Practice Areas: Estates/Real Estate/Debt Relief
Our practice concentrates its practices into three major areas: Estates, Real Estate and Debt Relief. Our services include: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Estate Closings, Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
Our practice provides legal services in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate. Estate Planning includes asset protection, drafting Wills and Trusts and Tax Treatment Consultation. Estate Administration includes Non Probate Small Estate Affidavit representation along with Trust Administration and Probate Filing and Administration.
Our practice provides representation in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Residential Transactions include the sale and purchase of single family homes, multi-unit dwellings and condominiums. Our firm has significant experience in working with housing association issues as well townhome associations and planned urban developments. Our practice is recommended by Latin United Community Housing and the Chicago Community Land Trust for First Time Homebuyer Representation. Commercial Transactions include negotiation and drafting contracts, representation at closing and ongoing legal representation for issues such as business licenses, zoning and related issues.
Debt Relief through Bankruptcy
Our practice provides debt relief through bankruptcy for individuals, families and businesses that are facing difficult financial challenges. Using Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings, our practice is experienced in reducing or eliminating debt, catching up on home mortgages and car loans and paying off parking tickets and domestic support obligations. Chapter 7 is the most common form of personal bankruptcy and since 2005 has been limited to filers with incomes below the median income and filers with primarily non-consumer (business) debt. Chapter 7 typically discharges tax debt that is over 3 years old. Chapter 13 is approximately 25% of all bankruptcy filings and is used for filers with above median income, savings homes, saving cars, saving driver's licenses and paying off fines and penalties. It is also used to pay off tax debt.