Chicago's Premier Real Estate Law Firm

At Johnson and Sullivan Ltd., we are dedicated to providing personalized, thorough, and responsive legal representation. Our attorneys have years of experience crafting practical and efficient solutions for individuals and businesses, including a particular emphasis on real estate acquisitions and sales, commercial and residential leasing, evictions and other landlord-tenant matters, mechanic's lien foreclosures, and real estate-related litigation. 

What sets Johnson and Sullivan Ltd. apart from competitors is our commitment to our clients. We understand that choosing a lawyer can be a daunting task, and we strive to go above and beyond the expected level of service for every client. We tailor our services to meet the particular needs of each client with a flexibility and creativity that is difficult to find at other firms. 

To schedule an intial consultation, call our offices at (312) 396-8000.

Residential Real Estate Purchases and Sales 

The purchase of real estate in Illinois can be complicated. Before you even sign a contract, we are available to advise you about common legal issues which arise with different types of real estate transactions, like new construction, foreclosures, short sales, renovations, for sale by owner, and others. Once you have entered into a real estate contract, our job is to protect your earnest money, answer your questions about your contract, raise inspection issues, and to make necessary modifications to the contract. Our representation does not end at the closing: we can represent you through to post-closing matters, such as warranty claims, punch list items and property tax matters. Click here for more information.

Landlord-Tenant Law, Security Deposit Law, Forcible Detainer, Evictions 

When the landlord-tenant relationship breaks down, legal action is often necessary. Johnson and Sullivan Ltd. litigates more evictions ("forcible entry and detainer" lawsuits) than almost any law firm in Chicago. We represent some of Chicago's largest management companies as well as individual landlords in their residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes and provide a level of quality and service that consistently exceeds expectations. If you have a problem tenant and are wondering what your options may be, Johnson and Sullivan Ltd. can advise you on your legal rights and assist in deciding the best course of action. Additionally, we can advise you on your statutory obligations as a landlord. Click here for more information.

Real Estate Litigation

Our attorneys have years of experience litigating complex real estate lawsuits. We represent condominium associations and individuals in actions against developers for breach of warranty, breach of contract, and fraud, including under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act. We assist purchasers of real estate in obtaining refunds of their earnest money and in suits for specific performance. Our extensive experience in both the transactional and litigation aspects of real estate from the perspective of both buyer and seller, plaintiff and defendant, allow us to assist clients in any type of real estate dispute with practical, efficient, personalized advice. Click here for more information.

Mechanic's Liens and Foreclosures

The Johnson and Sullivan Ltd. represents Chicagoland laborers, carpenters, electricians, mechanical/HVAC contractors, plumbers, and other home improvement contractors and subcontractors in the filing of mechanic's liens and enforcement of mechanic's liens through foreclosure. The Illinois Mechanic's Lien Act provides protection for contractors against their customer's failure or refusal to pay. Our attorneys can help you recover payment for your services. We also represent our clients in investigations and complaints made by customers to the Illinois Attorney General and others. Click here for more information.