Front Door Legal

Justin Strane


Front Door Legal

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Founder of Front Door Legal LLC, Justin Strane focuses his practice primarily on commercial and residential real estate transactions, and estate planning. His firm is located in Chicago, and he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area. In addition to his real estate practice, Justin handles a variety of other types of business matters for his clients, and he is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Justin attended the University of Michigan, where he studied political science and music and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. He then enrolled at The John Marshall Law School, which is now the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Strane was an editor of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law and won a first place award in a national moot court competition prior to graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2010. He also holds an LL.M. in real estate from his law school alma mater.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Strane has represented buyers and sellers in connection with the purchase and disposition of residential and commercial properties. He has also assisted condominium associations, and he has negotiated, prepared, and reviewed lease agreements involving office buildings and other commercial real property. Outside of the real estate and estate planning areas, he has helped clients launch new ventures and provided them with advice and counsel on regulatory compliance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Held in high regard by his colleagues, Mr. Strane possesses a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Formation, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships
Commercial Real Estate Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Sales
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts
Leases and Leasing Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Industrial Leasing, Office Leasing, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing
Probate Probate Administration
Real Estate Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Conveyancing, Easements, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Mixed Use Development, Planned Unit Development Law, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, 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


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Attorney | Ansari and Shapiro

    2015 - 2017

  • Founder | Front Door Legal LLC

    2022 -


  • 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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