Attorney Justin C. Strane is a partner with the Shapiro Strane, LLC, law firm in Chicago, Illinois. A highly rated attorney with more than seven years of legal experience, Mr. Strane focuses his practice primarily on business and real estate law.
Serving clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region, Mr. Strane works closely with all he serves in order to deliver the high-quality counsel and aggressive representation they need for all of their issues involving business formation and planning, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, statutory compliance, commercial litigation and more.
His diverse background in business and real estate makes him well-suited to handle his clients' demands, and he has received a number of awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including the Client's Choice Award from AVVO in 2016 and 2017.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Strane attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Strane was heavily involved with the moot court competition team, placing first in the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law national moot court competition in 2009. A recipient of the Education Foundation Scholarship from the Chicago Association of REALTORS, he received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in real estate law from The John Marshall Law School in 2013.
Active in his legal community, Mr. Strane is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is also active with the Small Business Advocacy Council, and he has been a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association since 2014.
Well-versed in his practice areas, he writes extensively and conducts lectures on a variety of topics related to business law, real estate law, business succession planning, landlord-tenant issues and other subjects.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Commercial Real Estate||Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Industrial Real Estate Law, Retail Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Real Estate||Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development|
|Zoning, Planning and Land Use||Building and Public Safety Codes, Cemetery Law, Environmental Land Use, Fire Districts, Historic Preservation, Improvement Districts, Land Conservation, Land Development, Land Entitlement, Land Use, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Regulation, Rezoning, Special Districts, Subdivisions, Water Districts, Zoning Law, Zoning Variances|
Attorney | Ansari and Shapiro
2015 - 2017
Attorney at Law | The Jordan Law Group
2011 - 2014
Partner | Shapiro Strane, LLC
LL.M. in Real Estate | The John Marshall Law School
2011 - 2013
J.D. | The John Marshall Law School
2007 - 2010
B.A. in Political Science | The University of Michigan
2003 - 2007
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Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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