312.758.1121

MAIN OFFICE:
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

O'Keefe Rivera & Berk, LLC Attorneys at Law

Real Estate & Bankruptcy Attorneys with offices in Chicago, Oak Lawn, & Joliet.

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Bankruptcy Law January 23, 2017

How will President Trump affect personal bankruptcy?

Over the past several days, many people have asked me for my opinion on how Donald Trump’s administration might affect the world of personal bankruptcy. One might assume that Trump, having utilized the bankruptcy code to his advantage on more than one occasion, would be a friend to personal bankruptcy during his presidency. This would […]

Bankruptcy Law November 9, 2016

Tenancy by the Entirety and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Recently, our clients, a married couple, presented me with a seemingly impossible task. The Clients were struggling under the weight of over $300,000 of credit card debt, yet, they also had over $160,000 in equity in a marital home. Due to their poor credit, the clients could not refinance or borrow against the home to […]

Chicago Real Estate Law July 20, 2016

The power of real estate contract modifications during attorney review

One of the most important jobs we have when we represent the buyer in a real estate deal is to immediately review the contract and propose modifications within the standard 5 business day attorney review period, which runs from the date of seller acceptance. One addition we always make to the standard contract is to […]

Chicago Real Estate Law July 20, 2016

Buying a short sale? Here are some ways we can protect you.

Short sales are still going strong in the Chicago area. We have only partially recovered from the market crash of the 2000’s, and some areas of the city have not seen much recovery at all. Plenty of homeowners are still looking to rid themselves of negative equity. At the same time, mortgage companies are desperate […]

Bankruptcy Law November 16, 2015

Restoring credit after bankruptcy

In most cases, the ONLY disadvantage to filing for bankruptcy is the effect on credit. However, bankruptcy can actually be positive for the credit in the long term. Skeptical? Let me explain. Credit reports contain a lot of information. Most of the information, in some way, has an impact on the credit score. Some factors […]

Uncategorized November 15, 2015

The law firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk welcomes Spanish speaking clients

O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk real estate clients have the option of working directly with our bilingual attorney, Kathleen O’Keefe-Rivera, who is fluent in Spanish. Kathleen can be reached by dialing 312-758-1121, Ext. 4.

Uncategorized November 9, 2015

The Law Firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk welcomes Russian speaking clients

At O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, we welcome Russian speaking clients in real estate law, bankruptcy law, and other fields of practice. Helena Milman, a native of the city of Sochi, is our Russian speaking attorney. Helena can be reached at our main office number, 312-758-1121, Extension 2.

Real Estate Law November 8, 2015

O’Keefe Rivera & Berk is Ready for TRID!

If you are in the real estate field, chances are that you have heard about TRID. TRID just happens to be the most controversial, most anticipated, most feared change to the mortgage lending and real estate closing process in many years. So what’s the big deal with TRID? First, let’s focus on the acronym made […]

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CONTACT INFO
  • O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC
    55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: 312.758.1121
    Fax: 312.212.5963
    Email: info@orb-legal.com
  • By Appointment Only:
  • 5620 West 95th Street
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • 50 S. Main Street, Suite 200
    Naperville, Illinois 60540


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