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KJ Elkhatib

Business Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Khaled J. Elkhatib, Elkhatib Law, LLC

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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About KJ

Learn KJ’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    We help with new businesses, including forming LLC's and S-corp's, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, contracts, buying and selling of businesses, drafting agreements, etc.

    23 years

  2. Immigration
    20%
    We represent clients in deportation and/or removal proceedings, citizenship, green card, and asylum cases. Fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish.

    23 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Corporate litigation with significant experience in providing outside counsel to companies in manufacturing, technology, and healthcare arenas. Legal services provided by the firm include employment, intellectual property, & corporate transactional.

    23 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    We fight aggressively for our clients and believe in perfection every step of the way, whether it's a car accident, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death matters, medical malpractice, or nursing home abuse case.

    23 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    20%
    We assist with Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Power Of Attorney, Financial Power and Estate Planning.

    23 years

BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE.

Welcome to Elkhatib Law, LLC!

At Elkhatib Law, we understand that legal matters can be daunting. That's why we're here to provide you with expert guidance and support every step of the way.

As a dedicated team of legal professionals, we are committed to serving our clients with integrity, compassion, and excellence. Our team of skilled attorneys is ready to advocate for your rights and interests in matters involving: Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Sale or Purchase of a Business, Selling Your Home, Immigration, Estate Planning (including Wills and Trusts), Litigation, Lawsuits, and Business Disputes.

Our mission is to deliver personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. With our depth of knowledge and experience, you can trust us to advocate fiercely on your behalf and pursue the best possible outcome.

Thank you for choosing Elkhatib Law. We look forward to working with you and providing you with the exceptional legal services you deserve, and building a lasting partnership.

Sincerely,

Khaled J. Elkhatib
Founder & Managing Partner
Elkhatib Law, LLC

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Honored to be the emcee at dozens of professional events. I enjoy public speaking, and have the pleasure of meeting wonderful people.
Honored to be the emcee at dozens of professional events. I enjoy public speaking, and have the pleasure of meeting wonderful people.
Honored to be the emcee at dozens of professional events. I enjoy public speaking, and have the pleasure of meeting wonderful people.
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Reviews

