Dear Visitor,

Filing for bankruptcy is a major life event.  Before you entrust your financial well-being to a law firm, I think it’s important to get a sense of whether you will be comfortable with your bankruptcy attorney and the level of services provided.

I’m a down-to-earth sort of guy who enjoys helping people solve their problems.  Hey, I’ve been there.  I know what it’s like to worry about making ends meet at the end of the month.  My goal is to make you feel at ease and to ensure that you understand that filing for bankruptcy is not the end of the world but can be the positive change you need to get your life back on track.

I speak in plain English, not “Latin lawyer-speak.”   I encourage you to ask questions.  The only dumb question is the one not asked.  I will listen carefully to you as you explain your situation and I’ll give you an honest and objective assessment as to whether or not bankruptcy is an appropriate solution.

If you are a good candidate for a bankruptcy filing, I’ll explain the process and give you a step-by-step roadmap of what needs to be done from start to finish to give you your fresh start.  But I’ll also tell you straight out if bankruptcy is not appropriate for you and I’ll  give you some alternative options to consider.

My fees are not the cheapest in town, but they are reasonable.  When you hire me as your lawyer, you will deal directly with ME, not a law clerk or a paralegal.  My fees are flat, meaning that once you retain me, you don’t pay an extra dime whenever you want to talk or meet with me about your case.  No rushing and no watching the clock when we’re together.

Do you hate fighting traffic while rushing to an appointment downtown only to face outrageous parking fees?  Me too!  My office is conveniently located in Beverly on the south side of Chicago (free parking is available!).  I serve clients throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs.

In addition to Bankruptcy Law, I am also experienced in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate Estates, Residential Real Estate Closings, and Business Startups.

Prior to starting my law practice, I was a Vice President and Trust Officer with Bank of America and an Estate Settlement Officer with The Northern Trust Company.  I am a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, where I proudly served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a paralegal specialist.

I earned my law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998.  I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992 with a bachelor’s of science degree in finance.  (Go Illini!)

I’m licensed to practice law throughout the State of Illinois and I am admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  I also hold an inactive Florida law license.

I invite you to look around this website, read the FAQ section, browse the blog articles, and check out my Facebook page.  Hopefully you’ll become more informed and comfortable with me and your decision to file than when you arrived.

If you’re ready to get together now for your FREE no-obligation initial consultation, just give me a call at (773) 429-0400, shoot me an email, or schedule an online appointment.

Thanks for visiting!

Best Regards,

Alvin