Grayslake, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers

Grayslake, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
1099 N Corporate Cir
Grayslake, IL 60030
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Felix Kutsin
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Round Lake, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(847) 502-2296 571 S. Huntington Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Felix Kutsin is a Lake County, Illinois lawyer dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal services. With over a decade of experience and a commitment to staying informed of the latest developments, attorney Felix Kutsin strives to achieve an unmatched level of personal commitment to your legal issues. If you are looking for a business lawyer in Round Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee or the surrounding suburbs that can guide you through incorporating your business, drafting contracts or designing a succession plan for your business, attorney Felix Kutsin has both the attention to detail and expertise to take care of it.
Katrine Fleishman
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Pkwy
Ste. 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Katrine R. Fleishman’s (née Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients – whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between – navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where...
Brian Lohse
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Vernon Hills, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(847) 251-4777 270 Center Drive
Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Energy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Real Estate Closing Attorney: For as little as $195 for Sellers and $450 for Buyers, Attorney Brian Lohse will represent and advocate for you from day 1 until the property closes and the keys are handed over.

Attorney Lohse prides himself on offering personal and friendly service. He will ensure that you stay informed and up-to-date by returning phone calls and emails often within hours.

I understand that many people shop for homes on the weekend. Generally, I can provide assistance on the weekends if you need help. If you have a question or would like to forward a contract...
Jeffery J Nutschnig
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Gurnee, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(847) 263-8820 4017 Old Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Criminal
The John Marshall Law School
-Former Assistant State's Attorney in Lake County from 2001 through 2004;
-Associate in private law firm from 2004 through 2014 practicing criminal defense, real estate law/closings and local village prosecutor for two municipalities;
-Partner in current law firm of Nutschnig & Cavanaugh Attorneys at Law P.C.
-Almost 20 years legal experience;
-Member of the Lake County BAR Association;
-Illinois State Bar Association member;
-Member/Counselor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
-Honest and truthful legal representation;
Stephen S. Newland
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(847) 549-0000 1512 Artaius Pkwy. Ste. 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
DePaul College of Law
Daniel J Winter
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Gurnee, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(847) 244-8180 1800 Nations Drive
Suite 117
Gurnee, IL 60031
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".
Lauren LoMonaco
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 247-8300 1580 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 220
Libertyville, IL 60048
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...
Brian M. Radke
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1641 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Michael Goldberg
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 549-0600 350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Ste. 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Andrew Joseph Kelleher Jr
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North Barrington, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
(847) 382-9130 102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Jerrold Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 337-4476 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., #12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Real Estate, Divorce and Estate Planning
Angel M. Traub
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Arlington Heights, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(847) 749-4182 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
Moe Ahmad
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(312) 702-0878 121 South Wilke Road
Suite 301
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Free ConsultationArlington Heights, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he earned a juris doctorate degree with a concentration in litigation. Moe is a former prosecutor of the CCSAO. With a decade of experience as an attorney, Moe has extensive experience in both DUI and criminal law. He tried thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Now in private practice, Moe continues to maintain a reputation for being well-skilled, fair and honest.

Moe’s primary practice areas consist of criminal law, DUI and traffic cases. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only to be his clients’...
Swati S. Desai
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Lincolnshire, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 984-0638 250 Parkway Drive
Suite 150, MC-2
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School and Syracuse University College of Law
Kendall D. Hartsfield
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Rolling Meadows, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1600 Golf Road, Corporate Center
Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney Kendall D. Hartsfield is a graduate of Western Illinois University, Governors State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Master of Arts in Political and Justice Studies, and Juris Doctorate, respectively. Mr. Hartsfield’s diverse background ranges from experience representing indigent defendants for the Will County Public Defenders Office, to experience as an educator for the City Colleges of Chicago, for which he taught courses to pre-trial detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections.

