It is not a cliche to point out that most people involved in a Skokie real estate transaction are engaged in the largest and most important acquisition of their lifetime. Whether you are selling or buying a residential home, are facing the loss of your home in foreclosure or investing in or divesting from commercial real estate, it is important to work with an experienced real estate attorney.


Skokie real estate attorney, Erica Crohn Minchella, of Minchella & Associates, Ltd. has helped thousands of real estate owners with their real estate transaction within the Skokie and Chicagoland area.


Erica has practiced real estate law most of her legal career. She handled mostly bankruptcy for the first eighteen years. Within the context of handling bankruptcy she handled many real estate transactions. For the past 20 years, she has focused on real estate law. She was on the drafting committee for the real estate contract that northern Illinois attorneys use when closing real estate transactions. She is the founder and president of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, recognized as a SuperLawyer and Leading Lawyer and has been named one of the Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers in the state of Illinois by Leading Lawyer Publications, she is and on the board of directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Law Section Council.


Minchella & Associates represents sellers and buyers in Chicago residential and commercial real estate closings. In addition, we have vast experience in a wide variety of other real estate law matters, including, but not limited to:



At Minchella & Associates, we have a passion for real estate. Contact us online or call us at 847-677-6772 to arrange a consultation.

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"We worked with Erica and her team when we sold our condo in Roscoe Village in 2019. Erica and her team worked extremely hard to negotiate on our behalf to get us the best deal possible, so that we could purchase our new home at the same time. She made what should have been an extremely stressful situation, feel like a breeze. As Erica and her team went above and beyond the normal requirements for a closing, she is really the best attorney to get the job done, not matter what situation you are in. I highly recommend her for all your needs."

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