Jan 14, 2019

Purtill and Stevens among Top 100 Emerging Real Estate-Related Lawyers in Illinois

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce that principals Kevin Purtill and James (Jamie) Stevens have been chosen by Leading Lawyers Magazine as Top 100 Emerging Real Estate-Related Lawyers in Illinois for 2019. This is the second consecutive year Purtill and Stevens have received this honor, which is afforded to the state’s highest-ranked attorneys based upon Law Bulletin Media’s annual surveys that ask all Leading Lawyers in the state to confidentially share the names of lawyers whom they believe have proven themselves at an early point in their legal career.

Purtill is highly skilled at counseling lending institutions and investors on all aspects of real estate related matters, from front-end loan documentation to the negotiation, structuring and execution of back-end commercial workouts. He also represents small and midsized corporate clients on purchase and lease agreements and general real estate matters that include due diligence work. His practice maintains a strong emphasis in banking law and other creditors’ rights-related litigation.

Stevens’ vast knowledge centers on representing condominium and homeowner associations of different sizes in all association legal concerns, from drafting bylaws to defending boards of directors in court proceedings. He works with lenders and developers in condominium development and operations and assists clients with navigating the Opportunity Zone frontier. He also has extensive experience with deconversions – turning condominium buildings into rental properties.

“Kevin and Jamie’s practices are growing exponentially because they are highly responsive and are known for tailoring legal solutions to meet their clients’ unique goals,” said Kevin Coyne, principal and practice group leader of Chuhak & Tecson’s Real Estate group. “Their business strategies are always practical, resourceful and creative.”

Leading Lawyers Magazine’s Emerging Lawyer selection is comprised of the state’s top attorneys who are age 40 or younger unless they have practiced for more than 10 years. Less than 2 percent of all lawyers licensed in Illinois can receive this distinction. To learn more, visit