Keelan D. Kane

Meet Keelan

Keelan is an associate attorney with Minchella & Associates, Ltd. He has practiced real estate litigation with a focus on foreclosure defense and consumer protection in both Illinois and federal courts, for close to 7 years. Before joining Minchella & Associates to work with his mentor, Erica Crohn Minchella, Keelan was the founding partner of Banasiak & Kane, LLP.
Keelan has a background in and still studies psychology, and is fascinated by strategy, game theory, economics, history, and sociology. He is passionate about research and writing, which define his unique approach
to law.

My Approach to Practicing Real Estate Law

Research and writing form the cornerstones of my approach to law, and after reading thousands of cases, I've become acquainted with many areas of law. Relying on my previous research, I spot the relevant issues, determine whether I need to research further, and then devise a creative argument and phrase it in the best way possible on paper. Because of my skill and attention to detail, I draft pleadings and go into Court well-prepared with my arguments and to address arguments of my opponents. I am rarely surprised by my opponents raising arguments that I have not considered – unless they are interpreting the case to fit their arguments rather than what the deciding court intended the case to mean.

Education & Memberships

  • B.A., Hampshire College

  • M.A., Hampshire College

  • J.D., John Marshall Law School

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association, Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys

Publications

Thomas, G. H. & Kane, K. (2006). A dynamic theory of strategic decision making applied to the prisoner’s dilemma. Paper presented at the New England Complex Systems Institute International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006), Boston, MA.

Sabelli, H., Kaufman, L., Patel, M., Sugerman, A., Carlson-Sabelli, L., Konecki, J., Kovacevic, L., Kane, K., Abouzeid, A., Sween, J., & Shay, K. (2004) Introduction. In Creative Processes in Natural and Human Systems: Methodologies and Applications for Systems Approaches, a special issue of Journal of Applied Systems Studies, 5(3).

Sabelli, H., Sugerman, A., Kaufman, L., Kovacevic, L., Carlson-Sabelli, L., Patel, M., Messer, J., Konecki, J., Walthall, K., Kane, K., (2004). Biotic patterns in biological, economic, and physical processes. In Creative Processes in Natural and Human Systems: Methodologies and Applications for Systems Approaches, a special issue of Journal of Applied Systems Studies, 5(3).

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