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Mahmoud Faisal Hasan Elkhatib

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. 


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



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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Cortne Elyce Anway

    I endorse this lawyer. He works diligently for his clients and is well versed in foreclosure defense.


    Cortne Anway Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • America Valerie Acosta

    I endorse this lawyer.


    America Acosta Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

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

1S443 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181




ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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
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


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtMember2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Arab American Family ServicesTreasurer of 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 AssociationPresident2008 - 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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Publication NameTitleDate
LinkedIn PlusWhy Greece Should Hold its Ground2015
LinkedIn PulseBeware of Bad Home Inspectors2015
www.foreclosuredefenselawoffice.comForeclosure Defense2011


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

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Real Estate InstituteSimplifying Real Estate Closings2015
Better Informed Housing - Can TVHome Owners Associations2015
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - Elder Abuse2014
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - How to file 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