Johannah “JoJo” Hebl says going to work for Matlin Law Group P.C. (MLG) after the untimely death of her previous employer shaped her career in ways she could have never imagined. “At that time, Eric Matlin had a growing law firm in the same office suite. He hired me instantly and was extremely supportive during a traumatic and difficult time,” says Hebl, a Northbrook resident for 17 years and active community volunteer. “I’m deeply grateful that Eric saw my potential as an attorney and today we are law partners along with Mary Vanek.” Vanek is a lifelong Chicagoan who has been practicing in estate planning, estate administration, and trust planning for more than 30 years. “When I started, being a lawyer was mostly a cerebral activity for me. But as I get older, I see that my area of the law is really all about family and relationships, and helping people navigate difficult situations with their loved ones,” says Vanek. “I still like to be right, but I won’t pursue that at the expense of my client’s emotional or financial wellbeing.” Working with the Matlin Law Group, both Hebl and Vanek are always looking for creative solutions to complex problems. They also strive to manage expectations. For litigation clients, that means letting them know what is realistic. For estate planning clients, it’s about helping them understand the peace of mind that comes when their estate plans are completed. With attorneys at Matlin Law Group ranging in age from their 20s through their 60s, Hebl says clients can be confident that MLG will continue to be there for their family to preserve and protect their legacy.
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