Attorney Kendall D. Hartsfield is admitted to practice throughout the State of Illinois, and is...
James G Militello III
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Woodstock, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Mildred Palmer
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Rolling Meadows, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida
Mildred ("Millie") V. Palmer graduated Cum Laude from University of Flordia's College of Law in 1990 with a concentration in taxation and estate planning. After graduation she went to work for Ernst and Young as a tax attorney in the Special Services Group while taking LLM classes at Chicago Kent. In 1992 she moved from Ernst and Young to Gardner Carton and Douglas where she practiced tax law. As a tax attorney attached to a large firm, Millie saw a wide variety of work in the area of taxation, charitable giving, corporate work and estate planning. During this time, she...
Bradley L. Schencker
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Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 686-3626 400 West Dundee Road
Suite 6
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Todd Andrew Benison
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Crystal Lake, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(847) 899-8788 65 South Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Family and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Benison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending Law School, Mr. Benison achieved the JMLS best oralist award for his participation in the 2L Herzog Moot Court Competition. He was selected for a student externship with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office during his final year of law school. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Benison was in private practice as an accountant, working with local business in Northern Illinois. In his free time, Mr. Benison enjoys spending time with his wife, Erika, and their three children.
Yevgeny 'Gene' Meltser
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Northbrook, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(847) 444-9000 3100 Dundee Road Suite 915
Northbrook, IL 60620
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Gene received his Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law.

He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court For The Northern District of Illinois, Federal Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and to practice Immigration Law in all jurisdictions of the United States.

Mr. Meltser is also licensed in the U.K. as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Gene is a co-founder of Immigrant Legal Defense Committee. Mr. Meltser is a member of the American...
Michael Otte
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Schaumburg, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(773) 631-7100 1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael A. Otte concentrates his practice on estate planning, trust administration, and contested and litigated estates and trusts. Additionally, Michael's particular area of focus is in elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid appeals, guardianship, contested guardianships, nursing home contract review, general elder law matters requiring litigation or other court involvement, and other issues affecting the legal needs of older people. Michael has given dozens of both public and private seminars on his areas of experience in order to educate the public and fellow attorneys on important estate planning and elder law concepts. Michael is a member of the Chicago...
Carol Cadiz
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Schaumburg, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(630) 250-8809 1821 Walden Office
Suite 400-A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Local, easy to work with attorney helping people in the areas of personal injury, real estate closings and mediation. An informed client is a happy client, so we provide free written materials. Services available by me in Spanish also. Offices in Itasca (DuPage County) and Schaumburg (Cook County)
Matthew R Gebhardt
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Northbrook, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(773) 383-8745 555 Skokie Blvd., Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and DUI
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mr. Gebhardt has extensive experience in the fields of criminal, traffic and real estate law. He has worked for the Cook County States Attorneys Office as a prosecutor and has broad experience in all facets of real estate law in Illinois.
Izabela Czajkowska
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Schaumburg, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(773) 631-7100 1901 N. Roselle Rd.
#210
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Izabela concentrates her practice in estate and trust planning, probate, and estate and trust administration and litigation. Izabela also assists clients in planning for disability and special needs. Izabela also handles guardianship proceedings and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Cook County Circuit Court. Additionally, Izabela has experience with domestic and international income tax and business planning, and corporate and individual tax controversies. She also advises clients on business succession matters, wealth transfer and preservation, and corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, including drafting various business arrangements and agreements. Izabela was named as an Illinois Super...
Brent Glenn
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Barrington, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(224) 443-0220 111 North Avenue
Suite 202
Barrington, IL 60010
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Chicago
Brent Glenn graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 2000. He began his career at top law firms in Chicago and Washington, D.C. including Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin. At that time, he concentrated his legal career on commercial real estate matters including real estate finance of both borrowers and lenders, commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases. In addition, he provided real estate support in corporate transactions valued at more than a billion dollars.

