James Kottaras Lawyer Profile

Biography

After graduating from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1989  and receiving valuable training while working as an intern for two civil court Judges, Mr. Kottaras began working with a local law firm, where he honed his litigation skills, mostly representing real estate developers and personal injury clients.  In 1993, he decided to open his own firm.  Our Law Office first opened its doors in the Chicago-Loop (at Madison & LaSalle St) in that same year and has been in continuous operation ever since.  Later our office was moved to Washinton & LaSalle St, where Mr. Kottaras became general counsel for a local real estate investor/developer of several Chicago-Loop office and commercial buildings.  As general counsel, Mr. Kottaras honed his skills in the areas of commercial real estate leasing, litigation and transactional law. After the developer retired, Mr. Kottaras became a fully-independent practitioner.  Since then, we have been providing clients with the most competent and insightful legal representation in eviction cases, real estate leasing and transactions, commercial and residential closings and real estate-related litigation.  Mr. Kottaras is also a licensed Managing Real Estate Broker and Title Agent for Chicago Title Insurance (CTI) and Professional National Title Insurance (PNTN) and has represented sellers and buyers and numerous closings in Chicago and throughout suburban Cook County, Illinois.

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Fixed Price Packages

Residential Real Estate Closings (Sellers)
Price: $175 to $275
Residential Evictions
Price: $375 to $475
Residential Real Estate Closings (Buyer)
Price: $475 to $650

Payment Options

Free Initial Consultation
Rate $200.00 - $250.00 - hourly rate
Types of Payments Accepted

Languages

English

Employment History

Attorney
June 1993 - Present Law Office of James Kottaras, PC
Associate Attorney
May 1989 - June 1993 Schlyer & Associates, PC

Education

Valparaiso University Law School
Year Graduated: 1989
JD
Indiana University
Year Graduated: 1986
Bachelors Political Science

Bar Associations

ISBA
January 2016 - Present
Chicago Bar Assoc
January 1995 - Present

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