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With Nearly 75 Years Of Experience, We Can Help You

At Stumpf & Gutknecht, P.C., it is our intent to help families and their businesses in Columbia, Illinois, and the surrounding counties resolve their legal matters efficiently and cost-effectively. We strive to provide excellent legal services at a reasonable cost, to build and maintain relationships with our clients focused on cooperation, and, in so doing, to earn the respect of the community in which we serve.

Trust Knowledgeable Attorneys For Complex Matters

Our lawyers have nearly 75 years of combined experience assisting clients with the following areas of practice:

  • Wills, trusts and estate planning: We strive to help clients gain peace of mind about the future by drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney to protect their most important assets and provide for their loved ones.
  • Probate and estate administration: We assist clients through probate and estate or trust administration following the death of a loved one, taking care that affairs are managed properly so as to minimize the risk of future problems. Our lawyers also represent clients involved in estate litigation.
  • Real estate transactions and litigation: We help clients manage commercial and residential real property assets effectively in matters of property transfers, title issues, landlord-tenant disputes, boundary disputes, easements and other real estate matters. We have particular experience with agricultural properties and with respect to specific agricultural laws.
  • Business planning and commercial litigation: Our practice includes entity formation, ongoing business planning, assistance with general business transactions and financing, employment and labor law matters, and representation in commercial litigation.

Our services also include matters of municipal law, administrative law, traffic offenses and criminal law. We also provide skilled appellate representation should cases proceed beyond trial court.

Contact Our Office Today To Learn More About How We Can Help

In all matters, it is our goal to represent each client as we, ourselves, would want to be represented. Our attorneys meet personally with clients throughout the duration of their cases. For more information, we invite you to call our office in Columbia at 618-241-0262 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. Evening appointments can be made upon request.