Illinois & Missouri

Estate Planning, Business Planning
and Asset Protection Lawyers

Practice Areas

Estate Planning


There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care

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Asset Protection


Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies.

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There can be terrific grief and pain at the loss of a loved one. Beyond grief and pain, when you add external stresses to the equation you can have a disaster on your hands in very short order.

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Business Planning


Whether you are starting a business, running a business, or selling a business, Evans Legacy Law Group LLC has significant business law experience helping clients through all stages.

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Real Estate


You’ve finally found just the right place! After the seller gives your offer a green light and the initial paperwork is in place, you may feel like it’s time to rest or focus on packing for your move.

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Life is about more than just building your wealth and assets. It’s about legacy. It’s about control.

You’ve worked hard throughout your life, building and nurturing your estate, and now, more than ever, you want to ensure that your wishes are respected and your loved ones are taken care of. Yet, the thought of creating an estate plan can feel intimidating and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

At Evans Legacy Law Group, we believe that estate planning is a profound act of love and a definitive way of leaving a lasting legacy. It’s not just about wealth distribution and tax minimization, it’s about your impact on the people and causes close to your heart. We’re here to help you make a difference that endures.


Meet Your Guide, Shanise Evans


Attorney Shanise Evans, with over 21 years of experience in estate planning, is the guide you can trust in your journey. She excels in navigating the complex maze of financial and legal decisions to effectively plan for families and businesses. Her wealth of experience in trusts and estates, family protection, wealth preservation, and planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals, empowers her to serve you best.

Her legal expertise and sharp business acumen blend seamlessly to assist in planning for the creation, growth, and success of your business. With previous experience as an Associate Trust Counsel, Wealth Strategist, and Fiduciary Advisory Specialist, she brings a comprehensive perspective to the table.

The Family Estate &
Legacy Client Care Program

Our Family Estate & Legacy Program offers a comprehensive approach to estate planning. As a member of this program, you’ll have 24/7 access to your legal documents and our estate planning team for any questions or concerns. You’ll receive legal updates, simple amendments to your trust, end of year estate plan reviews, and access to educational programs and workshops.

Our elite members enjoy annual in-person or video conference meetings with Attorney Evans, along with audits of your estate plan and asset alignment.


Ready to take control?

The first step to becoming a client begins with understanding the
three P’s of Estate Planning – People, Property, and Plans. Start by identifying the important people in your life, listing your properties, and then crafting a plan for those people and properties in the event of your incapacity or death. Once you’re ready, book a call directly on our website.

Success is Within Your Grasp

Taking control of your estate planning can result in numerous successes, including peace of mind, asset protection, business continuity, and more. But more importantly, it’s about knowing you’ve done everything you can to preserve your legacy and positively impact your loved ones and the causes dear to your heart.

Experience Empowerment

At the start of your journey, you may feel afraid, anxious, unsure, and even intimidated by the process of estate planning. But as we walk with you every step of the way, you’ll transition to feeling empowered, supported, secure, and relieved.

Secure Your Future

Without proper estate planning, you risk probate delays unintended beneficiaries, unnecessary legal challenges, and more. At Evans Legacy Law Group, we’ll help you navigate these potential pitfalls and secure your future.

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