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Kramer & Herbeck - Real Estate

From first-time home buyers to seasoned sellers, we represent a variety of corporations and individuals in DuPage County in the area of residential real estate. Robin Kramer & Matt Herbeck are experienced real estate attorneys who will guide you through the home-buying and selling process and help you successfully close on your real estate transactions. 

Our focus is residential real estate closings in which we offer clients flat fee rate closings. We also guarantee that if a transaction fails to close, we no longer issue a fee. Additionally, we do not charge any up-front fees for short-sale negotiations. Our law firm works with clients all the way from first-time home buyers to experienced home sellers.


Our law firm also concentrates in other types of residential real estate closings. Our practice areas include negotiating and closing short sales, For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transactions. and the purchase of bank owned/REO (Real Estate Owned) properties. In addition, we represent landlords for and business owners for collections. Finally, recognizing that the wave of short sales and foreclosures will leave many people facing deficiency judgments or promissory note obligations, we negotiate those judgments and notes for you.

Residential Real Estate Closings

When it comes to your residential real estate closing, it's important that everything goes according to plan. Whether you are an individual buyer, seller, realtor, or loan officer, an experienced attorney can help you through the real estate closing process. At our Warrenville Law Offices in DuPage County, we will help you with every aspect and detail of your real estate transaction. We handle all closings on a flat fee basis. If your transaction doesn’t close, you will not be obligated to pay any fees.

Short Sales

Mortgages can be hard to manage due to a variety of financial or personal hardships. Too many people are willing to accept foreclosures before considering other options. If the foreclosure of your home seems imminent, you may want to consider a short sale. If a homeowner owes more money on their home than it is worth and can establish a hardship, we can negotiate with the bank to accept a payoff that is less than is owed. If you are a realtor who is tired of dealing with the hassle of negotiating short sales, let our firm negotiate for you. We have successfully negotiated short sales with all of the major lenders including but by no means limited to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, GMAC, PNC and Aurora Financial Services. We do not charge an upfront fee to Sellers for our negotiating services.

Property Owner & Landlord Assistance

If you are a residential property owner or landlord with legal concerns, you want a lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and provide you with real answers. For many new landlords and property owners, their residential real estate concerns do not end with the finalization of their transactions. There are always concerns for property owners, such as what to do with nonpaying or holdover tenants. At the Law Offices of Kramer & Herbeck, we provide counsel for residential property owners throughout the Chicago suburbs, including landlord assistance, evictions, and lease reviews.


Like any property concern, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle evictions. If you are a residential property owner, we can help you obtain a forcible detainer. Evictions involve drafting and serving the notice, preparing and filing the eviction complaint, going to court, obtaining the order of possession, and following through to make sure the sheriff’s office takes action. We will help you through the entire process to make sure your eviction is handled properly.

Small Business Collections

From debt collection to small claims and money judgments, a small business collections attorney can help your business collect the full extent of money you are owed. If you fail to take care of your collection properly, you may face more challenges down the road. We help small businesses throughout the Chicago suburbs take the right action to take care of their claims.

If you are incorporated as a business in Illinois, you are required to have a small business collections attorney represent you if you would like to file a lawsuit. When you would like to file a small claims or real estate lawsuit, we can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and make sure you get the full extent of money you deserve.

While all claims require a lawyer, these cases do not have to be difficult. For many businesses, they do not involve large sums of money. Many of the cases we handle fall into small claims or mandatory arbitration, which moves very fast. Do not be discouraged by the amount of time involved in filing a small claim. Talk to us, and find out what you can expect from the entire process. From obtaining money judgments to collecting on unpaid invoices, we understand what to expect from these cases.

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