Legal disclaimer

PLEASE NOTE: Under our Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct, the pages on this website might be considered a form of legal advertisement

Just as important, please bear in mind that the information provided here is not specific legal advice, and you really shouldn't act on anything on this site without seeking professional counsel.

While we hope that you do hire our firm to work for you, merely visiting this web site, or sending one of us an email should not (and will not) of itself create an attorney-client relationship between us.

No one should hire a lawyer based on a visit to a web site or solely on some other form of advertisement. If and when you want to hire us to represent you, and if and when we agree to take on your case, we will sign a proper contract or will give you some other type of written confirmation that we are attorney and client. Until then, please look around, enjoy yourself, and when you are ready, call Michael at 312.726.1512 at or drop him an e-mail.

Here's how I can help you

  • We offer sellers two choices: full service representation, or limited "a la carte" services.

    Full Service Counsel: For a standard flat fee, we will help you draft and negotiate the contract, clear the inspection, attorney review, and financing contingencies (as well as any others that you may decide to agree to). We will help you obtain the title insurance reports and any certifications, surveys, or clearances you need from local governments, lenders and other lien holders. We will draft the required closing papers and represent you at closing. Without a real estate agent on your side, our role as counselor increases and there is a modest surcharge compared to agent-assisted closings to compensate for the added effort that is required.

    A la Carte FSBO Services. Perhaps you want to handle your own negotiations, or you're willing to get your own loan pay-off statements, transfer tax stamps, zoning certifications, or attend to the several other pre-closing matters. If so, you can limit our engagement and pay a pre-set fee for just the services you need help with.. As much or as little as your circumstances require. Here are our standard rates for some pretty typical "limited" functions

    We don't necessarily recommend that a seller proceed to closing without legal representation. Problems can crop up in any number of unexpected ways and foregoing all professional counsel is a risky proposition. Many of these services are offered with little or no legal advice. You get what you pay for and that's that.

    Please proceed with caution.