Located in Aurora, Illinois, DIckson, Francissen & Bartz, LLP is recognized by its peers and the public as a leading provider of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, business structuring and counseling and real estate, both commercial and residential. Our focus is on helping clients accomplish their individual goals in these areas while protecting and preserving their wealth. We offer personalized service to all of our clients in order to meet their planning and protection needs.
Our firm has nearly 50 years of experience in estate, tax and succession planning, including transfers of sizeable farming and business operations to intended recipients. We also offer business counseling and trust and estate administration services. Our lawyers are proud of their history of integrity, extraordinary education, and professionalism. Our primary focus is using our experience and skills to assist clients in reaching their goals.
Our office serves Aurora, Illinois and the surrounding areas, including Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will, and DeKalb Counties. Similar to larger law firms in the Chicago metropolitan area, we have received professional recognition and, peer-presented awards within our fields of practice. Please see our attorney profiles or contact us for specific information to learn more about our work and accomplishments.
When you need legal assistance, turn to Aurora attorneys with nearly 50 years of experience in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate administration, and business counseling. We are recognized by the public and our peers as a leading provider in these fields. We deliver personalized services to all of our clients to meet your planning and asset protection needs.
Estate & Tax Planning - We specialize in providing customized estate planning services including drafting wills, trusts, power of healthcare, power of attorney, land trusts, and succession plans for our families and business owners.
Trust, Estate & Probate Administration - The firm specializes in corporate formation, corporate structuring, succession planning, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and general corporate operational advisement.
Business Structuring & Counseling- We work with investors, developers, and agents to develop marketing strategies, design plans, project management, and imaging material for residential and commercial projects.
Real Estate Law - We specialize in residential and commercial real estate transactions, evictions, foreclosure, short sales, loan modifications, condominium law, and property development services.
Fred H. Dickson
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling.
Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has represented fiduciaries as well as beneficiaries in various estate and probate disputes in state courts. In addition, he has represented taxpayers in income and estate tax matters before the IRS and in federal court.
In doing this work, Fred has received recognition of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an international association of approximately 2,600 trust and estate attorneys whose fellowship is granted solely by invitation, based upon the individual member’s presentations and publications to fellow lawyers.
Fred is a former chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Federal Tax Section and council member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Trust and Estate Section. He is also a former editor of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Federal Tax Newsletter. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney. He was also honored by his peers as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” and “Leading Lawyer” in the area of trusts, wills, and estate planning law, honors accorded to less than five percent of eligible practitioners.