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Allen S. Gabe

Real estate Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1974
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About Allen

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As a specialist in real estate, family law, litigation, and business and corporate law, Allen has provided responsible legal representation for clients in a wide variety of matters for over 30 years. He combines his extensive experience and proven track record with a singular focus on his clients’ needs.

In family law matters, Allen counsels clients in the emotional and legal battles involved in divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements, child support, and paternity. He is known for treating his clients with dignity and respect as they work through sensitive issues. His numerous business and corporate clients benefit from his vast experience and knowledge in all areas of business law. Allen’s skills and experience in both residential and commercial real estate law are widely respected among real estate professionals and clients alike. In addition to representing real estate buyers and sellers, his services include lease negotiation and construction contracts. Allen’s skills as a litigator and mediator are also highly regarded. His is known to advocate intelligently and aggressively for his clients in both bench and jury trials. 

Allen is active in a number of community service organizations, including being the attorney for the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce. A long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates, Allen has served as President, Secretary, Treasurer, a Director and Board Member. Allen is currently on the Board of Directors and is the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates Charitable Foundation and was named Rotarian of the Year for his Rotary Club. Allen is also on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and is the attorney for Rotary District 6440.

A sought-after public speaker within the attorney community, Allen has presented at seminars for both the Chicago Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Allen received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Arts Radio/TV Broadcasting from Michigan State University, and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp.


Client's Choice 2015
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Allen Gabe Law LLC
1834 Walden Office Square
Suite 500
Schaumburg, IL, 60173


