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The Farmers' Estate Planning Attorneys
A LifeSpan™ law firm

The Estate Planning Center

Plans that Work, People who Care.™

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Plans that work.

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Meet our Attorneys

Curt began the law firm in 1989 and has established a reputation as The Farmers’ Estate Planning Attorney. He balances the use of time-tested legal tools with innovative thinking to produce exceptional results, one family at a time, and shares his experience by writing to the public in The Prairie Farmer® magazine and to attorneys in Illinois State Bar Association newsletters. He and his wife have two adult daughters.

Sam is a lawyer specializing in estate planning and trust administration. He joined The Estate Planning Center in 2011 due to their focus on results-oriented estate planning, which aligns with his own desire to help families secure the full benefits of their plans. Sam’s expertise lies in trust and estate settlement, ensuring families receive their inheritance smoothly. He actively participates in professional development and contributes to the field through presentations and workshops.

Marcus is a lawyer concentrating in estate planning, business, and real estate law. He specialized his law degree in Business and Transactional Law, and International and Immigration Law. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2019, and joined The Estate Planning Center in 2022, drawn by their focus on achieving practical results for clients and their strong Christian values. He believes in using his legal skills to improve people’s lives. He is also a credentialed cleric and is happily married with two young children.

Meet our attorneys.

Click below to learn more about Curt Ferguson, Sam Collins, and Marcus Collins, attorneys and counsellors at law.

what clients say


See what our clients are saying about the Estate Planning Center.

If you want peace of mind that all of your plans will be carried out just as you want, get the LifeSpan™ program! It is a program that continues for your life-making needed changes as you age.
LifeSpan™ Client since 2017
Cook County, IL
My husband and I joined the LifeSpan™ Estate Planning Family in 1993. I particularly appreciate the leadership’s persistence in helping us keep our funding up-to-date. My greatest appreciation was the ease in which settlements were made at the death of my husband. It was almost trouble-free…saving time and money. My thanks.
LifeSpan™ Client since 1993
Marion County, IL
“LifeSpan™: I am amazed at the level of courtesy, concern, knowledge and follow up. I have no idea how you could possibly improve. You keep me alert! And attentive. I could and would just put it all on the back shelf and forget everything I’m supposed to do!”
LifeSpan™ Client since 2015
St. Claire County, IL
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General Inquiries​

919 West Main Street
Salem, Illinois 62881

P: (618) 548-3729
or (866) 900-2878
F: (618) 548-3585

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