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Justin Christopher Strane

also known as Justin Strane

About me

Working with individuals, startups, closely-held and mid-market businesses, Justin focuses much of his practice on real estate (residential and commercial) and business transactions, and related dispute resolution.  


Justin understands the various risks individuals and business owners face every day and works with clients as part of their team at all transaction stages, including entity selection, formation and structure, contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence, closing, corporate and statutory compliance, asset acquisition, team growth, and brand protection. An experienced litigator, Justin also applies his business acumen in the court room, fighting for the most favorable result for his client.


Justin holds an advanced degree (LL.M) in real estate law. 


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 62%
    6 years
  2. Business: 24%
    6 years
  3. Contracts: 14%
    6 years



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Payment types:

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  • Alen Takhsh

    Justin Strane is the consummate professional, representing his clients zealously, ethically and compassionately. He is an added value to the legal profession, and I have not and will not hesitate to refer clients to him. Here's to wishing that every attorney had a character akin to Mr. Strane!


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  • Anastasios G. Garbis

    Justin is a highly qualified real estate attorney and i endorse his qualifications.


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Contact info

Ansari & Shapiro, LLC

211 West Wacker
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Education Foundation ScholarshipChicago Association of REALTORS2011
1st Place TeamBMI/Cardozo Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAnsari & Shapiro, LLC2015 - Present
AttorneyThe Jordan Law Group2011 - 2014
Law ClerkChilton Yambert & Porter LLP2009 - 2011
Judicial ExternHonorable Jeffrey Lawrence2009 - 2009
InternThe Hon. C. Charles Bokos, State of Michigan, 18th District Court2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationChair, Real Estate Committee of the Young Lawyers Section2016 - Present
Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)Member2016 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
University of Michigan Alumni AssociationMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Injunction Denied: Non-Competition AgreementDismissed in favor of Defendants with prejudice
Commercial Interstate Real Estate and Asset SaleSuccessful sale of real estate and business assets to purchaser
Third Party Purchaser v. Second Lien HolderFavorable, reversed and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ansari & Shapiro PublicationsNew ALTA Survey Standards Effective February 23, 20162016
Illinois State Bar Association Real Property NewsletterCommercial tenancies: Clearly define every term in a lease agreement2016
Illinois State Bar Association Business Advice & Financial Planning NewsletterCommercial tenancies: Clearly define every term in a lease agreement2016
Ansari & Shapiro PublicationsChicago Debt Amnesty Program Goes Into Effect on Novebmer 15, 20152015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolReal EstateLL.M - Master of Laws2013
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoCertificate in Intellectual Property LawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007