Chicago, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers

Peter S. Lubin
(877) 990-4990Free Consultation
Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
33 years experience
Andrew C. Murphy
(877) 990-4990Free Consultation
Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
5 years experience
Vincent L. DiTommaso
(877) 990-4990Free Consultation
Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
34 years experience
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
(630) 378-2200Free Consultation
Romeoville, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
21 years experience
Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 34 years experience
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Broker Fraud, Business and Communications
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Ariel Weissberg
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 37 years experience
(312) 663-0004 401 South LaSalle Street Suit 403
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Saint Louis University School of Law
Ariel Weissberg is the managing partner of Weissberg and Associates, Ltd., 401 South LaSalle Street, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. Weissberg and Associates, Ltd. concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, transactional matters and all aspects of insolvency and financial distress, including bankruptcy, loan work-outs and foreclosures. Mr. Weissberg founded Weissberg and Associates in July, 1984. Since then, he has built a varied and loyal clientele, comprised of small to medium-sized to publicly traded businesses, and individuals. He is sought out for complex business and financial planning, especially relating to credit facilities and crisis-management, and high-risk litigation....
Lisa Copland Gordon
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 19 years experience
(312) 546-5059 35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Northwestern University School of Law
Lisa Copland Gordon has significant experience in several areas of the law including domestic relations, civil litigation, probate, breach of contract and real estate law. She represents men and women in divorce cases, which includes division of property, custody, child support and visitation. She also handles matters in Parentage Court, domestic violence matters and serves as court appointed Guardian ad Litem in highly contested custody cases. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys...
Steve McCann
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(872) 205-6556 161 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Real Estate, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
Dr. Maudia Norman Washingon
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(888) 586-4441 155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606
Real Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Michigan State University
I am an attorney who is passionate about my profession and clients. I believe in providing top-notch, innovative, cutting-edge strategies and advice.
Cameron Ross Monti
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 12 years experience
(312) 456-3674 200 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Michigan State University
Mr. Monti concentrates his practice in taxation, business law, and employment law representing businesses in an "outside general counsel" capacity. He has a specialty in handling federal and state taxation tax controversy, tax audits, corporate and business law, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, employment law, separation and employment agreements, not-for-profit organizations, commercial lending and litigation, mergers & acquisitions, tax restructuring, and commercial real estate, medical cannabis law, and park district law. Mr. Monti received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2001 and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington...
James Gregory Lascola
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 18 years experience
(312) 554-5585 115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, DUI and Elder
DePaul University
Offices in Chicago and Orland Park serving public, closely held for profit and not-for-profit entities, entrepreneurs and professionals in the health care, education, sports, construction and entertainment industries and their families with legacy preservation, estate planning, real estate, health care, business, trust administration, complex civil litigation, serious injury, adoption, agency, elder law, guardianship, professional responsibility and white collar criminal matters.
(312) 554-5585 9447 West 144th Place
Orland Park, IL 60462
Kenneth A. Abraham
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer.
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Broker Fraud and Business
University of Illinois College of Law and DePaul University
Patrick D. Austermuehle
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 7 years experience
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kori Maria Bazanos
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 21 years experience
(312) 578-0410 115 S. La Salle Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Construction
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law since 1995. I established my own firm in 2008 to better address the unique needs of the individuals and businesses I represent. I have considerable experience in the area of real estate law which includes construction and mechanics lien litigation as well as drafting mechanics liens and bond claims. I also practice in the general area of commercial litigation, creditors' rights, and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. I assist my clients in resolving disputes outside of litigation. I represent buyers and sellers of residential real estate, working closely with my clients'...
Jasmina de la Torre
(800) 825-9260
Park Ridge, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
18 years experience
Daniel J. Voelker
(312) 870-5430Free Consultation
Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
Tatiana D. Czaplicki
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 15 years experience
(312) 672-9628 5356 W. Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Solo practice focusing on criminal law, traffic defense & DUI matters (including Drivers License Suspensions and Driver's License reinstatement hearings in front of the Illinois Secretary of State), municipal court, real estate and, administrative hearings as well as litigation. Practice includes matters heard in the Counties of Cook, Lake, Du Page, and McHenry. Sit as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County as well as serve as a bar attorney for the Chicago Bar Association. In the real estate practice I provide counsel on transactions, closings, sales, and purchases pertaining to residential and commercial real estate. ...
Drew Ball
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 2 years experience
(872) 205-6556 2400 N. Lakeview
Chicago, IL 60614
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
Born and raised in the Mid-West, a small town on the eastern boarder of Iowa. I attended the University of Louisville where I obtained my undergraduate degree and participated in collegiate athletics. I also had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected professionals in the country during my time at UofL. I then headed south, where I obtained my law degree in Miami, FL before moving back to the mid-west and settling in to Chicago. My partner and I started our firm to help people and to be there when our clients need us...
