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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

More information about our Chicago Commercial Real Estate Attorneys:

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Our Chicago commercial real estate attorneys are dedicated to ensuring your interests are sufficiently negotiated on your behalf in your commercial real estate matter. Our lawyers create, review, and implement real estate contracts based on your specific needs and strive to protect your rights.

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Chicago Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Chicago Commercial Real Estate Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A

Chicago, Illinois 60642

Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
chicago@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free 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. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Further Reading from our Chicago Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

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Selling Commercial Real Estate in Chicago

Our Chicago commercial lease attorneys explain the important causes to be aware of in your commercial lease. These include:

  • Termination notice
  • Approval of alterations
  • Repairs
  • Use of the property
  • Indemnification clause
  • Attorney fee clause

Read the full article by our Chicago Commercial Real Estate Contract Lawyers discussing which clauses you should include in your commercial lease. 

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Selling Commercial Real Estate in Chicago

Issues can arise during the process of buying, selling, financing and developing commercial property and our Chicago commercial attorneys are here to make the process less intimidating and help you navigate it effectively.

Commercial real estate purchases also have many more laws and regulations than buying a home, all of which must be followed in order for the transaction to be valid.

Your attorney will review all the pertinent information and documents and consult with you regarding financing, construction, zoning and environment laws, title insurance, taxes, and any other questions or issues associated with land use and development.

Read the full article by our Chicago commercial real estate contract attorneys regarding the risks of not using an attorney when buying or selling commercial real estate. 

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Commercial Tenants Rights in Chicago

Chicago commercial real estate attorneys discuss the charges that commercial tenants may be required to pay in addition to base rent. These may include a share of taxes, utilities and common maintenance charges.

The additional rent will change from year to year. If you believe your landlord is overcharging you, the best solution is to audit the landlord's expenses and verify that the common maintenance charges are being charged at market value, as opposed to an inflated price because of either a sweetheart deal or landlord embezzlement.

For this reason, it is imperative that your lease include a clause that gives you the right to audit the landlords’ records. If your lease does not include this clause the landlord is not required to provide records.​

Read the full article by our Chicago commercial real estate contract attorneys regarding common area maintenance audits. 

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