Professional Background

My Experience and Professional Background

While I have spent much of my career as a sole practitioner, the roots of my career extend back to my training as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney and my time in private practice in a LaSalle Street Law firm. My training and early experience revolved around representation of government agencies, much litigation experience and knowing and understanding the demands of a being in a larger firm.

In the past twenty-two years in my private practice from my Evanston office, I have taken that governmental and large firm experience and applied to my private practice.  My practice in Real Estate and Real Estate Transactions has taken me all over Chicago, Cook County and the Metropolitan Chicago Area.

In Real Estate Transactions, I have over twenty years experience and represented clients on hundreds of real estate transactions including residential real estate transactions and commercial real estate transactions in Chicago, the northern suburbs such as Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Skokie, Niles, Palatine Arlington Heights, Skokie, Northbrook and Northfield.  I have also represented commercial and residential clients in places such as southern Cook County, Lake County, Will County and DuPage County for transactions in Addison, Bensenville, Waukegan,  Evergreen Park, Palos, Park Forest, River Grove, Franklin Park, Roselle and many other places.  I have assisted clients in residential real estate, commercial real estate transactions, short sales, foreclosure sales, For Sale By Owner transactions, bank sales (known also as REO Sales).  I have also assisted clients with lease negotiations pertaining to residential and commercial leasing.

In the area of Real Estate Taxation, I have represented hundreds of properties in every part of Cook County from Chicago to the northern suburbs all the way to Richton Park and Bremen Township, and everywhere in between. I have represented corporations and individual clients with every type of property from industrial, commercial, income properties and residential properties. I have practice for almost thirty years before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review and the Circuit Court of Cook County.  I have also represented clients before the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Lake County and DuPage County Board of Review.  In particular this is where my past experience in the Real Estate Tax Division of the Cook County States Attorney has benefitted my clients.  In addition to matters of valuation, I have assisted my clients in matters pertaining to Tax Sales, Tax Sale Redemption and Tax Parcel Division Petitions.

In regard to Wills Trusts and Probate, I have over twenty years of experience in drafting wills, trusts, and representing clients in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. I can also assist you in regard to Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Powers of Attorney for Property.