Erica Crohn Minchella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Skokie, IL

Minchella and Associates, Ltd.
 | 7538 St. Louis Ave., Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-464-9653
Fax: 847-745-0108
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Minchella & Associates, Erica Crohn Minchella focuses her practice on a variety of residential and commercial real estate matters. From the firm's offices in Skokie, Illinois, she represents clients throughout Cook County and other parts of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Ms. Minchella has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 1981.

    Ms. Minchella's real estate litigation experience has encompassed partition lawsuits, foreclosure defense, and actions involving quiet title and slander of title claims. She has an extensive transactional background as well. Her work in this regard has included short sales, the purchase and sale of single-family homes, condominium transactions that often involve the review of pertinent homeowners association documents, multiunit properties, commercial real estate such as strip malls, factories, warehouses, mixed-use and office buildings, and Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Exchange.

    Ms. Minchella also regularly prepares and reviews commercial lease agreements, and she represents owners in landlord-tenant disputes. She additionally provides advice and counsel to investors who are looking for an exit from a real estate deal that has gone sour. Ms. Minchella's successful track record in all of her professional endeavors has earned her a great deal of recognition from her fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. She has also been named as a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network.

    The president of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, Ms. Minchella is an active participant in other professional groups, including the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, and she is frequently asked to deliver presentations on real estate topics to continuing legal education attendees. She is a 1981 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Real Estate
    • 20%Real Estate
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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    About Erica Minchella

    Admitted: 1981, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.ecminchellalaw.com/our-staff

    Honors/Awards:

    • For Achievement in the Advancement of Women in the Law, The Kathryn Barassa Rinella Award, Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
    • Commercial Real Estate Executive Women, CREW, Skokie Chamber of Commerce, President 2012-14
    • Board of Directors - Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
    • President, Founder - Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys, 2010
    • Chair - Real Estate Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2016 - 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2017

    Industry Groups

    • Residential homeowners
    • Small Business Owners
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    Office Location for Erica Crohn Minchella

    7538 St. Louis Ave.
    Skokie, IL 60076

    Phone: 847-464-9653

    Fax: 847-745-0108

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2020

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