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Brendan Robert Appel

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Mr. Appel has practiced law at some of Chicago’s top law firms, including Katten Muchin Rosenman, and has successfully assisted small to middle-market corporations and individual clients in resolving all types of commercial and intellectual property disputes.


He also serves as general counsel and assists the boards of directors of many of his client’s companies, and also serves as an elected trustee in Northfield Township.


In addition, he assists clients in residential and small commercial real estate transactions throughout the Chicagoland area and recently served as Vice President and General Counsel to a local title company.


Mr. Appel has successfully assisted small to middle-market corporations and individual clients in resolving all types of commercial and intellectual property disputes, including Internet law. In addition, he assists clients in residential and small commercial real estate transactions throughout the Chicagoland area and recently served as Vice President and General Counsel to a local title company.


Mr. Appel has also devoted significant time to several Pro Bono litigation and counseling matters. In particular, he has assisted clients of the Center for Disability and Elder Law, where Mr. Appel served as a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellow.


Mr. Appel is admitted to practice in Illinois, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.


Mr. Appel earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law with honors and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a distinguished legal society reserved for the top law school graduates across the country.

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Languages spoken: English, German

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Licensed

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    16 years, 150 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years, 300 cases
  3. Contracts: 15%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
    14 years, 200 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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  • Jeffrey Allen Fagan

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Brendan for decades. A detail oriented, strategic thinker, Mr. Appel is an excellent advocate for his clients. Brendan is highly skilled, incredibly thorough, and very personable. I do not hesitate to refer clients to him. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.

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  • Philip John Berenz

    I endorse Brendan 100%. He is more than detailed, thoughtful, strategic and professional. I have recommended him to both family, friends and others without hesitation. He is terrific.

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Brendan R. Appel, LLC

191 Waukegan Road
Suite 360
Northfield, IL, 60093

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Oralist, Intellectual Property Moot Court CompLefkowitz Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberLaw Offices of Brendan R. Appel, LLC2014 - Present
TrusteeNorthfield Township2009 - Present
PresidentThe Law Offices of Brendan R. Appel, P.C.2003 - 2013
AssociateLevenfeld Pearlstein2002 - 2003
AssociateKatten Muchin Rosenmann2000 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northfield TownshipTrustee2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Foreclosure ResolvedFavorable Settlement
Full Price SettlementObtained Full Price Settlement
Breaching Buyer Made to PayFavorable Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Sterling Educational Services (SES)Landlord Obligations and Tenant Rights2016
Sterling Educational Services (SES)Lease Drafting and Tenant Accomodations2016
B.A. Legal BlogTips for the Real Estate Seller2016
B.A. Legal BlogTips for the Real Estate Buyer2016
Sterling Educational Services (SES)Ethics in Landlord Tenant Litigation2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJuris Doctorate (with honors, Order of the Coif)2000
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and SettlementsEthics in Landlord Tenant Litigation2015
Koenig & Strey MeetingBasic Drafting of Real Estate Contracts2013