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Residential Real Estate






Commercial Real Estate





Selling or purchasing a home is often the largest financial transaction a person will undertake in their lifetime.  Considering the tremendous volume of real estate issues, it is extremely important that every precautionary measure be taken to facilitate a smooth and seamless transaction. The law office of John T. Clery P.C. has helped residential buyers and sellers make wise moves throughout the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years. Based in Schaumburg, real estate lawyers John Clery and Kendall Hylton advise individuals and families in every aspect of buying or selling residential properties.

Our law firm can assist with every legal aspect of your residential transaction:

  • Drafting or initial review of the purchase agreement

  • Survey issues 

  • Negotiating changes in the contract

  • Title review

  • Home inspection reports (structural, mold, radon)

  • Reviewing the mortgage documents

  • Attending your home closing


Residential Real Estate






It's Your Move. Make It Wisely.

John T. Clery P.C represents a range of owners and investors in commercial real estate. When dealing with commercial real estate transactions, it’s important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced real estate attorney. No two commercial business transactions are alike, so rest assured we do not use formulaic documents that can leave important concerns unaddressed. Each case we build is unique, and our attorneys can help you avoid contract disputes, address concerns regarding environmental contamination, and avert litigation. We take action today to help you avoid potential problems in the future.

Our attorneys offer advice and comprehensive client service on all aspects of such transactions as:

  • Purchases and sales of industrial, retail or office properties

  • Lease negotiation, documentation and renewal

  • Real estate financing issues, including workouts for distressed properties

  • Construction contracting and financing


Commercial Real Estate






Estate planning is more than making a will and trust. It is an investment in your personal security and the well-being of your loved ones. A current, properly drafted estate plan can save your loved ones from great expense of time, fees taxes and costs. If a loved one did not properly plan for the future we can help to collect and distribute decedent’s assets, involving Probate Court administration. Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed. At John T. Clery P.C. we focus on personal service with a personal solution that fits your needs

Our knowledgeable attorneys will make sure you and your loved ones are protected by discussing and planning for the following:

  • The make-up of your estate

  • Estate distribution

  • Estate & Inheritance tax

  • Whether or not a trust is appropriate

  • Avoiding the time and expense of probate

  • Management of your property if you are disabled

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