Evan M. Sauer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Lake Forest, IL

Reda & Des Jardins, LLC
 | 736 N. Western Avenue, Suite 353
Lake Forest, IL 60045-1820
Phone: 877-809-4567
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Evan M. Sauer is the head of the transactional department at the law firm of Reda & Des Jardins, LLC, located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Mr. Sauer's practice is focused on real estate and business transactions. He represents small to large domestic and foreign businesses, investors, real estate developers, and lenders in Chicago, Lake Forest, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Waukegan and the rest of the Chicagoland area.

    Educated at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business management, Mr. Sauer subsequently obtained his law degree from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. During his time in law school, he served as the associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. He later earned a master of laws degree in commercial real estate from The John Marshall Law School.

    Early in his career, Mr. Sauer gained valuable legal experience at a prominent Chicago law firm, where he concentrated his practice on commercial litigation and real estate. He is licensed to practice in all Illinois state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois.

    Mr. Sauer has authored articles that have been featured in a number of legal publications. He is a member of The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Also active in community organizations and charities, he belongs to The Chicago Lighthouse Junior Board, an organization comprised of professionals committed to serving Chicago area residents, particularly individuals who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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    Admitted: 2009, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rdlawyers.com/attorneys/evan-sauer


    • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2018
    • CALI Award Commercial Real Estate, 2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LL.M. Commercial Real Estate Law, The John Marshall Law School

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Board Member, Red Shoe Society of Ronald McDonald House Charities  
    • Chicago Lighthouse Junior Board
    • State of Illinois Supreme Court
    • U.S District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
    • Chicago Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Evan Sauer, Note, United Haulers Ass'n., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 34 Ohio N.U.L. Rev.671 (2008)
    • Second Edition of Commercial Leasing A Transactional Primer
    • Law Review: Associate Editor, Ohio Northern University College of Law Review
    • Evan Sauer, Comment, The ADA Amendments Act of 2008: The Mitigating Measures Issue, No Longer a Catch-22, 36 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 000 (2010)

    Educational Background:

    • The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Commercial Real Estate Law, Honor: with Honors
    • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. in Business Management

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Finance
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    Office Location for Evan M. Sauer

    736 N. Western Avenue
    Suite 353
    Lake Forest, IL 60045-1820

    Phone: 877-809-4567

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    Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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