4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Patrick | October 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Direct
I consulted with Allen on updating legal information on our business. He was incredibly helpful and direct with the steps that needed to be taken. I would consider Allen a subject matter expert in his field with confidence in his decision making. He followed up on our process to make sure it was going well. Additionally, his office in Schaumburg served as a great meeting location.
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Posted by Eric | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to have in your corner
We closed on our house in June 2017, and Allen & Jill have been great throughout the entire process. Jill was attentive and on top of everything, and Allen took charge and made things right when our final walk through turned ugly. We couldn't be happier and it was the best money spent next to our cash to close costs.
Posted by Jean | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Allen is the second attorney I hired to handle family matters. My first attorney, although very nice, and very cheap, but .....As the saying goes "You get what pay for". Allen is confident, calm, VERY professional, able to defuse drama, able to recognize fact from fiction, and extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law. He and his office staff (Jennifer) are quick to respond to emails, answers to questions are in simple English and to the point, no fairy dust here. I will never use the cheapest attorney I can find again, I will stick with Allen to get the job done right the first time around.
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Posted by J.M. | August 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
So grateful for Allen Gabe
When I was facing my divorce, I was afraid and dreaded the entire process. I am so grateful I had Allen by my side. He was extremely professional and responsive, and truly made me feel that I had an advocate and protector throughout the entire process. His advice was invaluable. And, he was excellent at keeping all parties accountable and on pace. He was also very kind and compassionate - always knowing when to mix in just enough humor to alleviate a stressful moment. Thank you Allen for navigating me through a very difficult situation to a very positive outcome. I would recommend Allen to all of my friends and family for any legal need that may arise.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Long Divorce but good results!
When signing up I retained a different lawyer. She left the firm and Mr. Gabe took my case. What a pleasure it was to work with him. He was active and always responded to my emails or phone calls. (Even if it was to voice how upset I was that day). Mr. Gabe was also so professional and funny when needed. My divorce took almost 2 years but in the end, Mr. Gabe was on the look out of me every step of the way.
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Posted by Curtis | January 30, 2015
Commercial Real Estate for Photography studio.
Allen, was the key to navigating a difficult situation during the purchase of Commercial Real Estate for my Photography studio. His advice was spot on regardless of what other information and suggestions I received from other trusted advisors. Allen is professional yet compassionate, a great mix for success.
Posted by mike | January 28, 2015
My Attorney
All professionals are the same. SO what makes professionals different. It's what you want. I want service. Period When I have a legal issue, I don't want to wait. I want service now. Gabe has been my (our) for many moons, so I cannot not site one example because Gabe has never failed me.
Posted by Mike | January 27, 2015
Family support
Allen is professional, reliable and compassionate. He helped us with our case and gave us peace of mind throughout the process. We could not have been more pleased with his service and our good outcome in court. We would highly recommend him and his company to all of our family and friends.
Posted by Eugene | January 27, 2015
Client and Friend
I have had the pleasure being both a client and friend of Allen Gabe for 33 years. My needs as a client have always been handled professionally and quickly. I have referred Mr. Gabe to a number of people and they all have thanked me for the recommendation.
Posted by Russell | January 23, 2015
Counsel for divorce and registering my company as an LLC
Allen Gabe and his staff were always friendly and responsive to my questions and needs. I always felt that my best interests were being served. All fees, etc. for services rendered were also clearly explained in advance. In terms of my divorce, Allen did an excellent job of making certain that he understood my situation and desires in terms of finalizing my divorce. He provided great support step-by-step through the process. When it came to turning my company into an LLC he made sure I was working with one of his team who had the most experience in completing this process. She was thoroughly knowlegeable and completed the process efficiently. If I needed legal representation Allen and his team in the future, they would be the first people I would call.
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Posted by Ben | January 23, 2015
Business Property Landlord issues, communication, and expectations
Allen explained the process and information needed to gain the attention and commitment from our business landlord. Precise and timely information was shared through Allen and significant progress has been made across all open issues. As a business partner I now have the confidence and understanding through Allen to determine what is required in a business property lease.
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Posted by Kjell | January 22, 2015
Broad experience
I am an international executive and Allen Gabe has helped our family with a number of legal issues over the past 15 years, such as home closing, other property transactions and general councelling in American law that we needed as immigrants and dual citizens. Allen has handeled himself exceptionally well in all situations and his advice has always been solid. We recommend him wholehartedly!
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Posted by Georgeanna | January 19, 2015
Georgeanna Mehr - Residential home sale
Allen handled the sale of the home I owned with my son Jason and the transaction was handled professionally and conveniently. Jason and I were able to sign documents prior to the closing and because of our work schedules, Allen was able to conduct the closing without us attending. We were able to get our proceeds check the following day. Professional, efficient, courteous service was evident throughout the process. Thanks Allen.
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Posted by Ben | January 19, 2015
Helped with an emotionally charged personal suit
Allen was calm, to the point and helpful in guiding me and opposing party to a good outcome. I would use him again, but pull him in earlier next time.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Best Attorney for Best Outcome
If you want the best outcome, get the best attorney. That's Allen Gabe. My friend and business colleague confided in me about how Allen handled his divorce and child custody issues with extraordinary skill and compassion. I had seen Allen at a good number of business functions such as Rotary and found him to always be so professional yet accessible. So when I found myself in an emergency situation requiring family law expertise, I Googled then called Allen -- from my car. He said, can you come in now? I said yes. We met for an hour, he emailed me a draft petition that night, and then the next morning -- Christmas Eve, no less -- he promptly met me at the Courthouse and efficiently handled my matter, easily navigating the various clerks, forms, windows, etc., also easing my nerves along the way. The matter continued and so did Allen's expert counsel. I trusted him from the start and my trust of Allen only grew from seeing him in action and how authentically caring he is. He was a master in court, read the judge from decades of experience, applied the statues protecting us, and was stealth when it came to cross-examining and presenting critical exhibits that allowed me to prevail in a maximum two-year order of protection for me and my children. It became clear the judge respects Allen and I was so fortunate to have him on my side. Unlike another attorney I engaged many years ago, Allen communicated just enough -- not too much to drive up fees but not so little that you're left wondering what's going on with your case. He also negotiated my interests very well with opposing counsel. He has earned to respect of his peers as well as the judges and clients. Allen's work is priceless. Thank you, Allen, for being the best attorney I ever had and achieving the best outcome for us. I'm going out of my way to let friends, family and colleagues know how you exceeded our expectations.
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Posted by Jim | January 19, 2015
Gabe is excellent
I have worked with Allen for many years. He has helped with matters business and personal, simple and profound. I like his style of operating and trust him.
Posted by Mary | January 19, 2015
Professional, Efficient and Ethical Attorney - great Team to work with!
I have worked with Allen Gabe and his Staff for over 15 years. He and his Staff have always done a great job in my Real Estate Transactions as well as other Business needs. He is Professional, an Ethical Attorney and very Efficient! Allen and his Staff are always there to answer my questions and they get the job done! I would highly recommend Allen and his Law Office for your Legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was looking for an attorney with honesty, integrity, empathy, among other things, and I was sold on the initial consultation. I wish I was more vigilant in shopping around but I was going through a tough divorce and was extremely vulnerable. I felt I was taken advantage of as the unexpected charges and bills kept piling up. Although I was told in the beginning that making payments was okay, and I was making payments, I suddenly get a notice to come up with all the money in five days or he no longer will represent me. I don’t have that type of cash laying around, and I was left without representation in the middle of my divorce proceedings.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expensive and Poor communication
Mr. Gabe sold me during the consultation in that he could and would be able to take over my family matter case. Upon hiring him I expressed my immediate concerns regarding parenting time and the need to address this with the opposing attorney, that never occured. In the span of 3 months I still do not know where my child resides nor was a schedule decided upon for parenting time. Secondly the charges discussed in the consult were not the actual charges I recieved. For example, I was charged for travel time to/from court plus parking to the tune of $700 in addition to his standard fee to appear in court totaling $1500 for just 1 appearance. There were also several other charges and the depletion of my retainer for "review" that never manifested itself into conversations with the apposing attorney, myself, or results. There was a lack of commuincation and I feel as though my concerns were not being heard and the service or lack there of reflects this. I understand the process can be long and dragged out but to be in the dark throughout, doesn't show professionalism or a care and concern for the outcome of my case. When I choose to seek new counsel he took it upon himself to use an additional $1200 of my retainer to formally withdraw unnecessarily as my new counsel had already filed her appearance. The lack of communication and unreasonable practices were consistent throughout the 3 months he represented me.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Allen Gabe LLC Attorneys At Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Gabe Calzaretta LLC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Principal
  • Law Offices Of Allen S. Gabe
  • 1993 - 2009


