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Legal Services

Real Estate Transactions

The Shulman Zale Legal Group is a law firm representing buyers or sellers through all stages of a residential or commercial real estate transaction, from the negotiation of terms through the final closing. We know that buying or selling a home is stressful in most people’s lives, but our experienced attorneys offer a hands-on approach and will be with you every step of the way to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. 

If you are purchasing a new home or property, we will:

  • Review and negotiate the specific terms of your real estate contract.
  • Advocate on your behalf during the attorney review period.
  • Review and evaluate the title documents, mortgage documents and tax documents for any issues that may arise.
  • Inform you of any potential issues that may affect your title interest and provide legal counsel should any difficulties arise.
  • Attend your closing and answer any questions that you may have about your loan documents or the closing process.
  • Ensure that you receive clear title.

If you are selling a home or property, we will:

  • Review and negotiate the specific terms of your real estate contract.
  • Assist you in negotiating and resolving any liens or encumbrances that may be discovered during the title review process.
  • Order title searches, surveys, mortgage payoff letters and all other items required for closing.
  • Prepare the deed and all other closing documents.
  • Schedule the closing at a time and place that is convenient for you.
  • Attend the closing and make sure that you convey clear title to your buyers.

If you are buying or selling a home or property and need assistance, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

If you have general real estate document needs:

  • We offer drafting Quit Claim Deeds and other deeds as a real estate service.

Estate Planning

Many people want to provide for their family upon their passing, but do not understand how best to accomplish this.  Some people believe that once you pass, your assets will be distributed equally to your then living family.  But what happens if some of your family predeceases you, or you do not necessarily want your assets to be distributed equally to members of your family who survive you.  If you don’t provide for direction through estate planning instruments, your estate will be distributed according to the Illinois Rules of Intestate Succession.  Those rules may create distributions that go against your wishes.  Therefore, it is important to contact an experienced estate planning attorney to guide you through the estate planning process and recommend the instruments that would be most beneficial for your objectives.  Here at Shulman Zale Legal Group, one of our experienced attorneys will listen to your objectives and recommend the best course of action for accomplishing those objectives.  This could include a will, a trust, powers of attorney, or simply changing beneficiaries on financial accounts.  We will guide you through the process and create a plan that works best for you and your loved ones.  

Contract Preparation & Review

Every day we all enter contracts for services, labor, and goods. Contracts can be written or oral, simple or complex. Regardless of the type of contract, if you believe someone broke their promises to you under a contract or want assistance understanding your obligations under your contract, contact one of our experienced attorneys. We can help assist you in protecting your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.