Pete’s practice has focused on providing an alternative, business view of outside general counsel services for over 30 years. His approach is to bring value to a client and find ways to manage and control the legal costs that so often impede a business’s objectives and growth.
While many large firms need to, and therefore seek to, maximize their revenue and view clients in that context, Pete believes in a different approach. He believes that providing a path to control costs and maximize a client’s benefit is not only good for clients, but just as beneficial to a lawyer who believes that long term relationships are built from mutual benefit and respect. Pete believes in that model and has used it for his entire career.
Because he began his career as a litigator and selectively continues in that role as clients may request, he understands the impact and costs associated with board room and management decisions. He has the ability to supervise litigation but seeks to prevent, not encourage disputes. As a result, Pete has built a network of contacts in many areas of expertise that have benefited from this alternative view toward legal practice and stand ready to assist when additional resources are needed. Clients served represent a variety of industries and have included manufacturers, technology startups, and construction companies.
Education Chicago Kent College of Law - J.D. University of Southern Illinois- Carbondale - B.S.
Lauren LoMonaco Managing Partner
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped thousands of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property can be and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s best realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can better serve her clients.
In addition to real estate transactions, Lauren has drafted estate plans of all types and sizes. She offers flat fees for most wills, trusts, and powers of attorney and can help design an estate plan that maximizes tax savings and reduces time and expense.
Lauren represents several small businesses in the Chicagoland area and can assist in corporate formation and restructuring, draft and negotiate contracts, counsel on employment issues, and structure succession plans. She is passionate about helping small business owners grow and succeed. The businesses Lauren represents are diverse and many businesses consider her their own personal general counsel. From HVAC contractors to tech startups to retail stores, Lauren has helped businesses in nearly every industry.
Education University of Illinois College of Law - J.D. Magna Cum Laude University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign - B.S. Economics and Finance
Cathy Morgan Paralegal
Cathy is a valued member of the LoMonaco & LoMonaco team. She has over 20 years of experience as an office manager and paralegal. She is a great resource for all of our clients but specifically focuses on helping new clients and real estate clients. If you would like to speak with one of attorneys, Cathy is the best place to start.