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Benjamin W. Wong

Residential real estate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   21 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Residential real estate
    40%
    Our firm represents individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, condominium and more.

    23 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Our firm handles Estate Planning matters which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws.

    23 years

  3. Business
    10%
    There are three principal kinds of business structures: the sole proprietorship, the partnership, and the corporation. Call today to discuss your business needs further.

    23 years

  4. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Our firm represents commercial client in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, condominium and more.

    23 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process, generally, includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and more.

    23 years

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the legal forms of business you may choose. As an entrepreneur you must examine all of the characteristics and consult a knowledgeable legal professional when considering the formation.

    23 years

"...HIGHLY COMPETENT AND VERY DEPENDABLE....PERSONALLY A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH."

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.  Rest assured, when you retain my services, you will get someone who communicates with you every step of the way.  We live in a fast-paced environment, and I understand how important it is to follow-through on producing high-quality legal services. 

 

When I am not serving my clients needs, I find that I am serving the needs of my family.  I used to be an avid golfer, but I find my free time is now spent with my children.  From coaching my sons' little league baseball teams to serving on the local school board to spending long days at their chess tournaments, I just don't have the time to be out on the golf course.  My golfing buddies will have to wait a little bit longer for me to get back out there.   

 

Being born and bred in Chicago, I have a love-affair with the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Bulls.  You might be surprised to learn that I used to be a beer vendor at Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.  Those were great times when I was able to work outdoors and enjoy the roar of the crowd.  Honestly, though, my back doesn't miss it as much. 

 

Now that you've learned a little bit about me, I look forward to learning more about you and your legal needs.  Don't hesitate to call me for a free consultation.

 

 

 

 

Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Benjamin W. Wong
2615 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60614-1485

Reviews

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Posted by Stephen | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
We relied on Ben's guidance in buying and selling properties, and were greatly pleased in how he kept us up to date, worked through small problems and helped us to trouble-free closings.
Posted by Brad | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Attorney!
Being new to the home buying experience in Chicago, we were very skeptical and did not understand the complexity of the settling procedures. As representation for us, Ben was very helpful in explaining the standards for purchasing a condo in Chicago and helped us attain the items we needed during the negotiation process. I would certiainly recommend Ben for any real estate representation needs that someone may have
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Posted by Anthony | December 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, professional, and a pleasure to work with
Ben provided steady professional guidance through a tumultuous first-time home buying process for my partner and me. He was responsive, patient and professional in working with us, the lender, and the seller, and kept the process moving forward at a difficult time. Ben even took the time to teach us important parts about the process, and prepare us for being homeowners. Highly recommended, thanks!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
Ben is an amazing attorney that assisted with the sale of our home and was on top of all the requests made by myself and our agent. He handled our sale as if it was the only one with great attention to detail despite the busy time and all the other clients he was dealing with. Will definitely keep him In mind for future needs !! Thank you !
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Posted by Helen | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and knowledgeable!
Ben was our attorney for buying our home and selling 2 of our homes. We kept going back to him because we received excellent services from him each time. He was always responsive and get what he needs to do right away. He always gave us valuable advice and helped us through negotiations.
Posted by Mike | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & responsive
Ben was our real estate attorney during the two-month purchase process of our new home. He was knowledgeable and consistently prompt in responding to questions. He provided solid advice prior to closing when our loan consultant didn't respond. Highly recommended.
Posted by Leanne | August 27, 2009
First Home Closing
I recently worked with Ben and Jude to buy my first condo. I originally had a contract on one condo - which fell through because of financing issues with the building. Ben and Jude worked to get me out of that contract and my earnest money returned to me with no hassle. I then acquired a contract on a second condo, which was a new construction project. The developer had a contract with several questionable provisions, which they tried to negotiate to my favor. One provision, a $100/day penalty for closing after the scheduled date, was not negotiable. However, when I needed more time because of financing delays, they were able to secure an extension, and I did not have to pay the penalty. Overall, Ben and Jude both made me feel at ease during this process. They do not act like "typical" lawyers who huff and puff - they break things down and make it easy to understand without being condescending. I did not purchase a very expensive condo, and despite the relatively low fee that Ben and Jude charged, I never felt as if I were an unimportant client. I would recommend Ben and Jude to anyone, and especially first time homebuyers. It is reassuring to know you have people in your corner!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009
I highly recommend Ben Wong.
Ben Wong assisted me with several real estate transactions, as well as all of my estate planning needs. He is highly competent and very dependable. He has given me excellent legal advice and is personally a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Ben for all of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009
Client Review
I used Ben for the purchase of my first condo. He was very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful throughout the process. When some issue came up from the seller side, Ben was very proactive and willing to go extra miles to get things done on time. I will continue to use his service and I would like to recommend Ben to my colleagues/friends who are also looking to buy their first home.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2008
Client Review
Used Ben as our lawyer for real estate transactions and estate planning needs. Always very practical and responsive to ours needs. Reassuring and calm when we were in very stressful situations.
Posted by Brad | June 9, 2008
Condo Purchase and Closing
I've used Ben on both the purchase of and sale of my condo, and in all respects, he did a fantastic job. He was knowledgeable, available, and most of all, very easy to work with. I'd highly recommend him for all real estate transacttions
Posted by Andy | May 30, 2008
Condo closing
We used Ben as our attorney for the closing of our condo. He was very helpful and responded quickly to all emails and phone calls. Our closing went very smoothly.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2008
Attorney
I have worked with countless Illinois attorneys in numerous real estate transactions and Mr. Wong is one of the most professional attorneys that I have had the pleasure of doing business with. Mr. Wong is very thorough and does whatever it takes to make the real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible. I have and will continue to recommend Mr. Wong to all my clients for their real estate and estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2008
Client Review
Benjamin Wong is a knowledgeable, customer oriented attorney.
Posted by Larry | May 4, 2008
Client Review
Very professional, easy going
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2008
Executive Director
Ben is great. The only thing I would ask is that he be a bit more aggressive in some of the disagreements between the seller of the property and me (the buyer).
Posted by Kay | April 30, 2008
Client Review
Benjamin is an incredible attorney. I worked with him on my will and subsequent revisions. Doing a will is complex and Benjamin was very committed to working with me on the issues that were important to me and my son.
Posted by Amber | April 29, 2008
Client Review
We have worked with Benjamin Wong for many years now on various closings and other Real Estate issues. We have had some complicated situations that he was able to handle gracefully. We have found him very knowledgeable and personable.
Posted by Hutch | April 29, 2008
Client Review
Ben is one of the best attorney's I have worked with. He handled a group of issues for us with knowledge, confidence and respect. I highly recommend Ben.
Posted by Krista | April 29, 2008
Real Estate Specialist
Ben has been wonderful to work with. He always keeps me in the loop and my clients have been very happy with his work he has done for them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Benjamin W. Wong & Associates, Ltd.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rozman & Wong, LLC
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Tax Associate
  • Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies, LLC
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • ACCURATE INDUSTRIES COMPLETE STEAMBATH AND SAUNA HEATERS v. DEMITRIOUS ROUMBOS ET AL. 02 CH 17306
  • Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Denied
  • PLESCHOURT V. CAMPBELL, 2010 M1 703069
  • Won $50,000 judgment for client in forcible entry and detainer case
  • ESTATE OF BERTHA KARTSOUNES, 04 P 700
  • Saved the estate over $75,000 from successfully negotiating a reduced amount with the Department of Public Aid

