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   3Erica Crohn MinchellaSkokie(847) 677-6772erica@ecminchellalaw.comerica@ecminchellalaw.comMinchella & Associates Ltdwww.ericaminchellalaw.comwww.ericaminchellalaw.comminchellaerica.jpgForeclosure Defense LawReal Estate Law: ResidentialReal Estate Law
Erica Crohn Minchellaerica@ecminchellalaw.com
Minchella & Associates Ltdhttp://www.ericaminchellalaw.com
7538 St Louis Ave
Skokie IL 60076
Ph.(847) 677-6772 Fx.(847) 329-8599Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Foreclosure Defense Law    Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law: Residential
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Ms. Minchella has practiced law in the greater Chicago area for over 30 years. Her expertise spans the spectrum of distressed property issues, short sale transactions and counseling her clients in re-establishing their credit and becoming debt free and mortgage free.

A leader in North Shore real estate, Ms. Minchella is also an invested member of the community. Her memberships include Founder and President of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, Director of the North Suburban Bar Association,a Member of North Shore Law, President of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of Rotary Club of Chicago Far North.

Ms. Minchella is also a resource for those interested in learning the most effective ways to manage debt and become more knowledgeable in real estate matters. Her "Debt Management Solutions" blog and social media feeds have become valuable resources for individuals searching for knowledgeable, accessible advice from an expert in the field.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1981


Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1981

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1975


Employment History:  
  • Private Practice, 1984-present


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, 2010-present
    • President
    • Founder
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, 2010-present
    • Director, 2012-present
  • North Suburban Bar Association, 2008-present
    • Director, 2010-2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1981-present
    • Real Estate Section Council 2010-present
      • Secretary, 2014-2015
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, 1997-present


Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
  • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Foreclosure Defense Law and Real Estate Law: Residential


Community Involvement:  
Skokie Chamber of Commerce, 2008-present
Past President, Rotary Club of Chicago Far North, 2007-present
Small Business Advocacy Council, Former Director, 2010-present
Women's Council of Realtors, 2009-present


Published Legal Writing:  
"The Next Time Bomb: Deficiency Judgments and Second Mortgages," blog, March 25, 2014

"Key Loan Modification Bill Expires," blog, Jan. 20, 2014

"Too Big to Punish," Nov. 28, 2013

"Big Banks Finally Held Accountable," Nov. 2, 2103


News Media Appearances:
Quoted, "Foreclosure crisis gives rise to defense attorneys group," Chicago Tribune, Jan. 21, 2011

Interviewed, "For Your Money," Bill Moller, WGN Radio, Jan. 8, 2011


Legal Lectures:  
Ms. Minchella has taught courses in bankruptcy and real estate law for the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Real Estate Institute as well as other organizations.


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