Real Estate

Protecting Your Interests in Real Estate Transactions in the Chicago Area

For most people, buying or selling a home is one of the largest transactions they will ever make. When a lot of money is at stake, it only makes sense to consult an experienced real estate attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

At the Law Offices of Chad M.Hayward, P.C., in Chicago, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns, whether you are buying real estate, selling real estate or you need defense from foreclosure. We handle residential and commercial transactions in the Chicago area and throughout northern Illinois.

Examples of the types of real estate services our lawyers perform include:

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts of sale or lease

  • Title examinations to ensure you have clear title to the property

  • Preparing real estate deeds

  • Real estate closings

  • Representation before local planning and zoning boards

  • Litigation over real estate disputes such as breach of contract claims and boundary line disputes

  • Landlord-tenant disputes

  • Short sales

  • 1031 tax-deferred exchanges for commercial real estate

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle a Real Estate Transaction?

In Illinois, many people buy homes and commercial properties through a real estate agent, who takes care of the contract and other legal documents. However, real estate agents are paid by commission and are under no obligation to protect your interests in the transaction.

When you hire an attorney, the lawyer will look out for your interests and make sure that you get everything you think you are getting out of the transaction.

Realtor Referrals For Illinois Real Estate Lawyers

If you’re a Realtor looking for an Illinois real estate attorney you can safely refer your clients to, you should strongly consider the Law Offices of Chad M. Hayward.

We receive most of our real estate cases when satisfied clients recommend our services to friends, family or co-workers. Our firm is experienced in real estate transactions law; we know how to prevent obstacles from developing, but adeptly handle them if they are unavoidable. But what our clients notice most is our personalized service and attention to detail.

The Law Offices of Chad M. Hayward, P.C., has offices strategically located throughout Illinois to conveniently serve our real estate clients. We have offices in Chicago, Aurora, Schaumburg, Palos Heights, Northbrook, Oak Brook and Joliet.

Talk to Our Real Estate Lawyers

To schedule a free initial consultation about real estate law with an attorney at our Chicago law office, call 312-867-3640 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. We have staff members who speak Spanish.

Convenient Locations

In order to provide convenience for clients throughout Chicago and Northern Illinois, we have offices in the following locations: 

Chicago • Schaumburg  • Oakbrook • St. Charles • Naperville • And More


We have office locations throughout the Chicago Area:

Chicago (Downtown)


Oak Brook


All calls are routed through our Downtown office for your convenience.

Phone: 312-967-3159

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