Raymond Barbosa
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 36 years experience
(312) 223-9885 123 W. Madison St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Business, Immigration and Tax
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
I have a law and graduate law degree (Taxation) from New York University School of Law, an M.B.A. (finance) from New York University Stern School of Business, and a B.S. degree (accounting) from Fordham University. I am admitted to practice in New York and in Illinois. I am also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court,the Federal District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of Illinois; and in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. I am a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association,...
James Oberholtzer
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 37 years experience
(312) 765-7484 211 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Consumer and Criminal
DePaul College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. He has provided legal representation to: Families. Estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, taxation of wills and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, creation and administration of trusts, and probate of estates. Entrepreneurs. Closely held companies, family partnerships and individual entrepreneurs in formation and finance of enterprises, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning and executive compensation, entity governance, integration of tax, legal and business objectives, protection of intellectual property and selection and supervision of local counsel. Senior Housing. Senior housing owners and operators...
(503) 345-0652 1500 SW First Avenue
Suite 800
Portland, OR 97201
Andrew C. Murphy
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 5 years experience
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Broker Fraud, Business and Consumer
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Donna Pugh
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 832-4596 321 North Clark Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60610
Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago
Donna J. Pugh is a zoning and land use attorney in the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner LLP where she focuses her practice on obtaining governmental approvals related to land use and zoning on behalf of her retail, health care and corporate clients. With her approach of bridging the gap between client, civic and municipal needs, Ms. Pugh has an exceptionally high success rate of securing necessary entitlements for land development projects in the Chicago area. Ms. Pugh served as 2009-2010 Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law. A consensus builder, Ms. Pugh works...
Frederick A. Lurie
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 34 years experience
(312) 553-0550 123 North Wacker Drive
Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Construction
DePaul College of Law
Daniel J. Voelker
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 870-5430 311 W. Superior St
#500
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Employment and IP
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Michael Forkan
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 11 years experience
(312) 532-2230 3010 W. Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Free ConsultationReal Estate, DUI, Divorce and Family
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
At Forkan Law, we provide affordable, effective and personalized legal counsel and representation in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, divorce and real estate law. With offices in Burr Ridge and Chicago, we serve clients throughout the greater Chicago area of Illinois.
(312) 532-2230 13711 W. 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Peter S. Lubin
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 33 years experience
(877) 990-4990 55 W Wacker Dr
#1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Broker Fraud, Business and Communications
University of Chicago
David J. Winthers
(630) 668-6700Free Consultation
Winfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
36 years experience
George S. Bellas
(800) 825-9260
Park Ridge, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
43 years experience
mr michael h wasserman
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chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 31 years experience
(312) 726-1512 105 West Madison Street
Suite 401
chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate
Chicago, Illinois Real Estate Lawyer I help clients purchase and sell homes, condos, coops and apartment buildings in Chicago and surrounding communities. I am a sole practitioner. My client matters get my personal attention, as opposed to a secretary, paralegal or clerk's. Support staff is nice, but when someone hires me to do a job, I am going to see that it gets done. I am especially focused on residential properties with 1-4 living units. I help first time home buyers; buyers who are new to the Chicago area and more seasoned / sophisticated buyers and sellers as well.
James Kottaras
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 346-5297 150 N Michigan Ave
#2800
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Joseph G. Haffner
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 25 years experience
(312) 841-6863 601 Randolph Street
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Joseph ("Joe") Haffner is a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University as an Evans Scholar. Joe went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1991. He worked for Martin J. Healy & Associates from 1991 to 1993. Joe has been in private practice since 1993. Joe has tried and settled many personal injury and workers' compensation cases, securing total settlements of well over $30,000,000.
(847) 729-6900 800 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Glenview, IL 60025
David Chang
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 15 years experience
(877) 292-3566 53 W. Jackson
#304
Chicago, IL 60604
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
David Chang was born and raised in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. David began his legal career in 2001, where his major focus was in residential real estate transactions. He helped clients clear title, review loan documents and insure smooth closings in buying and selling of real estate. In 2003, David moved on to representing clients in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. David advanced to a senior attorney position at one of the largest consumer bankruptcy law firms in the nation and has counseled thousands of clients about their financial needs.
Michael J. Gunderson
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer.
(312) 600-5000 2155 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Charles W. Siragusa
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 42 years experience
(855) 525-6746 134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Charles W. Siragusa has represented many individuals who have sold their home, or are buying a home, in the Chicago metropolitan area. He has extensive experience reviewing and modifying real estate sale contracts for sellers and buyers. Federal, Illinois and county laws and regulations must be complied with to close a residential real estate transaction in Illinois; in addition, Chicago, and almost every city, town and village in the Chicago metropolitan area, has its own unique requirements that must be satisfied. Charles W. Siragusa is familiar with all of the legal requirements for closings in Chicago and the cities, towns...
