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   3Richard J. KavanaghJoliet(815) 727-4511rkavanagh@kggllc.comrkavanagh@kggllc.comKavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLCwww.kggllc.comwww.kggllc.comkavanaghrichard.jpg Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Richard J. Kavanaghrkavanagh@kggllc.com
Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLChttp://www.kggllc.com
111 N Ottawa St
Joliet IL 60432
Ph.(815) 727-4511 Fx.(815) 727-1586
Recommended by peers in:
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Will
Practice Description:  
Mr. Kavanagh concentrates his practice in the areas of probate law, government law, real estate law, zoning law and trust law. Since joining the firm, his work in real estate has included both commercial and residential transactions for purchasers and sellers, real estate development, including land acquisitions, annexation and zoning matters, and real estate taxation, including assessment matters. His experience in trusts and estates includes drafting of Wills and Trust Agreements, tax planning (both federal and state) and tax return preparation for individuals, trusts and estates, as well as estate and trust administration. Mr. Kavanagh's governmental practice has included representation of governmental bodies as general counsel and board attorney and representation of individuals and entities before governmental boards and commissions, primarily for zoning and annexation matters.

Before joining the firm in 1992, he worked as a trust officer and financial advisory officer for Continental Bank in Chicago (1970-1977) and then practiced law with the firm of Kroesch and Kavanagh in Joliet (1978-1991).


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1974
U.S. Tax Court, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000


Year of Birth:  1944

Law School:  Loyola University,J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement:  cum laude

Graduate School: DePaul University, M.S.; University of Chicago, M.B.A.


Undergraduate School:  Georgetown University, B.S.F.S.
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  DePaul: with distinction; Beta Alpha Psi

Employment History:  
Mr. Kavanagh has more than 36 years of experience in the areas of estate and trust administration and tax and financial planning, and has practiced law in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for more than 28 years, particularly in the areas of real estate zoning and development, and municipal and governmental law.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Will County Bar Association


Community Involvement:  
Village of New Lenox
  Chair, Planning Commission, 2003-present
Valley View School District 365-U
  Board of education, 1974-1983 and 1985-1997
  Board president, 1981-1983 and 1987-1997
Will County
  Board of school trustees, 1983-1985
  Public administrator, guardian and conservator, 1979-2006
Will County Republican Central Committee
  Secretary, 1976-1988
  Vice chairman, 1992-1998
  Executive Committee, 1974-present
Alternate delegate, 1988 and 2004 Republican National Conventions
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1968-1970


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