I have more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer in the Chicago area. I’ve represented individuals and businesses in real estate transactions, lawsuits, wills and trusts drafting, and general business formation and consultation.
I’ve helped hundreds of people in the Chicago area and south suburbs sell and buy homes, and I’ve helped businesses buy and sell commercial real estate, too. Several of my clients buy and sell properties as investments for rehabbing and resale, too. I have an extensive network of real estate brokers that I work with as well. I’ve provided links to some of them below.
I also have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in court. Matters have included general contract cases for individuals and businesses, product liability cases, construction law matters, mechanics liens, pollution lawsuits relating to underground storage tanks, and landlord tenant and real estate cases as well. I have also provided several businesses and individuals with advise before lawsuits come up, both to avoid it if possible, or to assist them in understanding the costs and benefits of pursuing a lawsuit as opposed to other dispute resolution alternatives. Along those lines, I also am a mediator, and am a.Court Certified Mediator in the Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division and Chancery Division, and the Will County Circuit Court. As a mediator, I have handled over a hundred matters, with a very high success rate.
I have also drafted wills and trusts for young families, older couples, individuals and those with special needs.
I have lived in the Homewood Flossmoor area almost all of my life. I was a founding member of the Association of Attorney Mediators, Illinois Chapter. I also was an associate and partner at Kirkland & Ellis from 1991 until 2009. See the “Areas of Practice” page for additional information.
John Flynn — Baird & Warner
Laura Walter — LJW Realty in Homewood
Joe Kunkel — Baird & Warner
Georgeann Weisman — Coldwell Banker
Jen Sjoblom — Baird & Warner
Valerie Kearns — Baird & Warner
Marilyn Brown — Baird & Warner
Denise Raines — Raines Realty Ltd.
Kiersten Voss — Baird & Warner