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Jerrold Alan Lazar

Residential real estate Attorney at Libertyville, IL

4.9   61 reviews

also known as Jerry Lazar

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jerrold

Learn Jerrold’s areas of practice.

Whether I'm assisting a couple buying or selling a home, helping parents provide for their loved ones via estate planning, or counseling a client through a difficult divorce, my goal is always the same; to provide accurate and understandable information, and to help my client achieve their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Location

Jerrold A. Lazar & Associates
611 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL, 60048-3256

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Lee | August 9, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney
I hired Jerry Lazar to handle a difficult closing. Jerry went above and beyond to make everything run smoothly and eased much of my stress. Highly recommended.
Posted by Adam N. | July 25, 2021
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Positive Experience
Jerry helped me with a legal separation. He was very easy to work with and accomplished everything that I asked for. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Nick | July 11, 2021
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Excellent lawyer for my divorce
When I started looking into getting divorced, I was pretty nervous as one would imagine. I did some research and ended up getting in touch with Jerry. He was very professional and quickly found a way to settle my nerves. One thing that struck me was after talking about typical general scenarios, he recommended that my ex and I try to settle as much as possible on our own as it would alleviate needlessly dragging things on, only making both parties lawyers richer. I did retain Jerry to represent me through the divorce and he was absolutely true to his advice. My ex and I were able to quickly agree on things and the divorce was final very quickly. Jerry's legal advice and demeanor instilled in me the confidence I needed to get through such a difficult situation that anyone would dread. I hope to never need his divorce services again, but I will be returning to him to sell the house! Thanks Jerry!!!
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Posted by Samantha | April 21, 2021
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Excellent, accessible, and easy to work with.
Jerry was excellent. He helped me in the process of purchasing my first home. He made it so smooth and easy and was on top of everything. When I had questions, he was also very prompt in returning my emails or phone calls. I 100% would recommend him and hire him again for any future legal concerns.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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He was always there to answer any questionss.
Jerry is a great attorney, couldn't have asked for more, I highly recommend him
Posted by Fran | April 10, 2021
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Excellent choice for a real estate lawyer
We were involved in a real estate transaction with no realtors involved, so we were totally dependent on our lawyer Jerry Lazar. He actually handled both sides of the deal flawlessly & was fair and honest for both sides We feel extremely confident to recommend Jerry because he was was not only professional & helpful, but very friendly and easy to talk to. He also answered all my inquiries (& there were many), quickly and thoroughly. Thank you Jerry for all your help.
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Posted by Dan and Joan | March 17, 2021
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Excellent Attorney!
We hired Jerrold Lazar to help us in the process of selling our home in Green Oaks, IL. Jerry made the entire process of the attorney review and closing on our home successful. Jerry’s lengthy and astute experience was priceless at every turn. Despite unforeseen and surprising twists in the process, Jerry’s calm and totally professional demeanor both moved the process forward and eradicated any anxiety. If we were asked to recommend the best real estate lawyer we knew, we would unequivocally recommend Jerrold Lazar!
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Posted by susan | June 24, 2020
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SR
I hired Jerry Lazar for a legal separation. Jerry was extremely professional, kind and very responsive to all my questions. Jerry was always respectful and sensitive to my specific concerns, allowing me the time I needed to move through the process at a pace that was comfortable for me. Jerry is patient and fair. I found him to be approachable and always available, answering phone calls and emails almost immediately. I would highly recommend Jerry Lazar if you are looking for an extremely competent and professional lawyer who will treat you with respect.
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Posted by Suzie | May 10, 2019
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Superb professional legal guidance
Jerry Lazar made a very difficult process easy and worry free. I always felt confident about everything he executed on my behalf.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
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honest and straightforward
I decided to retain Jerry as my attorney after our consultation meeting. He was straightforward and genuine. He helped me navigate the divorce process. He was very responsive to my emails & calls with questions. He was also accommodating of my schedule for meetings and the court date. Jerry also said that my husband and I could come in together and discuss our parenting schedule and marriage allocation agreement. After the meeting my husband trusted and respected Jerry and decided not to get his own attorney. Jerry worked with us and facilitated our compromise. We were not interested in dragging out the divorce or going to mediation. Jerry was key in making this happen. We were divorced in a few months and did it rather economically. He did such a good job with our case that I will be working with him to develop a will and for real estate when we sell the house. I highly recommend Jerry Lazar. He is a straightforward, knowledgeable, and dependable person to have on your side.
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Posted by Ahmed | April 2, 2019
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Very personable
Jerry is an excellent attorney. He spent a considerable amount of time answering my questions on closing, different lenders, and essentially every aspect of purchasing a home. He never rushed a call and always ensured I understood everything. I called him on weekends, and late in the evenings and he never disappointed. I highly recommend Jerry.
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Posted by Daniel | January 30, 2019
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Excellent Laywer
I will recommend our real estate lawyer Jerry Lazar to everyone buying a home. Mr. Jerry Lazar is a professional lawyer and I had an excellent experience working with him to purchase our first home. I was a first-time buyer with a lot of questions; Jerry was a knowledgeable attorney who answered all my questions and was quick to explain every step of the process. He responded to every phone call and was quick to reply back to my emails. Most importantly, Jerry broke down every legal term in the lengthy and complicated contract so that I can understand what we were doing (and signing). He is a skilled negotiator who knew which provisions to change to my benefit. Every time a difficulty arose, Jerry knew how to deal with it. Jerry has all the qualities that you want in an attorney who is helpling you buy your home.
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Posted by David | September 4, 2018
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Fantastic real estate attorney
Jerry has been incredibly helpful as we have purchased and sold a couple of homes over the past few years. He is very knowledgeable, does a great job of keeping the process and legal information understandable & manageable, gives very sound, honest & beneficial advice and is simply a great person to work with. If & when we purchase/sell our next home, we know we'll be asking Jerry for his assistance again!
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Posted by Teresa | August 31, 2018
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Jerry was my real estate lawyer
Jerry was a pleasure to work with on my real estate transaction. Along the way I had few glitches and he went above and beyond to help me and stayed in communication with the sellers attorney as well as my realtor and lender. He made buying a house far less stressful than it would have been. I understood the process as he always explained what was happening and I had a smooth closing.
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Posted by Larry | May 30, 2017
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Top Notch
Jerry was recommended two me as a great divorce lawyer and he lived up to his billing. Not knowing what to expect, Jerry took his time to explain everything to me about how the process will work. Jerry was always available to talk, whether on the phone or by email. I would recommend Jerry without any hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
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Real Estate transactions
It was a great experience working with Jerry. He helped me with two transactions. I will highly recommend him and definitely work with him in the future. A thorough professional.
Posted by Tiffany | March 11, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Jerry was wonderful throughout the entire process and a complete professional in handling my case. Great communication and highly responsive to all calls and emails. Jerry kept me informed of every aspect of my case throughout every step of the process. I commend his persistence, patience, determination and support. Thanks to Jerry, my divorce went very smoothly and I was very pleased with the outcome. I truly couldn't have asked for a better attorney and would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Marty | October 23, 2016
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Came through big time for us.
Jerry was very professional and thorough. Where Jerry really came through was at our closing. We had the big bank mortgage company and the seller, a relocation company, in a standoff. Our mortgage broker and the title company were telling us we could not close and would be a least another week until we could close. Jerry got on the phone, did his magic and we were able to close on the property that day. If we did not have Jerry we would have had to stay in a motel another week, and would have lost a week's vacation I had taken for the move. He saved me a bundle. Be smart and use Jerry.
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Posted by Peter | July 20, 2016
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House Closing
I closed on my house yesterday and wanted to compliment Jerry on his excellent level of service, not just at the closing table but throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer any questions I had or to provide advice. He was also very proactive in contacting me to help me prepare for the closing.
Posted by Elsa | April 23, 2016
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Thanks for making everything so easy on me!
A co-worker of mine knew I was in the process of buying my first home, so she highly recommended Jerrold to me. I called him with a number of questions during our initial conversation. He was very patient with all of my questions and very knowledgeable with all of his answers. Once we started the paperwork process, Jerrold was there to explain everything to me and assure me that everything would go smoothly. He walked me through it all and made the closing day a painless process. I can't thank him enough for his thoroughness and patience with me! I will definitely recommend him to family and friends!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jerrold A. Lazar & Associates
  • 1984 - Present
  • Branch Manager
  • Residential Loan Centers of America
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Senior Associate
  • Heidelberger & Leibsker
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jerrold A. Lazar
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association-Real Estate Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women's Council of Realtors, North Shore Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction-Real Estate Law
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Affliate of the Year
  • Women's Council of Realtors
  • 2007

