Peter Canalia is a 1965 graduate of Rose Polytechnic Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Peter received his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Peter has practiced law in the Greater Chicago area for over 40 years, concentrating on estate planning and real estate law.
The majority of Peter’s practice involves wills, trusts, and estate plans for couples, single parents, and senior citizens.
Peter served on the Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Section Committee, Illinois State Bar Association Sub-Committee on Condominiums, and as the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Sub-committee on Commercial Condominiums. He also worked with the Chicago Bar Association in its review of the Uniform Condominium Act. Peter represented the Illinois State Bar Association to the Illinois Broker-Lawyer Accord in 1982 and 1983. He served as a Commissioner for the Will County Illinois Regional Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals for 10 years. Peter was appointed by President Bush as a local member of the Selective Service Board 154 in 1991, and is currently an active volunteer spokesperson at community functions and area seminars on estate planning.
Peter is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Lansing Bar Association.
He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana and is also a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.