Gregory C. Maksimuk

Gregory C. Maksimuk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Wheaton, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 310 South County Farm Road, Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-784-7403
Fax: 630-665-6082
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Greg has devoted his entire professional career to helping clients involved in complex divorces move their cases efficiently toward resolution and achieve the best possible outcomes. He works on all aspects of family law, but concentrates on complicated high-net-worth financial matters for C-suite executives, business owners, and their spouses. He is equally skilled in resolving complex custody and visitation matters.

Recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star and Leading Lawyer, Greg is sensitive to the turmoil and confusion that accompany the divorce process. He puts his clients at ease by assuring they have a clear understanding of what to expect as the process unfolds and by educating them on what the law provides. Aligning expectations with case realities also leads to greater comfort and clarity.

From the beginning to the end of the process, Greg skillfully guides—and stands by—his clients. He helps clarify goals and develops the most appropriate plan and strategy to achieve them. Highly communicative and responsive, Greg keeps clients well-informed, and keeps his promises. He clearly explains the upside and downside of decisions that must be made along the way, as well as the potential outcomes available.

With in-depth knowledge of the law and superb strategic, negotiation, mediation, and trial/litigation skills, Greg tailors his approach to the needs and circumstances of each client, pursuing a cooperative, negotiated settlement when appropriate and viable. When settlement is not viable, he is always prepared and ready for trial. As a trial lawyer, Greg has a reputation for integrity and for being creative, tenacious, and willing to stand up for his clients to protect and secure their futures.

His prowess in high-stakes financial matters includes division of assets, including stock options; income determinations; interpretation of employment agreements and benefits; and the allocation and division of qualified and non-qualified benefits.

Regardless of whether resolution is obtained through negotiation or litigation, Greg’s broad objective is always the same: to provide exceptional service and value to his clients and assure their satisfaction.

Greg hass held a number of leadership roles throughout his career.  While he has served in many capacities, some notable examples include serving: as President of the Kane County Bar Association, board member of DuPage Children's Museum Next Gen Board, director of the Kane County Bar Foundation, and a member of the Assembley for the Illinois State Bar Association (which is the Supreme policy-making body of that organization).

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, where he majored in business administration and management, with a concentration on legal studies in business, and minored in economics. He earned his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the Corporation Law Association.

He also obtained advanced training in matrimonial law litigation at the American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute held at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  In addition, he has received mediation training from nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators.

 

About Gregory Maksimuk

Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.sdflaw.com/team/detail/gregory-maksimuk/bio

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected by my peers as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois.  Less than 5% of the all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2019
  • Selected by my peers as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois.  Less than 5% of the all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2018
  • Selected by my peers as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois.  Less than 5% of the all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Selected by my peers as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois.  Less than 5% of the all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2016
  • Selected by my peers as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois.  Less than 5% of the all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois receive this distinction, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2015
  • Selected as Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under the age of 40, Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40 , The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Award given for committment and dedication to the legal profession through committee and community involvement and for integrity, professional responsibility, and high level of professional development at a given stage in an attorney's career., Outstanding New Lawyer, Kane County Bar Association, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CASA of DuPage County, Board Member, 2019-present
  • Board Member of DuPage Children's Museum Next Gen Board, 2016-to present
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2014 to the Present
  • Member of the American Bar Association, 2005-present
  • Member of the Section on Family Law of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2005-present
  • Member of the Family Law Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association, 2011-present
  • Member of the Family Law, Civil Practice and Appellate Practice Committees of the Kane County Bar Association, 2005-present
  • Immediate Past President of Kane County Bar Association, 2016
  • President of Kane County Bar Association, 2015
  • Director of Kane County Bar Foundation, 2015
  • Vice-President of Kane County Bar Association, 2014
  • Committee Chair of Admissions & Membership of Kane County Bar Association, 2014
  • Secretary/Treasurer of Kane County Bar Association, 2013
  • Committee Chair of Long Range Planning of Kane County Bar Association, 2013
  • Member of Board of Managers for the Kane County Bar Association, 2010-2013
  • Member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2010-2012
  • New Lawyers Division liason to the Board of Directors for the Kane County Bar Association, 2009-2010
  • Co-chair for the New Lawyers Division Committee of the Kane County Bar Association, 2008-2010
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi International Honors Legal Fraternity

