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I am an attorney with a passion for service to the community. I enjoy being the "neighborhood attorney" and embrace each of my client's concerns as my own. My philosophy towards practicing law guides me to look at the situation in its entirety: If I accomplish "X", how will ultimately affect the client? While the client makes the decision, I seek to provide each client with all of the informaiton that they need to make a good decision.


As a husband and father of 5, I know how important it is to ensure that one's estate plan is current, correct and accurate. I know how important it is to make sure that the real estate closing goes smooth. And I know how stressful it is when dealing with legal court or out of court. My job is to make sure that you are protected during the process. 


Professionally, I have represented a broad spectrum of U.S. and foreign clients on a wide range of complex matters. I represent several corporations listed annually as top performing companies by Crains Chicago Business. and recently served as General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for an international outsourcing and consulting company, managing attorneys and legal affairs on three continents.


In 2005-2006, I was the American Bar Association Vice-Chair (YLD) for the Trusts, Estates and Real Estate Division, participating in efforts to educate the legal community about the complexities of real estate and estate planning work. I have also taught real estate law to agents and legal professionals in Illinois and American law overseas, most notably in India and Israel.


As a litigator, i represent clients in complex cases before various courts throughout the State of Illinois as well as the 7th Circuit. I am a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and participate in teaching members of international jurisdictions about American trial practice. 


In 2004, I vindicated the rights of observant religious women in Illinois, allowing them to obtain State IDs with their hair covered. This case led to a change in Illinois State Law and had been cited as a precedent in other leading civil rights cases throughout the United States. Additionally, I am a published author with many pieces on international law, commercial law and the law of the Internet appearing in numerous online publications.


I hold a B.A. from Yeshiva University and a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law. I am a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Decalogue Society of Jewish Lawyers. 


Languages spoken: English, Hebrew

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 80%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    14 years
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    14 years
  4. Probate: 4%
    10 years
  5. White Collar Crime: 1%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • M Yehuda Handler

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr. Piltz to be a sharp and intelligent professional. He is honest and you can trust that he will do his best to resolve your legal issues.


    M Handler Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ben L Schneider

    I endorse this lawyer for real estate closings.


    Ben Schneider Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

8170 Mc Cormick Blvd. Suite 116
Skokie, IL, 60076-2914


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200208/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Deans ListDeans List1999
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Ira Piltz2009 - Present
AttorneyPro Bono Attorney for several Chicago based charities2016 - 2016
General Counsel/Director of Legal ServicesGreen Point Technology Services, LLC2006 - 2009
Attorney/of counselThe Sultan Law Firm2003 - 2006
Director of Corporate DevelopementThe Eagle Group2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Chicago YACHADAdvisory Board2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Decalogue Society of LawyersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Illinois Secretary of StateThe Illinois Secretary of State changed its regulation to allow religious women to have their hair covered in their license or state ID photograph.
Lender's Follies!After being shown their error, and after multiple threats of being sued, the lender corrected the loan history and refunded all late charges. The client successfully financed a home!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Internet Business Law Services ( publications in IBLS (Internet Business Law Services)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois CLE presentation for the Decalogue Society of LawyersAlternatives to Probate in Real Estate Transfers2013
Jewish B2B Networking TeleseminarThe Legalities of Running a Small Business2012