Real Estate Law

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Transporation Lawyers Association
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    Real Estate Lawyer in Skokie

    More Than 17 Years’ Experience in Helping Clients Resolve Legal Real Estate Issues 

    Legal real estate disputes are common, sometimes the problem arises because the work to a property is not done on time or done properly.  In other cases, the work is done satisfactorily, but the contractor gets stiffed.  For each of these situations and more, a Skokie real estate attorney can help you set things right.  We’ll investigate, arbitrate, mediate, or litigate your claim to get you the best results possible in the shortest amount of time

    Schedule your initial consultation by calling our firm at (312) 909-6329 or filling out our online form

    What Is a Mechanic’s Lien?

    A mechanic’s lien (also known as a construction lien or property lien) preserves your rights to seek compensation if you’re not paid for your work.  Contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers can file a mechanics lien when they have performed work or provided materials, fixtures or machinery to improve real estate.  The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act provides a mechanism to prevent a property owner from selling the property without paying the lienholder.  This provides leverage that can help contractors get paid.  

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    What Can I Do If a Contractor Doesn’t Finish My Job?

    One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a homeowner is hiring a contractor who doesn’t finish the job correctly or doesn’t complete it at all. You’ve invested a tremendous amount of money to redo a kitchen or bathroom and now you’re left with an empty wallet and a big mess.  This happens more often than you’d think, especially if your job is small by the contractor’s standard, and they don’t want to give a bigger job because they can’t start right away.  

    When Should I Call a Skokie Real Estate Attorney?

    If you’re a contractor whose not getting paid or a homeowner with a job that’s not complete or not done well, you should call an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your claim.  If you’re buying or selling real estate, it’s important to hire a strong legal team to ensure that your rights are properly asserted and protected.  Commercial and residential real estate contracts can have loopholes, so it’s important to thoroughly understand all the provisions before you sign.  Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to “take it or leave it,” as contracts are usually open for negotiation. 

    We are ready to help you resolve your legal issue. Complete our online form to begin your case today. 


    • “Professionalism and tenacity are ingrained in his DNA; it is no act, that is just his disposition.” - Jeff P
    • “Communication was great and the outcome of my case was far better than expected.” - Preston R
    • “I was given great advice, his insight and experience into the matter was very helpful.” - Kevin W

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    RDS Law Offices, LLC

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