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Danya Shakfeh

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Oak Brook, IL

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 11 years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Danya

Learn Danya’s areas of practice.

Danya is an award-winning and published Illinois contract lawyer and business attorney practicing in the areas of corporate setup, mergers and acquisitions and franchise law. She is not going to bore you with the typical legal biography of how she is admitted to practice in Illinois, graduated from the University of South Florida cum laude and receiving her juris doctor from Florida International University College of Law. Oh, and she has been practicing for nearly a decade.

What she does want to convey is that she is a fierce advocate for her clients and has no problem engaging in creative legal thinking and strategy to get what her clients deserve. She is proud to school other attorneys of all levels of experience and, in one lawsuit when she represented the plaintiff, caused an experienced and mid-size law firm to completely revamp their legal strategy, referring to their new strategy as the "Danya rule."

Here are some additional highlights:

  • Danya has recovered or saved her clients millions of dollars through her legal advocacy.
  • Danya has written and negotiated iron-clad contracts that have stood the test of conflict and litigation.
  • Danya has, on multiple occasions, stood up for her employee-clients in danger of being sued for breaches of non-compete agreements. In those instances, Danya's clients were able to work in their chosen area and provide for their families without ever being sued.
  • Danya's clients love her.
  • Danya has been selected a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2015. This award is given to less than 2.5% of attorneys.

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Location

Motiva Business Law
2021 Midwest Road
Suite 309
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

