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Michael Jeffrey Gunderson

Real estate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Attorney Gunderson possesses the expertise and insight, reinforced by years of experience and long-term connections throughout Chicago’s real estate, finance, and insurance industries.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Usually, the first thing people need to know about bankruptcy is what it can do for them and what it cannot. Mr. Gunderson specializes in helping individuals and businesses re-starting their financial life. Get the help you need, call today.

  3. Car accident
    If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, Attorney Gunderson can help. Insurance companies are notorious for paying auto accident victims who have no attorney FAR LESS than those who have representation.

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The Gunderson Law Firm
2155 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL, 60618

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Posted by Lindsay | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked Hard for us from Miles Away!
Mike helped us to sell our Chicago condo after a move across the country. Moving is stressful and selling a condo in a place you’re no longer living is doubly stressful, but with Mike, it was much easier. We never once felt as though he didn’t have our best interest in mind and we always felt well taken care of. I would highly recommend the Gunderson Law Firm for any and all real estate transactions, he was wonderful!
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Posted by Giovanni | April 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Giovanni Leopaldi-Real Estate Broker
Mike has handled clients for me for over a decade and has been amazing! Mike goes the extra mile for his clients and makes sure their best interest are protected at all times. I've struggled with getting a hold of other attorneys before but Mike and his team are always available to help out! I don't use anyone else. Thanks Mike!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
Amazing attorney, responsive and knowledgeable! If I needed help again, I wouldn't hesitate to call him, he'said very honest and trustworthy!!
Posted by Todd | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property Tax appeal
Michael was thorough, thoughtful and totally dependable on our recent property tax appeal. He explained the process upfront very clearly, delivered on time and achieved a reduction almost twice what we anticipated. Michael did a fantastic job and I'd recommend him enthusiastically.
Posted by Jessica | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Diligent and an Earnest Advocate
We hired Michael to represent us for the purchase of our first home; he came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Michael was very responsive and spent a lot of time walking us newbies through the home buying process. His knowledge, experience and pragmatic approach to real estate transactions was apparent throughout our contract negotiations and subsequent issues related to the appraisal. We knew we could come to him with any questions and felt as though we were in good hands from start to finish. We would certainly use Michael again and would absolutely recommend his services to others.
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Posted by Adam | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I owe it all to Michael Gunderson
I've used his services several times. Between his thorough service, his depth of knowledge, and his caring manor, I would recommend him every time.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
The initial consultation is supposed to be one page and 15 minutes. I contacted him a day before I had to appear, he reviewed my entire summons, called me back after 4pm, and gave me great advice which worked out at my hearing. In the service business it is well known you only hear from your customers when they are extremely satisfied or just slightly dissatisfied; this would be the former! Outstanding experience with a class act.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This guy is the real deal!
The legal profession gets its fair share of bad press and for all the reasons that one might think. But Michael Gunderson's photo is reflective of his professional character, respect and responsive personality. I grew up in the South where a person's word was and is their bond. I have to believe that Mr. Gunderson is a man of his word. He was very helpful in reviewing a document and offering his opinion. I plan to keep Michael Gunderson on file for any legal real estate issues that I may have in the Chicago area. I recommend him based on this single contact alone.
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Posted by Silvia | March 4, 2015
Very reliable and very professional!!!
If you need quick professional help, Michael is your attorney! So happy we contacted him!! Our problem got resolved in no time! So blessed that we ran into him! Thank you kindly Michael! You are the best :)
Posted by Thomas | February 14, 2015
Look no further
Michael Gunderson, is someone I highly recommend to everyone that needs an excellent, trustworthy attorney. He puts you totally at ease with his knowledge and expertise and I felt complete peace with him dealing with any situation. I am always amazed at his fast response time to any email or phone call.I definitely highly recommend Michael Gunderson from Gunderson & Tharp.
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Posted by jane | October 10, 2012
Very helpful in a difficult time.
Michael is a wonderful Real Estate attorney. When I had to sell my father's house, Michael was very honest and helpful with us. He was there for every step of the way and made the process go smoothly, even though it was a difficult time for me.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2012
Most genuine lawyer I have ever met
I was very embarrassed that I had to file bankruptcy and I could barely discuss it without feeling that I would be judged. Before I stepped into Michael Gunderson's office all I wanted to do was get the information I needed, start the process and bolt out of that office before he even had a chance to take a good look at me. I was already feeling bad enough, i didn't need a lawyer judging me. But guess what, almost a year later (bankruptcy finalized) and now this amazing lawyer is actually someone I call "friend". From the moment I met him he took the fear out of the word "bankruptcy" and treated me with such dignity and respect that all of a sudden I was no longer embarrassed and felt as though things will actually be ok again. Once I did my part and supplied all the information that was needed, the process went very smoothly and in a very timely manner. I am now happy to say that I can start rebuilding my credit and get my life back on track. Thank you Michael, you're the best.
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Posted by Tony | February 5, 2012
Great well-rounded attorney
Michael has been a great asset to my business. He's also been a great source of legal advice for both business and personal issues. His firm handles most needs and has a vast network for the areas they do not cover. Gunderson & Tharp for all of your legal needs.
Posted by Laiza | January 20, 2012
Trustworthy, Smart, Good Natured
Before reaching out to Michael, I spoke to several other attorney's about my case, which involved possible, foreclosure, bankruptcy or other unfortunate options. i had done my research so as I asked for help from these other lawyers, all they had to say was that I had no options and that I would basically need to do all the work and send them a check. When I got on a call with Michael, not only did he make me aware that i had more options but he was very honest with me. He gave me a time frame and as we proceeded everything fell into place just as he had said. He's gone above and beyond for me and my family. Honestly I never thought a lawyer could ever be like how Michael is: knowledgeable, caring and trustworthy.
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Posted by Nathan | January 19, 2012
Great Attorney! Responsive and helpful
Michael and his team are very responsive and communicate frequently. I know when I send them a file that it will be handled and closed. My client's have given Michael great reviews, and I know that they are taken care of. Very knowledgeable in real estate law, and also have helped client's with BK. Great Job guys! Highly recommend
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Posted by Becky | January 19, 2012
Very Knowledgeable and Helpful Lawyer
Michael Gunderson helped my husband and I close on our condo in Chicago. I can't say enough good about him as a lawyer. He is very professional, dedicated, gets things done in a timely manner, informative and easy to approach. He made us feel very comfortable and took time to explain any doubts or concerns we had. Before the closing had a few bumps in the road due to the seller not following the contract we had signed and Mr. Gunderson immediately resolved the issues at hand and left us feeling very content with the resolutions. I had to call Mr. Gunderson often and he always returned my calls quickly and spent the amount of time needed to help me understand and explain, he made us feel very comfortable and confident in everything he was doing. We would highly recommend Mr. Gunderson to use as a lawyer and represent you in your next case.
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Posted by Linda | May 13, 2010
Michael Gunderson is simply the BEST!!! This was a very tough time in our life and Michael made it so pain free. He truly is the nicest attorney you will ever meet and you will be so happy you hire him.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Gunderson Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gunderson & Tharp, LLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • The Law Offices of Michael Gunderson
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • PNC Bank National Association v. Moreno
  • Settlement


