
Several years ago I was given the responsibility of being an executor of an estate for a close friend that passed. The will was extremely unique and complicated, with over 15 payouts and to include a charity organization. Several payees had specific requirements to fulfill. Colleen had much empathy for me as I worked through grieving and the daunting task of taking care of the estate. She efficiently handled the research and paperwork needed to fulfil the wishes of my friend in his will as it went through probate. Colleen responded quickly and thoroughly to my questions and uncertainties. What started out as a daunting task became manageable and doable with Colleen's professionalism, efforts and guidance. Through our conversations and communications, Colleen put my mind at ease, and the probate went smoothly. My wife and I were so impressed that we worked with Colleen to set up and handle our trust.
I look to Colleen for professional guidance and the personal guidance as I would ask a friend. "

Keith - Palos Park, Illinois

"The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, LLC was a referral from a dear friend. We were dealing with numerous issues relating to the estate of my mother-n-Law. Colleen Sahlas was our Attorney. She made this process for us stress-free. She explained in detail yet simple enough for us to understand. It was a difficult time; however, Colleen's patience, support, and guidance truly helped us through this process. She completed the forms and contacted us with results in a very short time. If we had any questions or issues dealing with the estate, she was available should we need her for guidance. Fortunately, everything she provided such as legal documents and instructions, we had no issues with the various organizations, title transfer, banks, etc. In addition to her knowledge and wisdom, she was very personable, spiritual, kind and caring. We also asked her to help with our own Estate; Trust and Will. Our prayers were answered to have been blessed to have met Colleen to help us through this difficult time. We also met her parents David Hoy and his Wife. Should we need any legal assistance in the future, I would not hesitate to ask Colleen again. Thank you again Colleen!!"

Conrad and Tillie - Darien, Illinois

"I hired Colleen Sahlas to represent me as my probate attorney after my mom passed away suddenly. It was an extremely tough time for me personally and Colleen took every possible step to ensure that my family's affairs were handled properly and with the utmost expediency. She not only represented me in probate but also represented me in matters relating to my father's passing a few years earlier & his subsequent trust. No matter the task, Colleen executed everything with poise & professionalism. Time and time again over the past year, she proved herself to be consistently thorough, detail-oriented and personable throughout the entire time. On top of that, she provided comprehensive monthly notes on all of her billable activity, giving me confidence that I was being treated fairly. I cannot think of someone I would want to represent me more than Colleen and feel lucky that I was able to find her in my search. You won't find someone better to work with out there. "

Joel - Western Springs, 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

"Colleen is an excellent lawyer! Compassionate, knowledgeable, and thorough. She was indispensable in helping me settle my mother's estate. She has my highest recommendation!"

Sherilyn - Western Springs, Illinois

"Colleen is an excellent attorney. She worked tirelessly to help me through the complicated process of unwinding my father's estate, ensuring that I was fully informed and upholding my responsibilities as Executor. My wife and I turned to her to prepare and execute our wills, living wills, health care and property powers of attorney documents, and establishing a trust to safeguard our assets and ensure that they are managed according to our wishes. She is personable, professional, and trustworthy and I highly recommend her."

David - Chicago, Illinois

"I was introduced to David and Colleen by my parents. My parents worked with these two great people for 10+ years prior to their passing. Colleen has continued to work for my family in many, many ways. Real estate sales, trust work, LLC work and closing my parents estate. I would not go to any other firm or consult with any other attorney. I highly recommend Colleen and David for their professionalism, knowledge and caring heart. Thanks for your help. This is why I come to you. You always relieve my stress about this stuff. You are such a blessing. "

Margaret - Mokena, Illinois

"Colleen, I want to thank you for the guidance and legal expertise you provided in finalize my uncle's estate. It relieved my anxiety having your assistance, especially in regards to your communication with the attorney and beneficiaries overseas. I certainly will be in touch if I should need further help with any other legal matter. "

Irene - Des Plaines, Illinois

"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

"I've been a Hoy & Sahlas client since 2012 when Colleen provided counsel representation for the Probate and Estate of my then deceased wife. They have also represented me in real estate closing and Trust & Estate Planning. Needless to say, I've experienced quality counsel from both Colleen Sahlas and David Hoy. They pay careful attention to details and have been very pleasant to work with. I would recommend their Law Firm for personal and business needs."

Kenneth - Naperville, Illinois

"When my husband's brother passed away with no Will and leaving behind a HUGE mess of real estate and personal property and complicated financial issues, we were recommended to Colleen Sahlas. She made a situation that was overwhelming so much easier. She is incredibly kind and very efficient. Several complications arose during the probate process, and Colleen handled them with grace and efficiency. A friend at my mother in laws law's church recommended Colleen. We highly recommend Colleen. "

Patricia - El Cajon, California

"I have sent Colleen a lot of cases. Everybody I send to Colleen comes back and tells me she was wonderful, she did such a good job she made me feel so comfortable!"

Bob Nyberg, Edward Jones - Western Springs, Illinois

Real Estate

"We have sought the services of Ms. Sahlas for various legal needs. She is efficient, thorough and dependable. On these occasions we were always confident that Ms. Sahlas was looking out for our interest. Our daughter and her husband have also been very satisfied with her work. We highly recommend Ms. Sahlas to all who need competent legal assistance."

Gustavo - Oak Park, Illinois

"Colleen is an exemplary member of the legal profession. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. I have known her for many years and found her to be of high integrity in all of our dealings. She has a well earned reputation for conducting herself in a principled and straight forward manner."

