Daniel Schlade Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Daniel Schlade

Daniel Schlade

Attorney at Law

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Chicago - Kent College of Law
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About
I have been practicing law for over fifteen years, and in 2014 I opened my own shop where I can focus on my specialties: resolving commercial, real estate, consumer, and employment disputes in a cost effective manner. Running my own practice gives me the flexibility to tailor my services, and fees, to each particular client and situation.

In that regard, following are the principles under which I operate: (1) always communicate with the client promptly, and regularly; (2) always advise the client of potential costs and expenditures; and (3) strive to keep fees and costs as low as possible. Once I am retained, your matter is my matter, and
… read more I aim to treat it as such.
18
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I came to Dan after I purchased residential rental investment property; and I was having severe problems with the general contractor that I hired to renovate the property. The GC abandoned the job before completion; it recorded a mechanics lien against my Property; and the GC filed a lawsuit and arbitration demand against me. Dan promptly examined both my legal case and my property; and he determined that not only did I have solid defenses to the GC’s case, I also had a valuable counterclaim. After submitting all claims to an arbitrator, a ruling was entered in my favor, including a judgment in my favor that covered most of my attorney’s fees. Throughout the process, Dan always communicated clearly and quickly; and he devised a creative strategy to both defend the GC’s claims, and recover a judgment in my favor. I would highly recommend his services. -Vidette Alvis"

Representation Of Property Developer Against General Contractor
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"In the early 2000’s I invested in residential rental properties throughout the Chicago area; which included dozens of residential units, and some commercial space as well. Unfortunately, I entered into these investments with an unscrupulous partner; and he had the loans for these properties cross collateralized, including pledging my personal residence as collateral. Making matters worse, I subsequently learned that guaranties for each of these loans had been signed in my name, even though I had never seen these guaranty documents. As the foreclosure crisis worsened, all of the investment properties went into foreclosure. Eventually, the banks were coming after me and my home, and seeking over $2 million in damages against me. That’s when I retained Dan Schlade. He came in right away, reviewed my loan file, and discovered numerous discrepancies. Rather than lay down and try to negotiate a workout, he ran into court and filed counterclaims against the lender. After the judge forced us into a settlement conference, Dan was able to educate the judge and show the potential fraud that had been inflicted upon me. At this conference, Dan was then able to negotiate an agreement that: (1) released me from any personal liability; (2) permitted me to keep my home, including over $100,000 in equity; and (3) paid Dan’s attorney’s fees in their entirety. My entire life was on the line in these proceedings, and Dan saved it. -Janette Maysonet"

Defense of Commercial Foreclosure And Negotiated Workout
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Law Office of Daniel I. Schlade

Attorney

Sep 2014 - Present

My law firm specializes in providing general commercial consulting and litigation services, with specialties in real estate litigation, consumer fraud, employment disputes, and creditor collections. The types of matters that I handle include: construction contracts; mortgage foreclosures; landlord/tenant disputes; lease disputes; mechanics lien foreclosures; employment discrimination; and others.

Sep 2014 - Present

Arnstein & Lehr

Non-Equity Partnet

Aug 2003 - Aug 2014

During my time with Arnstein & Lehr LLP, my practice focused on a broad array of commercial issues, including: commercial litigation; consumer fraud claims; banking litigation; construction litigation; contested mortgage foreclosures and general commercial disputes. I consistently managed a file load of twenty to thirty cases, ranging in value of $50,000 to $60,000,000.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2014

Johnson & Bell

Associate

May 2001 - Aug 2003

Associate in the commercial litigation department of Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Responsibilities included first and second chairing a wide variety of commercial litigation disputes, including consumer fraud claims, breach of contract claims, and professional liability claims.

May 2001 - Aug 2003

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