Mr. Kaplan initially began practicing as a personal injury lawyer in 1976 for a major Chicago area loop law firm. In 1979 he opened his own office as a sole practitioner. Since then, he has fought zealously for his clients over the years. He has participated in all facets of litigation on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant from written discovery, depositions, and witness preparation through trial. His litigation experience has expanded into the areas of commercial litigation and extraordinary remedies in Chancery.
In 1980 when interest rates topped at over 20%, he opened a satellite office in an up and coming realty company and began to expand his practice to represent buyers and sellers in an ever developing Chicago real estate market. Over the years he has spread out into all areas of real estate law and development.
Mr. Kaplan has represented single family and multi unit builders as well as condominium developers in the conversion of buildings from as small as two units to over forty. Additionally, he has represented real estate brokers in contract matters as well as licensing issues. His clients include banks as well as multimillion dollar corporations.
Purdue University, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1971
John Marshall Law School, Jurist Doctor, 1976
State of Illinois, 1976
Northern District of Illinois, 1976
Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association