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Lisle Real Estate Attorney | Real Estate Lawyer, Lisle IL

Our Lisle Real Estate attorneys promise to provide the excellent service necessary to take your real estate purchase from contract to closing smoothly. Let us be your advocates in providing you above and beyond client service.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Lisle Real Estate Attorneys:

  • We Get the Job Done!  Our skilled Lisle real estate attorneys will communicate with you, your realtor, your lender, and the other party's attorney to make sure that your real estate purchase or sale closes smoothly and on time.  
  • We Go Above And Beyond For Our Clients!    Our Lisle real estate lawyers have built a reputation in the community for providing above-and-beyond client service.  Many of our clients have been so thrilled with our service that they have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.   Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our satisfied clients, we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award for 2016.   We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.  Because of his work in the community, Kevin O'Flaherty was a recipient of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award.  We look forward to "wowing" you and your family with our communication, accessibility and excellent service. 
  • Establish a Lifelong Relationship!  Once our Lisle real estate attorneys earn your trust our excellent service, you will never again have to look for another attorney.  We provide comprehensive service in nearly every area of law.  We are able to do this because we have a team of attorneys with different areas of experience that take a collaborative team approach to assisting our clients.   Whether you need estate planningbusiness representation, bankruptcy assistance, or dispute resolution and litigation, we are here to help.  
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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5002 Main St., Ste. 201

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Lisle Real Estate Attorneys

What to Look Out For in Residential Real Estate Contracts

In this article by our Lisle real estate attorneys, they discuss, after signing a residential real estate contract, you will typically have 5 business days to review it with your attorney and make any changes that your attorney recommends.  Our Lisle real estate attorneys will work through your contract with you paragraph by paragraph to ensure that it places you in the best possible position.  However, 5 clauses in the contract stand out as particularly important for you to understand:

  1. Purchase Price and Earnest Money:  It goes without saying that it is important for the purchase price to be listed correctly.  However, there may also be closing cost credits that factor into the ultimate purchase price.  There are many parties involved in a real estate transaction, including your title company, your lender, attorneys, and governmental entities to whom taxes and fees are paid.  At closing, the seller's attorney will present a ledger called a "settlement statement" showing all of the money that is changing hands between all of these parties
  2. Fixtures and Personal Property Included in the Transaction:  The form real estate contract used by most realtors includes a paragraph with a series of check-boxes for fixtures and other property, such as appliances or chandeliers, that will be included in the purchase price.
  3. Mortgage Contingency:  If your contract is contingent on the purchaser obtaining a mortgage, it is important that you understand the portion of the contract relating to the mortgage contingency and that its terms are correct.  The mortgage contingency paragraph will lay out the terms of mortgage that the purchaser must be able to obtain in order to be bound by the contract
  4. Tax Prorations: When you purchase real estate, you will be responsible for the entire property tax bill for the entire year in which the transaction occurred, even though you likely have only owned the property for a portion of that year. 
  5. ‍The typical real estate contract used by realtors contains several clauses that will only be effective if initialed by both sides, which are used for special circumstances.

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Our Lisle Real Estate Attorneys Will Prepare For A Smooth And Timely Closing

Our Lisle real estate attorneys prioritize taking your case from contract to closing in a smooth and timely manner.  The seller's attorney in a real estate closing has handles many tasks to prepare the deal to close.  Here are some of the most important items on our Lisle real estate lawyers' checklist when representing the seller:  

  • Disclosures: Our Lisle real estate attorneys will prepare and provide the buyer with disclosures from the seller regarding radon hazards, lead-based paint, hazardous mold, and other structural defects, which must be noted in the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Report.  
  • Title Commitment: Our Lisle real estate lawyers will work as an agent of a title insurance company to review the title record for the property to ensure that there are no defects in the seller's ability to transfer title to the buyer.  We will arrange for the issuance of a title insurance policy, which will insure against any issues that are not found at this time in the title record.  
  • Survey: Our Lisle real estate attorneys will order a survey and provide it to the buyer, so that the buyer can review the metes and bounds of the property being purchased as well as any easements on the property. 
  • Pay-off Letter: Our real estate attorneys will work with your lender in order to obtain a pay-off letter, which shows exactly how much must be paid by the title company to the lender at closing in order to remove the existing mortgage from the property. 
  • Letters from Homeowners or Condominium Associations (If Applicable):  Our Lisle real estate attorneys will work with your homeowners association or condominium association to provide the buyer with letters showing that there are no unpaid assessments,  that any right of first refusal to purchase the property held by the association is waived, and that the association's common areas are properly insured.  
  • Municipal Letters: If your village or township requires a municipal inspection prior to the sale of your property, our Lisle real estate lawyers will arrange for the inspection and obtain a letter from the municipality stating that the inspection has been completed and that all utility bills have been previously paid by you. 
  • Tax Proration:  Our Lisle real estate attorneys will review the previous year's tax bill in order to calculate the amount of the tax proration that must be credited to the buyer at closing in order to account for your share of the current year's tax bill.  You can learn more about tax prorations in this article by our Lisle real estate lawyers: The Top 5 Things to Look Out For in Your Residential Real Estate Contract.  
  • Closing Documents:  Prior to closing, our real estate attorneys will prepare the following documents to be executed at the closing table:
  1. The Deed, which transfers title to the buyer. 
  2. Affidavit of Title, in which the seller testifies regarding any known defects in her title to the property. 
  3. Bill of Sale, which is a receipt showing that the seller has received payment for the property.
  4. ALTA Statement, which is a sworn statement regarding any known encumbrances to the property, such as mechanic's liens and judgment liens. 
  5. Transfer Tax Forms, which are filed with the assessor's office to show the amount paid by the buyer for the property, for the purpose of calculating transfer tax. 
  6. Settlement Statement, which shows all of the money and credits changing hands between the buyer, seller, attorneys, realtors, lenders, and municipalities in the transaction.

Our Lisle attorneys have the skill, experience, and client-focus necessary to ensure that any obstacles to your transaction closing smoothly are either prevented or resolved efficiently and effectively. 

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