In 2017, Brent opened his own practice in Barrington, Illinois. In addition to commercial real estate, his practice now includes a...
Miriam Cooper
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Rolling Meadows, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(847) 995-8800 3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 610
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Miriam E. Cooper is the founder of the Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC, a law firm based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Ms. Cooper provides legal services throughout the Greater Chicagoland area. Her primary focus is family law, including divorce, child support and allocation of decision-making and parenting time, spousal support, and post-decree modifications. She also provides real estate services complementary to her practice. Ms. Cooper graduated from The John Marshall Law School and has been practicing family law in Illinois for nearly 30 years. She is an advocate for children’s best interests and serves as a certified...
Mr. Henry B Samuels
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Highland Park, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(847) 433-1980 491 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Henry B. Samuels is a member of Samuels & Bernstein in Highland Park, Illinois. He has a wide ranging practice and represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters before Federal and State Courts as well as administrative agencies. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Samuels has achieved tremendous results both at trial and through settlement. Mr. Samuels criminal practice includes representation of clients charged with Felonies, DUI’s, Misdemeanors, Traffic and Ordinance Violations. His areas of concentration include but are not limited to representing individuals in civil litigation matters, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and small businesses...
Craig Pierson
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Lake Bluff, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(847) 234-0099 67 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Tulane University School of Law
Craig D. Pierson has been practicing law in Illinois for 20 years. Craig focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business law. As an estate planning attorney, Craig has advised clients on sophisticated estate tax planning techniques, including GRATs, QPRTs, family limited partnerships, generation-skipping tax, charitable remainder trusts, and insurance trusts. In his practice as a real estate lawyer, Craig has advised clients on condominium conversion, environmental concerns, tax challenges, and has created appropriate corporate and other companies with which to hold real estate. His real estate practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, real estate...
Brian J Tharp
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Arlington Heights, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 787-7000 102 N. Evergreen
Suite 220
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago
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Brian J. Tharp is the founding partner of Tharp & Associates, Ltd. Brian is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a concentration in Asian Studies. Brian attended law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree. In 2006 Brian began practicing as the Law Offices of Brian J. Tharp in the Chicago Loop. In 2010, Brian merged his practice with the Law Offices of Michael Gunderson, to form Gunderson & Tharp. In 2014 Brian moved his practice to Arlington Heights and...
Susan Dawson
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Rolling Meadows, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Susan L. Dawson earned her juris doctorate at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2000 with a concentration in corporate/business law and taxation. Licensed in Illinois since 2000, Susan has spent her entire career representing businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs and employees. She has a wide range of experience working with clients on local, national and international levels. Susan delivers a commitment to service which surpasses client's expectations, promptly meeting tight deadlines and quickly responding to pressing matters as they arise. Susan is equally involved in the community, dedicating significant time and effort to supporting numerous not-for profit...
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Crystal Lake, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
The John Marshall Law School
Scott W. Brammer
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McHenry, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(815) 344-4040 5447 Bull Valley Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of South Dakota School of Law
Scott W. Brammer grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1992, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Brammer was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois. That same year, he was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Scott has spent over 18 years as an attorney in McHenry concentrating on family law, residential real...
Thomas Radek
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cary, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 969-0096 200 w main
cary, IL 60013
Real Estate and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Practice consists of residential and commercial real estate, wills and trusts.
Thomas C. O'Brien
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Antioch, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(847) 838-1100 950 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Washington University School of Law
We are experienced attorneys in bankruptcy and family law. Located just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois state line, I practice daily in both states. In this area, knowledge of the significant differences in the two states' laws is critical to effective and competent representation.
Philip Prorok
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Rolling Meadows, IL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 390
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip A. Prorok earned his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010, with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Philip previously worked as a law clerk for Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, learning the ins and outs of WPD’s various practice areas. He spent last summer working in the Cook County Assessor’s Office, dealing with property tax assessment matters and other issues affecting the running of that governmental office. Philip graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He has passed the United States Patent and Trademark Registration Examination and is...
Jigar K. Patel
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Northbrook, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 239-7175 1363 Shermer Rd.
Suite 315
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Jigar K. Patel is an Illinois licensed attorney with an office in Northbrook, Illinois, and practicing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The JKP Law Firm is a boutique law firm providing legal services related to Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions, and Commercial Litigation.
Kenneth E. Kaiser
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Palatine, IL Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(847) 991-6675 502 N Plum Grove Rd
Ste D
Palatine, IL 60067
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Eric T. Perry
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Arlington Heights, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
(847) 465-0007 725 E. Dundee Road - Suite 204
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Guy Youman
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McHenry, IL Real Estate Law Attorney
(815) 385-7444 4306F W. Crystal Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Northern Illinois University
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