The importance and complexity of real estate transactions cannot be understated.

For most individuals, and indeed many businesses, real property is the most valuable asset owned and the process of buying or selling these assets should be treated accordingly.

Attorney Brendan Appel understands not only Illinois property law but also the peculiarities of the real estate market in the Chicago area. This allows him to assist both businesses and individuals during the various acquisition or disposition steps — from contract negotiation to closing.

Moreover, our firm advises banks and municipal agencies regarding the various real property issues they face, including secured transactions, eminent domain, zoning issues, and environmental issues.

Attorney Appel helps clients move quickly to a problem-free closing of their real estate transaction.

Whether a property is for sale “by owner” or through a realtor, having an attorney’s advice throughout the process can provide the buyer or seller with peace of mind that the transaction will be conducted fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We help clients negotiate and draft the contract, clear title work exceptions, prepare required disclosures, review loan documents, and conduct other matters required for closing.

We handle every type of real estate matter from buying your first home to turning your rental building into condominiums.  As past general counsel to Success Title Services, Mr. Appel has the knowledge and experience to protect your most valued investment and get your deal closed.  For residential real estate matters, we offer a low, flat attorney’s fee.  Put our experience to work for you – in 2013 we closed nearly $30 million in real estate transactions.

Short Sales  –  Before most people had heard the term “short sale,” we were already well versed in successfully completing these complicated deals.  In order to bring your deal to the closing table, it takes time, experience and persistence.  Today, our office prides itself on closing even the toughest deals, and our clients usually pay little or nothing out of pocket.

Commercial Real Estate  – Whether you are buying your first rental property, selling your warehouse or converting your apartment building to condominiums, let us put our experience and service to work for you.

Residential Real Estate  – Your home is the largest investment you are likely to make – be sure to protect it with sound legal representation.  Since 2003, our firm has guided several hundred clients carefully through the process of buying and selling both primary and secondary properties.

Quit Claim Deeds  – Do you need to add or remove someone from the title of your home?  Thinking of asset protection strategies?  Most times, a quit claim deed is the answer, and we can record your new deed for one flat fee.

Call us for a quote today.