  • Small Business Advocacy Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
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  • 2018
  • Rising Star
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  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Young Attorneys Rising Stars
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Young Attorneys Rising Stars
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago First Time Home Buyers Seminar
  • New Home Purchasing
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Michael
Real estate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the hardest working and most genuine attorneys in the Chicago area. Whether helping clients with real estate or debt matters, Michael always puts the client first. I trust him with our firm's referrals."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael's knowledge of the law, combined with his infectious positivity, makes referring my clients to Michael for all real estate matters an easy decision. In addition to the above, my clients always come back to me with a glowing report of his service."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunderson is a great lawyer and his clients really love him. He is extremely smart, energetic and most importantly a good person. He will fight for his client's best interest!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike is one of the most caring and hard working attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only an incredible attorney but a great person."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is a very good lawyer. He is honest, personable and diligent. In the case I had against him, he used all of these skills to obtain a favorable result for his client through a settlement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very Competent and knowledgeable."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had Michael work with several of my clients who needed to file bankruptcy under difficult situations. In my experience, many bankruptcy lawyers handle a large volume of cases without much attention to the individual needs of the client. With Michael, it was just the opposite, he really paid attention to the details and addressed their individual needs. In addition, he is easy to work with. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a hard worker that will go the extra mile for his clients and fellow lawyers. I would trust him with any legal matter that is outside of my expertise. If you need someone that will work hard for you or your client, call MJG....."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Chicago Real estate Lawyer Michael Jeffrey Gunderson
Michael Jeffrey Gunderson
Real estate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 17 years
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