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Jeffrey Scott Marks

Real estate Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.8   20 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    Residential, commercial, landlord tenant, foreclosure, litigation.

    19 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    20%

    19 years

  3. Residential real estate
    20%

    19 years

  4. Foreclosure
    10%

    19 years

ONE OF CHICAGO'S PREMIERE RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY. PLEASE CALL TODAY.

Legal Experience

Jeffrey Marks is one of the leading real estate attorneys in the Chicago area with more than a decade of experience. His practice stretches throughout the Chicagoland area including Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties and focuses on representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate including sophisticated real estate investors and developers. Mr. Marks has given over 150 presentations to realtors throughout Chicago and its suburbs and is one of the most sought-after speakers in his field.

Jeffrey and his dedicated team of three real estate paralegals are prepared to help in any aspect of a real estate transaction including but not limited to buying and selling homes, drafting and negotiating leases, homeowner association issues, commercial transactions and title claims.

Education

Jeffrey graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in 2006, making law his second career after spending 10 years as a video game designer and producer.

Awards and Honors

Jeffrey was named a rising star by his peers in the area of real estate law and was named a SuperLawyer by his peers in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Mr. Marks has garnered excellent online reviews by both realtors and clients. Jeffrey Marks has a perfect 10/10 rating on AVVO.

Please call Jeffrey Marks anytime to set up a meeting for a free consulation. Jeffrey will meet you at his offices in Chicago or the suburbs. Remember, Jeffrey Marks never charges for a consultation. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Location

Busse, Busse & Grasse, PC
Busse, Busse & Grasse, PC
3350 Salt Creek Lane
Suite 105
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Assisted promptly and communicates very clearly. He assisted me with purchase of condo and make the process very smooth and easy.
Posted by Arlyn Tratt | November 25, 2012
Went out of his way to help me
As a real estate Broker for over 16 years, I have worked with many attorneys over the years. None of them have the passion and dedication to the client as Jeffrey Marks. He is not only timely and professional, he cares for each and every one of his clients. He always puts their needs before his own and it shows. I have used Jeff for other matters as well. He is the top in his field for all your legal needs. I highly recommend him with confidence to my friends, clients and family!
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Posted by Melinda | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accessible. Skilled. Thorough.
Jeff has represented many of my clients over the years. From first-time buyers to sellers to investors, he has always been thorough, insightful and accessible. One of his greatest skills is his ability to articulate the sometimes contract complex terms to clients in an easy to digest way, empowering them to make a knowledgeable decision.
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Posted by Andrea | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Time Home Buyer Hand Holding
First-time home buyer. I was nervous and had lots of questions. Jeffrey and his team walked me through the steps, answered my questions promptly, and basically held my hand through the process. Closing was relaxed and relatively quick. Jeffrey made what could be a scary experience into a painless process. Definately selected the right attorney. and would do so again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He and his team are top notch
He and his team have helped me move from unexperienced home buyer to experienced residential real estate investor. I have the utmost confidence in him and his team. They have been honest, quick and responsive on every deal I have worked with them. I cannot say enough good things. Do not hesitate to reach out to Jeff or his team.
Posted by Brittany | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Only Real Estate Attorney You'll Ever Need
Attorney Jeffrey Marks is truly an expert in all things real estate. Over the course of two years, Jeffrey has represented me in three different transactions (and counting). He went above and beyond to help me understand everything that was going on with each of these matters, and most importantly, he made me feel very protected. Jeffrey is a wealth of knowledge, he is very thorough, and he always converses in terms that everyone can comprehend. If you need solid real estate representation, look no further. I cannot recommend Jeffrey enough.
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Posted by Allen | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable and proactive.
What we found most impressive about Jeffrey Marks is that he was ahead of us in thinking about any of the issues which might have become problems. We never felt we needed to worry about how the sale would go.
Posted by Emilia | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best
As a real estate broker for 15 year, I have had many real estate closings and some of them were good ,some of them bad, some of them OK. What separates Jeffrey from the other attorneys is- his efficiency. He will save your time ,taking over the small details in connection to the closing and you will just be happy when everything is done, you just know that you are in good hands. I , would definitely recommend him to any of my clients-sellers and buyers.
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Posted by Van | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Jeff was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I honestly had no idea what to do or expect as first time home buyers, but Jeff was very patient and affable. He made sure we understood everything and made the process effortless. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Shawn | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Jeff did a great job helping me set up my LLC and with the drafting of legal documents for my business. He was quick and thorough, I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Busse, Busse & Grasse, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Blue Eco Legal Council
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alan H. Shifrin & Associates
  • 2007 - 2014

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Insurance Coverage Case
  • Awarded the full policy plus an additional $10,000.00 in mediation.
  • Insurance Coverage Case
  • The insurance company paid the claim to wife as an innocent co-insured under the policy and Illinois law.
  • Insurance Coverage Case
  • Settled case pre-litigation and insurance company paid the full replacement value without homeowner having to rebuild.
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Associations

  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Sponsering Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Blue Eco Legal Counsel
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois Defense Trial Counsel Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Affiliate member of the year 2021-2022
  • North Shore - Barrington Association of Realtors
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Neighboohood Housing Services of Chicago
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Dean's Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2006
  • CALI award for excellence in law
  • CALI
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and learn
  • Real Estate Contract Issue 6.1 compared to 6.0 contract
  • 2016
  • Coldwell Banker Meeting
  • Real Estate Contract Issue 6.1 compared to 6.0 contract
  • 2016
  • Coldwell Banker Meeting
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • 2015
  • More than referrals
  • Corporate Formation and Risk Avoidance
  • 2013
  • More than referrals
  • Insurance Litigation
  • 2013
  • Chicago Young Entrepreneur monthly meeting
  • Business entities and issues of liability
  • 2011
  • Accomplishment Coaching Chicago training event
  • Corporate formation
  • 2011
  • Accomplishment Coaching Training
  • Corporate Formation
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Jeffrey
Real estate Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know if I have a real estate closing with Jeff, he will show up prepared and organized."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is well-informed in real estate law and can direct you to the right place for almost any legal matter. Jeff also frequently participates in speaking engagements, helping real estate agents keep abreast of their field."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Marks is an excellent attorney because he practices a wide variety of areas. He is attentive to his client's needs and always delivers the best possible outcome in each case. I highly recommend his services clients who are in need of representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on several matters and have been impressed on each and every one. His work ethic, attention to detail, and overall legal abilities are outstanding. I highly recommend and endorse Jeff.""
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Jeff Marks. I met Jeff when we were on opposite sizes of a case. He garnered my respect when watching how he dealt with his client and with me, as his opposing counsel. I have since referred many clients outside my practice area to him. Jeff is a zealous advocate for his clients. Jeff is a dedicated attorney and I would trust him with my own life."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is intelligent and tireless in advocating for his clients in a wide array of legal areas. He has the ability to see issues that advance his client's cause that most attorneys do not see in drafting documentation, conducting negotiations, and litigating in the courtroom. I endorse and highly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I confidently endorse Attorney Marks' work. I have known him for 9 years, and all the clients whom I referred to his service were happy and fully satisfied with his depth of knowledge, high quality of work and prompt handling of their cases. He is truly professional, and on top of that, a wonderful person. I've seen him walk his clients from initial consultation through the complex litigation/transaction closely. Outstanding attorney."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeff's work. Jeff has always shown himself to be honest and dilligent in all matters we have worked on together. He has the ability to cut right to the heart of a matter in order to resolve the issue quickly and accurately. "
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