Full-Service Real Estate Counsel in the Northern Collar Counties

Whether you need advice about a residential purchase agreement or your litigation options in a complex commercial lease dispute, the Lake County real estate lawyers of Shaw Law Ltd. are ready to advise you and protect your interests. Contact us for a free in-office consultation about the legal and practical considerations of your next real estate transaction.

We work with homeowners, sellers, buyers, property managers, commercial lessees and anyone else with a real estate opportunity or problem in the northern collar counties of Greater Chicago. Examples of the situations we handle on behalf of our clients include:

  • Home purchase or sale transactions from the purchase agreement through closing
  • For sale “by owner” real estate transactions
  • Real property sales on behalf of decedents’ estates
  • Title examiner services prior to closing
  • Title opinions, title insurance problems or lien removal, including state or IRS tax liens
  • Commercial lease negotiation, documentation, renewal and enforcement
  • Land use and zoning problems
  • Breach of contract or specific performance of real property purchase agreements
  • Construction defects, warranties, performance or payment disputes
  • Mortgage foreclosure or “short sale” problems
  • Alternatives to foreclosure: forbearance agreement, “deed-in-lieu,” loan modification or consent to judgment
  • Disputes over boundaries, easements, encroaching structures, driveways or parking
  • Landlord-tenant disputes, including eviction and collection of rent arrearages
  • Utility service problems in owned or rented property
  • Disputes between owners and associations in condominium developments or subdivisions
  • Real estate tax appeals
  • Sales of unpaid real estate taxes / tax deeds

We don’t rush into court to resolve disputes that can be settled in more cost-effective ways, but our trial experience adds extra strength to your negotiating position in commercial or residential disputes. If necessary, however, our trial attorneys can present your position in court.

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Shaw Law Ltd. also works with homeowners who need legal advice about their options for resolving mortgage defaults and the threat of foreclosure. We can let you know whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing will make a positive difference in your situation, and we can also advise you about your nonbankruptcy, mortgage-workout options.

To learn more about our firm’s approach to client service in residential or commercial real estate, contact a Waukegan real estate lawyer at Shaw Law Ltd. for a free in-office consultation.

Meet Mark L. Shaw

Mark Shaw founded the firm in 1995. Previously, he was a trial lawyer at Winston & Strawn. He received a B.S. Pharm., with honors, from Purdue University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University. He is a licensed pharmacist having practiced in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.


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