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Robert Nathan Honig

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Elmhurst, IL

5.0   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    33%
    One thing about bankruptcy that confuses many consumers is the different Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code from which to choose. Although there are several possibilities, most consumers work with their attorneys to choose between only two choices: 7/13

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Mr. Honig represents purchasers and sellers of real estate throughout the Chicagoland area. He has represented individuals not only in purchases and sales of single family residences, but also with condominiums and co-ops.

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    12%
    Chapter 13 is generally used for consumers who have property that would not be exempt in a Chapter 7; or for people who are behind on mortgage or car payments; or families with higher incomes.

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    12%
    Chapter 7 is the simplest way to a fresh start, and it is the most common. Technically, the debtor's assets are to be taken and sold so that the proceeds can be distributed to the debtor's creditors.

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Mr. Honig has substantial experience handling wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Having an LL.M in taxation, Mr. Honig is well versed in the estate tax implications that affect estates and is comfortable working with families.

  6. Power of attorney
    1%
    Mr. Honig can help prepare or update your power of attorney.

  7. Trusts
    1%
    Mr. Honig can help establish or amend your trusts. There are many types of trusts, such as special needs, healthcare, durable, revocable, irrevocable, etc.

  8. Wills and living wills
    1%
    Mr. Honig can help establish or amend wills or living wills.

EXPERIENCED & PERSONABLE BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY / CHAPTERS 7 AND 13.

Robert Honig concentrates his practice in Consumer Bankruptcy. The vast majority of his work involves helping families free themselves of debt under the bankruptcy laws. Since 1993, Robert Honig has represented thousands of Chicagoland families, and has freed them from countless millions of dollars of debt.

 

Robert Honig, is native to the Chicago area, having grown up in Skokie, Illinois. Mr. Honig attended Niles North High School, and he is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (Philosophy). He graduated in 1993 with a Juris Doctor degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He also received a Masters of Law in Taxation from Chicago-Kent in 1998. Mr. Honig is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois and the United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Robert Honig both lives and practices law in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Robert Nathan Honig
116 south York st
Suite 215
Elmhurst, IL, 60126-2723