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • From 2006 through 2008 served as a member of the Board of Directors and President-Elect for the St. Charles Rotary Club., 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article on traveling with children when divorced/divorcing., Author, Are You Prepared To Travel With Your Children This Summer?, Family Law Topics Blog, 2019
  • Article regarding tax considerations while going through a divorce, Author, Five Tax Considerations When Divorcing, Family Law Topics Blog, 2017
  • Article regarding steps to take to safeguard your financial future in the event of divorce, Author, I Am Divorced…Now What? The Top 10 Steps To Take To Safeguard Your Financial Future, Family Law Topics Blog, 2017
  • Article regarding medical decisions, immunications, and the start of school for divorced/divorcing couples with children, Author, Medical Decisions, Immunizations and the Start of School, Family Law Topics Blog, 2016
  • Article regarding the lack of privacy on Facebook, especially in the divorce litigation context, Author, WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especialy in Divorce Litigation, Family Law Topics Blog, 2015
  • Article regarding strategies to keep executive's and their spouse's divorce proceedings private, Author, The Executive Divorce - 10 Strategies for Keeping It Private, Family Law Topics Blog, 2014
  • Article regarding seven estate planning benefits of premarital agreements, Author, Seven Estate Planning Benefits of Premarital Agreements, Legally Speaking Newsletter, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP, Schiller, 2014
  • Article regarding planning for holidays with children while going through a divorce, Author, Going Through A Divorce? Plan For The Holidays Now With Your Children In Mind, Family Law Topics Blog, 2014
  • Article regarding the protection of a business in the event of divorce, Author, How to Protect Your Business in Case of Divorce, Family Law Topics Blog, 2013
  • Article regarding points divorced parents need to consider with respect to the college expenses of their children, Author, The College Factor: Three Points Divorced Parents Need to Consider, Family Law Topics Blog, 2012
  • Faculty member for the expert witness skills workshop for CPAs, Faculty Member, AICPA’s Expert Witness Skills Workshop, American Institute Of CPAs (AICPA), 2012
  • Article on the impact of a recent case on the issue of appellate jurisdiction post-divorce, Author / Guest Blogger, Deepening the Divide Between the Districts on Post-Divorce Appellate Jurisdiction - In re marriage of A'Hearn, 2011
  • Spoke on the double dips of divorce where an item of property can be classified as both an asset subject to division and counted a second time as income for the purposes of support or maintenance.  Upon request of the Family Law Committee of the Kane County Bar Association the presentation was presented a second time in the Fall of 2011, Speaker, Double Dips of Divorce, Kane County Bar Association, 2011
  • Article on the risks of recording conversations to advance issues in a divorce case and the risks of violating the State and Federal eavesdropping laws, Author / Guest Blogger, The Risks of Recording: Why Eavesdropping Won't Help Your Divorce Case, Peskind Family Law Insights Blog, 2011
  • Article on physical separation and its effect on marital property, Author / Guest Blogger, Dispelling the Misconception of Physical Separation: Physical Separation Does not Stop the Acquisition of Marital Property, Peskind Family Law Insights Blog, 2011
  • Spoke and moderated at a seminar where my presentation was focused on divorce for the general practitioner, Speaker and Moderator, A Primer on Divorce for the General Practitioner, Kane County Bar Association, 2010
  • Article on preserving the record on appeal for family law cases, Author, Ten Things a Trial Attorney MUST DO to Preserve the Record for a Family Law Appeal, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, 2009
  • Article on appellate jurisdiction and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Author, Avoiding Landmines: Appellate Jurisdiction and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriages Act, DCBA Brief, the journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, 2009
  • Article on preparing a child custody case for trial, Author, Back to Basics: Preparing a Child Custody Case for Trial, Kane County Bar Briefs, 2008
  • Article on the non-custodial parent's ability to claim a child as a dependency exemption, Author, Back to Basics: Divorce and a Non-custodial Parent’s Ability to Claim Dependency Exemption, Kane County Bar Briefs, 2008
  • Article on defining net income for the purposes of child support. 95 Ill.B.J. 478 (2007), Author, Defining a Child-Support Payor’s ‘Net Income', Illinois State Bar Journal, 2007
  • Spoke at a seminar where my presentation focused on the calculation of child support and what is income for the purposes of support, Speaker, Child Support Basics, Kane County Bar Association, 2007
  • Spoke at a conference here my presentation was regarding the basics of child support with a focus on the calculation of net income for the purposes of support, Speaker, Child Support Basics, 19th Annual Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association's Child Support Conference, 2007
  • Article on the termination of rehabilitative maintenance, Author, Rehabilitation Complete: The Termination of Rehabilitative Maintenance, Kane County Bar Briefs, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  Obtained a Bachelor of Science in business management and administration with a focus on legal studies in business, as well as a minor in economics, 2002
  • Completed forty (40) hours of mediation training.  Received the training from Richard Calkins and Fred Lane—two nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators, 2015
  • Attended the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute presented by the American Bar Association in Denver, Colorado.  The program was a week long intestive program sponsored by the University of Denver law school where advanced training in divorce/family law trial advoacy and litigation techniques was obtained, 2008
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Office Location for Gregory C. Maksimuk

310 South County Farm Road
Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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