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Brian Joseph Tharp

Real estate Attorney at Arlington Heights, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Brian

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At Work

Brian J. Tharp is the founding partner of Tharp & Associates, Ltd. Brian is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a concentration in Asian Studies. Brian attended law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree. In 2006 Brian began practicing as the Law Offices of Brian J. Tharp in the Chicago Loop. In 2010, Brian merged his practice with the Law Offices of Michael Gunderson, to form Gunderson & Tharp. In 2014 Brian moved his practice to Arlington Heights and established Tharp & Associates, Ltd. Brian concentrates his practice in transactions related to residential Real Estate work, investor Real Estate representation, developer representation and Estate Planning.

As A Member Of The Profession

Brian has represented both individuals and organizations as pro-bono counsel in matters ranging from custody agreements, landlord/tenant disputes and corporate dissolution. Brian has been a guest speaker in the community detailing issues ranging from lease negotiation and protection to short sale transactions and purchases of distressed real estate.

In The Chicagoland Community

Brian was born and raised in the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights and maintains strong ties to its community as well as that of the City of Chicago. Brian has volunteered with the Lutheran Ministries homeless shelter and has continued his involvement with First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights. Brian, his wife Alexa, their two daughters, Charlotte and Caroline, and their black lab Oliver live in the Arlington Heights.

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Tharp & Associates, Ltd
102 North Evergreen
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004


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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled Real Estate Lawyer and Great Personality
I have hired Brian twice for my real estate closings. He is highly skilled real estate Lawyer. He was very professional in his dealings. He was very easy to talk to and explained all legal proceedings very carefully to me. He has great sense of humor. You find out when you talk to him. He was on time on both appointments for my closings. He was very quick to reply to my questions through email. When I could not reach him over phone and left vm, he was very quick to call back. Overall, it was great experience to work with Brian. I am very happy client. Thank you Brian for your help. I really appreciate it.
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Posted by jane | October 10, 2012
Best customer service!
Brian helped my sister with a bankruptcy and he made it so easy to understand and walked my sister through it. He even went to her house when they could not get to the office. The best customer service I have ever experienced!! I would recommend him for any financial problems that someone may have, Bankruptcy,Foreclosure, Short Sale, etc.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Tharp & Associates, Ltd.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gunderson & Tharp, LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Dennis Thorn & Associates
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
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  • 2013
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  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Real estate Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you are looking for someone to handle your real estate closing I cannot think of an attorney more qualified than Brian Tharp."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a smart attorney with excellent communication skills. I would recommend Brian to anyone seeking real estate or other transactional work."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an excellent attorney in the areas of real estate and estate planning. I have referred him numerous clients for both real estate and family planning issues and every client has been satisfied. I will continue to refer to Brian going forward."
Real estate Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."