Estate planning, including wills, trusts and advanced directives are a primary focus of Jeff Sell. There are many tools you can use to make sure your estate gets distributed the way you want. These tools include wills, trusts, joint tenancy declarations, and transfer on death instruments. Your estate plan can be as simple or complex as you desire. Jeff can help you figure out your estate planning needs. 

​At a minimum, your estate plan should include the following:

  • Will​
    • ​Reflects the plan for distributing your assets to loved ones after death.
    • Names guardians for any minor children.
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
    • ​Allows a designated agent to speak on your behalf regarding health care issues and directions.
  • ​Durable Power of Attorney for Property
    • ​​Allows you to designate a trusted relative or friend as an agent to make financial decisions, especially in the event that you are not able to make those decisions yourself. 

If you've ever struggled with severe financial debt, you know the importance of finding a solution to your troubles quickly. Jeff Sell cares about the stresses you are experiencing and that is why he conducts a thorough evaluation of your financial state to determine what is the best solution for your situation. Jeff will explain the differences between filing Chapter 11, Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 and which direction would result in a healthy financial future. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Sell concentrates our bankruptcy practice in personal bankruptcy.

  • ​Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • ​​The most common form of personal bankruptcy was designed to provide individuals with a way to eliminate debt and get a fresh start after experiencing financial hardship. In most cases, you are able to keep your personal belongings, car, pension, 401(k) and IRA while eliminating debts such as: credit cards, personal loans, medical bills, utility bills, payday loans, and lawsuits.
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    • Also known as the "wage earners" bankruptcy, this option is designed for individuals who have some ability to pay their debts, but have fallen behind and need help getting caught up. Your debt is restructured and a repayment plan is put in place to let you pay back some or all of your debt over a period of years. Your repayment plan can include more favorable terms, and sometimes your debt can be negotiated down so that your payments are more affordable.
  • ​Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    • ​Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a viable debt relief solution for corporations, businesses, and high net-worth individuals who are struggling to stay afloat. This form of bankruptcy affords businesses and individuals to reorganize and restructure their debt. 

real estate

With over 20 years experience, Jeff Sell has honed his expertise in every aspect of Real Estate Law. Providing the highest level of legal and practical advice, we emphasize professionalism and customer service. Offering a complete range of services relating to real property, Jeff represents individuals, developers, condominium associations and national companies in the real estate industry. Be it a residential closing, refinance, purchase of investment property or large commercial transactions, we provide experienced, professional legal services. 

In every real estate transaction, we will provide the following:

  • Negotiation and review of the contract.
  • Assistance in negotiating inspection items.
  • Review of the title and assistance in removal of any impediments to the sale or purchase of the property.
  • Assistance in compliance with lender requirements to close the transaction.
  • An attorney, not a paralegal or secretary, to answer any questions throughout the process.
  • Review of all documents prior to and at the closing, so that the client always understands what they are signing.
  • Resolutions to post-closing matters as required. 

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Jeffrey S. Sell


​The Law Offices of Jeffrey Sell
12443 S. Route 59, Unit 103
Plainfield, IL 60585

phone: 773-405-9808  -  fax: 815-327-5282

Attorney at Law