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Chicago, IL 60601

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O'Keefe Rivera & Berk, LLC Attorneys at Law

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

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 […]

Real Estate Law November 6, 2015

O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk opens office in Oak Lawn for bankruptcy and real estate clients

We are pleased to announce the opening of our brand new office at 5620 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453, which is shared with Century 21 Affiliated. The office is open to clients in the South Suburban area of Oak Lawn who are seeking representation in bankruptcy, real estate, or any other of our […]

Real Estate Law October 21, 2015

Loan modifications at O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk

Loan modifications are a very popular topic at O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, these days, and for good reason — a loan modification can keep a client out of foreclosure, lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, and even on rare occasions, reduce mortgage principal. Generally, loan modifications come up in conversations with clients in two different […]

Bankruptcy Law October 20, 2015

Slam the door on student loan collections with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Often, when the rate of unemployment declines, collection agencies step up their collection efforts and will begin filing more and more collection lawsuits. After all, consumers are earning more money, and creditors are going after that money. Recently we have seen a significant increase in private student loan collection cases. These private lenders are increasingly […]

Uncategorized June 2, 2015

The Law Firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC is now open

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our new law firm, which launched on June 1, 2015!  The firm combines the talent and experience of partners Kathleen O’Keefe-Rivera, Doug Rivera, and Peter Berk, and is now serving the entire Chicagoland area.  The firm’s partners have over 50 years of combined experience in real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, […]


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    55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60601
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    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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