About Us

 
 
 
Knowledge Definition
 

Litigation Experience

 

 
There is no substitute for experience, and the attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates have it. Our attorneys have successfully handled trials and litigation throughout Chicagoland and the collar counties. They have made hundreds of court appearances before well over 150 judges in the Illinois courts in eight counties in northern Illinois, as well as in federal district, bankruptcy, municipal, and administrative law courts in the area. The attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates are familiar with the procedures and with many of the judges in those courts, particularly at the Daley Center, the suburban Cook County Courthouses, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, and courthouses in DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry Counties.
 
 
 
 

Transactional Experience

 
In addition to their litigation experience, the attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates have extensive transactional experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corporate and Small- to Mid-Size Business Representation

 
No matter your industry, the attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates have experience to address your needs. From construction to logistics, from restaurants to finance, and from churches to charities, Robert K. Naumann has handled formation, dissolution, acquisition, sale, and many other transactions for numerous small- to mid-sized Illinois businesses of a variety of types including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and not-for-profit entities. Our firm has handled subsidiary formation and entity compliance in various other states, including Delaware, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, and Wisconsin. Robert K. Naumann has also handled countless matters for the Illinois operations of foreign-owned businesses. Our clients have hailed from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Whatever your business, Naumann, Agnello & Associates can come alongside to help overcome challenges, thrive, and grow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Real Estate Transactions

 
Whether it be a multi-million-dollar commercial acquisition, or the sale of a modest family home, the attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates have handled numerous commercial, industrial, multi-family, and single-family residential real estate transactions throughout thirteen counties in northern Illinois. Our transactional experience includes representing sellers and buyers in bank-owned (REO) property transactions, short sales, new construction, resales, and investor transactions. Our varied background gives us knowledge of the commonly used contract terms, as well as the customs and practices of those particular transactions, so we know how best to protect our clients’ interests.

In addition to real estate transactions, our attorneys have experience with residential and commercial real estate development, property rehabilitation, condominium conversion, title disputes, construction matters, liens, leases, joint ventures, various methods of titling property, workouts with real estate collateral, and real estate financing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Estate Planning, Settlement, and Probate

 
Whether your asset base is large and diversified or small and simple, the attorneys at Naumann, Agnello & Associates have experience with the right estate planning techniques to keep you protected during your lifetime, to make your loved ones as secure as possible after your death, and to minimize the risk of expensive court proceedings. Our estate planning strategies have helped countless clients avoid probate and litigation expenses entirely, maintain privacy, and limit estate tax exposure at federal and state levels. Our estate planning experience includes business succession planning, transfer of significant real estate holdings, representation of special needs clients and their guardians, and planning for late life and incapacity issues.

If Robert K. Naumann or Joseph S. Agnello did not prepare an estate plan for your deceased loved one, probate or other litigation may be unavoidable. Our attorneys have numerous probate matters pending at all times, and we represent Executors, Trustees, and Guardians, as well as heirs and beneficiaries, both in probate and outside probate, in Cook County and in the nearby collar counties. Our experience includes contested estates, creditor settlement and
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Attorney Bob Naumann
 

Attorney Robert K. Naumann

 
Mr. Naumann is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to starting his own firm, Attorney Naumann’s practice areas included banking and commercial litigation, formation and governance of business and not-for-profit organizations, commercial transactions, real estate law, construction law, and estate planning. His banking litigation experience focused heavily on non-routine mortgage foreclosures, while his commercial litigation experience centered principally on commercial lease and mechanics lien issues. Outside of the courtroom, Attorney Naumann practiced primarily in the formation of business startups, closing real estate transactions, and developing estate plans.

Mr. Naumann graduated 7th in his class at Regent University School of Law, where he attended on a full scholarship and was the Executive Editor of the Regent University Law Review. The focus of his legal studies was commercial law. Mr. Naumann earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Judson College, now Judson University, in Elgin, Illinois. During his senior year he served as President of the Student Body and Student Senate. Between his undergraduate and graduate education, he had a five-year career in information technology, with positions in corporate sales and in technology implementation.

