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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.
Year of Birth: 1953
Law School: Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1981
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1975
- Private Practice, 1984-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, 2010-present
- Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, 2010-present
- North Suburban Bar Association, 2008-present
- Illinois State Bar Association, 1981-present
- Real Estate Section Council 2010-present
- 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
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
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.