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Galina Rakhman Karpel

Foreclosure Attorney at Northbrook, IL

5.0   3 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    The process in Illinois takes, on average, from the filing of the complaint to the eviction by the sheriff, nine months. Foreclosure defense in court is seldom successful in defeating the foreclosure action but may prolong the foreclosure by as much as 24 months. If the property is not residential or is abandoned, the process can be substantially shortened. More often than not, the only realistic option is to file Bankruptcy, but in either case, we will work each case to its best outcome.

    16 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Allows a person to consolidate the debt while making convenient monthly payments to a trustee. A payment plan is proposed which repays the debt over a three to five year period. The amount of the monthly payment and the length of the repayment plan is based upon the following factors: Monthly income of the person, monthly expenses of the person, and amount and nature of the debt.

    16 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Also known as "Fresh Start" bankruptcy, allows a person to eliminate most or all of his debt while being allowed to keep whatever property he may have. It also allows unsecured debt such as medical bills, personal loans and most credit card charges to be easily eliminated. In many cases, a person may keep their home or car, provided that they continue to make current payments and are up to date on the loan.

    16 years

  4. Personal injury
    We take a highly aggressive approach in dealing with insurance companies, and we push for a timely settlement with a maximum award. We are experienced with alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and binding arbitration, as well as litigation and negotiation. We work with expert witnesses and a private investigation team to locate witnesses, serve papers, document injuries and prove negligence and damages.

    15 years

  5. General practice
    In Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, with their millions of residents and tens of thousands of small- and medium-size businesses, there are frequent and varying business disputes. Business disputes can involve issues of breach of contract, debt collection, ownership, property, dissolution, and many other matters. At the Law Office of Galina R Karpel, LLC, we offer cost-effective and competent legal services aimed at resolving your legal matter, leaving you time to tend to your business.

    16 years

Galina R. Karpel is a founding member of the Law Office of Galina R Karpel, LLC. Mrs. Karpel received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Karpel received her legal education, as well as her Juris Doctor degree, from Depaul University College of Law. During her legal career, Mrs. Karpel worked on a wide range of legal cases, including criminal law, probate, foreclosure, bankruptcy, immigration, civil litigation, as well as creditor’s rights and collection law.

Most recently, Mrs. Karpel worked on hundreds of consumer and business bankruptcy cases, representing both Debtors and Creditors. Mrs. Karpel is licensed in both Illinois State Court and the Federal Court, and has years of experience representing clients in front of the United States Judges in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Several Judicial Opinions from her cases have been published and are available on the United States Bankruptcy Website.

In her free time, Mrs. Karpel loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading just about anything and traveling just about anywhere. Mrs. Karpel is fluent in Russian.

Memberships , Associations and Licenses: Mrs. Karpel is a licensed Illinois real estate broker. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, as well as Realtor Association of the Northwest Chicagoland. She is licensed to practice law in the Illinois State Court, as well as the United States Federal Court.

Licensed for 20 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/06/2023

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Law Office of Galina R Karpel, LLC
3000 Dundee Rd.
Suite 112
Northbrook, IL, 60062-2424


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Posted by Lyndsey | June 7, 2012
Bankruptcy Assistance
Mrs. Karpel helped me file bankruptcy after I went through a very long and difficult divorce. She helped me get my finances organized and walked me through the bankruptcy process step by step. I always felt that I could call her office if I had any more questions. Everything was filed on time and it relieved a lot of stress for me.
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Posted by Steven | June 5, 2012
Very Honest and Trustworthy
Galina Karpel really helped me find my way when I was in a tough situation. She explained everything in plain English and set a course of action that led to an overall positive result. I am really satisfied with the level of service and personal touch I received -- and would like to recommend her to anyone dealing with a Personal Injury case.
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Posted by Steve | June 4, 2012
Foreclosure Assistance
I would highly recommend Galina to anyone that has to deal with the difficult legal issues such as foreclosure. She was very prompt in informing me as soon as new information was known from either the banks or the courts. She really made the entire process as manageable as possible. Thanks again Galina.


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  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

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Northbrook Foreclosure Lawyer Galina Rakhman Karpel
Galina Rakhman Karpel
Foreclosure Attorney
Northbrook, IL
Licensed for 20 years