Our Services

Our Chicago Law Firm Can Help With All Of Your Legal Needs

Our practice concentrates on assisting individuals, families and small to mid-sized companies with a variety of legal issues.

No matter what you need from your attorney, we are ready to advise you and represent your interests.

Our Areas of Concentration

Civil Litigation

The firm handles a wide variety of business and personal litigation disputes, including:

We can help you avoid litigation in the first place. We will evaluate your business operations and help you take steps to prevent problems from arising before it’s too late.

Real Estate

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 (now Proper Title), 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.

Small Business

Starting a business? We can help get you started! We can advise which type of business entity is best for you and then get you started off on the right foot. We’ll handle all your state and local filings, incorporate your business and help you avoid pitfalls. We can also guide you through the process of buying or selling a business, negotiating that commercial lease or dealing with employment issues.

Already have a business? We can maintain your corporate charter, help you avoid legal pitfalls, file trademarks and copyrights and review and improve your contracts.

Mechanics Liens

Mechanics liens can take priority over bank mortgages, regardless of filing time, but you must act fast. Don’t write off those unpaid bills, call us instead. We’ll provide you a step by step guide on how to perfect your mechanics lien. Once filed, we will work vigorously to enforce your lien and recover what you are owed. In many cases, you are also entitled to an award of attorney’s fees and costs as well as the amount of your contract.

In the last few years alone, we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients enforcing mechanics liens. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to turn your write-offs into income, but don’t delay. Your rights are time restricted, so call us today.

Condominium Law

Our firm represents condominium and homeowner’s associations throughout the Chicagoland area in both guidance and, when necessary, litigation. We can assist in helping your association comply with Illinois law, and assist should your association need to collect unpaid assessments or enforce your rules and regulations.

We have also represented individual unit owners when associations have exceeded their authority or board members have violated their fiduciary duties.

Wills & Trusts

If you are a beneficiary of a trust or an estate and are concerned that your funds are not being properly handled, we can conduct a review and accounting of your matter and vigerously pursue any irregularities.

Intellectual Property
Protect your business, products and works with a trademark or copyright. We can register your trademark or copyright for a flat fee. If you believe someone is infringing your trademark or copyright, we can bring an enforcement action to stop any infringing use and recover all available damages.

Personal Injury
If you have been injured in an accident or by someone’s intentional actions, you may be entitled to recover money for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and enhanced damages. In order to preserve your rights, however, you must act fast or your claim will be time-barred. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Expert Witness

Mr. Appel was recently admitted as an expert witness in the legal malpractice case of Brannon et. al v. Seifert et. al, 10 L 9276, where Mr. Appel’s testimony concerning installment contracts was specifically cited by the Appellate Court in upholding the trial court’s award for the plaintiff.