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James Kottaras
  • Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law, Business Law ...
  • Illinois
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Reviewed by Magdalena Aguilar December 5, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I am impressed by Jim's knowledge and ability. So much so that I would personally hire him as my attorney or to represent a member of my family.
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Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Kottaras received valuable training as an intern for two civil court Judges. After law school, Mr. Kottaras began working with a local law firm, where he honed his litigation skills representing real estate developers and personal injury clients.

In 1993, Mr. Kottaras opened a Law Office in the Chicago-Loop, and has been in continuous operation ever since. During this time, he became general counsel for a local real estate developer and owner of several Chicago-Loop commercial buildings, where he practiced real estate leasing, litigation and transactional law. After the developer retired, Mr. Kottaras became a fully-independent practitioner.

Since that time, Mr. Kottaras has been providing clients with the competent and insightful legal representation in eviction cases, real estate leasing and transactions, and real estate-related litigation. Mr. Kottaras is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and Title Agent for Chicago Title Insurance (CTI) and Professional National Title Insurance (PNTN) and has represented sellers and buyers in numerous closings in Chicago and throughout suburban Cook County, Illinois.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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  • English
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Professional Experience
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Schlyer & Associates
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (1989)
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1986)
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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Chicago Bar Association
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Licensed Real Estate Broker
Illinois & Indiana
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Q. My father is deceased his house is in Trust, I'm the successor Trustee. Is the house considered mine? Like a 2ndary home
A: Hopefully, at the time of the Declaration of Trust, your father's attorney also recorded a Quit-Claim Deed transferring the title from your father to the Trust. If not, then we would need to work with the Title Co. to record an Affidavit of Heirship to determine all the parties with an interest in the property. You should have an attorney discuss your options and shepherd the transaction to closing.
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Law Office of James Kottaras
150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll-Free: (833) 346-5300
Fax: (312) 264-2349
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