4.5 stars 15 totalReview Brendan Appel
My landlord of 30 years did not want to pay interest on deposit, insisting it was in the lease excluding it from the City of Chicago Ordinance which demanded it. Mr. Blair informed me that there could not be a exception to this mandate, wrote a very direct but friendly letter to my former landlord for me stating the law. It worked! My landlord who is very difficult to deal with agreed to pay the interest on the deposit in the near future! Enjoyed the friendly, prompt, and effective interaction between me as well as the landlord. Mr. Blair was very knowledgable about the issue I needed help with!
I had an excellent experience with Brendan Appel for my real estate legal help. He was very thorough, attentive, offered expert advice and a nice person. It was a good feeling to know he was in my corner.
I recently used Brendan for the purchase of a piece of property that I used to build a new house. Having never built a home before there were several steps in the process that were new to me. Brendan was very helpful and thorough in explaining to me everything and guiding me into making educated decisions on the contract terms. Brendan's and his team were very responsive when communicating and helped make the process go smoothly for me from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Brendan and use him again in the future.
Brendan did a great job on both closings for a new condominium and existing home. On the closing for our new condominium it was noted they had some wrong information on the deed. We were told the information was wrong since the beginning on the original and subsequent deeds and that we should just accept the mistake. Brendan said that was not acceptable and had all the preceding deeds for the property changed to reflect the correct information.
Brendan is very responsive, easy contact with the office and staff, worked with him twice. He caught some unreasonable fees listed on the closing sheet, so his service was virtually "free". Highly recommended.
Posted by a client
Brendan's firm did a brilliant job helping us with the sale of our home. Their perseverance was exceptional and they kept us informed at every step. We recommend them most highly and without reservation.
Posted by a client
I am a first time home-buyer and can't say enough good things about the Law Office of Brendan Appel. Brendan was very helpful in walking me through every aspect of the closing, and patient in dealing with a difficult bank situation. He went above and beyond in ensuring that our deal stayed intact and advocated for us to get closing credits from our bank when they caused significant delays in the process.
The office's legal assistant Doris is a Saint! She answered every phone call and e-mail as questions came up, notified us quickly as things progressed, and also advocated for us when other parties were unresponsive. She coached us through every stage of the process and always did it with patience and a friendly tone. I am so grateful for her help and guidance.
They really helped make this process easier and it was a very stressful and difficult situation dealing with unresponsive bank representatives, difficult sellers' attorney and constant delays from other parties. We couldn't have gotten through it without them!
Posted by Max
My family and I relocated to Boston and needed to sell our house remotely. We used Mr. Appel's office to represent us. They did a fantastic job taking care of everything for a smooth closing. They were so diligent in walking us through the various steps and documents, and were so easily reachable at any time that we were comfortable letting them handle our transaction without us being around. We would highly recommend their service to anyone.
Posted by Bonnie
Brendan helped me and my husband through 2 long cases (a foreclosure and a fraud case against our lender). He handled things with genuine care and knowledge spending endless hours preparing our cases and after every court date coming to see me or texting me to let me know everything was going smoothly. He's always prepared for what ever his opposition presents to him. I truly believe in him and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Chris
If you are looking for a lawyer. You will not do better than Brendan Appel. When I was in the market for my first house, like most first time buyers I was very nervous about all the contracts and legal documents that went into purchasing a home. It's quit daunting. I was referred to Brendan through a co-worker that had used him before. After meeting Brendan for the first time I instantly felt at ease. He took the time to make sure I understood what was what. I never felt like I was being taken advantage of.
And anytime I had a question or concern, no matter how small. Brendan always got back to me in a timely fashion. I know that I wasn't Brendan's only client, but he made me feel like I was. Needing a lawyer for anything is a nerve racking situation. But when you have a lawyer like Brendan Appel you instantly feel at ease.
All lawyers should take a lesson for Brendan Appel. A true professional.