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Reviews

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Posted by Khair | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZINGLY responsive and professional
I've hired attorney Danya for several of my physician contracts. She is always responsive and professional. She made sure I got the best deal possible and explained the contracts in simple terms. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Amer | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above & Beyond
Danya is just amazing, she executed my lease with one of the biggest property groups in US. she explained and changed the language to protect me. she makes you feel protected and comfortable. Highly recommended, she knows what she's doing 1000%. Thank you Danya :)
Posted by Stacey | February 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Legal Services
Danya is very knowledgeable and professional. She was able to explain my questions regarding my legal matter into very simple and understandable terms. Her office team was very kind and professional as well. I highly recommend Danya and Shakfeh Law for their legal services.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Principal
Danya drafted our employment agreements and handbooks for our school. She was thorough, responsive, and took good care to go through all the nuances of the material. She listened to our concerns and made sure those concerns were addressed in her deliverables. We absolutely recommend her.
Posted by Rand | February 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
school
Danya drafted our employment agreements and handbooks for our school. She was thorough, responsive, and took good care to go through all the nuances of the material. She listened to our concerns and made sure those concerns were addressed in her deliverables. We absolutely recommend her.
Posted by Ken | February 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5-Star Lawyer
Danya is SO knowledgeable and is able to break down the law into very simple and understandable terms. She is amazing, and a huge asset to small businesses in the area. Make sure she's on YOUR side of the aisle! I highly recommend calling Danya and Shakfeh Law.
Posted by Rich | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive, and Easy To Work With
Danya has been excellent to work with. I've worked with Danya on creating standardized contracts for my business as well as having her review contracts that need my signature and I need guidance on. Danya has been very responsive and has taken the time to understand what our needs are for each contract to ensure they are correct.
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Posted by Karim | November 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Danya has been an invaluable resource for my business. She answered all my legal questions in detail and her advice has saved me from a lot of potential headache. She is professional and prompt and I recommend hiring her as an attorney
Posted by Avi | November 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive service
Danya was very responsive and effective. Got me nearly $19K from a Consulting firm without need for a formal trial. Definitely recommended.
Posted by Amber | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Business Attorney with Knowledge You Can Trust
I’ve consulted Danya several times on legal matters related to my business. She is always quick to respond and very thorough and thoughtful in her responses. What I like most about consulting Danya is that she is also very honest, straight forward, and truly looking out for my best interests. I’m always confident that she has given me solid advice and the best steps to move forward. Danya is also very sincere and patient. I highly recommend Danya and the Shakfeh Law team without hesitation.
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Posted by Danish | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bright legal mind and very helpful
Danya is very professional, intelligent, and reliable. Her assertiveness and resilience helped me greatly in contract and copyright problems that I had. She's very responsive and I never felt that I was just left hanging the way I have with so many other lawyers.
Posted by Haroon | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detail oriented and honest professional
Danya helped me on responding business non compete issue with old staffing vendor and I found her very professional, detail oriented, and honest advisor. She takes time to plan her response that is supported with solid legal references. I would recommend engaging her services for business legal matters.
Posted by Marton | January 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended! Prompt, careful and very energetic
I had a great experience with her. I received a job offer and decided to run it by an expert in the very last minute. She was prompt and was ready to accommodate my urgent request. In a consultation (super reasonable price compared to what other attorneys in the area quoted me), she carefully went through my offer, and pointed out a few details that are worth keeping in mind. I would absolutely go with her again and I can definitely recommend her services!
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Posted by A. Tillman | July 16, 2013
Highly Recommended, Outstanding Service!!
Danya was super responsive in assisting me! I had a small contract issue and some questions about what my rights were in my situation. Not only did she answer my questions and provided me the statutes that supported my position, but she also gave me great counsel as to what my options are should I decide to pursue the matter. She is very thorough and efficient and I would highly recommend her! Thanks Danya!
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2013
Great expertise and responsive!
I used Danya to review contracts for my business. She was very knowledgeable and promptly researched my exact issue. She is easy to get a hold of and always explains everything in detail! Thanks.
Posted by Jai | May 1, 2012
Exceptional Value
As a recent technology services startup business I had a need for an attorney who could help me with some difficult contract agreements I had to negotiate to win business. Being a startup I was looking for a knowledgeable attorney who was willing to personally work on my contracts at a cost I could afford as a startup. I was glad I found Danya Shakfeh, who exceeded my expectations in the quality and timeliness of work she delivered while patiently educating me on the contract nuances which came in extremely handy while negotiating the contracts with my clients. Now I can sleep well knowing that my business is not exposed to undue risks while knowing that affordable and trustworthy help is just a phone call away as I grow my business. Danya is an extremely organized attorney who practices her profession with a high sense of integrity and works flexibly to deliver quality service you would expect from a qualified attorney.
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Posted by Sam | March 1, 2012
Danya is one of the best
I had a difficult case and to be sure that I will prevail I interviewed several attorneys from different firms. I felt she is the one who will get my rights back. And I won my case. Thank you Danya.
Posted by Samar | February 26, 2012
Excellent legal service
Ms. Shakfeh was very quick in responding to my call when I needed an attorney to work on my case. She was thorough in her research on the topic and aggressive in dealing with my opponent. I got excellent result from her and I would definitely use her again for future legal issues
Posted by Rakesh | June 28, 2011
Contract
Danya has done fantastic job for me. She did review and explain the contract . She tailored the contract fits my business. She has taken time to explain. I would highly recommended to any one. I know you will happy working with her. Rakesh
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2010
Highly recommended attorney
In dealing with Danya Shakfeh, we have only seen the most superb attention to detail, dedication, and client advocacy. You can have peace of mind knowing that Danya is handling your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Motiva Business Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney (Of Counsel)
  • DeBlasio Law Group
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • DeBlasio Law Group
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • Visiting Student
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Settled and dismissed
  • In re West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147
  • Settled

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Rising Star 2023
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Illinois Rising Star 2022
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Illinois Rising Star 2021
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Illinois Rising Star 2020
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Illinois Rising Star 2019
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Illinois Rising Star 2018
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Illinois Rising Star 2017
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Illinois Rising Star 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Illinois Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Florida International University
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Women Entrepeneurs Secrets of Success (WESOS)
  • Managing Client Conflict
  • 2014
  • Networking: Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success (WESOS)
  • Navigating the Law for Your Business
  • 2014
  • Networking: Downers Grove Women Entrepreneurs WATER Meetup
  • Navigating the Law for Your Business
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Danya
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've collaborated with Danya on a few legal consults and she is very skilled in contract and business law. I highly recommend her."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Shakfeh is a dedicated, bright attorney with an sharp legal mind, bringing much to the profession. I endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional, effective, and trustworthy. Everything you need in an attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Danya Shakfeh. She very knowledgeable and a multilingual attorney, which is a huge asset to our clients. She is well respected in the community. Highly recommended."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a couple clients to Ms. Shakfeh for commercial litigation cases. She is both smart, and thorough in her work. I recommend her to anyone needing commercial litigation assistance."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Exceptional professionalism and thoroughness."
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