“Kathy was professional, punctual, accurate in her recommendations, 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 no surprises. 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.” –Steve and Toni S., Plainfield, Illinois.
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor Degree (1993)
Member of the JMLS Law Review
Illinois State University, Normal. IL
Bachelor of Arts Degree (1986)
Kathy O’Keefe-Rivera brings over 20 years legal experience to O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC. In 1993, Kathy began her legal career at the law firm of James S. Stola where she practiced in the areas of real estate transactions, family law and personal injury law. Later, she joined the law firm of Shaheen, Lundberg, Callahan & Orr. In 2001, she started her own firm, focusing on representing buyers and sellers in all types of residential and commercial real estate transactions.
In June, 2015, Kathy became a partner at O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC. During her legal career, she has represented thousands of real estate clients throughout the State of Illinois. From contract to closing, Kathy focuses on delivering a seamless real estate transaction for her clients. When complications arise, Kathy provides immediate solutions. The experience that Kathy has gained over her legal career enables her real estate clients to feel confident and informed throughout the entire process.
Both Kathy and the law firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC strive to provide the highest level of customer service to their clients.
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1993
Illinois State Bar Association