I first met Barbara Raffaldini when we were colleagues at a large Chicago law firm. We have been friends ever since. When I, my clients, associates and family members have needed counsel to handle a real estate matter, I have referred them to Barb because Barb gets the deal done. She is the master of the checklist so no detail gets lost or forgotten. She has worked on matters when the seller's attorney has been ill-prepared or sloppy and has taken the initiative to clean up what threatened closing on time. She handles large, multiparty transactions with skill, efficiency and tact. While I was in house counsel at a hospitality industry business, Barb handled sales, purchases, and some aspects of financing of several different properties. She made me look good because there were no hiccups. Since that time, she has handled matters large and small for people I referred to her. The real measure of her skill is how clients feel about the work she does--one word--confident. Confident that things were done to achieve business objectives, correctly, and without unnecessary expense or stress. Because it is my credibility that is on the line when I make a referral, I refer work to Barbara Raffaldini.