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Adrian Paul Zeno

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews

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About Adrian

Learn Adrian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    40%
    I represent residential and commercial Landlords against non-paying and/or criminal tenants in eviction proceedings. I also consult Real Estate Investors and Landlords on City and State Landlord/Tenant regulations that carry strict penalties against Landlords for violations. My firm also represents tenants against slum landlords that violate said laws.

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Litigate all types of cases in Daley Center involving individuals and companies.

    17 years, 500 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    I consult individuals and companies wishing to start a business or additional business. I advise on which business entity is best suited for the client's company-whether it be a Corp., LLC, or Series LLC. I also give advice on structuring a solid business plan. For a one-time flat fee ($350-$500), I form the particular business entity on behalf of the client and provide consultation for the first 3 months of the company's existence at no additional cost.

    16 years, 250 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Draft, review, and negotiate all types of contracts.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Foreclosure
    10%
    I represent borrowers in counter-suits against banks for violation of federal and state laws. I have been successful in vacating foreclosure judgment and sales to buy the borrower time to re-submit a loan modification package that was initially overlooked by the bank. I assist borrowers/sellers in the tumultuous short sale process and can refer competent and professional Realtors for the listing.

    16 years, 500 cases

Thank you for visiting my page.  This section will give you better insight as to who I am outside of "the suit".  I was born in Bonheiden, Belgium and lived a significant part of my childhood in Italy and Northern France (father played professional basketball overseas) and Los Angeles, Ca. I moved to Chicago when I was 12 and immediately became a part of both the Chatham and Hyde Park communities.  I am a graduate of Kenwood Academy (1998) and DePaul University (. International Studies).  

Since I was a teen, my grandmother would tell me that I am going to be the first lawyer in the family.  I couldn't let her down.  All my life I wanted to be a businessman-from the days of me offering services in Italian lessons at age 9. It was only right that I'd become a lawyer with my own business.

I am a Bulls fan first, then a Lakers fan second (I used to live in LA so I have a good excuse).  I'm also a rare fan of both the Cubs and Sox.  

My favorite moments in life are traveling, spending time with family and seeing the smile on my daughter's face . 

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Licensed for 16 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Adrian

Adrian Paul Zeno
401 S. LaSalle St., Suite 801P
Chicago, IL, 60605

Reviews

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Posted by Connie | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Courteous, Thorough
I retained Adrian's services to assist me with evicting a tenant who was knowledgeable about playing the system. He was very responsive about replying to my test messages, emails and phone calls. The whole eviction experience was very stressful for me, but Adrian's calm demeanor and sound guidance allowed me to survive what was short of a nightmare. I appreciated his insight and his ability to negotiate a fair settlement. I would gladly hire Adrian again and extend my highest recommendations for those needing representation.
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Posted by Ahmir | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction
I was introduced to Mr. Zeno via an attorney referral. My only regret in hiring Mr. Zeno was not doing so sooner. Professional service. Little effort on my part. Timely. If you find yourself in need of an eviction attorney, I sincerely recommend Mr. Zeno.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction
Atty. Zeno is an excellent attorney and was very helpful in assisting with the eviction process of my tenants. He is very knowledgeable an kept me up to date after each court appearance . He would give me situations as to what to expect from them. He was also helpful in getting access to the apartment. Just from this, I feel Atty. Zeno is knowledgeable in other areas of law and I would not hesitate in retaining him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and Professional
Adrian recently helped my sister close on selling her condo. It was a long, arduous, and at times chaotic process and he remained professional through out the entire time.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2008
Condo purchase
Zeno was excellent during the whole purchasing process. He kept me informed of changes that were being made, and he kept a strong stance during the final negotiating process. This was my first home purchase, and my mind was at ease with Zeno representing me. I would recommend him to anyone.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Zeno Law Office, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Lewis & Wallace
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court Of Cook County, State Of Illinois
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • E-King Construction v. Village of Dixmoor
  • Case dismissed against my client

Associations

  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar, Real Estate Law Section
  • Section Council
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Illinois State Bar, Real Estate Law Section
  • Section Council
  • 2016 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

  • Distinguished Member for Contributons to the Community
  • Kappa Alpha Psi-City of Chicago Chapter
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Property Manager and Landlord Training
  • Chicago Residential Landlord / Tenant Ordinance
  • 2018
  • Property Manager and Landlord Training
  • Chicago Residential Landlord / Tenant Ordinance
  • 2018
  • 4th Ward Alderman Constituent Night
  • Free Legal Clinic
  • 2016
  • VLA - Career Day
  • Career Day
  • 2016
  • Legal Entrepreuners Panel
  • Solo Practice Panel
  • 2016
  • South Suburban College - Real Estate Course
  • Importance of Attorneys in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2015
  • South Suburban College Real Estate Class Info Session
  • Importance of Attorneys in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2014
  • Alderman Will Burns Constituent NIghts
  • Constituent Night
  • 2014
  • Constituent Night
  • Consultation on Real Estate, Litigation and Estate Planning Matters
  • 2013
  • Career Day
  • Presentation on the Legal Profession
  • 2013
  • Street Justice, INC.
  • Free Legal Clinic/Provided consultation on landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense matters
  • 2012
  • Street Justice, Inc.
  • Free Legal Clinic/Provided consultation on landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense matters
  • 2012
  • Street Justice, Inc. Free Legal Clinic
  • Free Legal Clinic/Provided consultation on landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense matters
  • 2012
  • Street Justice, Inc. Free Legal Clinic
  • Free Legal Clinic/Provided consultation on landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense matters
  • 2012
  • Street Justice, Inc. Free Legal Clinic
  • Free Legal Clinic/Provided consultation on landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense matters
  • 2012
  • Constituent Night with 5th Ward Alderman Will Burns
  • Constituent Night/consulted with individuals on business law and corporate formalities
  • 2012
  • Free Legal Clinic @ Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
  • Foreclosure Defense; Landlord/Tenant Rights;
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Adrian
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zeno is a talented and skilled Real Estate and Landlord Tenant Attorney. I have tried cases against him, observed him try cases against other attorneys, and also know him to be a sound Real Estate Attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Adrian P. Zeno as a true professional, and knowledgeable about Real Estate Transactions."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zeno is a very capable attorney who I highly recommend. I feel confident that individuals I refer to Mr. Zeno for real estate matters will receive superb service."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zeno is a very Professional and knowledgeable Attorney and he pays very close attention to detail. In fact, Zeno is as good as it gets!"
Landlord or tenant
Real estate
General practice
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Personal injury