Read what some of our clients are saying about Waltz, Palmer & Dawson
“Sue Dawson and her team are some of the most amazing, caring lawyers out there. They are truly professional and “results’ oriented.” I can’t say enough good things— honest, reliable, transparent, professional — they get the job done! They helped me with several corporate issues, as well as my personal estate work. They did it fast and in a very cost-effective way. Sue is currently working with me on obtaining WBE certification, and I am confident that this will be a huge asset to our overall business plan. I hired WP&D for their knowledge and expertise. Sue, Millie and the entire team exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this firm — great attorneys, great experiences!” Dianna Ehrenfried President, Vent Products Co., Inc.
“My husband and I have a Will and a Trust but we had not updated these documents in over six years and a lot has changed. Millie Palmer reviewed our documents and together we determined the changes necessary to meet our current and future needs. Millie asked us questions and provided information that helped us know what changes to make that were best for us. She is very knowledgeable in estate planning and is extremely personable, caring and sensitive to the needs of her diverse clients! We have recommended Millie to our friends too!” M.J. & M.M., Former WPD Estate Planning Clients
“Nichole Waltz represented me with unmatched expertise, professionalism and class. My case was very difficult. As an attorney myself, I knew that the odds of obtaining a satisfactory outcome in my case were very low. Thanks to the skill of Nichole Waltz, and the backing and legal resources of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, the outcome of my case far exceeded what I thought was even possible.”
Former WPD Family Law Client
“Prompt Praxis Laboratories would recommend WPD for your legal needs and thankful that we selected them to represent our organization. “I would like to thank the entire team for their excellent service and support in providing legal direction for our business. I have worked with WPD for several years and their overall undivided attention in delivering a great service exceeds my expectations. Several times I have used WPD, with the most recent need for the business to be recognized as a certified WBE with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The attention to detail and timing to deliver results was executed quickly to assure a quick outcome. The staff is friendly, respectful and tireless in their efforts to assure great service and results. WPD is entirely professional in pursing the best interest of the company by providing great detail and direction. We appreciate the relationship that has been built and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.”
Lisa McChesney-Harris, PhD
CEO, CSO and Founder, Prompt Praxis Laboratories
“We hired Susan Dawson from WP&D to help us with an IDES audit. She offered professional and legal expertise as she guided us through the daunting process of determining whether our team of caregivers should be independent contractors or employees. We are forever grateful for the excellent service she provided and I highly recommend Susan Dawson for any of your corporate legal issues.”
Co-founder & CEO, Sweet Dreams Infant Care
“Susan Dawson and the entire team at Waltz Palmer and Dawson are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and timely. They make you feel like you’re part of the family and confident that all of your legal needs in any area of need are met!”
Manager, Motts, Inc.
“Susan has been our corporate attorney for over 5 years. She was able to quickly grasp our business, our needs, and has provided sound advice over the years.”
CEO, Global Cents
“I would not hesitate to recommend Susan Dawson and WPD for their legal expertise and proven results when it comes to secured lending matters. I worked with WPD on a complex deed-in-lieu transfer involving a multitude of environment issues. Susan’s personalized attention and ability to address complexity with a practical approach allowed the bank to quickly recoup its investment. The quick-turn around and no nonsense approach to my secured lending matters made this process effortless.”
Vice President, First Midwest Bank
“WPD Legal team has helped me to understand how to protect my business by explaining the things I need, in a way that I can understand and take action on. They take the time to understand my business and not just give a boilerplate driven contract or advice. I turn to WPD for all of my business legal needs.”
President and Owner of Danico Enterprises Inc.
“ Susan and her team have been fabulous! I always get what I need in a timely manner.”
Anne Kurilich, PhD
President, ABIL (ARCPoint Labs)
“We had the opportunity to work with WPD when our internal resources could no longer handle our litigation caseload. WPD jumped right in and handled the matter in a professional and efficient manner. Having now worked with big name and no name law firms, I would put WPD as a top recommendation for issues like this. The open discussion, timely responses and affordable manner have been unbeatable.”
Associate General Counsel
The Vitality Group®
“Working with Waltz, Palmer and Dawson was and always has been a simple, smooth and very professional process. The entire staff is helpful and knowledgeable, which makes for a great experience every time I have worked with them.” Mike Reppe
Owner, Reps Place
“I would like to thank Susan and her staff for all the work they have done for AMPCO METAL. I have worked for some major companies, started and sold my own company and am currently CEO for AMPCO METAL. I have been in businesses for 38 years and have had many dealings with various law firms, none have been as pleasant and rewarding as working with WPD. Thank you and staff for all your support!!!! Looking forward to continuing our relationship.”