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mary | February 16, 2011
Robert's the BEST!
Let's face it bankruptcy isn't a pretty thing to go through. Robert was the fourth lawyer that we saw. The ones before him made us feel stupid, incappable or like low-lifes. Robert, on the otherhand, treated us with repect and left us with our DIGNITY. I left the other's offices in tears, feeling really badly. With Robert I actually did shed a tear, but it was because I was so thankful for his kindness, warmth, knowledge and wit. Who would think one could sit in your lawyers office and share a laugh and make a horrible situation bearable?! I appreciate what Robert did for us so much. I would recommend him to absolutely anybody and I wish we could use him for all our lawyer needs. Robert made the whole process easy. He let us know exactly what to expect and had us prepared. We went in and met our lawyer and in the end we had a new friend!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2010
Fabulous Experience
Mr. Honig helped me to declare bankruptcy four years ago and it really changed my life. He was recommended to me by another friend whom he helped successfully and I recommended a work colleague who also had a great experience. It was painless (as painless as bkrptcy can be!), clear and everything he promised to make happen did happen. As a side note, I just called him four years later to get a copy of the documentation of the final discharge papers. He answered the phone himself, spoke to me like a friend and offered to email them to me right then and there. That's the kind of personal attention that I think sets him apart. Also, from my research he was less expensive than comparable attorneys! Very glad to be able to recommend him.
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Posted by Nicolle | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can’t recommend Robert enough!
Robert was wonderful to work with and continues to offer support years after my engagement with him ended. Would highly recommend him.
Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Kathryn | April 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Screwed by my inspector
I consulted with Robert Honig on April 5, 2021 regarding problems I've had with a house built in Lombard in 1949 that I purchased nearly two years ago. Honig was very sympathetic about the more than $6,000 I would have to spend to get my electrical up to code. But he advised me that it could cost $3,000 to $4,000 to hire a litigator to recoup some of the costs from my home inspection company, Insight Property Services.
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Posted by Terri | January 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great guidance councilor !
Robert Honig is honest, kind, accurate, highly effective. He took a hard, emotional, challenging situation and made it so much easier to go thru, while educating me at the same time. I am very grateful for his expertise and highly recommend him to anyone seeking consul for bankruptcy.
Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Todd | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Professional and Very Thorough
A few years ago, I had a business that was forced into closure after 15 successful years. Although incorporated, my landlord had a personal guarantee and was ruthless in his pursuit and built up their damage claims. Unfortunately, this required me to take a path I did not want to go down, but who could I trust? Robert Honig was referred to me and I am very happy I listened. Both he and his office manager, Paula, made the experience as painless as possible; providing me the guidance and legal representation my special needs required. Their work is nothing but top quality and the cost quite reasonable. If you are looking for counsel in his areas of expertise- you can feel very safe with this firm.
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Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Ken | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very capable and knowledgeable attorney!
Robert is a very capable and knowledge attorney who is excellent at making complex issues understandable. He is extremely responsive. Our requests were addressed very quickly. I highly recommend Robert! 5 stars!
Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Megan | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
Robert Honig helped me feel very informed and at ease with each step of my bankruptcy. He talked me through everything and explained what was going to happen next. I am very pleased with his services, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
Honest, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable .Down to earth and worth more than he charges.
This guy here is by far ,the best lawyer that I have ever used. PERIOD!!! He did what every lawyer should ,but often don't do. He was upfront with me .He is a very nice guy and very approachable. He is not cocky and uninterested in your case after the check clears. Mr.Honig ,gave me a price for his services and that was the actual price. (No really it was). He was great in every category. I have nothing but great things to say about him. His legal aid was just as nice and very knowledgeable .She was on the ball and if you needed something related to your case ,she made sure you received it ,even if she had to ask Mr.Honig or have him call you back.Yes ,they call you back.(I know) .I even threw out a couple of unrelated questions and he actually pulled out a law book ,to make sure that law ,was still the way he explained it to me. He has your back. He realizes he is working for you . Mr. Honig and his staff provided clear and concise excellent customer service. I highly recommend Mr.Honig's law firm . I don't think youll find a better ,all around firm anywhere.
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Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
What every lawyer should be like .
This guy here is by far ,the best lawyer that I have ever used. PERIOD!!! He did what every lawyer should ,but often don't do. He was upfront with me .He is a very nice guy and very approachable. He is not cocky and uninterested in your case after the check clears. Mr.Honig ,gave me a price for his services and that was the actual price. (No really it was). He was great in every category. I have nothing but great things to say about him. His legal aid was just as nice and very knowledgeable .She was on the ball and if you needed something related to your case ,she made sure you received it ,even if she had to ask Mr.Honig or have him call you back.Yes ,they call you back.(I know) .I even threw out a couple of unrelated questions and he actually pulled out a law book ,to make sure that law ,was still the way he explained it to me. He has your back. He realizes he is working for you . Mr. Honig and his staff provided clear and concise excellent customer service. I highly recommend Mr.Honig's law firm . I don't think youll find a better ,all around firm anywhere.
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Posted by James | July 14, 2014
Review for Robert Honig
Going through a bankruptcy was something we thought would never happen to us. Due to unfortunate series of events, we contacted Robert Honig to see what options were available to us. Robert was very helpful in explaining all options. He is knowledgeable about the law and guided us through the process one step at a time. It was easy working with Robert because he responded to our questions very quickly and kept us informed throughout the entire process.
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Response from Robert Honig October 18, 2022
