Estate Planning and Estate Administration is a primary focus of the Drendel & Jansons Law Group. Estate Planning and Estate Administration is a natural extension of the other services we provide for families, business owners, and businesses in the community.
We develop relationships with our clients. Many of our friends are clients, and many of our clients become friends. We are a go-to resource for clients and assist our clients in solving problems, managing relationships and planning for a secure future.
Our roots are deep in the community, going back to 1961. Our vision is long term, planning not only for today but tomorrow and into the distant future. We realize that our future depends on the strength of the services we provide today.
Drendel & Jansons Law Group has roots going back to 1961 when Gilbert (“Gib”) X. Drendel, Jr. joined the Reid, Achsenslager, Murphy & Hupp law firm in Aurora. Gib Drendel formed a new firm in 1981 and moved it to Batavia in 1994.
Gib Drendel set the tone for the Law firm as one of the “heavy hitters” among family law attorneys in the collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Dekalb). Although he was a formidable foe in the courtroom, he was also a gentleman, well liked and respected. He cared for his clients, other attorneys and his community. He was an influential leader in the family law circles of the local and surrounding bar associations. He was a long-standing chair of the Kane County Bar Association Family Law Committee, the largest committee in the Bar Association, and was known as “the professor” by other committee members. He wrote many of the local court family law rules himself. He would take on the high asset, complicated family law cases that other attorneys were unwilling to handle because of complex tax, valuation and other issues.
Although Gib Drendel is largely retired and contributes to the firm in more of a consulting role today, his legacy lives on. Carolyn Jansons, Mark Brent and Roman Seckel continue to focus the practice of the law firm on family law matters. Carolyn Jansons has continued the leadership of the Firm in the local legal community by chairing the Kane County Bar Association Family Law Committee. Mark Brent has published family law materials for both attorneys and the public, including, a book he was asked by Thompson Reuters to write to educate people on family law matters (Divorce Proceedings in Illinois – What You Need to Know). Carolyn Jansons and Roman Seckel are perennial speakers at the Kane County Bar Association Family Law Seminar, the largest seminar given every year by the 1400 member KCBA. The Drendel & Jansons Law Group continues to be a leading law firm in Kane County handling family matters. The Firm continues its leadership role among family practitioners in the area and handles a large volume of family matters or every type.
With offices in Batavia and Aurora, the Firm serves family law clients in Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County primarily, but attorneys in the office have taken matters in Cook County, McHenry County, Will County, Lake County and even LaSalle County, Ogle County, Grundy County, Kankakee County. Winnebago County, Marshall County and beyond.