Lauren LoMonaco
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 4 years experience
(312) 803-0365 300 N. Lasalle #4925
Chicago, IL 60654
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Lauren's practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and representing small businesses. Lauren has a diverse real estate practice and has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell personal residences, investment properties, and commercial properties. She understands how complex and time consuming buying and selling real property is and she assists clients in every aspect of the process. Lauren prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness, and knowledge of the ever changing real estate market. She maintains relationships with the area’s top realtors, builders, home inspectors, lenders, surveyors and title companies so that she can...
(847) 247-8300 1580 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 220
Libertyville, IL 60048
James E. Doherty
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer.
(312) 917-2409 33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Appeals, Municipal and Tax
Northwestern University
Michael P Tomlinson
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 13 years experience
(312) 715-8770 134 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2250
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
For nearly seven years, Michael P. Tomlinson practiced law at a large national law firm. During that time, Mr. Tomlinson represented clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, including the following types of cases: Restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation) Trade secret misappropriation Securities litigation Securities enforcement actions Labor and employment law Statutory fraud (e.g., the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act) Class action defense Uniform Commercial Code General contract and tort law Qui tam actions White collar crime Mr. Tomlinson also has experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of both securities and health care clients. In addition to the litigation-related services listed above, Mr. Tomlinson provides advice to his...
Thomas M. Tully
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 917-2400 33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Municipal and Tax
DePaul University
Raul A Villalobos
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 42 years experience
(312) 666-9982 1620 W. 18th st
Chicago, IL 60608
Real Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Raul A. Villalobos is one of the most well known and respected trial attorneys in the Chicago land area. In his almost forty years of experience he has handled hundreds of criminal and civil trials and has represented individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Raul A. Villalobos is the managing partner at Villalobos & Associates, which handles a wide range of cases from DUI to Consumer Fraud.
Mr. Nathan Leong
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 7 years experience
200 E Randolph Dr
AON Center, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Employment
University of Wisconsin Law School
John J. Tully Jr.
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 917-2411 33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Northwestern University
Alexander I. Passo
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney.
(312) 223-1699 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Legal Malpractice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alexander Passo represents clients on a variety of matters with a concentration on: internal business disputes, emergency business litigation, breaches of contract, fraud, and professional negligence. He has considerable experience drafting briefs in opposition and in support of dispositive motions - including recently drafting a brief that resulted in summary judgment for a real estate development client alleviating him of liability on a personal guaranty in excess of $100,000.00. Mr. Passo is a problem solver. Akin to the most notable historical Alexander, he enjoys solving the 21st century’s version of the Gordian knot - complex business disputes. These types...
Muniza Bawaney
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 9 years experience
(312) 860-3755 30 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Real Estate, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Muniza Bawaney, Esq. is an Attorney at Law First LLC and primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, corporate and small business legal services, civil litigation, estate planning and real estate matters. Her goal is to achieve the best results for her clients and she succeeds in doing so. Some of Ms. Bawaney's most recent successes include reaching favorable cash settlements for her clients against adversaries such as General Mills, State Farm, Pekin Insurance, The Village of Skokie and the Steeple Hill Condominium Association. Ms. Bawaney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Administration...
David Nelson
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 22 years experience
(773) 960-1162 53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Drake University Law School
Mr. Ian Berliner
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney. 11 years experience
(312) 566-9900 53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1403
Chicago, IL 60604
Real Estate, Business and Tax
Attorney Ian B. Berliner of Pissetzky & Berliner, P.C., provides comprehensive real estate services to clients in Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs. Known for his knowledge and negotiation skills, he closes on hundreds of properties per year in short sales, foreclosure sales, and residential and commercial investments.
John P. Brady
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer.
(312) 917-2412 33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
Real Estate, Municipal and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
Nathan Jon Reusch
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer. 10 years experience
(312) 561-5063 141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Immigration
Wayne State University Law School
Daniel J Winter
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Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer.
(312) 789-9999 53 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 718
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Washington University School of Law
Law Offices of Daniel J Winter provides personal, high quality representation. Bankruptcy advice and representation for individuals and businesses. We will help you protect your home, car or paycheck. Every case is treated personally. We have offices in Chicago Loop, Oak Lawn, Skokie, and Waukegan. We also represent people in southern Wisconsin in conjunction with Michael S. Winter in Milwaukee. With over 18 years of experience, we will give you "peace of mind".
9933 Lawler #402
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 244-8180 1800 Nations Drive
Suite 117
Gurnee, IL 60031
10735 S. Cicero Ave
Suite 204
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Patrick D. Austermuehle
(877) 990-4990Free Consultation
Chicago, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
7 years experience
Axel R. Cerny
(630) 668-6700Free Consultation
Winfield, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
3 years experience

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