James M. Grant Attorney at Law

Law Firm in Charleston, IL

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Firm Overview

My name is James M. Grant and I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, with offices in Charleston and Casey.

My office deals with all types of civil practice, but primarily real estate, title insurance, probate and income tax.

I have been involved with probating estates in Coles, Clark and Cumberland Counties of Illinois for over 28 years, and examining titles and issuing title insurance policies in the same 3 counties for 15 years.

While I no longer engage in trial practice or family cases, I am quite familiar with the attorneys who work in that area and am able to give some advice with regard to referrals.


We strive to provide the best service possible for our clients in Coles, Clark and Cumberland Counties.

Areas of Law:
-Probating of Estates with the Court
-Small Estate Affidavits
-Filing of Federal and Illinois Estates Tax Returns
-General marshalling and Processing of Assets
-Sale of Real Estate
-Wills and Trusts Preparation
-Preparation of Federal and State Returns
-Fiduciary Income Tax Returns
-Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
-Drafting of Contracts and Deeds
-Installment Sale Contracts
-1031 Deferred Exchange Contracts
-Affidavits
-Closings
Main Office

Main Office
611 6th Street
Charleston  IL  61920

Phone
  • (217) 345-2510
Commercial Real Estate
James M. Grant Attorney at Law will represent your Commercial Real Estate legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Probating of Estates with the Court
-Small Estate Affidavits
-Filing of Federal and Illinois Estates Tax Returns
-General marshalling and Processing of Assets
-Sale of Real Estate
-Wills and Trusts Preparation
-Preparation of Federal and State Returns
-Fiduciary Income Tax Returns
-Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
-Drafting of Contracts and Deeds
-Installment Sale Contracts
-1031 Deferred Exchange Contracts
-Affidavits
-Closings.
Estate Planning
James M. Grant Attorney at Law will represent your estate planning legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Probating of Estates with the Court
-Small Estate Affidavits
-Filing of Federal and Illinois Estates Tax Returns
-General marshalling and Processing of Assets
-Sale of Real Estate
-Wills and Trusts Preparation
-Preparation of Federal and State Returns
-Fiduciary Income Tax Returns
-Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
-Drafting of Contracts and Deeds
-Installment Sale Contracts
-1031 Deferred Exchange Contracts
-Affidavits
-Closings.
Probate
Probate Services include:
-Probating of estates with the Court
-Small Estate Affidavits
-Filing of Federal and Illinois Estates Tax Returns
-General marshalling and processing of assets
-Sale of Real Estate
-Wills and Trusts preparation
Real Estate
Real Estate Services include:
-Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
-Drafting of Contracts and deeds
-Installment Sale Contracts
-1031 Deferred Exchange Contracts
-Affidavits
-Closings

James M. Grant

Attorney in Charleston, IL

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1972 with a BA in Speech and Political Science. Following this I obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from St. Louis University School of Law. I joined a Charleston law firm in 1976 and became a partner in that firm in 1979 and remained there until January 1998.

During that time the Casey office was opened and I developed that office. I left the partnership and went into my own practice in January, 1998 taking the Casey office. At the same time I opened my Charleston office at its present location. With the help of my staff, I work from both the Charleston and Casey offices.

James M. Grant is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, with offices in Charleston and Casey.
The James M. Grant Law Office deals with all types of civil practice, but primarily real estate, title insurance, probate and income tax.

James grew up on a farm north of Charleston and was directly involved in farming on the family farm until he became a lawyer. His youth family consisted of his parents and 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

His real estate and probate legal work, as well as family connections, keeps him involved in, and well aware of, the agricultural climate in East Central Illinois.

Areas of Law:
-Civil Practice
-Real Estate
-Income Tax
-Title Insurance
-Probate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1975, Illinois

Law School Attended:
St. Louis University School of Law
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended:
Eastern Illinois University
Class of 1972
B.A.
Speech and Political Science
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1975
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