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Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Mark J. Collins, Jr.

Mark (who goes by “Marcus”) was raised in a small town in Southern Illinois. Marcus holds an Associate of Arts degree (Shawnee Community College), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (Southern Illinois University Carbondale). He also holds a Juris Doctor from SIU School of Law. He also holds Certificates of Specialization in International and Immigration Law, and Business and Transactional Law.* Marcus became an Illinois licensed attorney in 2019, and joined the Estate Planning Center in April of 2022.
Marcus believes strongly that one of the greatest benefits of practicing law is the ability to help make clients’ lives better. Some of the several factors that made it clear that the Estate Planning Center was the right firm for him were: the impeccable reputation of the firm; estate planning that is comprehensive and focused on results (in other words, an approach that ensures that the plan accomplishes the client’s wishes in reality, and not just in theory); the core values of the firm; and the opportunity to work with some great people.
 
LICENSURE/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Attorney Licensed in Illinois (2019-present)
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (2022-present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
 
Marcus’s focuses in the firm are estate planning, business, and real estate law.
 
Marcus and his wife are high school sweethearts who met when his wife was an exchange student from Germany. They have been happily married since 2017. They adopted their rescue dog, Snow, in 2020. They welcomed Oliver into their family in October, 2022, and Johanna in December, 2023.
 
Marcus is a licensed member of the clergy with the United Pentecostal Church International. He and his wife serve at the Apostolics of Salem (Salem, IL), where they are members. They served as associate missionaries of the United Pentecostal Church International from December 2020 to February 2022.

Mark (who goes by “Marcus”) was raised in a small town in Southern Illinois. Marcus holds an Associate of Arts degree (Shawnee Community College), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (Southern Illinois University Carbondale). He also holds a Juris Doctor from SIU School of Law. He also holds Certificates of Specialization in International and Immigration Law, and Business and Transactional Law.* Marcus became an Illinois licensed attorney in 2019, and joined the Estate Planning Center in April of 2022.

Marcus believes strongly that one of the greatest benefits of practicing law is the ability to help make clients’ lives better. Some of the several factors that made it clear that the Estate Planning Center was the right firm for him were: the impeccable reputation of the firm; estate planning that is comprehensive and focused on results (in other words, an approach that ensures that the plan accomplishes the client’s wishes in reality, and not just in theory); the core values of the firm; and the opportunity to work with some great people.
 
LICENSURE/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Attorney Licensed in Illinois (2019-present)
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (2022-present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
 
Marcus’s focuses in the firm are estate planning, business, and real estate law.
 
Marcus and his wife are high school sweethearts who met when his wife was an exchange student from Germany. They have been happily married since 2017. They adopted their rescue dog, Snow, in 2020. They welcomed Oliver into their family in October, 2022, and Johanna in December, 2023.
 
Marcus is a licensed member of the clergy with the United Pentecostal Church International. He and his wife serve at the Apostolics of Salem (Salem, IL), where they are members. They served as associate missionaries of the United Pentecostal Church International from December 2020 to February 2022.