Helping clients negotiate one of divorce’s most challenging issues—the evaluating and division of property—Burton Hochberg brings a welcome objectivity and practicality to the table. He has a reputation among his colleagues as being "tough but fair." Mr. Hochberg assists clients in identifying and prioritizing their concerns, and evaluating settlement options from a cost-benefit perspective.
A matrimonial lawyer with more than 37 years of experience, Mr. Hochberg has significant expertise in helping high net worth clients and their spouses in the areas of property valuation, child support, child custody and maintenance. Although Mr. Hochberg attempts to keep a case out of court when possible, he is also a skilled litigator and is regarded as a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.
He has been designated as one of the nation's top matrimonial lawyers by Best Lawyers in America, and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served as a member of the Hearing Board and Inquiry Board of the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Hochberg headed his own law firm. He is the proud father of two daughters, one of whom is a graduate of Tufts University and one of whom is a college student at Colorado State University.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1974||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith||The Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2013|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Senior Partner||Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP||1986 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Co-Chairman, Admissions Committee||1998 - 2004|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Chairman, Membership Committee||1997 - 1998|
|Illinois Disciplinary Commission||Hearing Board Member||1994 - 1997|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Family Law Topics||Infidelity||2015|
|Family Law Topics||Couches, Lamps and Ashtrays||2015|
|Family Law Topics||Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality||2014|
|Leading Lawyers Magazine Consumer Edition||Burt Hochberg: A Calm Voice During Divorce Chaos||2013|
|Illinois Bar Journal||Imputed Income for Support Awards||2011|
|Legally Speaking Newsletter||How Property is Divided in an Illinois Divorce Case||2011|
|Family Advocate||Valuing A Hedge Fund||2003|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||N/A||B.B.A||1971|
|Masters candidates at the School of Social Work||How Social Workers Interact with Divorce Attorneys||2012|
|Informational Session||Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases||2011|