Thank you for the review and the positive comments. It is a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2013
A Knowledgeable and Honest Attorney
Mr. Honig was upfront with us all the way. He explained the charges and never deviated from them. He explained the prosess to us step by step and made the banruptcy process run smoothly and stress free.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2013
Completely satisfied
We were extremely satisfied with the guidance we received from Mr. Honig. This was a very stressful situation and the stress was alleviated with his excellent communication skills, keeping us in the loop and helping us to understand the process.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2012
Would highly recommend Mr. Honig
The first lawyer we saw made us feel like we were being judged. We were so impressed at how down to earth Mr. Honig was and how very compassionate he was in listening to our issue. Mr. Honig detected how very nervous we were about this and made us made us take a moment to breath and relax and assured us we were not the only ones in this situation and he was going to do everything he could to make it a smooth process. And that he did, I cannot tell you how easy he made it for us to complete the process. 2 years later we had a question and thought that we may need to make an appointment to see him but he promptly called us back and spent a good amount of time on the phone addressing our questions. Bottom Line....Mr. Honig is not like most other lawyers, he is a professional, sympathetic, caring person that we would recommend in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2011
Robert is brilliant!
The only bankruptcy attorney who could answer all of our questions!
Posted by Kevin | May 30, 2011
The Best Ever!
Very professional and courteous. I spent a lot of time looking for a good bankruptcy attorney. I am glad I found Mr Honig.
Posted by Lisa | May 11, 2011
Lisa, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Client
Robert did an excellent job for me. He is not only professional but he is respectful, caring and has a sense of humor that helps make going through the bankruptcy process less stressful. When I called with questions, even after my discharge, Robert never hesitated to answer them. I truly appreciate the help that he gave me!
Posted by Greg | May 10, 2011
A great lawyer is hard to find in the haystack! But I found one !!!!
Mr. Honig was very understanding and calming. It was a pressure situation for me and needed personal attention. That is exactly what i received from his staff and Mr. Honig. The whole ordeal was made to be better for me and my family. I have also called him since for some advice which was generously provided.
Posted by Marie | April 7, 2011
An excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
I had a very difficult case and had a tremendous amount of real estate assets and I was doing well, until one of my commercial tenants moved out. Then, the real estate market crashed and all of a sudden, I was in danger of loosing everything. It was completely devastated, and I started to feel symptoms of depression. Mr. Honig was completely professional and thorough. He walked me through the process with patience and in a systematic manner. I would cry and get emotional but he would be sympathetic without letting anything get in the way of his work. He was very specific with all the paperwork that I had to do, he talked to me and made me feel that I was respected and an intelligent person because he would explain the reason for everything and all the options available. I had frequent questions and I was not really organized. He helped me with organization by always typing the missing items that I needed to look for after meeting in his office. The case was extremely complicated due to the tremendous amount of different investments I had, however, he systematically worked through the situation until finally, I was able to do get all the paperwork that we needed in to file the bankruptcy. I had always been a person who paid all my bills and I am over 60 years old and the idea of bankruptcy was very shameful to me. He explained to me that it was a legal option given to us by our laws for situations just like mine and constituted a chance for a new beginning. The bankruptcy was granted and I walked out of the experience with my personal dignity back. Thank you Mr. Honig for being an excellent human being and a true professional.
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Posted by Stephen | February 15, 2011
A BK attorney that you can trust!!!
You don't know where to turn when you are considering bankruptcy. We were referred to Robert by a co-worker. He proved to be on the ball, caring about our situation and more importantly upfront and honest about what we could expect and as to the probable outcome...which turned out to be very accurate.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Robert N. Honig, Attorney at Law
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2013
  • 8.4
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2012
  • 7.1 rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2011
  • 7.5 Rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Sout Suburban Bar Assoc News Letter
  • Use of Short Term Guardianships in Estate Planning
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • NACBA 2022 Annual Convention- Attended
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Managing Risk For the Road Ahead- Attended
  • 2022
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Hot Topics and Trends- Attended
  • 2021
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Ethics and the Settlement Process- Attended
  • 2021
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Introduction to Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure- Attended
  • 2021
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • NACBA 2021 Annual Convention- Attended
  • 2021
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • "Trust" Me- Attended
  • 2020
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Section 1031 - Attended
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert knows everything about bankruptcy. I would not hesitate to refer any client to him for help with bankruptcy matters."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is knowledgeable, competent, professional and honest. If I needed BK services, I would look to Rob to guide me toward a fresh start."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rob for about 15 years. I've seen him representing his clients at bankruptcy hearings over the years. I know that he is honest and knowledgeable in bankruptcy law. Rob is a great advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is incredibly knowledgeable, personable and helpful. When it comes to bankruptcy and debt, Robert is the best around and I wouldn't hesitate to refer friends and family to him. He comes highly recommended and I can't recommend him enough."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Honig is extremely knowledgeable in Bankruptcy matters. He treats his clients with dignity and gets great results for them in court."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Honig is very knowledgeable in bankruptcy law. He is thorough with his explanations and is happy to answer any questions clients may have throughout the process. I recommend him to anyone in need of bankruptcy services."
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Elmhurst Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Robert Nathan Honig
Robert Nathan Honig
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Elmhurst, IL
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available