CEO, AMPCO Metal Inc.®
“We have used the expertise of Susan Dawson and others at WPD for quite a few years. She has been instrumental in guiding us through several difficult situations. Our experience with WPD has resulted in us referring them to our clients. In every instance our client has thanked us for the results generated by WPD.”
President, DSP Insurance Services
“In My Prior Role as Chief Financial Officer for a Multi National Private Family Corporation, I used the services of WPD. The onsite remote staff work, streamlining of forms, reviewing of contracts and my legal spending by subject matter helped me to redesign the legal department, with annual savings of more than $750k. It was a great investment for top “Tier” work and small firm prices. I highly recommend WPD.”
Chief Accounting Officer, Gordon Food Services
“We have been working with Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, over the last few years on various levels. Our experience has been one of excellent service, extreme professionalism and thoroughly developed legal advice. We have done various business acquisitions, been involved in many different legal issues and many employee needs, and at all levels, Susan Dawson and her team have been top notch. I would be so bold as to state that our experience has been better than some of the so called large law firms. We would firmly suggest that clients look at WPD as an option for all their legal needs.”
Frank San Roman
President/CEO Millenia Products Group, Inc.
“Sue Dawson is a dynamo! We met on the women’s networking circuit. We found great synergies working together. Not only for her legal counsel, but as trusted collaborator on our business which requires legal expertise and compliance with government incentive programs, such as EDGE tax credit applications. Sue Dawson and her team have proven to be an asset to our company. ”
“As a cloud software startup company based out of Glenview, Illinois, we – Kokomo Solutions, Inc. – desperately needed guidance, not just explanations, of the law and not leaving me with a blank “it’s up to you.” Insightful and real world-based help was crucial, especially for a startup entrepreneur during the most crucial phases of the company; to handle the growth as well as the incorporation. As a startup based out of the Midwest (vs. the valley), it had been a daunting journey to find the right law partner to work with in this software industry. After interviewing multiple local law firms, and the subpar experience with a Silicon Valley firm, I was referred to WPD. What a breeze in the air that was! The WPD business law team, including Attorney Natasha Adler, helped to-the-point of deciphering the legal jargons for someone like me, a geek, to understand. WPD helped me not only with cleaning up the mess but also set our company on the right track.
Daniel J. Lee
I’d highly recommend WPD to any aspiring software venture and startup business owner in the Chicagoland area in a heartbeat.”
“I have sent many clients over to WPD for complex business issues and estate planning. My clients have always commented how thorough the professionals at WPD are and they are always ecstatic with the service they receive. If you are starting a new business, need a corporate attorney, or are interested in estate work WPD should be your first call!”
Robert Tighe, CPA, MST Principle
Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C.
“I met Susan Dawson from WPD at a NAWBO Chicago event several years ago and was impressed by her professionalism. Essential Water Technologies has been working with Susan for several years and I value her opinion and directness. She is very knowledgeable, provides me with the pros and cons of my options so I can come to a well informed decision quickly. Essential Water Technologies is WBENC Certified and we respect the fact that WPD is a women owned firm.”
Lori Hilson Cioromski,
President & CEO of Essential Water Technologies
“WPD has been an important and valued partner in the ongoing growth of our business. We have great confidence in their team and the work they provide for us. They listen well and provide solutions that fit our specific needs in each situation.”
Franchise Owner, MD Restaurant Group
“Sue Dawson is always great to work with – straight forward and to the point which is greatly appreciated for a small business owner.”
Cheryl M. Longstreet
Principal, Lark Street Real Estate, LLC
“Susan and WPD have been a great help to our growing business, and a crucial resource for us to navigate growing pains. They are a one-stop shop and I always know I’m getting high quality work at a fair price. Happy Customer for 6 years.”
CEO, CURV Group
“I went to Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC for help with our WBE certification 4 years ago and have been extremely satisfied! The firm has continued to help with many legal aspects of our business. Susan Dawson and her team make difficult topics and situations easy to understand and provide great legal advice.
President, Clennon Electric, Inc.
“Susan Dawson is very professional and personable. She listened carefully and understood the needs of my growing company. I would recommend Susan to anyone needing legal services for business.”
President and Group Director, Flash Cleaner Machine North America, LLC