Experience • Education • Dedication

The Firm

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Bankruptcy & Debt Consulting
  • Probate
  • Business Services

Our Approach

Practice Areas

Practice Areas


WEBSTER  & SCHELLI provides a wide range of general business, legal and tax  services primarily to entrepreneurial individuals and their business  interests.  

A Team in Your Corner

A Team in Your Corner

A Team in Your Corner

 The firm has developed many important relationships over the years with  other service professionals such as real estate appraisers, real estate  developers, business evaluators, bankers, financial advisors, insurance  and mortgage brokers, certified public accountants, surveyors, title  insurance companies, architects and engineers.  

These relationships are  vitally important in allowing the firm to better serve the many needs of  our client base. 

Legacy of Success

A Team in Your Corner

A Team in Your Corner

 The firm represents clients conducting business on a regional and national level.  

Mr. Webster and Mr. Schelli have developed specialties  in certain aspects of the law, including all aspects of business  acquisitions and dispositions; choice of entity analysis; income and  estate taxes; bankruptcy; estate planning; trustee and guardianship services and real estate. 

Our Team



We provides  a wide range of general business, legal and tax services primarily to  entrepreneurial individuals and their business interests.  

Our  diverse client base includes general business corporations,  professional and closely held corporations, limited liability companies  (LLCs), partnerships, trust, estate adminstration and individuals, all  involved in a wide range of activities. Some  of these activities include the development, management and sale of  real estate; manufacturing; transportation; law; insurance;  construction; appraisal services; finance; sales and distribution;  medical services; restaurants and brokerage. 


Michael E. Webster

 Michael E. Webster received his law degree from DePaul University  College of Law, Chicago, Illinois in 1986.  Mike received his  undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois  Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and  is also a Certified Public Accountant.


 Mike’s practice specialties include estate planning and taxation,  probate, trust administration, trustee and guardianship services, income  taxation, business entities and real estate transactions.  

Prior to  establishing Webster & Schelli, A Professional Corporation, Mike was  a Tax Manager in the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen & Co.  

Mike  is a frequent speaker on estate planning, family wealth transfers, trust  & estate administration to banks, financial professionals,  attorneys and accountants. 


James Schelli, Jr.


James Schelli, Jr. (Jim) is a  graduate of the University of Illinois - Chicago receiving his  Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting in 1981 and graduated from  Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago Kent College of Law, with  honors, in 1984.  In 1990, Mr. Schelli received his Certified Public  Accountant certificate.  

Mr.  Schelli began his professional career in 1984 with Arthur Andersen  & Company in their Corporate Tax Department.  In November of 1991,  Jim joined Michael Webster and formed the Law Firm of Webster &  Schelli.

Mr.  Schelli’s clients include individuals and small businesses.  He  regularly consults with individuals and families on topics such as  estate planning, business succession plans, estate and income taxes,  probate, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and debt counseling.  

Mr.  Schelli has authored articles on related topics such as the use of  Family Limited Partnerships, the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax and  Business Succession Planning and is a frequent speaker at financial  planning, estate and business planning seminars.