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Chicago, Illinois 60603

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Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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We would like to express our opinion regarding the wonderful real-estate attorney Kathy Rivera. She assisted us with the property purchase. Always responding on the timely manner, Kathy was very attentive, responsive, and professional. Kathy Rivera’s amazing ability to communicate made the stressful and challenging short sale process very easy and simple.

When we met her on the closing, we were amazed by her incredible personality and positive attitude. Her excellent legal representation left us very happy.

Thank you very much!!!!

Alexandr Iltchenko, Palatine, Illinois

I just wanted to thank you, your staff, and your attorney who represented me in front of the Judge. She’s awesome!!! I don’t know why anyone would go to anyone else but you??!!! God bless you all!

Ronald R., Hazel Crest, Illinois

Wow what a fantastic experience selling a home with Peter L. Berk. We had a number of difficult issues with our real estate agent and the bank holding the mortgage. Once Peter took on the legal responsibilities it was nothing but smooth sailing on our end. I highly highly, did I say highly recommend Peter as an outstanding professional. You will not be disappointed.

David R., Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Kathleen O’Keefe-Rivera was a wonderful attorney to work with throughout the whole process of buying our first home. When it comes to buying a first home it is very scary and extremely stressful but Kathy made everything very easy and helped us close our home quickly and affordably. Thank you so much Kathy for all your help in getting us our first home!

Jordan and Rebecca Setliff, Bolingbrook, Illinois

I had the pleasure of working with Kathleen O’Keefe-Rivera during our house closing in 2008. Kathy was professional, punctual, accurate in her recommendation’s, and particularly knowledgeable of the real estate and lending markets.

I was particularly impressed by Kathy’s ability to foresee potential issues or questions and to set our expectations clearly before the closing leaving little to be surprised about. This is a skill that clearly spoke to her experience level but which came to her very naturally as well.

Kathy is more than a lawyer reading papers, she became part of the family for a brief time and took an active role in evaluating and helping us get the best deal.

Steve and Toni Strepek, Bolingbrook, Illinois

I was fortunate enough to work with Doug Rivera for three years as part of the Legal Department at Nicor Gas Company. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge in so many different aspects of law. To this day, I still refer to Doug when unique situations arise where I know Doug will have the answer. More than this, Doug is a great guy, with no ego, who truly cares about delivering a great product to his clients. I highly recommend Doug for bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation matters.

Paul Padron, Bolingbrook, IL

Peter Berk assisted me with my c13 bankruptcy and his service through the 5 year completion process was outstanding! His professionalism & heartfelt concerns definitely went above & beyond my expectations. Peter Berk never missed following through on any issue & he always responded to each immediately! I could not have asked for better service, which played a critical part in helping me stay on track & achieve my ultimate goal!!

Deborah K., Chicago, IL

Peter was referred to me by “Pre-Paid Legal Services” and I never could have been more happier! His offices were nearby and no waiting. Peter had a pleasant personality which made it much easier to talk and not feel intimidated especially being my first time seeing a lawyer. He was courteous and knew exactly what to do for my situation and continued on this path until his services were no longer needed. He never made me feel as though I was annoying him by calling him or emailing him to much! Whenever I would call or email him he was right on the money! I would most definately recommend Peter to anyone who would need his help with the same situation I was in!

Jewell H., Chicago, IL

I needed a lawyer trustworthy and knowledgeable Peter Berk is all that and more! I needed timely advise on a real estate partners bankruptcy that was enveloping me. Peter helped to protect my interests, recover assets, and provided council for going foreward.

Paul P., Chicago, Illinois

I had interviewed several lawyers before I decided on Mr. Berk. What ultimately lead to my decision was Peter’s responsiveness. Others thought my case to be extremely difficult or impossible to pursue and if I where to prevail the reward to small to warrant the expense. Peter warned me that there prognosis could be an reality however he also had a game plan to make my wishes come true. It was a very long haul the opposition threw every they could at us but Peter’s extensive knowledge and my tenacity lead us to a settlement which made us both ( Peter and I ) very happy.

David C., Washoe Valley, NV (formerly of Chicago)

After a long ordeal with some properties we owned, we were forced into bankruptcy. We had discussed Bankruptcy with another attorney who seemed focused on treating us like a number. We were introduced to Peter by our attorney who dealt with our other issues. Peter, after listening to our saga, came up with an approach that was not even discussed by the other bankruptcy attorney. Peter quickly wrote up our case to be filed for our review and was prompt with responses to questions or changes. Our case was filed quickly and went through without a hitch. I have already recommended Peter to another person who was satisfied with his service and will not hesitate to recommend Peter in the future.

