R. Terence Kalina

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Practice Areas
  • Business & Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Transactional
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1972)
  • University College London Faculty of Laws (1971)
  • St. Procopius College (B.A., 1969)
Admissions
  • 1972 State of Illinois
  • 1972 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1972 U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Terence Kalina has been with Rathje Woodward LLC since 1974 and holds the highest rating awarded by the Martindale – Hubbell national legal directory (AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5). His practice area focuses on corporate law, estate planning, probate, and trust law.  He has extensive litigation experience in will contests, contested guardianships, trust construction suits and probate administration. He also assists clients in planning and drafting wills, living trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships, personal residence trusts, durable powers of attorney, corporate representation, business succession planning and can represent clients in commercial real estate transactions.

  • Bloese v. Board of Educ. of Community Unit School Dist. No. 300, Kane County, State of Illinois, 138 Ill.App.3d 460, 485 N.E.2d 1276, 93 Ill.Dec. 66, 28 Ed. Law Rep. 1327, Ill.App.2d., 1985
  • Estate of Rice, 108 Ill.App.3d 751, 439 N.E.2d 1264, 64 Ill.Dec. 456, Ill.App.2d., 1982
  • Gary-Wheaton Bank v. Burt, 104 Ill.App.3d 767, 433 N.E.2d 315, 60 Ill.Dec.518 Ill.App.2d., 1982
  • Hatch v. Woodmen Acc. & Life Co., 88 Ill.App.3d 36, 409 N.E.2d 540, 42 Ill. Dec. 925 Ill.App. 2d., 1980
  • Henry v. Waz, 69 Ill.App.3d 224, 387 N.E. 2d 360, 25 Ill. Dec. 704, Ill. App. 2d., 1979
  • Heritage Federal Credit Union v. Giampa, 251 Ill.App.3d 237, 622 N.E. 2d 48, 190 Ill. Dec. 638, Ill. App. 2d., 1993
  • Lester v. Arlington Heights Federal Sav. & Loan Assn., 130 Ill.App.3d 233, 474 N.E.2d 33, 85 Ill.Dec. 619, Ill.App. 2d., 1985
  • Squire v. Economy Fire & Cas. Co., Ill.App.3d 113, 356N.E.2d 1121, 1 Ill.Dec.839, Ill.App.2d., 1976
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • State of Illinois Bar Association
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • President, Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago (2004 – 2005)
  • Manager, Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago (2005 – 2011)

  • John Marshall Law School: “Estate Administration in the United States” presented to law students at Masaryk University, Brno Czech Republic (October 2008)

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