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Justin Christopher Strane

Justin Christopher Strane

Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney - Front Door Legal LLC
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Founder of Front Door Legal LLC, Justin Strane focuses his practice primarily on commercial and residential real estate transactions, and estate planning. His firm is located in Chicago, and he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area. In addition to his real estate practice, Justin handles a variety of other types of business matters for his clients, and he is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Justin attended the University of Michigan, where he studied political science and music and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. He then enrolled at The John Marshall Law School, which is now the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Strane was an editor of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law and won a first place award in a national moot court competition prior to graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2010. He also holds an LL.M. in real estate from his law school alma mater.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Strane has represented buyers and sellers in connection with the purchase and disposition of residential and commercial properties. He has also assisted condominium associations, and he has negotiated, prepared, and reviewed lease agreements involving office buildings and other commercial real property. Outside of the real estate and estate planning areas, he has helped clients launch new ventures and provided them with advice and counsel on regulatory compliance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Held in high regard by his colleagues, Mr. Strane possesses a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder
Front Door Legal LLC
- Current
Partner
Shapiro Strane, LLC (Previously Ansari & Shapiro)
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Education
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
LL.M. (2013) | Real Estate
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Honors: Chicago Area Realtors Association Scholarship
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University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2010) | Intellectual Property
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Honors: First Place Team, BMI/Cardozo Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition, 2009
Activities: Moot Court Honors Society
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2007) | Political Science, Music
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Activities: Volunteer, University Unions Arts and Programs
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
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Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Co-Chair, Residential Real Estate Committee
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Commercial tenancies: Clearly define every term in a lease agreement
Illinois State Bar Association Real Property Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Landlord and Tenant Representation Panel: Lease Structures, Pitfalls, Pointers, Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association
Starting Points: Letters of Intent, Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Front Door Legal
Contact & Map
Front Door Legal
2502 N. Clark St.
Ste. 236
Chicago, IL 60614
Telephone: (312) 262-5522
Fax: (312) 273-9521
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Office visits are by appointment only. We are closed on all Federal holidays/holiday observances.
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