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Celebrating Thanksgiving with a side of gratitude

Our real estate law firm loves Chicagoland. We live here; we work, cycle and play here. Most of us grew up here. We give back to our community here too through “Thanks to You,” our charitable program. With great pride and gratitude, we have delivered more than $48,000 in charitable donations since 2012. And we have pledged more than $8,000 this year so far.

Wait, what’s Thanks to You?
Our firm donates $50 at the end of every residential/non-commercial transaction to an organization selected by our clients. As there are so many incredible and deserving charities to choose from, clients may select from our curated list of 10 charities. We have narrowed the field down a bit to make a bigger impact and make choosing a bit easier.

Our clients support student literacy, combat homelessness and hunger; promote lung health, Alzheimer’s research, animal welfare, and more. It is truly humbling to see clients’ reactions to this project and to know how well received this has all been by our great partner charities. Best of all, we’re not done yet. The good work continues.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we thought we’d serve up an extra side of gratitude from all of us at Michael H. Wasserman, P.C. We are grateful for our clients, our colleagues and that we are able to share our collective success with others.

In thanks,

Michael H. Wasserman


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