Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C. is now CASTLE LAW

September 9th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2015, Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C. is a Member of Castle Law. Castle Law is a general practice law firm based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with offices in Joliet and Homer Glen. Our firm has attorneys skilled in all aspects of real estate, […]

Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C. merges with Castle Law

May 14th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C is merging with Castle Law. This merger will place Castle Law as the top destination for Estate Planning, Corporate and Probate Law services in Will County. Further, it will allow us to increase our bandwidth in servicing real estate and litigation clients. The merger […]

Jarot Receives AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

November 28th, 2014

Edward J. Jarot, Jr., Managing Partner, recently received an AV Preeminent Rating in Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate, and Aged and Aging, by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, the highest rating for attorneys under the peer review system. Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics in specific Areas of Practice, […]

Retired Firm Founder Turns 75

May 6th, 2014

The attorneys and staff wish to express our congratulations to our retired firm founder, L. Park Davis, on his 75th birthday.  Thank you, Park, for your years of friendship, fellowship, and mentorship. – the attorneys and staff of Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C.

Jarot Admitted to Practice Before United States Supreme Court

August 14th, 2013

Edward J. Jarot, Jr., a resident of Plainfield, was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in a ceremony held at the Supreme Court courtroom in Washington, D. C., on Monday, June 3, 2013. Mr. Jarot is a partner with the Joliet law firm of Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C.  […]

Year-End Planning

November 20th, 2012

Dramatic tax increases scheduled to go into effect in 2013 make 2012 tax planning imperative. If Congress doesn’t take action, the federal estate tax rate will increase from 35 percent to 55 percent and the exclusion amount will drop from $5,120,000 to $1,000,000. Planning for these likely tax changes is a major undertaking and many […]

Andrew C. Dystrup (1945-2012)

April 5th, 2012

We are all saddened by the death of our friend, colleague and partner Andy, on April 3, due to complications following a lung transplant on March 1st, related to pulmonary fibrosis.  Andy was a legend in the real estate community, highly respected not only by his clients, but also by his colleagues and peers, practicing […]

Update on Andy Dystrup

March 9th, 2012

We are grateful that our friend, partner and colleague Andy Dystrup successfully went through lung transplant surgery this past week. Attached is a link to his CaringBridge website, for those of you who would like to keep up on his progress, and send him thoughts, prayers and wishes. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/andydystrup

Overview of the Tax Provisions in the 2010 Tax Relief Act

December 20th, 2010

The recently enacted “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010” is a sweeping tax package that includes, among many other items, an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for two years, estate tax relief, a two-year “patch” of the alternative minimum tax (AMT), a two-percentage-point cut in employee-paid payroll taxes and […]

Year-End Tax Planning Checklist

November 5th, 2010

Dear Client: The midterm elections have changed the Congressional landscape, with Republicans winning control of the House of Representatives and picking up seats in the Senate. Even so, it’s still too early to know exactly how this will affect open tax issues for 2010 and 2011. Specifically, when the “lame-duck” Congress returns this month, it […]