Alan R. Press, Attorney

Alan received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago and received the Am Jur Award in Federal Taxation. He also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he received his B.S.B.A. While at Georgetown, Alan served as an intern for United States Senator Bill Bradley.

In addition to being a lawyer, Alan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the following organizations: Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Lake County Bar Association (LCBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


SALLY O. JOYCE, Attorney

Sally graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where she received her J.D., magna cum laude, was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and was served on the Loyola Law Journal. Sally completed her undergraduate studies at Marquette University where she received her Bachelor of Science, and she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Sally concentrates in estate planning, probate, small business law, real estate and tax.



Caren received her law degree from Temple University where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Legal and Research Writing Award, was a member of Tau Epsilon Rho and was named to Who’s Who among American Law Students. Caren formerly practiced law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, assisting clients in Employment Law.  Now that she has joined Shire Law Group, PC, Caren has expanded her areas to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate planning and Elder Law. Caren is also leading our new service, Corporate Wellness™, designed for clients to achieve the benefits of creating a “healthy” workforce through customized evaluation of employment-related processes and critical training.


NINA I. HAPP, Legal Assistant

Nina assists the firm in client service and administration, making sure that your project is completed to your specifications. Nina may be reached if you have any concerns or questions. She will work with the rest of our team to make sure those issues are solved quickly.

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