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About me

As a business owner myself, I know the challenges that come with running a business.  As a business law attorney, I help clients in drafting contracts, negotiating with other parties, employment concerns.  Additionally, I practice civil and business litigation, involving breach of contracts and fraud-related cases.

In 2010, I also served as special counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education to recover over $2.2 million in state and federal grant funds from a school district that were misspent or unaccounted for according to an audit.

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Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    6 years
  2. Contracts: 30%
    6 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 30%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201005/17/2016
FLInactive201206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Rising Star 2016Super Lawyers2016
Illinois Rising Star 2015Super Lawyers2015
Dean's ListFlorida International University2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShakfeh Law LLC2010 - Present
Attorney (Of Counsel)DeBlasio Law Group2010 - 2011
Legal InternDeBlasio Law Group2009 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147Settled
ConfidentialSettled and dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Bar AssociationMom at Law2016
Shakfeh Law, LLCHow to Represent Yourself in Small Claims Court2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida International University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Northwestern University School of LawN/AVisiting StudentN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women Entrepeneurs Secrets of Success (WESOS)Managing Client Conflict2014
Networking: Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success (WESOS)Navigating the Law for Your Business2014
Networking: Downers Grove Women Entrepreneurs WATER MeetupNavigating the Law for Your Business2014
Electrolysis Association of Illinois Fall SeminarThe Electrologist Entrepreneur’s Essential Legal Guide2013
Business Law 101Business Law Essentials2013