The Experts


Robert J. Semrad – Law office of Robert J. Semrad & Associates, LLC

Rob Semrad graduated from DePaul Law in 1994 and specialized in bankruptcy law to help the greatest possible number of Chicagoans in need.
Since 2003, through his bankruptcy firm DebtStoppers, Rob and his attorneys have helped thousands of families stop foreclosure, repossession, wage garnishment and eliminate millions in credit card debt. Getting out of debt is the most important decision we can make; and a professional bankruptcy plan truly “hits the re-set button” on our financial lives.

Contact Information:

Rob Semrad, Senior Partner
DebtStoppers Bankruptcy Law Firm

Direct: 312-447-8010



Dave Schlueter – Real Estate Attorney

Dave Schlueter represents Buyers and Sellers throughout the Chicago-metro area and has been doing so for 25 years. His clients appreciate his ability to clearly communicate with them while vigorously representing their interests. His being reachable on evenings and weekends on current transactions is a big plus for his clients along with his flat fee structure for closings.

Contact Information:

Dave Schlueter
Real Estate Attorney

Direct: 630-285-5300
Fax: 630-285-5304



Linette Thompson – Residential Real Estate Agent- @ Properties Chicago

Linette provides a vast body of knowledge. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned seller, someone relocating to Chicago or a client looking to make a sound investment in a volatile economy Linette is your trusted advisor and advocate from start to close. If you are looking to buy or sell in Chicago, Linette should be your first and only call.

Contact Information:

Linette Thompson
Residential Real Estate Agent – @ Properties
Specializing in Chicago

Direct: 773-862-0200
Fax: 773-305-0480

Gary Novel – Credit Enhancement Expert

Gary is President of Kreditguru, Inc. and has more than 25 years industry experience. Gary has a reputation of assisting and EDUCATING borrowers about credit and credit scores. If you want to enhance your credit score, Gary is your guy.

Contact Information:

Gary Novel
Credit Enhancement Expert

Direct: 630-624-9557
Fax: 630-466-8336


Kate and Lauren for show

Kate Dolan and Lauren Schuh – Broker Associate

Kate Dolan and Lauren Schuh are consistently in the top 1% for the Chicago Association of Realtors. They are the #1 Short Sale Team in the Chicagoland area, with a success rate of over 95%. Kate and Lauren service Chicago, as well as all of the suburbs. Personal referrals continue to be Kate and Lauren’s main source of business, they take their commitment to their clients seriously. With a proven record for negotiation, and a drive to succeed, Kate and Lauren consistently sell their listings in under average market time.If you are facing foreclosure, reach out to Lauren and Kate to obtain a short sale.

Contact Information:

Kate Dolan
Broker Associate, Short Sale Expert

Direct: 773-517-2666
Fax: 858-309-7088



Donna Sattler – Real Estate Agent – RE/MAX At Home

Performance Beyond Expectations! Donna is a full time, full service, ethical Realtor dedicated to providing excellence in Real Estate services in the Northwest suburbs and southern Lake County. Donna has been helping buyer and sellers with their biggest investment for 10 years and prides herself on providing extraordinary service and exceptional results. Donnas’ goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Contact Information:

Donna Sattler
Residential Real Estate Agent – RE/MAX At Home
Specializing in Elk Grove, Palatine, Mundelein and McHenry County

Direct: 847-651-3300
Fax: 847-255-5223
Bill and Mary Wilson

Bill and Mary Wilson – Residential Real Estate Agent – Berkshire Hathaway

Helping with the sale or purchase of your home, whether it be your first or your fifth, is what we do best. We want you to feel comfortable with the process and comfortable with your decision. Open dialogue, honest opinions, and straightforward guidance in current market conditions are the principles we follow when working with you in order to help you through the process. When you want the best in service and integrity, we are there for you.

Contact Information:

Bill and Mary Wilson
Residential Real Estate Agent – Berkshire Hathaway Specializing in Oak Park, Naperville, Downers Grove, Wheaton and Lombard

Direct: 630-917-0376
Fax: 888-917-8585



Ben Kadish – Commercial Mortgage Broker

Ben is the President and founder of Maverick Commercial Mortgage, Inc. Ben’s primary focus is funding commercial mortgages for income producing property types ranging from $1-$200 million. As a mortgage-banking expert, with over 28 years experience, Ben understands the requirements of lenders and the needs of borrowers when structuring a mortgage on your commercial property.

Contact Information:

Ben Kadish
Commercial Mortgage Broker

Direct: 312-268-6000
Fax: 312-496-0096



Scott R. Maesel – Commercial Real Estate Agent

Sperry Van Ness is a National Commercial Real Estate Investment firm with local expertise. We provide the Sale, Leasing & Disposition of Commercial Real Estate properties throughout Chicago-land and nationwide. We specialize in Retail, Office, Multifamily & Industrial properties and provide both landlord, buyer and tenant representation services for our clients. Our clients include national investment funds, regional property owners, experienced individual owners and investors. We have over 850 advisors in our network in over 150 markets around the country.

Contact Information:

Scott R. Maesel
Commercial Real Estate Advisors

Direct: 312.676.1860
Fax: 312.676.1867

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