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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 matters...in 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
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Deans List||Deans List||1999|
|Deans List||Deans List||1998|
|Deans List||Deans List||1997|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Ira Piltz||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Pro Bono Attorney for several Chicago based charities||2016 - 2016|
|General Counsel/Director of Legal Services||Green Point Technology Services, LLC||2006 - 2009|
|Attorney/of counsel||The Sultan Law Firm||2003 - 2006|
|Director of Corporate Developement||The Eagle Group||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Chicago YACHAD||Advisory Board||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Decalogue Society of Lawyers||Member||2002 - Present|
|Jane Doe v. Illinois Secretary of State||The 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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|Internet Business Law Services (www.ibls.com)||Various publications in IBLS (Internet Business Law Services)||2007|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|