Publications

  • Women's Council of Realtors-North Shore Network
  • REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS 101: AVOIDING THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Council of Realtors
  • Mortgage Lending-2017
  • 2017
  • North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS
  • Inspection Issues
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Short Sale Issues and What We Can Do About Them
  • Why We Hate Short Sales
  • 2013
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
  • The Dream Today
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Jerrold
Real estate Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jerrold for a couple of years through a real estate organization we are both involved with. He is very well respected by his peers. I also recently had the privilege of working with Jerrold. He was the Seller's attorney, and I represented the Buyer on a residential real estate closing. Jerrold was easy to work with, responsive, and helped the closing go very smoothly. He is a true professional and honestly wish there were more attorneys like him!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am honored to endorse Jerry Lazar. He is very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. On a recent real estate matter we had together, it was evident that he strongly advocates on behalf of his clients and places their best interests first. I look forward to working with Jerry many times in the future."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Jerry Lazar for a number of years in a number of roles and have found him to be professional. He is easy to work with and as a fellow real estate attorney that is not often said. He defends his client's positions and yet does it in a way as to not make the process adversarial. I would highly recommend him"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is a gentleman and a gracious and competent attorney. I have recommended clients to his office because I know the client's legal needs will be taken care of in a professional, kind and thoughtful manner. I am proud to be in the same profession as Jerry; he is a credit to the legal profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerrold Lazar is a well respected member of the legal community. He is extremely knowledgable and thorough. He provides careful, thoughtful representation to his clients. Jerald Kessler"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jerry for about 10 years. I know him to be an ethical, caring attorney who is up to date on the law in his practice areas. He is diligent and responsive to clients and I confidently endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jerry for about ten years professionally and through various networking opportunities. Jerry is well versed in real estate law, professional, and a pleasure to work with. He keeps his client's best interests in mind, gets the deal done, and has a global perspective of the transaction. I look forward to working with Jerry in the near future."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jerry for about 5 years. He is conscientious and has unquestionable integrity. I would not have any hesitancy referring Jerry any matter than I could not handle myself and would feel confident that the referral would be handled in the same manner as I would handle them myself."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Jerry Lazar for many years. He is a great attorney, and I highly recommend him. In fact, I have referred clients to him on several occasions, which is the highest compliment I can give anyone. I highly recommend Jerry Lazar."
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Libertyville Residential real estate Lawyer Jerrold Alan Lazar
Jerrold Alan Lazar
Residential real estate Attorney
Libertyville, IL
Licensed for 44 years
Free Consultation