Hello! I'm Michael H. Wasserman, real estate attorney for Chicago and the surrounding areas. Visit my firm's site at mhwasserman.com.
I have practiced law in Illinois since 1985. I learned how at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Before that, in 1982, I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a bachelor's degree in History and Economics.
My first lawyer job was to defend insurance companies and their customers against injury claims. The firm I worked for represented most all of the major insurance companies at one time or another. I went to court nearly every day for six years and learned the trial skills I still rely on to this day.
In 1990, I opened my own law office to focus on real estate. Now I represent "real people." I like it. Today, I've grown from a solo practice to a small, mostly civil firm.
Keeping things small might be a bit harder and it is certainly contrary to most "expert" theory on modern law office management. In an era where law firms are "going global" with 1,000 or more lawyers on staff, I find this to be much more rewarding. My clients get personal attention. I can guarantee that client services are handled by me or a trusted associate.
In that same vein, we don't keep a particularly fancy office either. Some of my colleagues focus on their image. I try to concentrate on delivering top notch service; without the pretense or frills.
Our normal office hours are 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Thursday; Friday, 9:00 to 2:00. That said, the practice of law is anything but a 40 hour a week job. A colleague is fond of saying that the beauty of a small practice law is the freedom of part-time work—you can chose which 12 hours a day you devote to it!
If you want to get together later in the day or on a Sunday, let me know. We can work something out by appointment.
Outside of work, I like to ride my bicycle(s). I am a proud member of the Chicago Cycling Club. Bicycling is cheap; its easy; and it provides a great excuse to get outside. Even better, Chicago looks great by bike! Lets ride together sometime.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at mhwasserman.com. We're located at 105 W. Madison St., Suite 401 Chicago, IL 60602.