Francis I., Chicago, IL

Got Helena Milman as my lawyer from this Chicago bankruptcy law firm. She’s everything a lawyer should be- very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate & willing to help anyway possible. My whole experience with her was wonderful. I highly recommend her & her and this Chicago law firm to anyone who need representation.

Maria B., Chicago, Illinois

I was referred to Peter by a good friend after trying several times to get help from a big Chicago bankruptcy firm that is on TV every day. The television firm made me feel embarrassed, treated me with disrespect, and would not take my case. After meeting with Peter I knew I was in good hands. I have used Peter’s firm for 2 cases. I was forced to file a chapter 7 and later a 13 after getting hurt at work,I sent my wife to him and as of today he has gotten several of my close friends and family out of financial trouble. I am thankful that my friend found Peter and we have been referring his law firm to our family and friends ever since. Peter is very straightforward and knows the law. He is a great Chicago bankruptcy attorney. If you want great service and peace of mind call Peter first.

Bob P., Lake Villa, Illinois

After being referred by another Attorney, I met with Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Peter L Berk. After the very first meeting, I knew that I made a right decision. Attorney Berk explained the legal procedure in length and gave great attention to all my concerns and questions. I was at such an ease while leaving his Chicago office, and felt that a very heavy load has been lifted upon me. I found him very knowledgeable, informative, honest and straightforward. He gathered all my papers, and filed my case on time.
Attorney Berk and his staff made me feel at ease. He was in touch with me on regular basis and updating me about the timing and procedure of the case. Above all the greatest thing is that, he still answers my call and helping me with my other concerns and questions on prompt basis. I would highly recommend Attorney Berk and his Chicago law firm “Law Office of Peter L Berk” for Bankruptcy and other business matters. P.S. Trust me you would be in good hands.

Syed H., Lake Villa, Illinois

Chicago Attorney Peter Berk was referred to me by a reliable source. I reside in Denver Colorado, and I was purchasing real estate property in the Chicago area. The concern for me was that I was back in Denver and was not going to be at closing. I needed an attorney in Chicago who knew real estate matters, who had answers to my questions, and who could put my mind at ease about things like wiring funds over, the timing of it, checking the status of tax exemptions on the property, and more. Before returning to Denver, I hand-delivered some documents to Peter at his Chicago office as I sought to meet him face to face. I like looking people in the eye in these matters, and I left feeling good about Peter and about this business transaction. Peter was with me on it every step of the way, while I was both in Chicago and back in Denver, and it all went extremely smoothly. He caught something prior to closing that I was charged for but felt should be a shared expense between me and the seller of the property, so he fought for that and secured agreement. That saved me money, which is always a bonus!! Peter is professional, thorough, and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a real estate attorney in the Chicago area.

Eddie E., Denver, Colorado

I went to Chicago bankruptcy attorney Peter Berk after having a terrible experience with another bankruptcy attorney/firm. Peter was straight forward and informative. He kept me aware of what was required and the steps in the process. Peter made a very difficult time a easier for me.

Rose R., Chicago, Illinois

Anyone considering bankruptcy in the Chicago area would be well advised to consult with Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Peter Berk prior to making any decisions. Before considering bankruptcy, we tried debt consolidation which resulted in little debt reduction, high service fees and three active judgments against us. Attorney Berk took the time to explain in simple language how to bankruptcy process works including fees, timeframes and what was expected from us. Attorney Berk met with us at his downtown Chicago office and explained the process of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The process is complicated, but Attorney Berk explained it in a manner that we could understand, and he was patient with us. My case was a great success – I was able to keep my practice and was only required to repay 10% of the outstanding debt. I also was able to purchase a home a short time after my Chapter 11 Plan was confirmed. When filing bankruptcy, anxiety and self-doubt are to be expected. Attorney Berk was always available to help and support us in a most professional manner. We would highly recommend Attorney Peter Berk and have previously done so to several friends/family members.

Dr. Rick K., Lake County

After being injured at work and unable to pay my bills I found myself in financial ruin and about to lose my house and vehicle. I consulted with several bankruptcy attorneys with no success. I was referred by a friend to the law office of Peter L Berk. After discussing my situation with Mr. Berk I found he was very caring and knowledgable and made the whole process reassuring and stress free. He saved my house and car and I’m now out of debt. In a very short time my credit score jumped to 675. I have referred several friends to Mr. Berk’s office and all were very pleased with their results. I would recommend Mr. Berk 100% for anyone experiencing financial difficulty and needing help filing bankruptcy. Thanks again.

Robert, Lake County, Illinois