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Alvin Marshall Foreman

Alvin Marshall Foreman

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Life Insurance

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About Me

Dear Visitor,


Filing for bankruptcy is a major life event.  Before you entrust your
financial well-being to a law firm, I think it’s important to get a
sense of whether you will be comfortable with your bankruptcy attorney
and the level of services provided.


I’m a down-to-earth sort of guy who enjoys helping people solve their
problems.  Hey, I’ve been there.  I know what it’s like to worry about
making ends meet at the end of the month.  My goal is to make you feel
at ease and to ensure that you understand that filing for bankruptcy is
not the end of the world but can be the positive change you need to get
your life back on track.


I speak in plain English, not “Latin lawyer-speak.”   I encourage you
to ask questions.  The only dumb question is the one not asked.  I will
listen carefully to you as you explain your situation and I’ll give you
an honest and objective assessment as to whether or not bankruptcy is
an appropriate solution.


If you are a good candidate for a bankruptcy filing, I’ll explain the
process and give you a step-by-step roadmap of what needs to be done
from start to finish to give you your fresh start.  But I’ll also tell
you straight out if bankruptcy is not appropriate for you and I’ll  give
you some alternative options to consider.


My fees are not the cheapest in town, but they are reasonable.  When
you hire me as your lawyer, you will deal directly with ME, not a law
clerk or a paralegal.  My fees are flat, meaning that once you retain
me, you don’t pay an extra dime whenever you want to talk or meet with
me about your case.  No rushing and no watching the clock when we’re


Do you hate fighting traffic while rushing to an appointment downtown
only to face outrageous parking fees?  Me too!  My office is
conveniently located in Beverly on the south side of Chicago (free
parking is available!).  I serve clients throughout the city and the
surrounding suburbs.


In addition to Bankruptcy Law, I am also experienced in the areas of
Estate Planning, Probate Estates, Residential Real Estate Closings, and
Business Startups.


Prior to starting my law practice, I was a Vice President and Trust
Officer with Bank of America and an Estate Settlement Officer with The
Northern Trust Company.  I am a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army,
where I proudly served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a
paralegal specialist.


I earned my law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in
1998.  I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
in 1992 with a bachelor’s of science degree in finance.  (Go Illini!)


I’m licensed to practice law throughout the State of Illinois and I
am admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois.  I also hold an inactive Florida law license.


I invite you to visit my website, read the FAQ section, browse the blog articles, and check out my Facebook page.  Hopefully you’ll become more informed and comfortable with me and your decision to file than when you arrived.


If you’re ready to get together now for your FREE no-obligation
initial consultation, just give me a call at (773) 429-0400, shoot me an
email, or schedule an online appointment.


Thanks for visiting!


Best Regards,




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Probate: 24%
  2. Estate Planning: 24%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 24%
    4 years
  4. Real Estate: 23%
  5. Life Insurance: 5%



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Contact Info

Alvin Foreman, Attorney at Law

10540 S. Western Ave., Suite 501B
Chicago, IL, 60643


FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/14/2015

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJ.D.1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFinanceB.S.1992