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Posted by Eric | November 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical and honest
It is my pleasure to give the Elkhatib Law Firm a 5 star rating. My interactions with Khaled and his associates have not only been positive, but professional and honest. He spent time getting to know and understand my case from the very beginning. He was very approachable. More importantly, he was willing to refer me to someone else when he felt that their expertise would be more tailored to my needs as a client. I appreciated our exchange and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Rose | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Realtor and real estate investor
Khaled represents me on real estate transactions that are challenging, complicated and time consuming. He is a good listener and pays attention to detail. He knows the law and because of these sound qualities and his professionalism, I rely on him for all legal matters that relate to my business.
Posted by Shirleÿ | May 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ranitidine
Hi My name is Shirley beck I was looking for the lawyer took my case for randine stomach medicine in 2010 and I have not heard from them to get my money
Response from KJ Elkhatib May 8, 2024
Hi, Shirley. That was not our firm. Best wishes on resolving your case.
Posted by Fiona | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Around!
KJ is the best of the best! I have hired him on many occasions and he always goes above and beyond. He was our attorney when buying and now selling our current home and is helping us with our newest purchase. He is so helpful and knowledgeable and is always reachable when we have questions. When we bought our first home he was able to set expectations for us and guide us through the process seamlessly. We have also referred him to many of our family members and friends who have used him for legal services and had great results. On top of real estate legal matters he has also assisted us with many business law needs for our company. No matter the question-KJ has the answer. I am so lucky to have found him years ago on Yelp. I am so thankful to have him as a trusted attorney and advisor on so many ventures. I know if I need advice, counsel, or any type of representation- he is the best choice. He makes all his clients feel like theirs is the only case he is working on and goes above and beyond with attention to detail. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me and my family. If you are looking for a real estate attorney or any type of business advice-call him immediately. You will not be disappointed. Thank you KJ- you are one of a kind!
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Posted by Kelly | August 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transactions
Elkhatib Law, LLC is the best. Three times KJ represented my family during the closing process of real estate transactions, twice as a buyer and once as a seller. KJ is very friendly, knowledgeable, and reliable as he is responsive to emails and phone calls. When we ran into a snag at one of our closings; KJ made sure we were not taken advantage of and we received excellent representation. We are very satisfied with his services! Thanks, KJ!
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Posted by Chris | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
KJ and Terri are a gruesome twosome! They worked really hard to make my home buying experience as smooth as possible. Highly recommended on many levels!!
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Service
I have worked with Elkhatib Law on several Real Estate transactions. Every single transaction; I have felt like I was informed and educated and had my best interest being advocated for. KJ and his team are very responsive and communicative. Elkhatib Law is my go to firm and that is due to the confidence I have that my concerns will be handled professionally and promptly. I refer them to any and everyone who ask about Real Estate and Business law.
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Posted by Jameeleh | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I used Elkhatib Law for a real estate transaction and I have to say I have never met more thorough and invested lawyer. He doesn't let any detail go unnoticed and he is truly on his client's side. I would definitely use him again. His experience, demeanor, and willingness to take the time to explain everything make him the perfect choice for anyone looking for a lawyer. I would happily use his services again and recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Natalia | July 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente represantion
I had the pleasure to be represented by khaled Elkhatib as my attorney. I would highly recommended him to anyone that needs an excellent representation . Khale is very professional, personable and an exalent negotiator. I will use him again any time.
Posted by Nick | July 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate representation
I used Khaled (KJ) and his team to represent me for my town home purchase. I felt extremely well taken care of from start to finish. They had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process and were very willing to enter into challenging moments when negotiation was required and push for the requests I had. At no point did they make me feel any of my demands or thoughts were unreasonable and were more than willing to hear me out. I was very pleased with the representation I received from Elkhatib Law, and will use them for any legal dealings I might have in the future.
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Posted by Anu | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
I had prior experience with KJ when I closed on my condo. He really took his time and was extremely thorough. I definitely trusted him. So a bit later, I had an issue with my landlord, and I consulted him and later hired him as well. I think KJ is very knowledgeable, skilled, thorough, and very professional and trustworthy. He explained everything to me in a way I would understand. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family.
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Posted by Ravi | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good real estate attorney
KJ represented us in a real estate purchase. After the attorney review and home inspection, it was clear to us that we should not continue the deal. KJ provided objective and precise analysis, and he was supportive in our decision.
Posted by Nariman | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buying or Selling a Business
Elkhatib Law has been amazing to work with. Khaled is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He's helped guide me with real estate advice, legal decisions and lease questions regarding my business for the past couple years. In times of stressful decision making, he has been very dependable and responsive. Khaled is honest and fair and always ready to help. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.
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Posted by Wael | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Khaled worked tirelessly on my home. He is great lawyer who worked hard with me on my contract. He even worked on items I never asked for and I definitely benefited from his extra work. He delivered above and beyond and I am happy I got to work with him. Would definitely recommend him to anyone and will be doing work with him again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bank fraud
KJ Elkhatib helped us taking the right decision when we were faced with bank fraud. He responded very fast to my initial inquiry and presented us in detail all available options. He is very knowledgeable and personal and therefore I highly recommend him. Thank you!
Posted by Laine | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KJ Is Among Your Best Assets at Closing
Khaled was amazing during my home sale. Even when we hit some unexpected turns the day before closing, he worked tirelessly to assure everything was on schedule and in my favor. He is patient and professional, and I would recommend him for any legal real estate representation you might need.
Posted by Raymond | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Closing
Mr. Elkhatib was very friendly and professional. He did his job diligently. I would hire him again for my legal matters. Thank you for your services.
Posted by Mark | September 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communicator
Mr. Elkhatib was very capable and on top of all the details of our real estate transaction. As a realtor, it is rare to have an attorney available after hours or even weekends to work out details. He went above and beyond to close our real estate transaction
Posted by Nadine | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in class real estate attorney
Khaled is my go-to real estate attorney for my clients real estate deals. It's important to me that the team I refer my clients to is made up of professionals that embody the values, professionalism, and expertise that I run my business on, Khaled is one of those professionals. Each time we've worked together, it has been seamless from beginning to end. KJ takes the time to educate the client on the process and is patient with their questions. He also has a great attitude and a sense of humor which makes it even more wonderful working with him. My clients love him!
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Posted by Mathew | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and compassionate attorney
KJ is an empathetic attorney that is like no other! He has gone above and beyond for me on several different occasions! Mr. Elkhatib is well versed and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the law. I always know I can count on him! Thank you for all your help in the past and for your help in the near future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Elkhatib Law, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • GSI
  • 2014 - Present
  • Office of the President
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • 2013 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Deputy Director
  • Mayor of Chicago
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Manager
  • State Of Illinois
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Cohen & Hussien, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Carpenter & Capt
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Accountant
  • Peter M. Rub, CPA
  • 1990 - 1995
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Roosevelt University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Airfare Dispute
  • FULL refund
  • Municipal License Fines
  • Minimal fine and no risk to license
  • Employee/Employer Dispute
  • Successfully defended against threatened litigation.
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Arab American Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Guest Speaker
  • Construction Association
  • 2016

