Craig C. Westfall
Craig is Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of Nigro, Westfall & Gryska, P.C. In 1980, he and Michael Nigro established the firm. Craig has acquired a wide range of legal experience in representing banks and other financial institutions for over 20 years. As general counsel, he has handled real estate transactions, business and asset acquisitions, landlord/tenant matters, employment matters, day-to-day operation problems, loan documentation, defense of claims against the institutions, and every conceivable type of collection matter. By way of example, collection matters include UCC and mortgage foreclosure proceedings, workouts and bankruptcy matters, receiverships, replevin and detinue actions, actions on notes, guarantees, credit cards, credit lines, installment contracts, and bad checks, and actions against third parties other than debtors, including actions on warranties and actions to avoid transfers in fraud of creditors. He has successfully handled bench trials, jury trials and appeals before the State and Federal Appellate Courts. In addition to banks and other financial institutions, Craig represents numerous small and medium size businesses and many individual clients. His goal is to provide quality representation, personal attention, and prompt service at fair and reasonable prices.
Practice Areas of Special Emphasis
- Banking and Commercial Law
- Business law - Contracts, business acquisitions, corporations, and partnerships
- Real Estate - Commercial and Residential
- Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate
- DePauw (BA, 1973)
- Loyola University Law School, Chicago (JD, 1976)
- State of Illinois (since 1976)
- United States Northern District of Illinois (since 1976)
- DuPage County Bar Association
- Illinois Bar Association
- Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
- Professional National Title Network
- Frequent speaker at Real Estate Seminars ("Choosing a Real Estate Attorney", "How to handle a Real Estate Transaction")
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"We have been using the firm for expert legal and good business advice for more than 35 years. They have provided advise for estate planning; executing Wills and Powers of Attorney's; filed a suit to recover our investment funds; handled sale of personal residence and purchase of new residence; handled purchase and eventual sale of 8 unit apartment building; arranged to have capital gain funds tax-deferred by investing in a shopping center (like kind investment 1031 exchange); managed legal issues with shopping center owners and tenants including the preparation of and finalization of a new lease with owners and tenants. We have been very satisfied with the help and guidance they have provided over the years." MoreView All Testimonials