William J. Anaya is an Officer at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on environmental, administrative, and real estate law. He has written and spoken for organizations including the American and Illinois State Bar Associations and IICLE®. He was named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law in 2018 and an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2006 – 2009 and 2013 – 2018. He is a former Chair of the IICLE® Board of Directors. Mr. Anaya received his B.A. from Purdue University and his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Richard F. Bales is Assistance Regional Counsel at Chicago Title Insurance Company in Lisle. He concentrates his practice in real estate law. He is a member of the American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors liaison committee that drafts the national land title survey standards, was recognized as Northern Illinois University College of Law’s 2015 Alum of the Year, and is the author of THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE AND THE MYTH OF MRS O’LEARY’S COW. Mr. Bales received his B.A. from Illinois College and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Julie M. Bordo is Concierge Attorney for Professionals and Businesses for Julie M. Bordo, LLC, where she focuses on research and writing for attorneys and transactions/contracts for businesses. She is Vice President of the Board of Directors for PCH Mutual Insurance, is an author for multiple IICLE® publications, and was speaker and moderator for the IICLE® New Lawyer Institute in 2014. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, North Shore Law Group, and Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group. Ms. Bordo was an adjunct professor at DePaul University, College of Law. She received her J.D. from IIT Chicago – Kent College of Law.
Daniel E. Fajerstein is a real estate attorney for the Fajerstein Law Office in Evanston. He is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations and the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse Board of Directors. Mr. Fajerstein earned his B.A. from Grinnell College, his M.A.Ed. from Washington University, and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Glenn S. Guttman is the Managing Member at Rieff Schramm Kanter & Guttman LLC, in Chicago, where he focuses his law practice on the areas of real estate property tax appeals. He is an active member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations and the Illinois Property Tax Lawyer’s Association (Treasurer), and the International Association of Assessing Officers. He was the former Chair of the main committee, Legislative Liaison, and Chair of the Assessment and Appeals Sub-committee of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Taxation Committee. He earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from UIC John Marshall Law School.
Steven C. Lindberg is Of Counsel at Diaz Anselmo Lindberg P.A. in Naperville, where he concentrates his practice in mortgage foreclosure and real estate. He is a member of the U.S. Foreclosure Network and the Illinois State and Florida Bar Associations. Mr. Lindberg received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his M.S. from St. Joseph’s University, and his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Robert H. Rappe, Jr., is managing attorney at Codilis & Associates, P.C., in Burr Ridge, where he focuses on real estate transactions and mortgage foreclosure. He is a member of the Illinois State and DuPage County Bar Associations and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Rappe received his B.A. from DePaul University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Michael J. Rooney graduated from Illinois State University in 1971 and from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1976. Between degrees, he served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. A member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1976, he served multiple terms on the Real Estate Law Section Council, including as Chair in 1986 – 1987. He served as Executive Director of IICLE® from 2013 to 2020, having previously served on the Board of Directors between 1984 and 1993 and as Chairman of the Board in 1991 – 1992. Prior to his role as Executive Director of IICLE®, he spent over 30 years in the title insurance industry in Illinois and other states. In 2019, he was honored by the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation with its Distinguished Service to Law & Society Award. In 2021, he was honored by IICLE® with its Addis E. Hull Award for his years of contributions to IICLE® as a volunteer author, speaker, Director, and Board Chair. He is a Senior Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, having been elected in 1987, his first year of eligibility for membership.
Jordan I. Shifrin is the Retired Principal of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, in Mundelein. Not only did Mr. Shifrin start Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, he established the firm’s core values of simplicity, responsiveness, kindness, efficiency, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is among the industry’s best known and most highly respected Common Interest Community Association (condominium, townhome, homeowner, master) law attorneys. Over the years, he has counseled thousands of associations and mentored dozens of attorneys, including several who practice at KSN today. Mr. Shifrin is among the most widely published attorneys in his field, with numerous articles, newspaper columns, and two books to his credit. Additionally, he is a fellow of the CAI (Community Associations Institute) College of Community Association Attorneys, a charter member of Leading Lawyers, and a charter member of Super Lawyers (Illinois, named on the Super Lawyers list for over 10 consecutive years). Mr. Shifrin is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and the Illinois State Bar Association, and has served as president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Illinois — Chicago and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Jack H. Tibbetts is the Assistant Village Attorney for the Village of Oak Park, where he concentrates his practice in real estate law. Mr. Tibbetts has written for previous editions of IICLE®’s REAL ESTATE LITIGATION and RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE. He is a current member and former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Council, was one of the drafters of the 1987 Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law, and has lectured on the subjects of defense of mortgage foreclosure, land use, and zoning issues at many programs. He received both his B.A. and his J.D from Northwestern University.