Publications

  • LinkedIn
  • What Can Illinois Employers Do About A Bad Employee?
  • 2016
  • LinkedIn
  • When Your Business Might Need An Outside General Counsel
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Careers In Law
  • Careers In Law
  • 2016
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Construction Industry Association
  • 2016
  • MVCC Career Fair
  • Careers In Law
  • 2015
  • Annual Dinner
  • Engineers & Architects Association
  • 2015
  • Local Voters Of Illinois
  • Government & You
  • 2013
  • Membership Meeting
  • Minority Certification
  • 2012
  • Culture & Its Effects On Law Practice
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2005
  • Immigration Law Changes
  • Immigration
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (13)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"KJ is without a doubt an exceptional attorney. As a fellow member of the bar, I have witnessed his active participation in and contribution to the legal community as well as his commitment and dedication to clients. His integrity and honesty along with his sharp legal skills are reflected in his relationships with both counsel and clients, making him truly a leader in the profession."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure and opportunity of working with KJ. Also, I have retained KJ for legal matters related to my business. As a fellow attorney and his client, KJ is a hardworking and talented attorney who is always there for his clients. His integrity and open communication make working with him a pleasure. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, competent, and hardworking attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"KJ Elkhatib is an exceptional attorney. He is smart, talented, hardworking, and he knows the law. He has a passion for this profession and always puts his clients first. Mr. Elkhatib is also active in many community organizations and consistently demonstrates his willingness to help others. I would be happy to recommend his services to anyone."
General practice Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow member of the bar, I have had the unique opportunity to work with KJ and I am extremely impressed with his dedication to the practice of law and how he upholds the highest of integrity."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Khaled as soon after graduating law school and quickly realized that he was the type of attorney I wanted to emulate in my own practice. Khaled not only provides his clients with excellent representation and years of experience, but will also treat his client's problems as if they were his own. Khaled is an excellent choice for business or litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Khaled is a bright attorney with vast experience. He is highly respected and I frequently recommend him to anyone involved in litigation. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Khaled is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable. He's not only versed in contracts and agreements, but immigration law as well. As a practicing immigration attorney, Khaled and I have had many discussions regarding the nuances of immigration law and the impact that it has on all people in the United States. He's honest and caring. I definitely recommend him to others seeking legal help."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my privilege to endorse Khaled Elkhatib. I've worked with him for over 3 years and I consider him a friend and an excellent attorney. Khaled has excellent research and analytical skills. He has exceptional writing skills and I admire his professionalism. I consider him an asset to any legal team. Lastly, I admire how personable he is with his clients. He is one I will always turn to for advice. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Business Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Khaled, he is a great resource and an asset to the legal community. His knowledge and capability makes him a true professional."
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Khaled for many years, and we've worked on many projects together. He is smart, responsive and well-connected. A great asset to any small to medium-sized business."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Khaled is a great resource and friend to me in the legal community. His knowledge and approachability makes him a true professional. I highly recommend his legal services."
Business Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Khaled for many years and would recommend him as an attorney. Khaled is a very thoughtful and intelligent individual who is also a great listener which makes him an excellent advocate, adviser, and counselor."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Khaled is compassionate and puts all effort and hard work into each matter presented to him. I would definitely recommend Khaled for all business transaction and legal drafting matters."
Business Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Khaled for several years and am always consistently amazed at his passion for advocating on behalf of his clients. His positive can-do attitude is unparalleled and so is his ability to draw upon his numerous resources from his many years of practice in the Chicagoland legal community."
General practice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Khaled is a very hard working attorney who uses all of his past experiences to give his clients the best representation. I highly recommend Khaled."
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