Residential & Commercial Real Estate


Our job begins with reviewing the sales contract and providing any recommendations for modifications necessary to protect you. Changes to the contract are typically made through the Attorney Review clause which exists on most standardized contracts. These changes will then be communicated directly with opposing counsel, the realtors/brokers and the lending institution, if necessary.

There will also, typically, be inspection periods in the contract which we will monitor. The home inspection clause in a residential contract and due diligence/inspection clause in a commercial contract. We assist you in negotiating the issues raised in these reports, by once

again, communicating your concerns with the opposing counsel.

Next, we will note any other contingency dates in the contract, such as mortgage financing, home sales and home close, monitor those dates, and if representing a purchaser, send out any extension requests as needed.

In representing a Purchaser, we will examine the title, survey and other documentation to assure that the Seller is ready for closing. We will then attend the closing with you to examine and review all mortgage documents (if applicable) and conveyance documents to assure that clear title is being conveyed and all contract provisions have been complied with.

We can also assist in the preparation and drafting of both residential and commercial sales contracts, residential and commercial leases, Land Contracts (Articles of Agreement for Deed), as well as Asset purchase agreements.

Candy Kissner

RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Crystal Lake

I simply cannot say enough about Steve English and his staff. They are knowledgeable, ethical and reliable, all while being personable. I know that when I refer my clients to them, they will be taken care of and guided through the home buying/selling process. It's always a comfort knowing they are working alongside me and our clients to produce a smooth and successful closing! 

Ken and Camille Miller

Ken Cam Group LLC

We have been using Steve English as our real estate attorney for more than 20 years. Steve and Mary have always been very professional and have handled every issue that has arisen, and there have been many, with 10 or more closings in that time. Steve is not one to “roll over” for the opposing attorney when a conflict arises, and has always had our back. We really like the way he composes a letter and puts our thoughts on paper. He knows how to get things done in a timely manner, and his fees have always been fair.

I am glad we found him when we did.


20 North Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014





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