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Sean L. Robertson

Founding Partner

Sean Robertson is the Founding Partner of Gateville Law Firm, which concentrates on commercial real estate. Attorney Robertson has comprehensive experience in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, corporate and LLC law. As an entrepreneur, Attorney Robertson has substantial business and commercial real estate experience.

As an experienced law firm, our lawyers have substantial experience in the areas of corporate counsel, commercial real estate, real estate asset protection, and commercial litigation. With over 19 years of experience, Attorney Robertson has prosecuted and defended civil and commercial litigation lawsuits.

Attorney Robertson provides legal services in the following areas of law:

  • Real Estate Closings: Residential and Commercial Closings including House & Commercial Closings, Vacant Lots, and New Construction.
  • Real Estate Asset Protection including Series LLCs; Corporations & LLC Formations; Holding and Subsidiary Business Structures; Title Insurance and Liability Concerns.
  • General Outside Counsel Services including Purchase & Sale of Franchises & Businesses; Business Structure & Asset Protection Planning; & Business Succession and Estate Planning.
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning including Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trust; Retirement Plan Trusts; Business Succession Planning and Real Estate Legacy & Estate Planning.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2003

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois May 2003, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997, B.A. Political Science

Honors and Awards:

  • Elite Lawyer, 2018 to the Present
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, 2018 to the Present
  • Alumni Alliances, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2022)
  • Former Board Member, DePaul University College of Law Board of Directors
  • Former Board Member, DePaul University College Entrepreneurial Center
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Estate Planning (2018)

Memberships:

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Oswego Chamber of Commerce, 2022 to the Present
  • Estate Planning Faculty Presenter, National Business Institute, 2018 to the Present
  • Member, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Three Rivers Association of Realtors, 2021 to the Present
  • Former Member, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, 2020 and 2021
  • Member, Realtors Association of the Fox Valley, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Yorkville (Illinois), 2021 to the Present

Published Works & Certifications

  • 10 Things New Trusts and Estates Attorneys Need to Know, National Business Institute (2022)
  • 10 Things New Trusts and Estates Attorneys Need to Know, National Business Institute (2020)
  • Trusts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2020)
  • Advanced Business Contracts, Advanced Contract Examination and Drafting Techniques, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Buying and Selling a Business, Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Special Needs Trusts: Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries, National Business Institute (2018)
  • IRA Trusts: Protecting Retirement Accounts, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Conduit Retirement Trusts, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving, The Salvation Army (2012)
  • Estate Planning 101, Faith Community of St. Sabina (2011)
  • Business Start-Up 101 Presentation to Entrepreneurship Class, Chicago State University
  • Real Estate Asset Protection Seminar: Recovery From 2008 Recession

Relevant Employment Positions:

  • Partner, Robertson Legal Group, LLC, Partner (2004 to 2018)
  • Founding Partner, Gateville Law Firm (2018 to Present)
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