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Our Lawyers

Michael A. Sutkowski - Partner

Michael A. Sutkowski
Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Traffic, Personal Injury, Co-Counsel on Criminal, Divorce, Litigation and Worker's Comp.

Professional History

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University in 1986 and then his Juris Doctor three years later. Practicing law for over three decades, Mike takes pride in ensuring his clients understand and own (not rent) the legal reasoning behind their matters. Mike is committed to assisting his clients step-by-step while protecting their rights and investments through the duration of their case.


Mike began playing hard ball since the age of 6 and to this day continues to play in the 50+ Chicago North baseball league as he is still waiting for the Chicago White Sox to sign him to the roster.

Steven M. Shaykin - Founder

Steven M. Shaykin

Areas of Practice

Residential and Commercial Real Estate (Sales, Purchases, Leases, Land Trusts, Short Sales), Foreclosure Defense, Corporate Formation, Business Related Transfers

Professional History

Steve graduated from Loyola University in 1979 with a B.A. in History. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in 1982. For the past 40 years, Steve has served a variety of clients with unwavering care, defending their interests with focused dedication and goodwill. Since 2013, Steve has been rated as a Super Lawyer, an exclusive list of highly-rated attorneys founded on peer recognition and stellar professional achievement.


When not spending time with his family, Steve devotes much of his time coaching girls' softball and taking long motorcycle trips.

Joanna Klimek - Attorney at Law

Joanna Klimek
Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice

Residential and Commercial Real Estate (Sales, Purchases, Leases, Land Trust, Short Sales), Foreclosure Defense, Estate Planning

Professional History

Joanna graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012 she received her law degree from the John Marshall Law School where she was also part of the Moot Court Honors society.


Joanna was born in Krakow, Poland and emigrated to the United States at the age of 4. Joanna loves the water and that's where you'll find her when she wants to escape the daily hustle.

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Our Focus – You First

We know legal matters can be overwhelming. That’s why our team puts your interests first, clarifying legal procedures moment by moment so you can rest at ease while we protect your rights. No question will go unanswered.

Explore Every Angle

With a wide range of specializations, our lawyers bring 30+ years of experience in defending your assets, representing your interests, and safeguarding your rights.

Expect Simplicity

Our team is committed to providing a seamless stress-free experience so you can expect transparent representation every step of the way.

Legacy of Service

For over three decades we have been committed to providing efficient and compassionate legal support at reasonable fees. From the moment you sit down with us to the finalization of your matter, we care for every detail in your matter as if it were our own.

Real Estate

When it comes to buying or selling a home, count on experienced assistance in helping you navigate through one of the most significant financial transactions you’ll ever make.

Estate Planning

A well-developed estate plan not only ensures your wishes after death are carried out, it also gives your loved ones peace of mind.

Probate and Estate Administration

We understand the grief that comes with losing a loved one. That’s why we make compassion and simplicity our goal when we assist you in creating an estate plan that’s tailored to your needs and simplifies the process for the loved ones you leave behind.

“Thank you for all you did to help with the closing of our estate. I would especially like to thank Mike and Tracy for all their help and guidance throughout the process. I know I learned a lot! Thanks to Steve & Mike for taking us on as ‘friends and family’. I know my Uncle appreciated that very much. Thanks again ~ I’ll be in touch soon to give Mike another job – our trust!”

“Hello Everyone, Thank you all for all the hard work! It was a pleasure working with you and the process couldn’t have been any smoother. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with you all in the future. Thanks again!”

“Dear Steve – Many thanks to you and your team for all your hard work and significant effort on our behalf with our purchase. We look forward to working with you in the future on other prospects. Thank you, again.”

Dear Steve and Team Shaykin, thank you so much for all your help on my recent real estate closing. You’ve handled two closings for me. You’re all so attentive and made my experiences so easy. You guys are the best!

Dear Steve, Kim & Melissa, thank you for your diligence and all your hard work!

Mr. Shaykin, we are so thankful for your service to our home sale legal handling. Steve, you and your team are the BEST!!! I’ve been in real estate since 1985 and your team is the best I have EVER worked with.

All of you beautiful people helped me through a very difficult time during the grief with the loss of my son. You are all appreciated so very much!

Tracy & Kim, you guys are the best. Thank you so much for getting us through this stressful time. Your team is the best, I truly do appreciate it. Steve, thank you for everything! You did such a great job at our closing. I appreciate everything.

Thank you, all of you for all the hard work it took to help my family get the perfect home. I know it was a rollercoaster ride. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


Real Estate Closings


Years of experience