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I am an attorney and active blogger. Find articles, posts, and podcasts written by me on blogs as well as, Westlaw, and LexisNexis. My undergraduate career was split between the University of Chicago and University of Michigan where I earned a BA with Distinction from the Honor's College and an MBA from the Ross School of Business. I also worked my way through DePaul University College of Law where I received an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility. I am president of the law firm I started in 1995.  I have also held Series 7 and 63 licenses, a business broker's license, and am a title insurance agent.  I am a member of several professional organizations including the American Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association where I chaired several committees and received a Board of Directors' Award and edited the Bar Journal. I have also been honored as Lawyer of the Year and Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year twice. I was honored to serve on the campaign of Judge Dorothy French of the 18th Circuit. Thank you for taking time to learn about me. If you have any questions please feel free to contact my office. I look forward to speaking with you.


Languages spoken: Farsi

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
    21 years, 140 cases
  2. Construction & Development: 33%
    21 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 30%
    21 years, 105 cases
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 1%
    19 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 2%
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Contact info

M. Hedayat & Associates, PC

1211 W. Lakeview Court
Romeoville, IL, 60446-6501


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chair: Business Law CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2009
Chair: Practice Management CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2007
Lawyer of the YearLegal Match2007
Lawyer of the YearLegal Match2007
Chair: Practice Management CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2006
Board of Directors AwardDuPage County Bar Association2005
Bankruptcy Lawyer of the YearLegalMatch2005
Chair: Bankruptcy Law CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2005
Vice-Chair: Bankruptcy Law CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentAegis Title Services, Inc.2004 - Present
PresidentM. Hedayat & Associates, P.C.1995 - Present
Managing, LLC2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Will County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationChair-Business Law Cmtee2007 - 2008
DuPage County Bar AssociationEditor in Chief (Bar Brief)2006 - 2007
DuPage County Bar AssociationPractice Management Cmtee2004 - 2007
DuPage County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Committee2003 - 2007
DuPage County Bar AssociationReal Estate Law Cmtee2003 - 2007
DuPage County Bar AssociationPublication Board2003 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Jeffery N.Reorganization Plan confirmed
In re Collink, Involuntary Chapter 7Discharged
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Technology NewsIn the Cloud - Law Office Software as a Service2009
Lexis Nexis PublishingDisposition of Collateral Following Default2009
TechnoLawyerABA Technology Show 20082008
TechnoLawyerSmall Law Column2008
TechnoLawyerGetting the Biggest Bang For Your Online Marketing Dollar2008
TechnoLawyerComment on Review: Avvo Attorney Ratings by Daniel Fennick2008
TechnoLawyerMore on an Efficient Legal Market (Clarifying My "Jerry Maguire Moment")2007
TechnoLawyerComment on "A Call to Arms for Public Interest Lawyers" by Ruth Sternglantz2007
TechnoLawyerReview: Acrobat 8; Legal Software Upgrades2007
TechnoLawyerTransparency: Good Idea or Good Way to Lose Your Friends?2007
TechnoLawyerWe Are the Good Guys and Technology Is Our Friend2007
TechnoLawyerA Contrarian View of Modern Practice: What's Wrong and How to Fix It2006
TechnoLawyerReview: Prolaw for a Solo Practitioner2006
UnknownEditor in Chief2006
BriefGetting Paid from the Chapter 7 Estate2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawCommercial LawJD1995
University of Michigan, Ann ArborCorporate StrategyMBA1990
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHonors College ResearchBA - Bachelor of Arts with Distinction1986
University of ChicagoLiberal ArtsN/A1984
Cranbrook SchoolHigh SchoolDiploma1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarIllinois Foreclosures and Workouts2013
SeminarAdvanced Issues in Real Estate Law2013
This Week in LawLawyer Ratings and Avvo.com2007
eFiling Presentations (various)Electronic Filing2007
CLEAdvanced Consumer BK2006
CLEReal Estate Transactions2006
CLEInvesting in Distressed Real Estate2006
Choosing the Right Business EntityBusiness Entity Selection2006
NBINew Bankruptcy Law2005
E-Filing and the BAPCPAE-Filing/New Law2005
CLEReal Estate and Title Issues2005
CLEConstruction, Insurance, Bonding, Liens2005
CLEWhat Every Lawyer Should Know (about BK)2005
ABA Technology ShowLegal Match Training Institute2005
CLECreditor's Perspective on Bankruptcy2004
Bankruptcy and Family LawFamily Law and Bankruptcy2004
2004 Mega SeminarScavenger Sales (Tax Deeds)2004
ABA Technology ShowServing Society Through Technology2000