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Mahmoud Faisal Hasan Elkhatib
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Mahmoud Faisal Hasan Elkhatib

also known as Mahmoud Faisal Elkhatib, Mahmoud Elkhatib

Practice areas:

Foreclosure, Real Estate, Commercial

About Me

A commercial attorney with over 20 years experience as a business executive. Experienced in commercial and corporate transactions including real estate development, consumer products, and manufacturing.


 


As a business executive, Elkhatib successfully managed, built and restructured small and medium sized corporations.  He is especially intune with successfully overcoming the challenges that arise from a series of singular decisions, financial hurdles and growth pains that affect businesses at one time or another. 


 


One key to his success comes from his understanding that litigation strategy is a science and an art and needs to be in step with the overall business strategy that generates successful outcomes.


 


God willing I am able to leave this world in a better shape than which I found it.

Specialties: Commercial and corporate transactions, Borrower strategies, structured workouts, renegotiation and drafting of financal instruments, revenue generation, client development, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and real estate transactions. 

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Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Foreclosure: 85%
    9 years
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    11 years, 150 cases
  3. Commercial: 5%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Angela Renee Spalding

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Elkhatib years ago when he was teaching a continuing legal education course on foreclosure. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of the factors leading to the national foreclosure crisis. Since then, I have referred many foreclosure defense clients to Mr. Elkhatib. He is always willing to figure out a real solution for every unique homeowner crisis presented to him. The feedback I receive is always very positive. He truly stands out in a sea of attorneys that claim that they can provide foreclosure relief, but actually deliver little, if any help at all.

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    Angela Spalding Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Theodore Arthur Woerthwein

    I have followed Faisal's body of work with great interest since 2012. He has a brilliant legal mind and can quickly discern the real issues of a case including complex mortgage securitization. He is a passionate advocate for homeowners as evidenced by his willingness to take on difficult cases after Summary Judgment has been entered when other attorneys run at the first sign of rain. In the years ahead, many will discover what savvy attorneys already know -- Faisal is a force to be reckoned with. If you are looking for an attorney that deeply cares about your plight, look no further.

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    Theodore Woerthwein Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

218 N. Jefferson.
Suite. 103
Chicago, IL, 60661

1S443 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Certificate of AchievementWorldwide Who's Who - Legal2013
Most Active OrganizationThe John Marshall Law School2009
Dean's ListThe John Marshall Law School2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Committee MemberTHE COMMITTEE TO ELECT JUDGE ANTHONY SIMPKINS2015 - 2015
Of Counsel AttorneyEV Has, LLC2011 - Present
Licensed Legal InternUS Attorneys Office - Northern Dist of Illinois2010 - 2010
Licensed Legal InternCook County State's Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Legal ExternshipUS Bankruptcy Court, Northern District Of Illinois2010 - 2010
Health Care Ventures ConsultantFulcrum Chicago2006 - 2006
Licensed Real Estate Sales PersonUnited Realty Partners2005 - 2008
ConsultantAvicenne Laboratories, Inc2004 - 2007
Executive Vice PresidentDENA Corporation1992 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtMember2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Arab American Family ServicesTreasurer of the Board of Directors2013 - Present
Arab Bankers Association North AmericaMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA)Attorney Member2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Middle East Law Student AssociationFormer President2008 - 2010
Arab-American Bar Association of IllinoisAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Correct Other Attorney's MistakesCase Dismissed & Home Saved
Loan Modification Finally SuccessfulLoan modification granted, Case Dismissed
No Confession of Judgement ClauseSuccessfully deleted Confession of Judgment Clauses in the loans

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
www.foreclosuredefenselawoffice.comForeclosure Defense2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The John Marshall Law SchoolN/AJ.D.2011
Roosevelt UniversityChemistryBachelor1998
DePaul University College of LawN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Better Informed Housing - Can TVHome Owners Associations2015
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - Elder Abuse2014
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - How to file a Orders of Protection2014
Public Access TelevisionForeclosure Options & Cautionary Tales2014
Main Street Association of RealtorsDont Let Foreclosure Steal Your Short Sale2014
Community Housing ServicesTenants Have Rights in Foreclosure2013
Association of Foreclosure Defense AttorneysSecuritization: New York's case law on Illinois Foreclosures2013
AAFS - Staff SeminarTenants Have Rights in Foreclosure2013
LawReview CLEIllinois Mortgage Foreclosure Defenses2011
Law Review CLEIllinois Mortgage Foreclosure Review2011
Foreclosure and the Middle ClassForeclosure's Impact on the Community2009