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Ian Brent Hoffenberg

Litigation Attorney at Evanston, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Ian

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Prior to starting the Law Offices of Ian B. Hoffenberg LLC, Ian Hoffenberg worked as inside counsel for one of the largest law firms in the world handling real estate and other related matters. His experience also includes writing memorandum opinions on a wide variety of civil cases as a judicial clerk in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, as well as subsequently working in private practice as an advocate attorney on all aspects of complex and commercial litigation matters.

He is a graduate of Chicago Kent College of Law where he graduated with honors and was recognized for his academic achievement. He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors and completed a bachelor of arts in literature.

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Law Offices of Ian B. Hoffenberg LLC
701 Main St.
Evanston, IL, 60202


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Posted by Etrina | July 12, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney
an is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and personable. He was clear and honest with his assessments and provided a high level of expertise. Ian delivered all information to me throughout my complex case in terms I could easily understand and was always available to me whenever I reached out to him... I was never left “out of the loop”. Ian was always respectful and empathetic towards me (I was quite emotional on many occasions); he and his staff were phenomenal at meeting my many needs and went the extra mile to ensure that they were met. My case was resolved in my favor just yesterday (1/7/20); Ian Hoffenberg provided me with absolutely excellent legal advice and representation... I am very appreciative and thankful for his assistance through my legal journey.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2020
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Exceptional attorney and human being
Ian is one of the very rare attorneys that ALWAYS puts the interest of his client ahead of anything else. I can write for days about Ian's character and commitment to perfection. He is the most honest attorney I have ever met.
Posted by Mike | December 7, 2018
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Straight Shooter
Like a previous client of Ian's who wrote about an injustice that occurred to them. I spoke to three lawyers that said I had nothing and another couple that wouldn't call back. Then I spoke to Ian. He promised me nothing, but told me his plan. It worked and it never went to litigation. Stop looking you found the guy!
Posted by Melissa | April 11, 2018
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Helped me in a bind.
I contacted Ian for a real estate dispute where the seller was holding my earnest money hostage. I literally had at least 5 other lawyers refuse the case and make comments over dealing with "such a small amount of money." Not only did Ian say this was right up his alley, but my cancellation contract was signed with the promise of a check after one phone call. Ian was very communicative via phone and email. I will most definitely contact him for more work in the future.
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Posted by Elaine | March 26, 2018
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Ian was very professional and on target for my case. He always kept me informed about everything. I receive detail information every step of the way. He changed my life for the better by accepting my case and winning it. I truly appreciate all his efforts and professionalism. Thank you again.
Posted by Taylor | August 31, 2016
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Ideal Attorney for Home Buying in Chicago
My wife and I recently closed on a condo in Uptown, and our broker referred us to Ian with the strongest recommendations. Looking back on the whole (lengthy) process, we can see why, and we'd also highly recommend Ian's services. Ian was incredibly responsive and informative. We came to several forks in the road throughout the process, and he guided us to the correct path each time. He worked closely with our broker and lender to ensure that the home buying process went as smoothly as it ever could. Ian is direct, honest, and knows his stuff. As long as we are living in the Chicago area, we would hire Ian Hoffenberg again and again. He was with us from start to finish, and we knew would could count on him whenever we needed him or had questions about the process and our decisions.
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Posted by Christine | August 20, 2010
Hands Down the Best Lawyer!!
I have worked with a few lawyers in the past and Ian Hoffenberg is an amazing attorney and the best I have used to help handle my case. He makes himself very available and answers all questions or concerns in an extremely timely manner. He is very knowledgeable and an expertise in his field. He keeps close contact with clients to keep them informed of what is going on in the case he is handling. I would recommend him to anyone especially in the field of real estate and real estate closings.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ian B. Hoffenberg LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Circuit Court Of Cook County, Chancery Division
  • 2003 - 2003


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Illinois Association of Independant Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Employment Law Update, Chapter 7
  • Independent Contractors, Occupational Health, and Copyright
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Ian
Litigation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian handles all aspects of commercial real estate, from lease negotiations to purchase decisions. Ian works with both tenants and landlords, and he understands that a commercial lease may have far reaching implications on long-term business decisions. Ian is knowledgeable about the ever-changing Chicago real estate regulation changes, and he is quick to respond with updates and changes."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is not only a trusted colleague, but he is also an outstanding litigator and business attorney. Highly recommended."
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Evanston Litigation Lawyer Ian Brent Hoffenberg
Ian Brent Hoffenberg
Litigation Attorney
Evanston, IL
Licensed for 22 years