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Benjamin W. Wong

Practice areas:

Residential, Estate Planning, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.  Rest assured, when you retain my services, you will get someone who communicates with you every step of the way.  We live in a fast-paced environment, and I understand how important it is to follow-through on producing high-quality legal services. 


 


When I am not serving my clients needs, I find that I am serving the needs of my family.  I used to be an avid golfer, but I find my free time is now spent with my children.  From coaching my sons' little league baseball teams to serving on the local school board to spending long days at their chess tournaments, I just don't have the time to be out on the golf course.  My golfing buddies will have to wait a little bit longer for me to get back out there.   


 


Being born and bred in Chicago, I have a love-affair with the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Bulls.  You might be surprised to learn that I used to be a beer vendor at Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.  Those were great times when I was able to work outdoors and enjoy the roar of the crowd.  Honestly, though, my back doesn't miss it as much. 


 


Now that you've learned a little bit about me, I look forward to learning more about you and your legal needs.  Don't hesitate to call me for a free consultation.


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    15 years
  2. Residential: 40%
    15 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    15 years
  4. Commercial: 10%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

2615 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60614-1485

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Leadership AwardSkinner North Classical School2014
Outstanding Contributions AchvevementLeading Illinois Real Estate Attorney Network2011
Bob Best AwardS.I.L.L.2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentBenjamin W. Wong & Associates, Ltd.2004 - Present
PartnerRozman & Wong, LLC2002 - 2004
AssociateHorwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered2000 - 2001
Tax AssociateDeloitte & Touche Tax Technologies, LLC1998 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leading Illinois Real Estate Attorney NetworkPresident2011 - Present
Decatur Classical SchoolVice Chair2010 - 2012
Debt Advisory AllianceLoan Modification Specialist2009 - 2010
Decatur Classical SchoolParent Representative2008 - 2012
West Loop LeTipSecretary2006 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2007
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinoisthern Bankruptcy CourtAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2009
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationRepresentative - Student Liason1998 - 1999
Chicago-Kent Student Bar AssociationRepresentative1997 - 1999

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
ACCURATE INDUSTRIES COMPLETE STEAMBATH AND SAUNA HEATERS v. DEMITRIOUS ROUMBOS ET AL. 02 CH 17306Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Denied
PLESCHOURT V. CAMPBELL, 2010 M1 703069Won $50,000 judgment for client in forcible entry and detainer case
ESTATE OF BERTHA KARTSOUNES, 04 P 700Saved the estate over $75,000 from successfully negotiating a reduced amount with the Department of Public Aid

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Benjamin W. Wong & Associates NewsletterHow to Handle a Short Sale2008
Benjamin W. Wong & Associates NewsletterEstate Planning pitfalls2008
Corporate Creations NewsletterUsing Limited Liability Companies for Real Estate Investments2002
The Journal of Multistate Taxation and IncentivesIllinois Job Tax Credit Gives State the 'EDGE' in Relocations and Expansions2001
The Journal of Multistate Taxation and IncentivesInvestment Credit Recapture May be Triggered by some Surprising Transactions2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar AssociationReal Estate Closings - The Basics and Beyond2010
Chicago Bar AssociationResidential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond2009
Starting Your Own BusinessLegal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business2008
Short SalesShort Sale Seminar2008
Residential Real Estate ClosingsLoan Documents- Purchaser2008
Money Smart WeekRescuing Your Home From Foreclosure2008
Starting Your Own BusinessLegal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business2007
Residential Real Estate ClosingsLoan Documents - Purchaser2007
Starting Your Own BusinessLegal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business2006
Residential Real Estate ClosingsLoan Documents - Purchaser2006
Starting Your Own BusinessLegal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business2005
Residential Real Estate ClosingsLoan Documents - Purchaser2005