Jeffrey B. Dovitz, Partner
Jeffrey Dovitz’s practice primarily involves real estate transactions and litigation, foreclosure actions, eviction and landlord-tenant issues, collection law, and representation of small businesses. Whether it is assisting a buyer or seller with their real estate closing, representing a lender or homeowner in foreclosure, or enforcing a landlord’s rights against his/her tenant, Mr. Dovitz strives to provide his clients with the best legal representation, counsel, and client experience that he can.
Having spent over 10 years working for and representing banks and mortgage lenders in foreclosures, real estate litigation, and collection actions, Mr. Dovitz utilizes his vast experience and knowledge to his client’s advantage. No matter the case, Mr. Dovitz’s goal is to provide his clients excellent legal representation that not only involves fighting zealously in court but also giving sound advice to guide his clients through the various options available to them. Mr. Dovitz believes that a well-informed client is essential to a harmonious attorney-client relationship.
Mr. Dovitz earned his Bachelor of Science from Miami University (Ohio) and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Dovitz is a member of several bar and legal associations including the Lake County Bar Association where he regularly present at the Association’s Debtor-Creditor Committee meetings on case law updates and other developments in debtor-creditor law. Mr. Dovitz also participates in the Lake County Bar Association’s Foreclosure Help Desk, Ask-A-Lawyer events, and community outreach events jointly sponsored by the Lake County Bar Association and Wintrust Community Bank. Mr. Dovitz frequently presents to realtors and other real estate professionals at the AHI Real Estate school on topics such as use of limited liability companies for real estate investments and utilizing publicly available resources to ascertain information about real estate.
In his spare time, Mr. Dovitz enjoys travel and photography. Mr. Dovitz is a volunteer instructor at Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes where he teaches new photographers how to use computer software to edit their photographs.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. (2002)
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. (2005)
State of Illinois (2006)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2009)
Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
Member of the Lake County Bar Association; Co-Chair of Debtor-Creditor Committee
Member of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association
Member of the Chicago Association of Realtors
Affiliate Member of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors