University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Illinois
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1991
Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts
B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1988
State of Illinois, 1991
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association
Fox Valley Estate Planning Council
After graduating from Boston College and the University of Illinois College of Law, Mary began working in 1991 for a large boutique intellectual property firm in Chicago. While she enjoyed practicing patent law and assisting corporations, she discovered that working with real estate and estate planning clients allows her to connect with clients on a personal level. For the last 20 years, she has enjoyed providing clients the sense of relief that comes from having an attorney who is driven to solve problems and negotiate amidst a wide range of personalities and varying circumstances.
In 2012, Mary joined Seraphin & Seraphin Ltd. She takes pride in the quality of service that she, along with her assistant, Julie Simmons, a real estate paralegal, provides to her clients. After more than two decades of specializing in real estate law, Mary has established relationships with many of the realtors and attorneys in the Tri-Cities, which provides a valuable network as she troubleshoots issues. Clients who work with Mary can expect one-on-one attention, clear communication and detail-oriented service.
Mary also spends time outside of the office strengthening the community that she loves. She is currently a board member of the Geneva Community Chest. She has also served on the Geneva Fire and Police Commission, on the board of the Geneva History Museum and the board of the Geneva Park District Foundation. Mary is an active member of Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, serving most recently on the Finance Committee and the Endowment Committee. She has raised three children in the Geneva schools and spent countless hours cheering from the bleachers and preparing team dinners. She now enjoys traveling with her husband, outdoor activities and reading.
Mary’s professional affiliations and memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association Real Estate and Estate Planning Committees and the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council.