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Stephen S. Newland

Real estate Attorney at Libertyville, IL

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    31 years

  2. Foreclosure
    Foreclosure Defense Loan Modification Deficiency Waivers

    31 years

  3. Real estate

    31 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 Debt issues and collection lawsuits

    31 years


I have been a lawyer for over 30 years.  It has been been very rewarding to help people who are in need of legal assistance.  Helping countless families in foreclosure keep their homes by securing afforbable loan modifications for them is extremely rewarding.  Also helping people setting up their estate plans, buying and selling real estate and helping clients with debt issues and bankruptcy have been very rewarding.   We offer a free consultation where we will fully evaluate a client's situation, explain all options, and recomend the best course of action. 

I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyer's Association and am a past Co -Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the LCBA.



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Newland & Newland, LLP
1512 Artaius Parkway, Suite 300
Libertyville, IL, 60048
Newland & Newland, LLP
121 S. Wilke Road Suite 301
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
Newland & Newland, LLP
161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60601
Newland & Newland, LLP
401 West Irving Park Rd
Itasca, IL, 60143
Newland & Newland, LLP
6221 Northwest Highway Suite 201
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
Newland & Newland, LLP
128 N Scott St Suite 100A
Joliet, IL, 60432
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Posted by Vera | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have been working with Stephen Newland for the last 8 years. He is a very reliable lawyer who does not promise what he can not deliver. I am very thankful for his services and because of him I am still in my house after all these years.
Posted by Greg | November 18, 2013
Great Attorney and Excellent Human
Changed my life. I feel my family and I can move forward. Went to several lawyers for bankruptcy and he explained things the best and had the best approach. Saved my home with a modification.
Posted by Steve G. | August 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgable
We had a consult regarding my dad's condo in foreclosure. Stephen really knows his stuff. I appreciated his insight and advise.
Posted by JG | September 24, 2013
Excellent and Highly Competent
Steve is a great guy and an excellent lawyer, we very much appreciate his care and skill. We hired him for filing Chapter 7, which he masterfully administered, along with knowledgeable Paralegal. He allowed us to make payments, which really helped our limited cash flow. All is well that ends well, for us that means a fresh start, which from our 2 young kid's perspective, is all that counts.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2013
Bankruptcy, foreclosure, professional – simply the best!
Stephen and his team handled our very complicated situation like no other could in the business. We started with a very complicated Chapter 7 bankruptcy, then a US Trustee challenge and ended with keeping our home thru 2 foreclosures. Often described as a “Harvard Review” case we spent over 3 years working with Steve’s team and could not be happier with the results. Steve never gave us false hope but never gave up either. Very calm under adverse circumstances, he has a fantastic staff and has a huge network of resources. Would I recommend him… absolutely!
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Posted by mike | January 28, 2012
Steve Newland and the entire staff were outstanding! Steve has been my attorney for many years. I have hired him for many real estate purchases, sales and most recently a CH7 BK. Steve and the entire group are extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and patient!! They always kept me informed throughout the process and responded quickly to my questions. Steve is always willing to provide me with expert advice (which was always correct) and has the ability to put me at ease when I was frustrated with my situation. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Steve and I personally would not use anyone else!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Newland & Newland, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Newland, Newland & Newland
  • 1992 - 2011


  • DePaul University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Tylenol Poisonings
  • United Airline crash


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member - Currently the Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee
  • 1994 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated by my peers in the field of Real Estate Law.
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence
  • DePaul College of Law
  • 1990
  • Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence
  • DePaul College of Law
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • Debtor Creditor Annual Seminar
  • What a Bankruptcy Lawyer Needs to Know about Severance Agreements
  • 2017
  • Lake County Bar Real Estate Seminar
  • Top Ten Myths About Foreclosure
  • 2013
  • Foreclosure Seminar - Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Update - Affirmative Defenses in Foreclosure
  • 2012
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Affirmative Defenses in Foreclosure
  • 2011
  • Real Estate Committee - Lake County Bar Association
  • Using a Foreclosure Defense to Obtain a Loan Modification
  • 2010
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know about Bankruptcy
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (5)
Endorse Stephen
Real estate Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve and I have had numerous real estate deals together over the years. He has been a mentor to me and is extremely competent. I consider Steve to be among the best attorneys in the area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve and his firm are well known in Lake County as high quality providers of debt resolution services, especially when dealing with mortgage relief. They are personable, professional and very well respected."
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients and friends to Steve Newland for issues relating to foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and business matters. The people I have referred are often in the midst of extremely stressful circumstances (losing their home, struggling financially to pay bills and support their families, etc.). Steve is always able to navigate them through these difficult situations both with expert legal advice, and with compassion and understanding. I have repeatedly received feedback from people telling me that they simply "felt better" after speaking to Steve as he would calmly guide them through options in a straightforward manner they could easily understand. Steve also always analyzes and assesses the client's circumstances in totality, to help the client choose the best strategy for his/her specific outcome (i.e., he does not just work on a bankruptcy if foreclosure defense would suit the client's needs better). I will continue to endorse Steve as a highly competent attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is a professional in his field; always willing to assist attorneys practicing in other areas and very skilled in Real Estate and Bankruptcy."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer foreclosure cases to Stephen all time, because he possess a compassionate concern for his clients on going through financial difficulties. He is honest, straightforward, works hard and has the required legal ability and experience to succeed. His office staff is great and I would highly recommend Stephen Newland to anybody needing help in foreclosures and bankruptcy."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer for three reasons: First, Steve's interpersonal skills place clients and opposing attorneys at ease, making it easier to calmly discuss a matter and bring about a proper resolution. Second, Steve's organizational skills enable him to know and anticipate his client's needs, and handle a large case load as a result. Third, Steve really cares about his clients and advocates strongly on behalf of the same."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. There is nobody better when it comes to client interaction."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of foreclosure defense and bankruptcy, among other areas. His firm represents its clients extremely well and effectively."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an expert in the fields of bankruptcy and real estate and foreclosure. I will continue to refer clients to him."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for bankruptcy, foreclosure, and real estate. i have known him for over 15 years. he is very hard working and dedicated to his clients. he keeps abreast of new developments in the law and frequently is a presenter on law issues at seminars."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Steve work on several occasions and have seen the quality of his work. He is great at what he does and I can tell that he truly enjoys helping his clients. I would strongly recommend anyone to use his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on several bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and real estate matters and Steve is a true professional in everything he handles. Also, his client skills are second to none."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve is the best bankruptcy lawyer, forclosure defense lawyer, estate planning and real estate lawyer. He understands the law and is great with people. Whenever i refer a client to Steve the client is alway very happy with his representation. I highly recomend Steve."
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Libertyville Real estate Lawyer Stephen S. Newland
Stephen S. Newland
Real estate Attorney
Libertyville, IL
Licensed for 32 years
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