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John Wood

Attorney John Wood

Multiple Academic Degrees 

Attorney John Wood is an entrepreneur at heart and began his career in the business world in 1984 by taking the Real Estate Brokers Exam in Wisconsin at the age of 18. He continued to pursue his academic studies at Nicolet College until graduation. After completion of his degree at Nicolet, John moved to central Illinois where his family had relocated. He accepted a position in accounts receivable management for Southern Illinois School of Medicine. During his tenure at SIU Medical School, John diligently completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees at University of Illinois, Springfield. Seeking to continue to pursue his academic interests, John studied at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his academic career, receiving a Juris Doctor from DePaul and being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1997. While at DePaul, John discovered a new career path and passion that allowed him to focus on his desire to build a business and provide a meaningful service to his clients.

Experience and Passion for Wealth Management and Preservation

In 1997, John accepted a full-time position in wealth management with a prominent Chicago firm. After 20 years with that firm focusing on wealth preservation, management, and learning the wealth management industry, John made a friendly departure bringing with him the majority of his client base to successfully found Grant Park Advisors, LLC.

Serial Entrepreneur 

John continued to look around, seeking further entrepreneurial opportunity. In his long-term friendship with Vincent Auricchio and his interaction with the estate planning legal profession, John realized there was an opportunity to apply the skills he learned to the legal profession. John believed that there was a significant opportunity to provide high quality, streamlined, efficient legal representation by offering cost-effective solutions to legal clients.

Estate Planning, Business Law, and Real Estate Experience

John Wood founded Grant Park Legal Advisors LLC to meet this need and offer these services in the areas of Estate Planning, Business Law and Real Estate Law. John presented his ideas to Vincent Auricchio for using technology to streamline the operation of a legal firm while provide cost effective superior services to clients.

John feels he is very fortunate to be able to offer his services and the services of an attorney of Vince’s caliber to his and our clients. Grant Park Legal Advisors LLC looks forward to serving your legal needs.



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