Faith and community involvement have always been a priority for Mr. Naumann, particularly by way of serving at the local churches he has attended, as well as by volunteering with other charities and community groups. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Mr. Naumann has received numerous awards and honors in the areas of public speaking, negotiations, business, and law.

Although Mr. Naumann was born and raised in Minnesota and lived many years elsewhere in the Midwest and on the east coast, he is now a long-time resident of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, with his wife, who grew up in the Village, and their three children.

Memberships and Activities:
Current:
  • Rotary International, Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village (Director at Large)
  • Christian Legal Society, Northern Illinois Chapter
  • Living Hope Church, Elk Grove Village
  • Cub Scout Pack 190 (Assistant Den Leader)
  • Des Plaines Executive Network (past President)
  • Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Former:
  • Living Legacy (Board of Directors)
  • Des Plaines Self-Help Closet and Food Pantry (Board of Directors)
  • Christian Life Church, Mount Prospect
 
 
 
 
 
Attorney Bob Naumann
 

Attorney Joseph S. Agnello

 
I am a Christian first and foremost, before attorney or any other title, and a family man second. The legal advice I give and the steps I take in representing my clients, are all based on the principles that those two titles embrace. My view in all types of representation that I undertake, whether assisting in the selling or buying of a home or business, or defending someone on significant criminal charges, is to address my clients' issues and concerns as I would want to be represented. In other words, I see my clients as real people, who have come to me for help, not just because they require a lawyer's involvement.

Being raised in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, I care a great deal about our communities. I currently live in the northwest suburbs with my wife and two children, and regularly practice throughout the whole Chicagoland area.
At 19 years old, I left the Chicago area to serve in the United States Air Force, after which I returned to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago where I received a degree in history. Following that, I went on to The John Marshall Law School, where I graduated in 2002, and entered the Illinois Bar later that year. In 2018 I also had the honor of being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

My career started as a prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, beginning with criminal appeals and child support enforcement and then criminal prosecutions. In 2005, I changed directions and entered private practice, where I have concentrated my practice in real estate transactions, but have also successfully defended hundreds of criminal and traffic cases. I greatly enjoy the challenge of a courtroom, however, I equally enjoy the balance that transactional work brings to my practice.

I am a member of the Christian Legal Society, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, and the Chicago Title Insurance Company. I currently attend Village Church of Bartlett, and am a member of Christian Business Fellowship, member of the board of trustees for Koinonia House National Ministries, a prison and post-prison ministry, and a volunteer with the Christian legal aid organization Administer Justice.

Above all, I seek to honor God through my practice as a follower of Jesus Christ, and a portion of the legal fees my office receives goes to support various Christian ministries, primarily in the Chicagoland area.
 
 
 
 
 
Attorney Joseph Whang
 

Attorney Joseph Whang

 
Mr. Whang is admitted to the U.S. Patent Bar and is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to joining Naumann, Agnello & Associates, LLC, Mr. Whang was active in drafting patent claims at the Law Office of Mathew R. P. Perrone, Jr. With experience primarily in the area of mechanical patents, Mr. Whang was instrumental in numerous successful patent applications. Mr. Whang was also heavily active in legal aid, particularly with the Elgin office of the nationwide legal aid ministry, Administer Justice.

While attending law school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Mr. Whang admitted to practice under the Illinois Third Year Practice Certificate program where he assisted with criminal prosecutions at the office of the State’s Attorney in Chicago.

Mr. Whang is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His career after college led him to a position as an industrial chemist in Cincinnati, Ohio, but he soon discovered that a career change was in order and thereafter enrolled in law school.

Mr. Whang is a recreational climber and a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He presently resides in Wood Dale, Illinois.

Memberships and Activities:
Current:
  • Des Plaines Executive Network
  • Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Christian Legal Society, Northern Illinois Chapter
  • Jubilee Bible Church
 
 
 
 
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