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Mahmoud Faisal Hasan Elkhatib

also known as Mahmoud Faisal Elkhatib, M. Faisal Elkhatib

About me

A commercial attorney with over 20 years experience as a business executive. Experienced in commercial and corporate transactions including real estate development, consumer products, and manufacturing.

As a business executive, Elkhatib successfully managed, built and restructured small and medium sized corporations.  He is especially intune with successfully overcoming the challenges that arise from a series of singular decisions, financial hurdles and growth pains that affect businesses at one time or another. 

One key to his success comes from his understanding that litigation strategy is a science and an art and needs to be in step with the overall business strategy that generates successful outcomes.

God willing I am able to leave this world in a better shape than which I found it.

Specialties: Commercial and corporate transactions, Borrower exit and restructuring strategies, structured workouts, negotiations and drafting of financal instruments, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and real estate transactions. 


Languages spoken: English, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 85%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    13 years, 150 cases
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
    23 years, 100 cases



Contingent (30%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Faisal is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat.


    Raquel Gross Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jesse Lanshe

    I have referred several clients to Faisal over the years. He has consistently shown that he is a tireless advocate for his clients and that he is willing and able to stand up to the banks to protect mortgage debtors from being taken advantage of.


    Jesse Lanshe Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1S443 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/11/2016
INTemporary AdmissionUnknown10/15/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Certificate of AchievementWorldwide Who's Who - Legal2013
Most Active OrganizationThe John Marshall Law School2009
Dean's ListThe John Marshall Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of Counsel AttorneyEV Has, LLC2011 - Present
Licensed Legal InternUS Attorneys Office - Northern Dist of Illinois2010 - 2010
Licensed Legal InternCook County State's Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Legal ExternshipUS Bankruptcy Court, Northern District Of Illinois2010 - 2010
Health Care Ventures ConsultantFulcrum Chicago2006 - 2006
Licensed Real Estate Sales PersonUnited Realty Partners2005 - 2008
ConsultantAvicenne Laboratories, Inc2004 - 2007
Executive Vice PresidentDENA Corporation1992 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Maile EmpoowermentCounsel & Advisor to Executive Director2015 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Arab American Family ServicesTreasurer of Board of Directors2013 - Present
Arab Bankers Association North AmericaMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA)Attorney Member2010 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Arab-American Bar Association of IllinoisAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember2006 - Present
Middle East Law Student AssociationPresident2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Correct Other Attorney's MistakesCase Dismissed & Home Saved
Loan Modification Finally SuccessfulLoan modification granted, Case Dismissed
No Confession of Judgement ClauseSuccessfully deleted Confession of Judgment Clauses in the loans
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Publication nameTitleDate
LinkedIn PlusWhy Greece Should Hold its Ground2015
LinkedIn PulseBeware of Bad Home Inspectors2015
www.foreclosuredefenselawoffice.comForeclosure Defense2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolN/AJ.D.2011
Roosevelt UniversityChemistryBachelor1998
DePaul University College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate InstituteSimplifying Real Estate Closings2015
Better Informed Housing - Can TVHome Owners Associations2015
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - Elder Abuse2014
Public Access TelevisionDomestic Violence - How to file Orders of Protection2014
Public Access TelevisionForeclosure Options & Cautionary Tales2014
Main Street Association of RealtorsDont Let Foreclosure Steal Your Short Sale2014
Community Housing ServicesTenants Have Rights in Foreclosure2013
Association of Foreclosure Defense AttorneysSecuritization: New York's case law on Illinois Foreclosures2013
AAFS - Staff SeminarTenants Have Rights in Foreclosure2013
LawReview CLEIllinois Mortgage Foreclosure Defenses2011
Law Review CLEIllinois Mortgage Foreclosure Review2011
Foreclosure and the Middle ClassForeclosure's Impact on the Community2009