Justin C. Strane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Chicago, IL

Shapiro Strane
 | 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1760
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-638-0871
Fax: 312-489-8353
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (60%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Justin C. Strane is a partner with the Shapiro Strane, LLC, law firm in Chicago, Illinois. A highly rated attorney with more than seven years of legal experience, Mr. Strane focuses his practice primarily on business and real estate law.

Serving clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region, Mr. Strane works closely with all he serves in order to deliver the high-quality counsel and aggressive representation they need for all of their issues involving business formation and planning, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, statutory compliance, commercial litigation and more.

His diverse background in business and real estate makes him well-suited to handle his clients' demands, and he has received a number of awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including the Client's Choice Award from AVVO in 2016 and 2017.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Strane attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Strane was heavily involved with the moot court competition team, placing first in the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law national moot court competition in 2009. A recipient of the Education Foundation Scholarship from the Chicago Association of REALTORS, he received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in real estate law from The John Marshall Law School in 2013.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Strane is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is also active with the Small Business Advocacy Council, and he has been a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association since 2014.

Well-versed in his practice areas, he writes extensively and conducts lectures on a variety of topics related to business law, real estate law, business succession planning, landlord-tenant issues and other subjects.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (40%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Real Estate (60%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Justin Strane

Admitted: 2010, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.shapirostrane.com/justin-strane-real-estate/


  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • Education Foundation Scholarship, Chicago Association of Realtors, 2011
  • Chicago Association of Realtors® Scholarship, 2011
  • 1st Place, 2009 Cardozo / BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition, 2009
  • Illinois Rising Star lists by Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2018
  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2017
  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2016
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club of Greater Chicago
  • Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderated panel discussion during 2017 Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section seminar on "The Role of Real Estate in Chicago's Segregated Landscape"., Moderator, How Real Estate Attorneys Can Help Resolve Chicago's Segregation, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section, 2017
  • Panelist, Exit Planning Exchange May Meeting, Exit Planning Exchange - Chicago, 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association YLS Commercial Real Estate Leasing Seminar, 2016
  • Letters of Intent (Presenter), and Landlord Tenant Representation (Panel), Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Commercial Leasing Seminar (November 2016)
  • "Commercial tenancies: Clearly define every term in a lease agreement." Illinois State Bar Association Section on Real Estate Law (June 2016)

Educational Background:

  • The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. (Real Estate)
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. minor in Music

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
Office Location for Justin C. Strane

53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1760
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-638-0871

Fax: 312-489-8353


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Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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