Associations

  • Chicago Chess Foundation, NFP
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lane Tech Local School Council
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Expert Panelist - Real Estate - The Basics and Beyond
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinoisthern Bankruptcy Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Decatur Classical School
  • Vice Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Debt Advisory Alliance
  • Loan Modification Specialist
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Decatur Classical School
  • Parent Representative
  • 2008 - 2012
  • West Loop LeTip
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Representative - Student Liason
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association
  • Representative
  • 1997 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Skinner North Classical School
  • 2014
  • Bob Best Award
  • S.I.L.L.
  • 2008

Publications

  • Benjamin W. Wong & Associates Newsletter
  • How to Handle a Short Sale
  • 2008
  • Benjamin W. Wong & Associates Newsletter
  • Estate Planning pitfalls
  • 2008
  • Corporate Creations Newsletter
  • Using Limited Liability Companies for Real Estate Investments
  • 2002
  • The Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives
  • Illinois Job Tax Credit Gives State the 'EDGE' in Relocations and Expansions
  • 2001
  • The Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives
  • Investment Credit Recapture May be Triggered by some Surprising Transactions
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2016
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2012
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Real Estate Closings - The Basics and Beyond
  • 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Residential Real Estate Closing: The Basics and Beyond
  • 2009
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business
  • 2008
  • Short Sales
  • Short Sale Seminar
  • 2008
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Loan Documents- Purchaser
  • 2008
  • Money Smart Week
  • Rescuing Your Home From Foreclosure
  • 2008
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business
  • 2007
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Loan Documents - Purchaser
  • 2007
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business
  • 2006
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Loan Documents - Purchaser
  • 2006
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business
  • 2005
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Loan Documents - Purchaser
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Residential real estate Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben Wong is one of those people who just inspire confidence when you meet them. He's dedicated, skillful, and trustworthy. I highly recommend him for your estate planning needs. You can put your faith in him to handle whatever you need."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I thoroughly endorse Ben for his diligent and ethical representation of all his clients. His knowledge of real estate matters is second to none and his ethics entirely in place. Further, his casual and friendly personality lessens the stress of doing business. What a great attorney to work with!"
Real estate Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked under Benjamin Wong as a real estate attorney for over four years. Ben is one of the most professional and courteous attorneys I have had the privilege of working for. Ben does an excellent job of catering to his clients’ needs and is excellent at making, not only his clients, but all parties involved feel comfortable and confident that all legal issues will be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. I have seen Ben go above and beyond his duties as attorney to make a real estate closing go as smoothly as possible. Ben’s extensive network of real estate agents and client referrals are a testament to the experience and expertise he brings to the closing table. I would recommend Benjamin Wong to handle all my clients’ real estate and other legal needs with the highest of confidence."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Benjamin Wong is an experienced hard-working professional who has always diligently represented all of my real estate and estate planning clients. Each of my referred clients always had positive feedback on Attorney Wong's professionalism and quality of representation. Ben always explains all legal, business, and practical aspects of a legal issue to help clients make informed decisions. He is well-organized and methodical in his approach. I have always trusted Ben's honesty, integrity and professionalism and highly recommend him."
Residential real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ben for approximately five years and I know that a substantial part of his practice is in the area of residential real estate. He is a very detail-oriented attorney with a good sense of the precision required for real estate work. Ben is a very conscientious, concerned attorney who acts with integrity on behalf of his clients and the legal profession as a whole. He is a true asset to the legal profession."
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