Mary Pellegrini, owner, Prairie Title Services, Inc., Oak Park, 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

"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

"We have benefited from Colleen's services and have been extremely pleased . Informative, kind, thorough and very professional service . We highly recommend her as your lawyer."

Dorel & Michelle - River Grove, 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

"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

" I have worked with attorney Colleen Sahlas on real estate transactions with clients [since 2011], 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

"If you are looking for an attorney, Colleen Sahlas will not disappoint. Colleen recently helped me with the purchase of a new home and the process went very smooth with Colleen in my corner. She handled a very demanding seller very professionally while protecting my interest first. She reviewed all documents thoroughly catching several errors. I will no doubt use Colleen in the future for my other attorney needs."

Dena - Naperville, Illinois

"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

"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

"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


"Colleen Sahlas has been an EXCELLENT referral source for our clients. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and professional and communicative with clients. It is truly a blessing to have a reliable referral source for clients who ask questions outside of our field of expertise and I proudly recommend Hoy and Sahlas to all of our clients seeking legal counsel. Thanks for doing what you do Colleen!"

Ryan Hickel, Certified Public Accountant -Hinsdale, Illinois

"Colleen Sahlas has provided excellent legal service, both for my incorporated business over the years, and personally for my family while we traversed an extremely painful loss. I would recommend her practice to anyone!"

James - Oak Park, Illinois

"I was introduced to David and Colleen by my parents. My parents worked with these two great people for 10+ years prior to their passing. Colleen has continued to work for my family in many, many ways. Real estate sales, trust work, LLC work and closing my parents estate. I would not go to any other firm or consult with any other attorney. I highly recommend Colleen and David for their professionalism, knowledge and caring heart."

Margaret - Mokena, Illinois

"I have known Colleen and David for over 15 years, and used their legal services for various business and real estate as well as private matters. They have high integrity and care about their clients. I highly recommend them."

Kinga - Elmhurst, 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

"I have been using their services since 2003 in business, real estate and personal [law]. It has been great experience with all they did for us - recommended to many of our Family and friends."

Joseph - Elmhurst, Illinois

"I have sent Colleen a lot of cases. Everybody I send to Colleen comes back and tells me she was wonderful, she did such a good job she made me feel so comfortable!"

Bob Nyberg, Edward Jones - Western Springs, Illinois

"What a load you have taken off my mind. Thank you for your incredible professional and personal support."

Laura - Downers Grove, Illinois

"I have found Colleen Sahlas to be an excellent lawyer--honest, meticulous, understanding, and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others. I think it would be difficult to find a better lawyer than Colleen Sahlas."

Ted - Bellwood, Illinois.

"Thank you for handling our clients in such a professional manner. It is comforting to be able to make a consistent, confident referral."

a Certified Public Accountant in Chicago's western suburbs

"I've been an insurance agent for nearly 30 years & worked with Colleen to protect her client. She was efficient, timely, & capable; a pleasure work with from a professional perspective. What stood out most was her genuine concern for her client's well-being. Having the skills is one thing, caring is much more rare."

Howard Brundage - Schulz-Brundage, Inc., Downers Grove, Illinois

More Testimonials

"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

"We have known Dave and Colleen for many years! We know them to be knowledgeable, honest, patient, respectable and responsible in all things. Our first professional hiring of Dave was when I fell on the ice outside the door of the hospital leaving work on call in the middle of the night and the hospital refused to pay me for time off. They said I was 'off duty' even though I was on call working in the middle of the night. He didn’t have any problem with my case. They also took care of our renting and selling a house that we bought in the neighborhood. Both he and Colleen were very efficient in helping us draw up our will and Trust for the family. They were very patient in answering questions and giving us explanations to the multiple things we needed to cover and the 'should, could or not do' things. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for legal help."

Dick and Barb - Maywood, 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

"I have known Colleen and David for years through my professional work in the Geriatric Care Management industry. I have found them both extremely knowledgeable, holding professional integrity to the highest regard and their genuine caring and empathy for the clients is paramount. I would highly recommend them both for their legal services."

Janet - Chicago, Illinois

"Colleen is a well-respected, trusted advisor and a leader in the legal community. She regularly shares her insights among the members of the Illinois State Bar Association and her contributions to other lawyers' development is invaluable."

Nicole, Attorney - Chicago, Illinois

"My wife and I have used the services of Hoy & Sahlas, LLC and have been very pleased with the way they handled our requests. They are good people, honest, and forthright, and very helpful."

Ken and Patricia - Western Springs, Illinois

"Both David Hoy and Colleen Sahlas have shown outstanding work as lawyers willing to assist all. I feel grateful to have known them both for over forty years."

Cynthia - New Buffalo, Michigan

"Over the years my family has used the legal services of Hoy & Sahlas and I would highly recommend them to you."

Christine - Chicago, Illinois

"Great people. Great service. Explained clearly. Documented quickly. All papers filed properly."

Ray - Burr Ridge, Illinois

"Myself and my family have used the Law Office of Hoy & Sahlas over many years. Always prompt in responding and very professional. They truly care about the well being of their clients in every stage of life."

Brenda - Chicago's western suburbs

"I worked for Colleen for a little over a year until I left to attend law school. She has been an invaluable mentor and role model both as a person and attorney. She is a powerful advocate for her clients and meets them with empathy and clear guidance. She is diligent, attentive, and resourceful and works incredibly hard to help her clients reach their goals. I could not have asked for a better introduction into the legal field!"

Taylor, legal assistant - Chicago, Illinois