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Claes & Claes, LTD is a full service law firm in Darien, IL, with a practice concentrated on real estate transactions, will and trust planning and probate litigation.  Attorneys Robert and Matthew Claes will advocate for and protect your position while providing experienced guidance and explanation during the process. Along with a support staff of dedicated paralegals, the attorneys at Claes & Claes, LTD strive to achieve the highest level of service, communication and results for their clients, over sixty-percent of whom are referrals from past clients. 

Real Estate

Owning real estate is often one of the biggest investments a person will make during their lifetime.  Whether representing a seasoned real estate investor in the sale of their income property or the buyers of their first home, the attorneys at Claes & Claes, LTD treat each transaction with the same level of diligence, personal attention and communication.  Despite a general trend in the Chicagoland market of remote or absentee closing representation, prospective clients can be assured that either Robert or Matthew will represent their interests from contract execution through potential inspection and financing negotiations, and will personally attend their closing.  Claes & Claes, LTD offers flat-fee representation for residential real estate cases and employs experienced paralegals dedicated to clients’ respective sales or purchases.  Prospective clients should contact Claes & Claes, LTD, personally or through their Realtor, as soon as their Contract is finalized to ensure the highest level of service and advocacy. 


When a person passes away without the proper estate planning in place, or when a person’s estate is the subject of certain disputes or claims, the estate must be distributed pursuant to the authority of the applicable probate court.  This process involves a prescribed litigation process that, even when uncontested, can be intimidating to those who are unfamiliar with the court’s many requirements. The attorneys at Claes and Claes, LTD can help navigate the probate court process and ensure that a decedent’s estate is distributed properly under Illinois law.  Prospective clients can begin the process of working through the administration of a family member or loved one’s estate by contacting Claes & Claes, LTD for a complimentary consultation.

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Contemplating the possibility of befalling an extended illness or even your eventual passing can be an incredibly daunting thought process, let alone discussing the same thing aloud.  With the proper estate plan in place from Claes & Claes, LTD, however, clients can focus on their happiness and longevity, without the lingering concern of leaving a mess of unnecessary work and expense for their family or beneficiaries.  A client’s asset level, family situation and age are just a few of the factors that can help the attorneys at Claes & Claes, LTD determine which estate plan is necessary.  Prospective clients can begin the process by requesting an estate planning questionnaire and a complimentary, in-office consultation with Matthew Claes. 

Meet The Team


Robert M. Claes Attorney
Matthew J. Claes Attorney
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(630) 985-5100

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2626 83rd St. DARIEN, IL 60561