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968


  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Committee Chair
  • 1994 - 1995

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Howard Baker Achievement Award
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance
  • Orders of Protection
  • 2011
  • CBA
  • Contracts for Deed
  • 2007
  • Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance
  • Orders of Protection
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate enough to work with Allen not just through the law but as a fellow member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and it is here, and in his other endeavors, where his personality as a lawyer shines through. Allen is the rare lawyer that genuinely cares about his community and this same commitment to his community is reflected in his attitude toward his clients. Put simply, Allen cares about his clients, their lives, and how the legal systems is going to impact their lives. This caring drives Allen to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients no matter in what area of the law he may be assisting them. It also separates Allen from the vast majority of lawyers and makes him worthy of any clients' trust."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow family lawyer in the community, I know first hand that Allen Gabe is a hardworking, conscientious lawyer who always looks out for his client's best interests. Mr. Gabe has always been courteous, has commonsense solutions to the complex problems that face all family law attorneys and is personally one of the finest gentlemen you could ever want to meet. I endorse Allen Gabe wholeheartedly. Allen will work hard for you and will try his best to give you the results that you deserve."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is bright, hardworking, and follows through on his promises. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen Gabe is an excellent lawyer and is well respected in the legal community. Allen’s expertise in family law is second to none and his commitment to his clients is unwavering. I would highly recommend Allen Gabe to anyone seeking a family law attorney"
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. I have found Allen to be a hghly ethical, effective attorney. I have known him for many years and continue to be pleased to refer clients to him."
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Schaumburg Real estate Lawyer Allen S. Gabe
Allen S. Gabe
Real estate Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 49 years