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Justin C. Strane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Chicago, IL

Shapiro Strane
2502 N Clark St, Ste 236
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 312-638-0871
Fax: 312-489-8353
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer (70%), Real Estate: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Shapiro Strane, LLC, Justin C. Strane focuses his practice primarily on commercial and residential real estate transactions and related litigation. 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, Mr. Strane 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.

Mr. Strane 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 part of the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. As disputes often will arise in these types of matters, Mr. Strane has advocated on behalf of his clients both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Outside of the real estate area, 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
  • 70%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 30%Real Estate: Business


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Justin C. Strane

First Admitted: 2010, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • B.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Minor in Music; Volunteer, University Unions Arts and Programs
  • The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. (Real Estate)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Commercial tenancies: Clearly define every term in a lease agreement." Illinois State Bar Association Section on Real Estate Law (June 2016)
  • Letters of Intent (Presenter), and Landlord Tenant Representation (Panel), Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Commercial Leasing Seminar (November 2016)
  • Panelist, Exit Planning Exchange May Meeting, Exit Planning Exchange - Chicago, 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association YLS Commercial Real Estate Leasing Seminar, 2016
  • 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


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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2016
  • Chicago Association of Realtors - Affiliate Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2017
  • Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club of Greater Chicago
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Real Estate Committee, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Justin C. Strane

2502 N Clark St
Ste 236
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 312-638-0871

Fax: 312-489-8353

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

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