O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC

Peter Berk


O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC

Contact Information

312-758-1121, plberk@orb-legal.com


I decided on a career in law because I enjoy solving problems and helping people in the best of times, worst of times, and in between. I have been a Chicago resident for over 20 years, after having grown up in Central Illinois. In 2001, I was admitted to the bar, and in 2006, I opened my own solo office in downtown Chicago. In 2015, I formed a partnership with two outstanding attorneys, Doug and Kathy. Outside of the law, I am an avid hiker, runner, and music lover.

We are a service oriented law firm, meaning that we try our best to get to know our clients on a personal level. We give detailed consultations where we explore all possible options to solve a legal problem. We encourage our clients to ask questions. Our practice areas are mainly real estate transactions and bankruptcy, but we are a full service office which is capable of handling other matters as well. We have convenient offices in downtown Chicago, Oak Lawn, and Joliet, and we represent clients throughout the entire Chicago area.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Arbitration, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Bankruptcy Chapter 12, Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Collections, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Mediation, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Bankruptcy Taxation, Bankruptcy Trustees Rights, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Foreclosure, Commercial Insolvency, Commercial Recovery, Commercial Workouts, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Debtor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Fraudulent Conveyance, Insolvency, International Bankruptcy, International Insolvency, Liquidations, Out of Court Debt Restructuring, Personal Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts, Receivership, Repossessions, Workouts, Workouts Taxation
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
Debtor and Creditor Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights
Mortgage Law Commercial Mortgages, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Workouts, Secondary Mortgage Market
Property Law International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing
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


  • Federal
  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Partner | O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC

    2015 - 2017

    My current firm has 3 partners and one associate, and we specialize in bankruptcy and real estate transactions.

  • Owner | Law Office of Peter L Berk

    2006 - 2015

    I opened a solo office in 2006 in downtown Chicago, specializing in bankruptcy and real estate.

  • Associate Attorney | Evans, Loewenstein, Shimanovsky & Moscardini, Ltd.

    2003 - 2006

    Served as an associate attorney for a general practice law firm. Was in charge of the firm's bankruptcy division.


  • Juris Doctor | Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    1998 - 2001

  • Bachelor of Science | Illinois Wesleyan University

    1993 - 1997

    Major in Psychology, Minor in Business Administration

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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