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Kevin G. Drendel

Kevin G. Drendel

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  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Municipal Law...
  • Illinois
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Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. He was a director (1999-2000), the Sec/Treasure (2000-2001), 1st Vice President (2002-2003), and President of the Kane County Bar Association (2003-2004). He is a past Chair of the Local Government Law Committee and has served on the Estate & Probate, Website, Membership, Judicial Evaluation, Appellate Practice and the Delivery of Legal Services Committees and the Kane County Bar Foundation. Kevin is also a member of the Community Foundation Council of Professional Advisors and of the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council. Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fox Valley Music Foundation and the North Aurora Lion’s Club. CIn addition, Kevin is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Illinois Municipal League and the Illinois Institute for Local Governmental Law. He is a past member and secretary of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunication Officials & Advisors. He is the General Counsel for the Village of North Aurora and City of Batavia.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Municipal Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate to Managing Shareholder
Drendel & Jansons Law Group (and predecessor firms)
- Current
Originally Drendel, Tatnall, Hoffman & McCracken, the firm has gone through many iterations since moving to Batavia in 1994
Law/ClerkAssociate
Drendel, Schanlaber, Tatnall & McCracken
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Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 2nd in the Class, Law Review Member, West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
Activities: Christian Legal Society
Cornell College
B.S. (1982) | English Literature
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English Literature major and one thesis shy of a Religion major
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Commons Union Board, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Religious Life Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Awards
included in Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers
Legal Leaders
ALM
Preeminant AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbel
Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
West Publishing
Given at Northern Illinois University College of Law
Professional Associations
Kane
Current
Administer Justice
Executive Board Member
- Current
Kane County Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee
Committee Member
- Current
Fox Valley Music Foundation
Board Member
- Current
Fox Valley Estate Planning Council
Council Of Professional Advisors
- Current
Illinois Municipal League
Member
- Current
Kane County Bar Association LRS
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Off an on to the present
Christian Legal Society
Member
- Current
Illinois Institute for Local Governmental Law
Member
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Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunication Officials & Advisors
Secretary
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
President
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
1st Vice President
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
2nd Vice President
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
Secretary/Treasurer
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
Member of Board of Managers
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Kane County Bar Association LRS
Chair/Co-Chair of Membership Committe
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Speaking Engagements
Basic Components of Every Estate Plan, N/A, Union Congregational Church 405 W State St, North Aurora, IL 60542
N/A
Basic estate planning seminar for church members and visitors
Basic Estate Planning Seminar, Northern Illinois University Estate Planning Seminar, NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd. Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Northern Illinois University Foundation
An estate planning and gift planning seminar
Basic Components of Every Estate Plan, The Sandwich Generation, Batavia Public Library
N/A
Presentation to attendees together with a financial planner and long term care consultant.
Basic Components of Every Estate Plan, The Sandwich Generation, St. Charles Public Library
N/A
Presentation with a financial planner and long term care consultant to attendees.
What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Illinois, Naperville, IL
Lorman Education Services
Spoke on an Overview of the New Freedom of Information Act; Court Records; Changes to the Open Meetings Act; A Review of Subjects Allowed for Executive Session; Record Retention; and Recent Cases
What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Illinois, Hoffman Estates, IL
Lorman Education Services
Spoke on The Illinois Freedom of Information Act – To Whom and to What Does It Apply?; Court Records; Recent Updates to the Open Meetings Act; Record Retention Requirements; and Recent Court Decisions
Real Estate Development from Beginning to End, Oak Brook, IL
Lorman Education Services
Spoke on Development Agreements – Benefits/Incentives; and Redevelopment Agreements – Tax Increment Financing
A Primer On Open Records Law In Illinois, Oak Brook, IL
Lorman Education Services
Spoke on The Illinois Freedom of Information Act – To Whom And to What Does It Apply?; Court Records; Recent Updates To The Open Meetings Act; Record Retention Requirements; and Recent Court Decisions
Websites & Blogs
Website
Drendel & Jansons Law Group Main Website
Website
Drendel & Jansons Law Group Estate Planning Website
Blog
Drendel & Jansons Family Law Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
Telephone: (630) 406-5440
Fax: (630) 406-6179