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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 35%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%



Hourly ($150-199/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Michael W. van Zalingen

123 West Madison Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Supervisor of the YearNeighborhood Housing Services of Chicago2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael W. van Zalingen2011 - Present
Director of Homeownership ServicesNeigbhorhood Housing Services of Chicago2005 - 2010
Attorney at LawLawOffice of Michael W. van Zalingen2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2015 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Don't Get Thrown Out! BlogHow Soon Can I Get Evicted in Chicago?2015
Don't Get Thrown Out! BlogWill the Cook County Sheriff Evict in the WInter?2015
Don't Get Thrown Out BlogWhy You Need an Eviction Defense Lawyer in Chicago2015
Don't Get Thrown Out! BlogI Just Missed My Eviction Court Date in Cook County. Is it too late?2015
ATG Legal EducationForeclosure Alternatives: Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deeds-in-Lieu and Other Sources of Help for Distressed Homeowners2011
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASS’N REAL PROPERTY NEWSLETTER• Co-Author, Negotiating Loan Modifications for Clients2009
PROFITWISE NEWS AND VIEWS, published by the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGONeighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and the Homeownership Preservation Initiative: A Successful Partnership Looks to Expand its Scope and Impact2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ChicagoN/ACertificate in the Liberal Arts2007
Valparaiso University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1998
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)PhilosophyBachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ten Years After Welfare ReformDo Income Supports Work?2008
ShoreBank Knowledge ExchangeForeclosure2008
Citibank Community Relations and OutreachTraining Pastoral Staff to Identify Foreclosure Issues2008
Hot Topics in ServicingLoss Mitigation of Subprime Mortgage Loans2007
CLE SeminarEvictions, Leases, & Tenant Relations2003