Chicago Real Estate Attorney

With over 50 years of combined experience, you can trust McNamara Legal to protect your interests and provide you with the highest quality of service. McNamara Legal recently won a judgment worth over 1 million dollars in a case involving slander of title and a falsely recorded property lien. Two hundred thousand dollars of that judgment was for punitive damages (additional damages that serve to punish the wrongdoer).  In that case, we simply out-lawyered the other side's attorneys.  Call to find out how McNamara Legal's decades of litigation experience can work to your advantage assisting you in the following types of real estate and legal transactions:

  • Residential and Commercial Sales and Purchase Transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Lease Drafting & Negotiation
  • 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred)
  • Enforcement of Judgments/Liens
  • Quiet Title Litigation
  • Title Insurance Coverage
  • Partition Actions
  • Landlord-Tenant issues
  • Purchase/Sale Disputes
  • Real Property Transactions

  • Easement and Boundary Disputes
  • HOA Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Agent/Broker Misrepresentations
  • Eminent Domain Negotiations
  • Debt Negotiations
  • Slander of Title
  • Failure to Disclose Defects
  • Commercial Tenant Evictions
  • Pre-litigation Negotiations/Settlement Discussions

Looking for a Chicago Real Estate Lawyer?

For most people, real estate is their biggest and most prized investment and asset. Protecting that asset is why you need a real estate lawyer. An experienced real estate attorney in Chicago can properly advise you how to protect yourself and your property.  Common problems clients experience are false liens placed against their property (slander of title), including mechanic's liens, as well as evicting delinquent tenants. We can ensure a smooth and informed sale or purchase of your property.  

Lis Pendens

What is a lis pendens?  Generally speaking a lis pendens is a recorded document that gives notice to others that a lawsuit is pending against a property and it becomes an encumbrance upon title to the property. If you are in a dispute regarding ownership of a property or other rights, McNamara Legal can file suit and place a lis pendens on the property to inhibit transfer of the property until your real estate dispute is resolved. We have also successfully removed improperly recorded to lis pendens.

Landlord Attorney Chicago

McNamara Legal has received an abundance of calls inquiring about how COVID-19 has affected evictions in Chicago. Proving once again the city is pro-tenant and biased against hard-working landlords, on June 17, 2020 the City of Chicago enacted the “COVID-19 Eviction Protection” Ordinance. The ordinance will run for 60 days after the re-opening of eviction courts. However, it could be extended. Additionally, the Circuit Court of Cook County amended General Administrative Order 2020-01 extending its ban on residential real estate eviction orders until further order of court.

With regard to landlord tenant disputes, McNamara Legal is a Chicago landlord attorney (commercial and private).  We understand you have worked hard for your properties and you cannot afford to “float” your tenant(s).  All too common, some tenants abuse the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance with bogus counterclaims after you file for eviction.  You will need an experienced landlord attorney to protect your investment. While aggressively litigating the case, McNamara Legal also educates private landlords on the Ordinance and advises them how to avoid security deposit and other pitfalls.

McNamara Legal understands how hard you have worked for your properties and that you rely on rental income to pay your mortgage. The virus has affected everyone, no one should be entitled to a “free ride” and your tenant’s financial problems should not be yours.  You need an aggressive Chicago landlord attorney to ensure you don’t lose your property.  McNamara Legal will assist you in getting non-paying tenants out of your property so you can have the security and peace of mind you’ve worked hard for.

 Real estate law can be complex and daunting. McNamara Legal provides a complete range of litigation and closing  services for property owners and investors.  Our work is done in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Buying a Home

When buying a home, the seller has an obligation to disclose pertinent information and when that information is withheld, it may impact the value of the property or change the decision to purchase a property.  Additionally, when transferring a property it is important to make sure that all liens are properly removed from the title so buyers can be given a clean deed.  McNamara Legal works directly with preferred title companies to ensure an efficient and smooth closing.

Do you need an attorney when buying or selling a home? Absolutely.  Buying a home is one of the most important and stressful transactions of your life.  When looking for the best real estate attorney in Chicago, choose someone with at least 15 years experience. 

Unbelievably, very few real estate lawyers in Chicago are litigators, or have ever had a trial. The benefit of a litigator is that the attorney has the advantage of knowing how to structure the deal in order to have the best outcome for the client in the event a lawsuit ensues.  McNamara Legal's fees are very competitive and reasonable.  Closings can be a headache, but with a skilled lawyer, your closing can run smoothly.

Selling Your Home

McNamara Legal knows that selling your home is a stressful endeavor, and can be full of roadblocks. The buyer or their attorney may make unreasonable demands, or refuse  to close without a valid legal basis. When a contract is not honored, it opens the door to a “specific performance” lawsuit, which essentially asks the court to force the transaction to take place.

McNamara Legal provides a full-service residential and commercial real estate practice and has represented hundreds of clients in real estate transactions. We provide a full spectrum of commercial and residential real estate services, including property sales, purchases, lease negotiation, disputes, and more.

Contact Us for Your Real Estate Law Needs

To discuss your situation with a qualified attorney, contact us today at (312) 719-7959.

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